Synopses & Reviews
One of the most important and critically acclaimed Batman adventures ever written by Frank Miller (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns) with art by David Mazzuchelli (Daredevil) returns as a deluxe hardcover designed by Chip Kidd. In addition to telling the entire dramatic story of Batman's first year fighting crime, this collection includes new introductions by Miller and Mazzucchelli, loads of reproductions of original pencils, promotional art, unseen Mazzucchelli Batman art, Richmond Lewis's color samples, script pages and other surprises. This will be the must-have hardcover of the season!
A young Bruce Wayne has spent his adolescence and early adulthood, traveling the world so he could hone his body and mind into the perfect fighting and investigative machine. But now as he returns to Gotham City, he must find a way to focus his passion and bring justice to his city. Retracing Batman's first attempts to fight injustice as a costumed vigilante, we watch as he chooses a guise of a giant bat, creates an early bond with a young Lieutenant James Gordon, inadvertently plays a role in the birth of Catwoman, and helps to bring down a corrupt political system that infests Gotham.
Writer Frank Miller (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns) teams with artist David Mazzucchelli (Daredevil, Negative Burn) to reveal the 12-months' worth of experiences that transformed Bruce Wayne into Batman.