Perhaps the two most critically successful and best-selling comics creators ever to tackle the Dark Knight - Frank Miller ("Batman: The Dark Knight Returns") and Jim Lee ("Batman: Hush") - join forces for the first time! These are the early days of Gotham's greatest hero as you've never seen them before! Relive the terrible tragedy that led to Bruce Wayne taking on the mantle of the Bat...the recruiting of Robin, the Boy Wonder...and much, much more! Frank Miller's uncompromising dialogue and hard-as-nails plotting, wedded to Jim Lee's sublimely explosive action scenes and masterly linework, make for a combination that no comics - or Batman - fan dare miss!
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Frank Miller has won numerous awards and critical acclaim for his work, which includes Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, 300 and Ronin. His Sin City series was made into a highly successful movie in 2005. He is currently writing All-Star Batman and Robin and the forthcoming Batman: Holy Terror. Jim Lee co-founded Image Comics following his multi-million-selling X-Men work for Marvel. He has pencilled countless comics - all of them best-sellers.From Publishers Weekly:
Miller, the man who kicked off the grim and gritty era of superhero comics with the 1986 Batman tale The Dark Knight Returns, returns to write the iconic character once again in a series that takes the tropes of superhero excess and explodes them into satire. Miller casts Batman as an obsessive lunatic who enlists traumatized children into his war on crime, calls himself the goddamn Batman and is prone to cackling maniacally. Sex and violence are constant preoccupations, but even during sex scenes, Miller can hardly keep a straight face. After a shared rampage against corrupt cops that includes the interjection, Eat glass, lawman! Batman and heroine Black Canary celebrate with an intimate encounter on a burning pier during a lightning storm. Although the bombastic, repetitive narration and decompressed storytelling (two and a half issues pass before Batman and Robin leave the Batmobile) often borders on hilarious, Miller aims for more obvious jokes later in the series. It's an over the top in-joke for the superhero crowd, though its irreverence may not have the most zealous and serious superhero fans laughing. (June)
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Book Description 2009. Library Binding. Book Condition: Brand New. reprint edition. 240 pages. 10.10x6.70x0.70 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # z-1439576580