A new edition of one of the most important and critically acclaimed Batman adventures ever, written by Frank Miller, author of THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS!
In 1986, Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli produced this groundbreaking reinterpretation of the origin of Batman--who he is and how he came to be.
Written shortly after THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, Miller's dystopian fable of Batman's final days, YEAR ONE set the stage for a new vision of a legendary character.
This edition includes the complete graphic novel, a new introduction by writer Frank Miller and a new illustrated afterword by artist David Mazzucchelli. Completing this collection are over 40 pages of never-before-seen developmental material such as character and layout sketches, sample script pages, sketches and more that provide a glimpse into the making of this contemporary classic.
This volume collects BATMAN #404-407.
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, as 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. This collection is hailed as a comics masterpiece and was responsible for the launch of the Christopher Nolan Batman movies.
This volume collects BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS #1-4.
Superman and Batman are usually allies, but when they do have to go toe-to-toe, it’s the ultimate battle of brains versus brawn! Can an ordinary man take down an opponent with the power of a god? Can even superpowers prevail against a tactical genius who is never less than ten steps ahead?
From all-star comic talents Frank Miller, Geoff Johns, Jim Lee, Jeph Loeb, Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo and more, these stories tackle the oldest fan debate in comics: Who would win—Superman or Batman? Collects stories from JUSTICE LEAGUE #2, BATMAN #612, SUPERMAN/BATMAN #78, BATMAN #35-36, BATMAN: THE DARK NIGHT RETURNS #4 and MAN OF STEEL #4.
Writer/artist Frank Miller completely reinvents the legend of Batman in this saga of a near-future Gotham City gone to rot, 10 years after the Dark Knight's retirement. Forced to take action, the Dark Knight returns in a blaze of fury, taking on a whole new generation of criminals and matching their level of violence. He is soon joined by a new Robin--a girl named Carrie Kelley--who proves to be just as invaluable as her predecessors.
But can Batman and Robin deal with the threat posed by their deadliest enemies after years of incarceration have turned them into perfect psychopaths? And more important, can anyone survive the coming fallout from an undeclared war between the superpowers--or the clash of what were once the world's greatest heroes?
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: From creator Frank Miller (SIN CITY, BATMAN: YEAR ONE) and artist Korkut ?ztekin (HELLRAISER: DARK WATCH) comes the untouched original vision for RoboCop’s final chapter. Sequentially adapted by Steven Grant (PUNISHER: CIRCLE OF BLOOD), it puts THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS at the hands of Terry Gilliam’s BRAZIL. Also featuring the special epilogue written by SHELTERED creator, Ed Brisson.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Old Detroit is burning, and now only the squalor of Cadillac Heights stand in the way of OCP’s vision for a perfect, clean, crime-free city. In the midst of this rebellion, RoboCop must stand with the people to end OCP’s corporate tyranny and corruption once and for all. This is his last stand
WHY YOUÕLL LOVE IT: From creator Frank Miller (SIN CITY, BATMAN: YEAR ONE) and artist Korkut ztekin (HELLRAISER: DARK WATCH) comes the untouched original vision for RoboCopÕs final chapter. Sequentially adapted by Steven Grant (PUNISHER: CIRCLE OF BLOOD), it puts THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS at the hands of Terry GilliamÕs BRAZIL. Also featuring the special epilogue written by SHELTERED creator, Ed Brisson.
WHAT ITÕS ABOUT: Old Detroit is burning, and now only the squalor of Cadillac Heights stand in the way of OCPÕs vision for a perfect, clean, crime-free city. In the midst of this rebellion, RoboCop must stand with the people to end OCPÕs corporate tyranny and corruption once and for all. This is his last stand
* The out-of-print masterpiece, now in softcover!
* Available just in time for the release of Miller and Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For!
* Includes rarely seen art!
* Introduction by art historian R. C. Harvey!