When the Adversary conquered the lands of legends, the inhabitants were forced into exile. They form a secret society, a hidden enclave in modern-day New York. Bill Willingham's award-winning "fractured fairy tale" series explores the world of these beloved fables...one that exists within our own.
Hailed as a comics masterpiece, THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS is Frank Miller's (300 and SIN CITY) reinvention of the legend of Batman. It remains an undisputed classic, one of the most influential stories ever told in comics, and is a book cited by the filmmakers as an inspiration for the most recent Batman movies. It is ten years after an aging Batman has retired, and Gotham City has sunk deeper into decadence and lawlessness. Now, when his city needs him most, the Dark Knight returns in a blaze of glory. Joined by Carrie Kelly, a teenage female Robin, Batman takes to the streets to end the threat of the mutant gangs that have overrun the city. And after facing off against his two greatest enemies, the Joker and Two-Face, for the final time Batman finds himself in mortal combat with his former ally, Superman, in a battle that only one of them will survive.
Experience the Marvel Universe through the eyes of the man on the street: photographer Phil Sheldon. Witness the dawn of the Age of Marvels!
Catwoman, the Joker, Poison Ivy, and the Riddler--any one of these Batman rogues may prove to be the mysterious serial killer known as "Holiday," a murderer who kills according to the calendar. And now, a still-learning Batman must uncover the killer's identity before they kill again!