One of the most important and critically acclaimed graphic novels of all time is now presented in a deluxe hardcover edition, including many of the extras and bonus materials from ABSOLUTE BATMAN: YEAR ONE. In 1986, Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli produced this groundbreaking reinterpretation of the origin of Batman--who he is and how he came to be. Written shortly after THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, Miller's dystopian fable of Batman's final days, YEAR ONE set the stage for a new vision of a legendary character. This new edition includes artist David Mazzucchelli's original pencil pages, sketches and script pages from Frank Miller, along with other bonus materials. Collects BATMAN #404-407.
Gotham City : l'incarnation de la corruption. Rares sont les flics honnêtes, rares sont les innocents protégés. Et pour la première fois, l'ombre de la chauve-souris assombrit le ciel. Pour la première fois, les criminels de Gotham City ont peur. La première fois. La première affaire. La première année dans la carrière de Batman, le Chevalier Noir.
Thirty years after its debut, DC Comics is proud to present the definitive Absolute Edition of this modern comics classic. Together with a wealth of behind-the-scenes material from its creators--including the complete scripts and pencil breakdowns for all four issues--ABSOLUTE BATMAN: YEAR ONE offers two distinct versions of the legendary story: Book One features the acclaimed single-volume graphic novel edition with every page newly rescanned and remastered by Mazzucchelli and Lewis from their original boards, while Book Two features the never-before-collected process color edition of the original newsprint comics, sourced from all-new scans made by Mazzucchelli and Lewis from their personal copies of BATMAN #404-407. Originally published over four issues of the monthly BATMAN title in 1986 and 1987, BATMAN: YEAR ONE has gone on to become one of the most popular and influential graphic novels in the history of American comics. Written by Frank Miller and illustrated by David Mazzucchelli with colors by Richmond Lewis, this masterful reimagination of Bruce Wayne's first year as the Dark Knight Detective has electrified generations of readers with its unprecedented fusion of gritty realism and elegance of form.
In 2039, after a federal agent is murdered, a contingent of top Washington operatives is despatched to find the killer, as Detective Gordon of the GCPD, grandson of the former commissioner, launches his own investigation, and finds himself on the hunt for Batman.
When Gotham City is in desperate need of heroes, two men take a stand for justice...but on opposite sides. Bruce Wayne returns home after years abroad to become a crimefighter, just as honest cop Lt. James Gordon moves to Gotham and finds corruption at every level. When Bruce becomes the masked vigilante Batman, the city explodes as his new nemesis Catwoman, the mob and Gordon all close in! Don't miss this thrilling DC Universe Animated Original Movie, BATMAN: YEAR ONE, based on the groundbreaking story by Frank Miller and featuring two-time Emmy® Award winner Bryan Cranston, Ben McKenzie, Katee Sackhoff, Eliza Dushku and Alex Rocco in its stellar voice cast. Experience a bold and dynamic vision of the Dark Knight's first year in action and the start of his enduring friendship with Jim Gordon. Also included here is the genre-defining BATMAN: YEAR ONE graphic novel, written by Frank Miller, the creator of 300 & Sin City. This epic adventure brings a rookie Batman back to city he grew up in, where it'll take a tenuous partnership with GCPD Lt. James Gordon to reclaim Gotham City from the corrupt. This set also includes digital downloads for both the graphic novel and the movie!
When Gotham City is in desperate need of heroes, two men take a stand for justice...but on opposite sides. Bruce Wayne returns home after years abroad to become a crimefighter, just as honest cop Lt. James Gordon moves to Gotham and finds corruption at every level. When Bruce becomes the masked vigilante Batman, the city explodes as his new nemesis Catwoman, the mob and Gordon all close in! Don't miss this thrilling DC Universe Animated Original Movie, BATMAN: YEAR ONE, based on the groundbreaking story by Frank Miller and featuring two-time Emmy(r) Award winner Bryan Cranston, Ben McKenzie, Katee Sackhoff, Eliza Dushku and Alex Rocco in its stellar voice cast. Experience a bold and dynamic vision of the Dark Knight's first year in action and the start of his enduring friendship with Jim Gordon. Also included here is the genre-defining BATMAN: YEAR ONE graphic novel, written by Frank Miller, the creator of "300" & "Sin City." This epic adventure brings a rookie Batman back to city he grew up in, where it'll take a tenuous partnership with GCPD Lt. James Gordon to reclaim Gotham City from the corrupt.
He will become the greatest crimefighter the world has ever known. A Dark Alley. A faceless man with a gun. A child's life shattered forever. You know why Bruce Wayne becomes Batman, but do you know how? Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli produced this groundbreaking reinterpretation of the origin of Batman--who he is, and how he came to be. Sometimes careless and naive, this Dark Knight was far from the flawless vigilante he is known as today. In his first year on the job, Batman feels his way around a Gotham City far darker than the one he left. His solemn vow to extinguish the town's criminal element is only half the battle; along with Lieutenant James Gordon, the Dark Knight must also fight a police force more corrupt than the scum in the streets. DC Black Label, a new publishing imprint from DC Entertainment, gives premier talent the opportunity to expand upon the canon of DC's iconic Super Hero comic book characters with unique, standalone stories that are outside of the current DC Universe continuity.Featuring an all-star lineup of creative teams that will craft their own personal definitive DC stories in the tradition of compelling literary works like Batman: The Killing Joke, All-Star Superman and Kingdom Come. Collects Batman #404-407
This story details new revelations that reframe the Man of Steel's most famous milestones--from Kal-El's frantic exile from Krypton, to Clark Kent's childhood in Kansas, to his inevitable rise to become the most powerful and inspiring superhero of all time. Frank Miller (Batman- The Dark Knight Returns) and John Romita Jr. (All Star Batman) use their celebrated backgrounds to bring a fresh perspective to Superman's origin, in a story that will live on as the pivotal Superman story. The DC Black Label imprint features classic DC characters in compelling, standalone stories written and illustrated by world-class authors and artists.
In 1986, writer Frank Miller joined with artist David Mazzucchelli to create one of the most groundbreaking superhero tales ever to see print--BATMAN: YEAR ONE, now featuring bonus content in a paperback format! Originally published over four issues in the monthly BATMAN series, this mesmerizing story followed the unprecedented success of Miller's apocalyptic saga BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS to become one of the most popular and influential graphic novels in the history of American comics. By turns brutal, tender, grim and hopeful, Miller and Mazzucchelli's masterful reimagination of Bruce Wayne's first year as Gotham City's champion has electrified generations of readers with its unprecedented fusion of gritty realism and elegance of form. Now, DC is proud to present a special new paperback collection of this modern comics classic. Featuring digitally remastered art, introductions by Miller and series editor Dennis O'Neil and an illustrated afterword by Mazzucchelli, BATMAN: YEAR ONE (NEW EDITION) also contains more than 40 pages of behind-the-scenes material, including the complete script and pencil breakdowns for BATMAN #407.
The Riddler has arrived in Gotham and he's terrorizing the city with his own twisted brand of anarchy. But why is he attacking now, and what is his endgame? The Riddler isn't Batman's only problem, as Killer Croc is on the streets and his violent crimes can't be ignored. Meanwhile, the Dark Knight has trouble reconciling the increasingly conflicting ideologies of Alfred Pennyworth and James Gordon in this gripping re-imagining of the Batman mythology.
THE DARK KNIGHT'S FIRST YEAR IN AN ALL-NEW DELUXE EDITION From master storyteller Frank Miller (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Sin City) comes the most incredible Batman story of all...and the inspiration for the forthcoming movie Batman Begins Lieutenant James Gordon takes up a new post in the crime-ridden and corrupt city of Gotham, while billionaire Bruce Wayne returns to the scene of his parents' deaths, intent on avenging their memory. Each faces trials and challenges of their own, only for their lives to become irrevocably and potentially tragically intertwined...This all-new, deluxe edition features new introductions by Miller and Mazzuchelli, pencils, promotional and unseen art, script pages and much more
Batman Unauthorized explores Batman's motivations and actions, as well as those of his foes. Batman is a creature of the night, more about vengeance than justice, more plagued by doubts than full of self-assurance, and more darkness than light. He has no superpowers, just skill, drive and a really well-made suit. One of the most recognized superheroes ever created, Batman has survived through campy TV shows and films, through actors such as Adam West, Michael Keaton and Christian Bale. Batman Unauthorized: Vigilantes, Jokers, and Heroes in Gotham City covers expansive territory ranging from the silly to the solemn. Why is the Joker so good at pushing Batman's buttons? What does Batman's technology say about the times? Why are Batman's villains crazier than average? And why is Batman the perfect, iconic American hero?
In 1986, Frank Miller introduced his iconic take on Batman and changed the face of comics forever. Now, three decades after BATMAN- THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, Miller himself has returned with a third chapter to his groundbreaking saga. It's been three years since the Batman defeated Lex Luthor and saved the world from tyranny. Three years since anyone has seen Gotham City's guardian alive. Wonder Woman, Queen of the Amazons...Hal Jordan, the Green Lantern...Superman, the Man of Steel...all of the Dark Knight's allies have retreated from the front lines of the war against injustice. But now a new war is beginning. An army of unimaginable power led by Superman's own daughter is preparing to claim Earth as their new world. The only force that can stop this master race--Batman--is dead. Long live the new Batman... Collecting the full nine-issue miniseries and its mini-comic tie-in issues, this gorgous book is packed with extra materials never before published all together in an oversized Absolute format!
Celebrate 30 years of one of the most influential stories ever told in the comics medium with the anniversary edition of the undisputed graphic novel masterpiece and NEW YORK TIMES bestseller BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS. Writer/artist Frank Miller completely reinvents the legend of Batman in this saga of a near-future Gotham City gone to rot, 10 years after the Dark Knight's retirement. Forced to take action, 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 a new 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 turned them into perfect psychopaths? And more important, can anyone survive the coming fallout from an undeclared war between the superpowers--or the clash of what were once the world's greatest heroes?