In 1986, writer Frank Miller joined with artist David Mazzucchelli and colorist Richmond Lewis to create one of the most groundbreaking superhero tales ever to see printÑBATMAN: YEAR ONE, now available in a deluxe edition! Originally published over four issues in the monthly BATMAN series, this mesmerizing story followed the unprecedented success of MillerÕs 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 MazzucchelliÕs masterful reimagination of Bruce WayneÕs first year as Gotham CityÕs champion has electrified generations of readers with its unprecedented fusion of gritty realism and elegance of form. Now, DC Comics is proud to present a special new hardcover collection of this modern comics classic. Featuring digitally remastered art, introductions by Miller and series editor Dennis OÕNeil and an illustrated afterword by Mazzucchelli, BATMAN: YEAR ONE THE DELUXE EDITION also contains more than 40 pages of behind-the-scenes material, including the complete script and pencil breakdowns for BATMAN #407.
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.
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.
When Gotham Citys hospitals, homes and streets begin filling with the undead, the Dark Knight is the only one with a chance to discover the secret behind their continued animation. Ras al Ghul has left a world filled with miserable, self-aware, reanimated corpses for the Batman to face. In order to do so, he must follow Ras al Ghuls centuries of secret world travels!
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 is a complete reference work to the history of Batman big screen works, from the 1940s serials through the campy 1960s TV show and film, and up through the series of Warner Bros. summer blockbusters that climaxed with Christopher Nolan’s 2012 film The Dark Knight Rises. Chapters on each Batman feature include extensive film and production credits, a production history, and a critical analysis of the movie relative to the storied history of the Batman character. The book also examines the Batman-related works and events that took place in the years between the character’s film exploits.
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!
Featuring characters from the blockbuster movie The Dark Knight, Batman Year One: Two-Face and Scarecrow takes back to the crime-ridden streets of Gotham, as the Caped Crusader hunts down two of his dangerous enemies! Former professor Jonathan Crane has mastered the grim art of instilling terror as the Scarecrow, and one-time Gotham District Attorney Harvey Dent, driven mad by his disfigurement at the hands of a mob boss, has become the duality-obsessed villain Two-Face! But can the Dark Knight stop these insane criminals?
Batman has been one of the world’s most beloved superheroes since his first appearance in Detective Comics #27 in 1939. Clad in his dark cowl and cape, he has captured the imagination of millions with his single-minded mission to create a better world for the people of Gotham City by fighting crime, making use of expert detective skills, high-tech crime-fighting gadgets, and an extensive network of sidekicks and partners. But why has this self-made hero enjoyed such enduring popularity? And why are his choices so often the subject of intense debate among his fans and philosophers alike? Batman and Ethics goes behind the mask to shed new light on the complexities and contradictions of the Dark Knight’s moral code. From the logic behind his aversion to killing to the moral status of vigilantism and his use of torture in pursuit of justice (or perhaps revenge), Batman’s ethical precepts are compelling but often inconsistent and controversial. Philosopher and pop culture expert Mark D. White uses the tools of moral philosophy to track Batman’s most striking ethical dilemmas and decisions across his most prominent storylines from the early 1970s through the launch of the New 52, and suggests how understanding the mercurial moral character of the caped crusader might help us reconcile our own. A thought-provoking and entertaining journey through four decades of Batman’s struggles and triumphs in time for the franchise’s 80th anniversary, Batman and Ethics is a perfect gateway into the complex questions of moral philosophy through a focused character study of this most famous of fictional superheroes.