Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank MillerThis 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 Knights 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 Waynes 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 generations 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 worlds 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.
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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1
Sign in. Stars on the purple carpet at the Emmys decide which TV show characters would make great superheroes or supervillains , and more. Watch now. Batman has not been seen for ten years. A new breed of criminal ravages Gotham City, forcing year-old Bruce Wayne back into the cape and cowl. But, does he still have what it takes to fight crime in a new era? There's a mystery afoot in Gotham City, and Batman must go toe-to-toe with a mysterious vigilante, who goes by the name of Red Hood.
The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 is a must-buy for any Batman fan - including those Look for Part 2 on DVD/Blu-ray sometime early next year.
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The Dark Knight Returns book vs DVD review
Give yourself a pat on the back if you were patient enough to wait and see if there would be a deluxe release! This version has both films for the price of one, all previous bonus features plus some new material, and it comes with a few collectible cards making it clearly the best option. These reviews are quite massive and I go into quite a bit of detail comparing the animated feature to the source material by Frank Miller:. The Deluxe Edition combines the two previous Blu-rays into a single minute feature and it includes all of the bonus material from those releases as well. This new documentary narrated by Malcolm McDowell features the subject, Frank Miller, briefly but is mostly comprised of other talented people from the film and comics industry praising the work of the renowned writer and artist. What did he think about it?