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The Dark Knight by Christian Bale( Visual )

90 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and French and held by 7,946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman raises the stakes on his war on crime and sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the city streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as The Joker. The Joker, whose eerie grin and laughter characterize his emotional and mental instability, becomes a dangerous adversary that Batman seeks to stop at all costs
Smallville by Flora Ta( Visual )

65 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and French and held by 3,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes all 23 episodes of season two in this spectacular series that provides a fascinating spin on Superman lore. Also includes deleted scenes and audio commentaries
Watchmen by Zack Snyder( Visual )

29 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the United States, costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society. But, when one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed-up, but no less determined, masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover the plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion, a ragtag group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers, Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future
V for vendetta by James McTeigue( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 2,406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a future where Germany has won World War II and Britain has become a fascist state, this is the story of a young working-class woman, Evey, who is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked man known only as 'V.' Incomparably charismatic and ferociously skilled in the art of combat and deception, 'V' ignites a revolution when he urges his fellow citizens to rise up against tyranny and oppression. As Evey uncovers the truth about 'V's' mysterious background, she also discovers the truth about herself. She becomes his ally in his plan to bring freedom and justice to a cruel and corrupt society
Batman returns by Christopher Nolan( Visual )

42 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Batman wings into an exciting new era, teaming with a mighty honor roll of DC Comics Super Heroes in this action-packed series. In the 6 animated adventures of this Season 3 collection, the Dark Knight continues on his crusade for justice
Superman by Richard Donner( Visual )

26 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A child from a dying planet is sent to Earth, where he is brought up by human parents and poses as a newspaper reporter, becoming Superman when necessary to use his special powers to save others
Red 2 by Dean Parisot( Visual )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses ... reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device"--Container
Ex machina by Brian K Vaughan( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in our modern-day world, 'Ex Machina' tells the story of civil engineer Mitchell Hundred, who becomes America's first living, breathing super-hero after a strange accident gives him amazing powers. Eventually Mitchell tires of risking his life merely to maintain the status quo, retires from masked crimefighting and runs for mayor of New York City, winning by a landslide. But Mayor Hundred has to worry about more than just budget problems and an antagonistic governor, especially when a mysterious hooded figure begins assassinating plow drivers during the worst snowstorm in the city's history!"--Amazon
Balance of power by Scott McCloud( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kryptonian villain Jax-Ur has shrunk down Superman to two inches tall, and it is up to Professor Hamilton to reverse the process with his size-changing device
Crime wave! by Billy Wrecks( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superman, Batman and the rest of their CD Super Friends team up to stop the nefarious Black Manta, who has stolen the world's largest pearl and unleashed a deadly giant octopus
Green lantern( Visual )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of six tales that show Hal Jordan and the Green Lanterns policing the galaxy a la 'Gotham Knights.'
Arrow( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starling City has been torn apart by the Undertaking, so the need for the hooded vigilante, now known as The Arrow, is more urgent than ever in the explosive second season of the hit action series based on DC Comics' Green Arrow. After retreating to the island on which he was once stranded Oliver Queen returns to protect his mother, sister and besieged company, but comes to realize that allies and enemies have switched sides, and the stranglehold of evil on family, friends
Batman by Yoshiaki Kawajiri( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six spellbinding chapters chronicling Batman's transformation from the novice crimefighter to the Dark Knight. These globe-spanning adventures pit Batman against many criminal elements, including, the fearsome Scarecrow, the freakish Killer Croc, and the unerring marksman Deadshot. Using an arsenal of high-tech gadgetry developed by Wayne Industries, Batman's ethical boundaries exist only where he chooses to place them, causing some to fear his power
I am Wonder Woman by Nina Jaffe( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wonder woman reveals her powers and her message of justic and peace
The Flash( Visual )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Central City forensic investigator Barry Allen is smart, charming and, as the result of a scientific experiment gone awry, now the fastest man alive. He's The Flash, zigzagging through the action-packed new series based on the supersonic DC Comics character. With his life shadowed by his mother's murder and his father wrongly convicted of the crime, Barry finds that his newfound power of super-speed grants him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen guardian angel
Injustice gods among us by NetherRealm Studios( )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Control the incredible super powers and finishing moves of over 20 heroes and villains from the DC Comics Universe, including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, and the Joker
The DC Comics encyclopedia : the definitive guide to the characters of the DC universe by Scott Beatty( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over one thousand alphabetically arranged entries that provide information about the superheroes, vehicles, weapons, aliens, battles, and other aspects of the DC Universe. Includes illustrations
DC Comics : the ultimate character guide by Brandon T Snider( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An alphabetically-arranged color guide to the heroes and villains of the DC Universe, with a description of each character, including their real names, their powers, their uniforms, and other information
Batman v Superman dawn of justice( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fearing the actions of Superman are being left unchecked, Batman takes him on, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs. With Batman and Superman fighting each other, a new threat, Doomsday, is created by Lex Luthor. It's up to Superman and Batman to set aside their differences, along with Wonder Woman, to stop Lex Luthor and Doomsday from destroying Metropolis
Justice League( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Justice League fights evil
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