Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

By Frank Miller

Rating: 4 stars

This book is about growing old, death and rebirth. I found it to be very powerful as we see Batman growing old and slowing down. We’re watching him watching himself and that’s both moving and painful. Like Watchmen, this was written in the mid-eighties, and covers similar themes: the place of heroes in the world, society and nuclear war.

I found this a harder book to read than Watchmen though, possibly because I’ve grown up with Batman (although I’ve never been a follower of the comics) and seeing him growing old is a disconcerting experience.

Also, the new (female) Robin has disconcertingly good legs for a 13 year old.

Book details

ISBN: 9781563893414
Publisher: DC Comics
Year of publication: 1986

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