Nashville, TN (PressExposure) April 27, 2012 -- "Let them all know. That when they need one....when they want one...they have a savior...and he is safe again." Quote from Batman, ""Bruce Wayne". Never before has Batman been more of star then he was on November 19th at Great Escape Bookstore in Nashville. Over 200 comic book aficionados came to the Film Com Book Signing Event and welcomed Michael Uslan.
Michael Uslan, the originator of the Batman movies and was the first instructor to teach "Comic Book Folklore. He was an avid comic book collector from a very young age, owning a collection that included the second Batman and first Superman comic, among others. His collection spanned more than 25,000 comics.
Uslan is best known as a key producer of all of the modern Batman films to date, starting with Tim Burton's1989 film, and continuing to 2008's The Dark Knight and also includes various feature-length films based on the Batman: The Animated Series and The Batman. Uslan envisioned a dark Batman, not the sort of Batman that came from the "funny books," as reflected in the 1960s TV series starring Adam West.
In 2005, Uslan donated his 30,000 comic book collection to Indiana University's Lilly Library (rare books and manuscripts library), a collection which (according to his wife Nancy) "filled three rooms of their house."
Michael told the audience: "You need to have a guardian angel and to never give up. My father in law was my guardian angel. The day the loan from him was due, I got the contract for the 1989 film. I never gave up."
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