Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

This masterpiece of modern comics storytelling brings to vivid life a dark world and an even darker man. Together with inker Klaus Janson and colorist Lynn Varley, writer/artist Frank Miller completely reinvents the legend of Batman in his saga of a near-future Gotham City gone to rot, ten years after the Dark Knight's retirement.

Crime runs rampant in the streets, and the man who was Batman is still tortured by the memories of his parents' murders. As civil society crumbles around him, Bruce Wayne's long-suppressed vigilante side finally breaks free of its self-imposed shackles.

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 this generation's 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 made them into perfect psychopaths? And more important, can anyone survive the coming fallout of an undeclared war between the superpowers—or a clash of what were once the world's greatest superheroes?

Over fifteen years after its debut, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns remains an undisputed classic and one of the most influential stories ever told in the comics medium.

Collecting Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #1-4

Title:Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781563893414
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About Frank Miller

Frank Miller is an American writer, artist and film director best known for his film noir-style comic book stories. He is one of the most widely-recognized and popular creators in comics, and is one of the most influential comics creators of his generation. His most notable works include Sin City, The Dark Knight Returns, Batman Year One and 300.


    Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Reviews

  • Stephen

    ........................ FIRST A BRIEF HISTORY LESSON................................BEFORE "The Dark Knight Returns"............................. HOLY ASSCLOWNS BATMANand don’t forget (though I kn...

  • Anne

    Because the best kind of classic has pictures...So. I've actively (and successfully) avoided reading TDKR for many years now.Why, you ask?Well, to be honest, I was kinda scared. Now, if you aren't a c...

  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*

    BatmanYou gave my book two stars? MeYes, it was boring and too political. Who wants a bunch of boring politics? I couldn't take it anymore...and I've always been your fangirl.Batman Me.Don't make me ...

  • Missy

    When I was growing up, comic books (this was years before 'graphic novels') were frowned upon in my household, but I was addicted to them anyway. X-Men, to be precise, because, OMG, Jean Grey was smar...

  • StoryTellerShannon

    This is a totally different spin on Batman first published in 1986 by Frank Miller. Don't expect it to be like the old cartoons. Definitely not like the Adam West Batman from the 60s. Not the Justice...

  • Khurram

    really enjoyed this comic; I keep wondering why it took me so long to read it. I finally got around to reading it after being blown away by Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (Region 2) and Batma...

  • Heather

    I know I'm alone in this, but I didn't really like The Dark Knight Returns. I struggled with the story structure -- all the perspective switching left me frequently scratching my head to figure out wh...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/2.5 StarsEgads, I think this is going to be really long. Sorry : (My first superhero graphic novel review. It’s like diving right into sh...

  • Jonathan Terrington

    Before Christopher Nolan came alone and further redefined the idea of superheroics, Frank Miller was doing well enough to keep Batman fresh and interesting in his own way. The Dark Knight Returns tops...

  • Buck

    Call it art if you want to, but at the end of the day it’s still a dopey comic book about a guy in a form-fitting outfit who runs around beating people up. Am I missing something?But really, I’m j...