Batman: the Dark Knight Returns

Batman: the Dark Knight Returns

eBook - 2011
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Hailed as a comic masterpiece, The Dark Knight Returns is Frank Miller's (300 and Sin City) reinvention of the legend of Batman. It remains an undisputed classic, one of the most influential stories ever told in comics, and is a book cited by the filmmakers as an inspiration for the most recent Batman movies. It is ten years after an aging Batman has retired, and Gotham City has sunk deeper into decadence and lawlessness. Now, when his city needs him most, the Dark Knight returns in a blaze of glory. Joined by Carrie Kelly, a teenage female Robin, Batman takes to the streets to end the threat of the mutant gangs that have overrun the city. And after facing off against his two greatest enemies, the Joker and Two-Face, for the final time Batman finds himself in mortal combat with his former ally, Superman, in a battle that only one of them will survive.
Publisher: [United States] : DC Comics : Made available through hoopla, 2011.
ISBN: 9781401235857
1401235859
Branch Call Number: eComic hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Alternative Title: Dark Knight returns

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EggsBennie88
Dec 09, 2019

This is one of two of the most significant pieces of comic book literature since it’s beginnings in the 1930s. You can attribute so much in comic book and pop culture to many elements found in this book. It is essential reading for anyone new to the comic book medium or any Batman fan. I have read this about 10 times over the years and I probably will continue to do so. Highly recommended!

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sol1765
May 22, 2019

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

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Danfederer
Jul 17, 2017

A fantastic book that "modernizes" an already classic work. I am a huge fan of the original The Dark Knight Returns book, but always felt it looked dated (as most books do once they hit the age of 30). Removing the flat coloring and printing the book in black and white is a genius idea. It made an already dark, gritty book even darker and grittier. Highly recommended for anyone who's a fan of Frank Miller, Batman or comic books in general. I personally enjoy Miller's art and it really shines in this format. I hope more of his classic works get the black and white treatment.

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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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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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Jul 10, 2014

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