Monday, December 16, 2013

the dark knight returns

the dark knight returns
frank miller, klaus janson & lynn varley
graphic novels/crime
dc comics
published 1986

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 first final time, Batman finds himself in mortal combat with his former alley, Superman, in a battle that only one of them will survive.

If there were to be an ending to the story of Batman this would be the perfect one.  Or at least as close to perfect as it could be.

The only thing I didn't care for was the endless television commentary going on.  I know that was the vehicle that delivered the story that could be carried out another way, but it was tiresome.

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