Saturday, November 12, 2011

Review: Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

As it states in the summary, this really is one of the classics of the graphic novel/superhero world. It's actually this book that is considered the cut off point for the "old" Batman and the "new" Batman. So it's been on my radar for awhile, but I didn't pick it up until last week's library trip. I'm glad, however, that I did. Seeing a world without Batman, followed by his return (and a man of 70 still kicking butt like he does is fantastic). At first, it seemed like the stories told within were independent of each other, beyond Batman's appearance. But by the end, they all seemed to mesh together nicely. This is one of those books that I actually wish I owned because I suspect I'd be reading and rereading it fairly regularly. Especially for the fight between Bats and Supes near the end. And I can't forget the brief appearance of my favorite boy, Ollie Queen (or Green Arrow, as he was known back in the day.)

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  1. I've had this one on my To Be Read shelf for a while now, just haven't gotten to it yet. It's great to see a blog with so many good graphic novels being seriously reviewed; I know I'll be checking in with you frequently from now on :-) You've definitely inspired me to bump this book up in the order of books I need to read. Thanks!

  2. I think I should start a too read list and add this one to it.

    -iggygirl (check out my reading blog swap)