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So I see I haven't been on dA on sometime, dont worry, i'm not dead! Just been really super busy. In short I'm working hard on 3 projects to upload to here. Three works of fan fiction. Dont worry they're not creepy. I'd never do that. 
Good evening everybody! It is friday, and I am here to post my review on one of my favorite graphic novels/comic book stories. Which is...

The Dark Knight Returns

So The Dark Knight Returns is a graphic novel written by Frank Miller and published in 1986. The story presented a much different Batman at the time, it was a dark and gritty story, and a way different direction compared to the comics that came before that. 

The Dark Knight Returns is also an alternate timeline story, in which Batman has disappeared for almost 10 years after the death of the second Robin, Jason Todd. (Which is interesting because, Jason Todd will not die until A Death of the Family, which comes after this comic)

Gotham City's crime rate has escalated in the many years of the Batman's absence, and so Bruce Wayne, now at age 55 must take up the mantle again and continue his crusade as the protector of Gotham.


Starting off with the things that I absolutely love about the story. It shows that since Batman has been gone for so long, that he must adjust and try to adapt the dramatically changed and continuing to change world around him. This is not an easy thing for Batman in the story, many things occur that test him to his limits.

Second of all, it goes to show how quickly things change in the world, and how things in your life can be affected by change, or if you're out of touch for a while perhaps. And it shows how cruel and cold the world can be. It's really cool, and epic and almost sad. You definitely feel for the character of Batman in this story, because he's finding that a lot of his old ways aren't exactly working out for him in this colder world that he's reemerged in. 

The Dark Knight Returns itself set a bar for comic books at the time of it's debut. It took Batman out of the Bronze Age of comics and modernized him a little bit, Frank Miller's work on the novel also helped inspire the Batman movies that would come out, such as Tim Burton's Batman (1989), Batman Returns, as well as Christopher Nolan's Trilogy of movies, especially The Dark Knight Rises. It showed that comics weren't necessarily just for kids anymore, more like teenagers or young adults at the time. This Batman story is definitely not the most kid friendly. There are several scenes in the graphic novel that are just ultra-violent, dark, sordid, and just. Eugh, it's really awesome and realistic in that sense.

I will say The Dark Knight Returns is by far one of the staple comic-book and Batman stories. And I recommend hunting it down and giving it a read. I give this graphic novel a letter grade of A+.

Thanks to all who checked out this review, I hope you enjoyed, let me know what you think in the comments! most appreciated. 
  • Mood: Daily Needs
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  • Reading: The Dark Knight Returns

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