The Dark Knight Returns share button
Frank Miller
Format Paperback
Dimensions 6.60 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)
Pages 224
Publisher DC Comics
Publication Date May 1997
ISBN 9781563893421
Book ISBN 10 1563893428
About Book
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 man who was Batman is still tortured by the memories of his parents' murders. As civil society crumbles around him, Bruce Wayne's long-suppressed vigilante side finally breaks free of its self-imposed shackles.

The Dark Knight returns in a blaze of fury, taking on a whole new generation of criminals and matching their level of violence. He is soon joined by this generation's Robin — a girl named Carrie Kelley, who proves to be just as invaluable as her predecessors,

But can Batman and Robin deal with the threat posed by their deadliest enemies, after years of incarceration have made them into perfect psychopaths? And more important, can anyone survive the coming fallout of an undeclared war between the superpowers — or a clash of what were once the world's greatest superheroes?

Over fifteen years after its debut, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns remains an undisputed classic and one of the most influential stories ever told in the comics medium.

"There's never been storytelling quite like this. It took someone who views comics as an art to create it."---Washington Post


From the Publisher

"Groundbreaking."—USA TODAY

"It's film noir in cartoon pane ls."—VANITY FAIR

"There's never been storytelling quite like this."—THE WASHINGTON POST

"Changed the course of comics."—ROLLING STONE

"Revisionist pop epic."—SPIN

Washington Post

There's never been storytelling quite like this. It took someone who views comics as an art to create it. — Washington Post

Rolling Stone

… an unusually ambitious and gripping crime novel …

New Haven Register

The Dark Knight Returns is unquestionably a work of genius, a serious work from an artist who takes comic books seriously.