The Dark Knight Returns
DC Comics, Paperback, 9781563893421, 224pp.
Publication Date: May 1997
It is ten years after an aging Batman has retired and Gotham City has sunk deeper into decadence and lawlessness. Now as 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. This collection is hailed as a comics masterpiece and was responsible for the launch of the Batman movies.
This volume collects Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #1-4.
Over his 30-year career, Klaus Janson has brought to life such characters as Batman, Punisher, Daredevil, and Spawn. This book is the culmination of theories learned and applied while teaching at the famed School of Visual Arts for the last 11 years. Janson lives in New York City.
"...probably the finest piece of comic art ever published in a popular edition..."—Stephen King
"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