Batman

Batman

The Dark Knight Returns

Graphic Novel - 1996 | 10th Anniversary ed.
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After ten years away from the public eye, a wave of violence in Gotham City brings Batman back as a vigilante.

Publisher: New York, NY : DC Comics, c1996.
Edition: 10th Anniversary ed.
ISBN: 9781563893414
156389341X
9781563893421
1563893428
9781435223097
Characteristics: 197, 30 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.

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sol1765
May 22, 2019

Proof of why you should never over rely on super powers.

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JihadiConservative
Jul 10, 2014

Wow! The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller is one of the greatest Graphic Novels of all time. The writing is amazing, and the story of Batman is Brilliant! I loved it!

Library_Dragon Nov 22, 2013

The only Frank Miller piece worth reading, honestly...

Mark_Daly Sep 05, 2013

Don't believe the hype; this graphic novel is considered a classic more for its impact in the benighted world of comics than for the true quality of its content.
Highlights: an exciting opening sequence in which Batman emerges from retirement; complex storytelling techniques such as quick-cutting and first-person narration; fantastic moody coloring by Lynn Varley and inking by Klaus Janson; introduced influential Bat-tropes such as his questionable mental health, his hard-boiled internal monologue, and his dislike for Superman; fun made-up teenage slang; a female Robin.
Low points: the art is inconsistent, sometimes moody and at other points cartoony, and occasionally hard to decipher; the hard-boiled monologues are self-parodic; the satirical takes on television and politics are cliche; the story pretends to be moral but is deeply immoral, an endorsement of fascism.

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nightwings_girl
Aug 26, 2013

ITS SO GOOD OH MY GOD READ IT IT MADE ME CRY

splatterbrains Apr 18, 2013

after reading this i thought it to be highly over rated mostly due to the art work, so much so that it intrudes on the story line and makes most of the battles less epic & more distorted.
i noticed this after recently viewing the 2012 & 2013 fims (which were fuckin awesome !). i originall only gave it 1 star, i am now going to change it to 3, no thanks to the art work, but the story is quite remarkable.

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braich2
Nov 14, 2011

One of the greater books I have ever read, a truly thought provoking spirited novel, greatly illustrated and beautifully written.

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BRT
Aug 03, 2011

terrible didnt like it at all hated the art design

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Vylotte
Jul 28, 2011

I found the art was moody and atmospheric, but ultimately made the action hard to decipher. The story was powerful, as Batman comes out of self-imposed retirement to clean up the city. A revolutionary story for its time and for long fans of Batman, I don't know that it holds up as well now for someone like me, coming into it late.

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twidrig
Jul 19, 2011

The first chapter was a good story: Batman returns from retirement.

Everything past that is lousy, culminating with Robo-Batman wrestling Superman while Ronald Reagan wheels around on a go-kart. 80's ersatz-punk never aged so badly before.

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JihadiConservative
Jul 10, 2014

Violence: A lot. Some, quite disturbing. A group of terrorists threaten to rape gotham. Batman takes these guys out frequently by beating the poop out of them (sometimes killing them)(BLOOD) The joker kills children and adults by shooting and basing them. Batman kills him by mutilating his body. Overall, there is a lot of death some, quite bloody.

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JihadiConservative
Jul 10, 2014

Coarse Language: Quite a bit of Son of Bit*h, Sh*t, Bas*ard, Damn, Hell D*ck ect..

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JihadiConservative
Jul 10, 2014

Sexual Content: Nonsexual nudity played for laughs

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