Hailed as a comics masterpiece, THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS is Frank Miller's (300 and SIN CITY) reinvention of the legend of Batman. It remains an undisputed classic, one of the most influential stories ever told in comics, and is a book cited by the filmmakers as an inspiration for the most recent Batman movies.
It is ten years after an aging Batman has retired,
and Gotham City has sunk deeper into decadence and lawlessness. Now,
when 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. From Goodreads
I really didn't like this. As my graphic novel I should perhaps have chosen a lighter read. This is most likely great for Batman fans.
This book qualifies for:
Goodreads 2013 Reading Challenge
Serious Readers 2013
2013 Literary Exploration Reading Challenge
Dewey's Read-a-Thon October 2013