Monday, December 2, 2013

batman: year one

batman: year one
frank miller & david mazzucchelli
dc comics
published 1987

A retelling of the events that led to Bruce Wayne's becoming Batman, this book combines Frank Miller's tight film-noir writing with David Mazucchelli's solid artwork.

Revisiting old comics because I'm too lazy to really look for new ones....

The book reads like a novel instead of a 'just a comic book' and it sucks you in right away.  This is a classic for a reason.  Dark and gritty, Frank Miller took the origin story of Batman and made it even more amazing than it was.  I think what I enjoy most about this is that it's not just Batman's origin's story, but Gordon's also.  We get to see everything from the beginning.  The characters and their heroics or their failings.  It's all there for us to experience.

It's the best.

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