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ISBN13: 9781563893421
ISBN10: 1563893428
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One of DC's most acclaimed volumes, this is the tale of a tortured hero's efforts to save a city in chaos from Two-Face, the Joker, and a violent Batman-inspired gang.

Review:

"...probably the finest piece of comic art to be published in a popular edition..." -Stephen King

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"There's never been storytelling quite like this. It took someone who views comics as an art to create it." Washington Post

Synopsis:

Frank Miller began his career in comics in the late 1970s and rose to fame while first drawing, and then writing, Daredevil for Marvel Comics. He was also the creative force behind Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Batman: Year One, and Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again.  His many works have not only redefined classic characters, but also, on a few occasions, revitalized the comics industry. His creator-owned Sin City hit the page in 1991, and then the silver screen in 2005 — with Miller on board as co-director. His multi-award-winning 300 graphic novel was brought to full-blooded life in the 2007 motion picture of the same name, and in 2008 he directed the feature film of Will Eisner’s The Spirit.

Synopsis:

A tour de force of powerful storytelling and intense characterization, "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns" is the tale of a tortured man's effort to save a city spiraling into chaos. An aging, time-worn Batman struggles with the acceptance of a new Robin while facing the latest generation of vicious, hyper-violent criminals. Old foes like the Joker and Two-Face add to the maddening mayhem which Batman must face and somehow conquer. Even Batman's relationship with his friend and ally Superman takes a fresh and inventive turn that would have been unthinkable outside of Frank Miller's richly imagined vision of the Dark Knight's future. This tenth anniversary edition features 28 pages of sketches, art, text material and an introduction by the author.

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Written by Frank Miller; illustrated by Frank Miller and Klaus Janson with Lynn Varley

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crowyhead, December 28, 2006 (view all comments by crowyhead)
I'm honestly not a huge Frank Miller fan; I don't really like the boxy way he tends to draw human figures, and I have some... philosophical issues with Sin City. BUT, it's impossible to deny his impact on the industry, particularly in the case of The Dark Knight Returns. This and Alan Moore's The Watchmen basically revamped (and some say ruined) the costumed superhero. With this book, as well, Miller firmly establishes comic books as being "for grown ups," if only due to the violence therein. I still feel some ambivalence toward Miller's work, but this is an undeniably powerful portrayal of Batman.

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The Dark Knight Returns was truly a masterful work. For a longtime Batman reader, I give this book 2 thumbs up!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781563893421
Author:
Miller, Frank
Publisher:
DC Comics
Illustrator:
Janson, Klaus
Illustrator:
Varley, Lynn
Author:
Janson, Klaus
Author:
Varley, Lynn
Author:
D C Comics
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Superheroes
Subject:
Batman (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Batman (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Subject:
Batman
Subject:
Super Heroes
Subject:
Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject:
graphic no
Subject:
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Subject:
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Copyright:
Edition Number:
10
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Batman
Series Volume:
GTR-554
Publication Date:
19970531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
10.15 x 6.55 x 0.4 in 1 lb

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Product details 224 pages DC Comics - English 9781563893421 Reviews:
"Review" by , "...probably the finest piece of comic art to be published in a popular edition..." -Stephen King
"Review" by , "There's never been storytelling quite like this. It took someone who views comics as an art to create it."
"Synopsis" by , Frank Miller began his career in comics in the late 1970s and rose to fame while first drawing, and then writing, Daredevil for Marvel Comics. He was also the creative force behind Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Batman: Year One, and Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again.  His many works have not only redefined classic characters, but also, on a few occasions, revitalized the comics industry. His creator-owned Sin City hit the page in 1991, and then the silver screen in 2005 — with Miller on board as co-director. His multi-award-winning 300 graphic novel was brought to full-blooded life in the 2007 motion picture of the same name, and in 2008 he directed the feature film of Will Eisner’s The Spirit.
"Synopsis" by , A tour de force of powerful storytelling and intense characterization, "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns" is the tale of a tortured man's effort to save a city spiraling into chaos. An aging, time-worn Batman struggles with the acceptance of a new Robin while facing the latest generation of vicious, hyper-violent criminals. Old foes like the Joker and Two-Face add to the maddening mayhem which Batman must face and somehow conquer. Even Batman's relationship with his friend and ally Superman takes a fresh and inventive turn that would have been unthinkable outside of Frank Miller's richly imagined vision of the Dark Knight's future. This tenth anniversary edition features 28 pages of sketches, art, text material and an introduction by the author.
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