It was written by frank miller, illustrated by david mazzucchelli, colored by richmond lewis, and lettered by todd klein. Michael uslan executive producer, dark knight rises talks batman with dan didio coproducer, dc comics, dennis oneil writer and former editor and scott snyder writer. Batmans decline from hero to just another angsty white. The dark knight returns on the mantle of greatest batman graphic novels of all time.
I was a fan of the batman movies particularly christopher nolans dark knight series but wanted to explore the materialhistory which inspired said movies. The truth is that there were great batman stories before year one. Little did he know, this 4issue story would become a classic, essential batman collection. In 1986, frank miller and david mazzucchelli produced this groundbreaking reinterpretation of the origin of batmanwho he is, and how he came to be. Batmans decline from hero to just another angsty white guy warner bros. Sometimes careless and naive, this dark knight is far from the flawless vigilante he is today. Batman has many secrets the bestknown one, of course, being his millionaire alter ego, bruce wayne. Batman year one collects batman issues 404407 into one remastered collection, complete with bonus features of extra artwork, preludes, afterwords, etc.
Frank miller and david mazzuchelli must have written it into their contracts with dc that every adaptation of batman moving forward was required to. Year one, he is one of the few honest cops on the force, and initially sees batman as a dangerous vigilante. This story belongs to commissioner gordon as much as it belongs to batman. With an impressive back catalogue, i honestly did not know where to start. You know that saying, if you read just one book, this is the one to read. Using his days in the circus as a trapeze artist as a basis for his education, batman spent months training. The first time i saw a grownup get angry about a comic book movie was in the summer of 1988, at a scifi convention. Frank millers batman year one is the story of a naive batman, when he had just entered this vigilante business. Year one gets a little too much credit for reinventing batman. A new edition of one of the most important and critically acclaimed batma. Year one by frank miller, david mazzuchelli waterstones. Year one is an american comic book story arc published by dc. But that may not be the dark knights biggest secret. Tale of young dick graysons baptism by fire as he dons the costume of robin for the first time.
The top 25 best batman comics and graphic novels ign. Frank miller began his career in comics in the late 1970s and rose to fame while first drawing, and then writing, daredevil for marvel comics. Lieutenant james gordon takes up a new post in the crimeridden and corrupt city of gotham, while billionaire bruce wayne returns to the scene of his parents. Free shipping and more for millionaire s club members. Probably the best chapter in the book focuses on the history of batman adaptations, including darren aronofsky and frank millers adaptation of batman. Year one is the title of a batman comic story arc written by frank miller. This is the fourth and final issue of the classic arc that inspired the christopher nolan batman trilogy. He changes his mind after batman saves the life of his young son. This is the best youll find from the preyear one era. Year one is the first batman comicgraphic novel ive ever read. Year one presents one of dc comics most lauded tales in two hardcover. After a young dick graysons parents were murdered, millionaire playboy bruce wayne took the youth in as his ward and changed his life forever.1236 789 588 340 1024 519 1299 246 1145 1093 1535 458 954 299 1420 1589 335 1289 58 106 353 1080 843 224 1602 1596 249 344 787 482 229 1467 1315 837 559 1533 600 605 369 1382 562 841 1157 470 236