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 This masterpiece of modern comics storytelling brings to vivid life a dark world and an even darker man. Together wit...

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Title:Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
Author:Frank Miller
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:197 pages pages

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Reviews

  • Katie
    Sep 18, 2008
    I'm sorry. I'm really sorry. I know that this is one case where there must be something wrong with *me* and not with the book, because it's been lauded as one of the greatest graphic novels in superhero history, and I thought it sucked. The story is very difficult to follow - and th...
  • Missy
    Jun 18, 2007
    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 smart and tough (at least until Dark Phoenix) AND had both Scott Summers and Wolverine in ...
  • Heather
    Jul 11, 2008
    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 who was speaking, where we were, and what the Heck was happening. I was confused by some...
  • Mykle
    Jan 27, 2009
    (UPDATE: just to be pedantic ... reading the other reviews, I've come to realize that people use "The Dark Knight" as a nickname for any old Batman these days -- like calling Satan "Old St. Nick," or George Bush "Dubya". So to whomever may have said "Frank Miller isn't my favorite Dark...
  • Amie
    Aug 04, 2008
    I can't really see why this is considered one of the best Batman stories ever. There's nothing here that really makes it special. It has a slow-moving, weak plot and less than stellar artwork. There is too much word repetition - you already said that 10 pages back, I did not forget alr...
  • Brad
    Mar 26, 2008
    More often than not Dark Knight Returns is considered one of the greatest graphic novels -- if not the greatest. I can't deny its importance to the form (and to the myth of Batman -- responsible as it is for Bruce Wayne's shift into the "Dark Knight" era), but having taught it a handfu...
  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    Dec 05, 2014
    Batman You gave my book two stars? Me Yes, 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 give you the Batglare...you aren't a whiny ass Batman ...
  • Ronyell
    Aug 16, 2012
    5.5 stars! It is 1960s ?Batman? vs. 1980s ?Batman!? Guess which one will win! Introduction: For many years, I have actually grown up with the darker version of Batman when I was little, thanks to the animated TV series that came out of the 90s. But a few yea...
  • Michael
    Aug 15, 2012
    How do you review something as iconic and influential as The Dark Knight Rises? On one level, I suppose you could ask whether or not this four-issues mini-series lives up to the hype and accolades heaped upon it over the years? That answer is, yes. And the fact that it revolutionize...
  • Stephen
    Oct 08, 2008
    ........................ FIRST A BRIEF HISTORY LESSON................ ................BEFORE "The Dark Knight Returns"............................. HOLY ASSCLOWNS BATMAN and don?t forget (though I know you WANT TO) UHH, UMM....I HAVE NOTHING TO SAY TO THIS AS IT ...
  • Buck
    Oct 13, 2010
    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 just mad at myself for giving four stars to Batman: Year One the other day, apparen...
  • Anne
    Sep 15, 2016
    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 comic book reader, then you might not understand how big of a deal this boo...
  • Maciek
    May 09, 2010
    You don't get it, son. This isn't a mudhole... It's an operating table. And I'm the surgeon. The Dark Knight Returns is Frank Miller's most popular comic (at least here on GR) and arguably the best Batman comic ever. Originally published in four installments in 1986, it sing...
  • Lyn
    Mar 28, 2018
    Kids, remember: always be yourself. Unless you can be Batman. Always be Batman. Incredibly, I did not LOVE this. I liked it, no doubt. The IDEA of an aging Batman donning the cape and cowl, kicking creeps ass and then needing a rubdown later, picking a fight he could not ...
  • Sam Quixote
    Oct 16, 2011
    The Batman of today can be traced back to this book. Before Frank Miller?s ?Dark Knight Returns? Batman was a joke; the comics were weak with Batman and Robin doing the same thing week in week out, it?s no coincidence that there are few books worth reading before Miller?s wor...
  • Jonathan Terrington
    Sep 16, 2011
    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 my list of best graphic novels ever written for what it did for the genre, what it ...
  • Mark
    Aug 06, 2012
    I always was a big fan of Batman and with TDKR by Miller I felt I read something I had not seen before in comics. While I always considered Batman as a somewhat on the right in a political sense here he operates in a far more dangerous fascist future. Batman has gone and retired. Th...
  • StoryTellerShannon
    Nov 17, 2011
    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 League of America. Batman and Superman are hardly on speaking ter...
  • Richard
    Apr 27, 2015
    2/10 I hated this. It took me an age to get through as I had no desire to pick it up. It's badly drawn, badly narrated, and too muddled to make a coherent story and grab my attention. I found some of the text hard to read and not stylised in what I would class as an easy comic book ...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Jan 07, 2015
    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ 2.5 Stars Egads, I think this is going to be really long. Sorry : ( My first superhero graphic novel review. It?s like diving right into shark infested waters. Please be gentle and keep in mind that I hold zero be...
  • Alex ☣ Deranged KittyCat ☣
    Sep 23, 2016
    DNF - page 90 I'm cleaning my currently reading shelf and I'm cringing at the thought of having to read this comic further. I dislike the art, the page layout and the female Robin. I'm sorry for that because Batman, but I just cannot. ...
  • Bookwraiths
    Aug 19, 2015
    Never have been a Frank Miller fan. The art, page layouts, characterization (especially Batman and Superman), and dialogue in this one left me saying "What is so great about this again?" Guess I'll reread Watchmen again. ...
  • Khurram
    Jan 04, 2017
    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 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - Part 2 [DVD]. I thought it was finally time to get round ...
  • Foad
    Mar 25, 2015
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  • Donovan
    Jan 03, 2014
    This one's a real chin stroker. Very dense and layered. Took me two slow reads full of notetaking to begin to fathom the complexity and sociopolitical satire in this masterpiece. My first read two years ago was lukewarm. I didn't hate it, I just didn't get it. I knew it was importa...
  • Lᴀʏᴀ  Rᴀɴɪ
    Jan 29, 2014
    In every list of the greatest Batman stories ever written, this is always on top of the pile (rivaled once in a while by his other work, Year One, if not followed closely by Alan Moore's The Killing Joke). Naturally, I was excited to start reading this although I cheated on myself a li...
  • Mangrii
    Jun 14, 2016
    4,5 / 5 La historia narra como en un futuro Bruce Wayne ha abandonado su rol de Batman en la ciudad de Gotham desde hace diez aos. Un seor Wayne sesentn, incapaz de tener una vida normal y que no para de vagar de un lugar a otro. Mientras ve como Gotham est siendo asediada p...
  • توفيق عبد الرحيم
    Jan 10, 2018
    i have been reading this for a few days now and i can tell you its poorly executed but its still damn fine ignore all the wrongs really the mutants the joker's death i mean like finally !!! batman beating up superman and getting away with it leaving a grieving Clark Kent its dam...
  • Michael Finocchiaro
    Sep 11, 2016
    I kind of dropped of reading comics when I was a kid so it was only thanks to the Christopher Nolan trilogy that I went back and read several of the sources of stories used in the movies. I talked to comics geek friend m.poulet recommended Batman, The Dark Knight Returns in particular....
  • Vladimir Ćeha
    Dec 25, 2017
    To be honest, I'm kind of disappointed, because I thought I would enjoy this more. The drawings are messy and so is the plot, which is often difficult to follow. There are some redeeming qualities, and I can appreciate this comic for providing a darker turn for Batman, but it failed to...