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Michael E. Uslan (born June 2, 1952) is a producer of the Batman movies and was the first instructor to teach an accredited course on comic book folklore at any university.
Uslan is best known as a producer (another being Benjamin Melniker) of all of the modern Batman films to date, starting with Tim Burton’s 1989 film, and continuing to the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and also including various feature-length films based on the Batman: The Animated Series and The Batman.
As a film and TV producer, in addition to his many DC Comics film credits (in addition to all the Batman films and the two Swamp Thing films, Uslan executive produced the Swamp Thing TV series, 2004’s Catwoman and 2008’s The Spirit film, among others), Uslan has produced a diverse list of film and television.
Uslan attempted his first comic writing in 1975 at DC Comics’ version of The Shadow and publishing competitor Charlton Comics’ Charlton Bullseye. He wrote some Batman comics before moving on to motion pictures.
He initiated Stan Lee’s Just Imagine… and contributed short stories with renowned artists like John Severin, Gene Colan and Richard Corben to it. He wrote some The Spirit comics, even before producing the feature film. With only some brief (foreword) writing and editing stints in between Uslan scripted the 2009 6-part story, Archie Marries Veronica.
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