(W) Frank Miller (A) Klaus Janson (A/CA) Frank Miller
In 1986 writer/artist Frank Miller completely rejuvenated the legend of Batman with two stories that served as the beginning & also the end of Batman’s crime fighting career. Batman Year One & Dark Knight Returns.
Gotham City of the near-future, still trapped in a Cold War America & after 10 years of the Dark Knight’s “retirement”, has sunk deeper into decadence and lawlessness. In a Gotham gone to rot, in a world with no Super-Heroes left, Bruce Wayne can no longer turn his head, and is forced to take action when his city needs him most – 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 teenaged Robin, Carrie Kelley, who proves to be just as invaluable as her predecessors.
Can Batman and the newly recuited 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?
Hailed as a comics masterpiece, The Dark Knight Returns is Frank Miller’s (300, Sin City) reinvention of Gotham’s legendary protector. It remains one of the most influential stories ever told in comics, with its echoes felt in all media forms of DC’s storytelling.
Collects Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #1-4
Softcover / 224pgs / Full Colour / 15 & up