Batman the dark knight returns 1986 1st printing comic books

The dark knight rises, part 2, the animated adaptation of the seminal 1986 miniseries by frank miller and klaus janson. At least ten printings have been published since its first printing in 1986 with a multitude of different covers used over the years. We have the worlds largest selection of batman comic books and graphic novels. It is a limited series set in a possible future, portrayed as batman s last adventure. The dark knight returns part i is an adaption of the influential and acclaimed graphic novel of the same name, telling the story of the batman s return following a 10 year absence, while. None of the files shown here are hosted or transmitted by this server. The dark knight returns 1, 2, 3, 4 set 1986 first 1st printing 12185frank millers batman. The dark knight returns dc, 1986 series first printing 1986 february 1987 in batman. I cant find any information on if reprints are collectable or not, and if so, what is the price range for this book. Set 20 years in the future, this story finds that in the absence of superheroes, criminals have run amok, and a gang called the mutants are terrorizing gotham city. I gotta get my gpa back up and going cause of credit card iss. The dark knight returns opens with bruce wayne, the famous million heir of gotham, in a car race that ends in crash.

The dark knight was an american comic book ongoing series, written and penciled by david finch and featuring batman. But as much as love the watchmen i still love the dark knight returns more and thats because the dark knight rises looks past all that. Batman the dark knight returns hardcover w dust jacket edition. Both sides were worried about the other having weapons of mass destruction, like the one mentioned in batman. If youre a longtime fan who read it when it first came out, you likely know much of this already. Batman the dark knight returns tpb 1986 dc comic books. New listing batman the dark knight returns 1986 books 14 4th print dc comics. Bruce wayne has been retired from crime fighting for ten years following the death of jason todd, the second robin. Picture of comic is actual picture of book for sale, base your purchase on this image. The dark knight returns, in soft and hardcover formats, 1986 on.

In the absence of superheroes, criminals run amok, and a gang called the mutants terrorize gotham city. Already in this set of posts weve looked at frank millers career before the dark knight returns parts 1 and 2, and performed close readings of that series respective four chapters parts 3, 4, 5, and 6. The dark knight returns, we have good and evil in heroes and villains, but we also have internal conflict that causes duality. It is ten years after an aging batman has retired and gotham city has sunk deeper into decadence and lawlessness. Dawn of justice swoops into movie theaters around the world, this is an opportunity to analyze the comic miniseries that inspired it, frank millers the dark knight returns 1986. This batman comics price guide will help you to value all the early issues of batman comics, the series which began in 1940. The dark knight returns comic books for sale online. Warner premiere and dc entertainment have released the first trailer for batman. The dark knight returns 1 oct 1986, dc, 4, batman 612, 1st prints, lot. This fourissue series by frank miller changed the legend of the batman forever. Do you have a first print of dark knight returns book 2. The dark, groovy, solid, farout, righton, and completely withit knight returns is a humorous spin on batman s character trying to update himself into the 1980s, and featured standup comedian patton oswalts comic writing debut. Its the thirtieth anniversary of the dark knight returns, and now dc comics presents this classic title in a newly redesigned edition. Superman film announced at comic con digital and print sales of the graphic novel surged 161% in july after comic con by.

The year comic books became literature the airship. Batman the dark knight returns paperback 1st printing. Bruce wayne, at 55, has retired from crimefighting for ten years after the death of jason todd. It has been graded by mycomicshops experienced graders. Now as his city needs him most, the dark knight returns in a blaze of glory. The dark knight returns tenth anniversary edition 1996 series hardcover editions. Batman the dark knight returns hc 1986 dc comic books. Frank miller began his career in comics in the late 1970s and rose to fame while first drawing, and then writing, daredevil for marvel comics. The dark knight returns first printing 1986 february 1987. Frank miller, klaus janson and lynn varley illustrator. The dark knight returns when you shop the largest online selection at. The dark knight returns tenth anniversary edition dc, 1997 series 5th printing. It reintroduces batman to the general public as the psychologically dark character of his original 1930s conception, and helps to usher in an era of grim and gritty superheroes from the mid1980s to mid1990s. Special edition of the dark knight returns limited to 4000 signed and numbered copies.

The dark knight returns dc, 1986 series third printing batman. Gotham is in a heat wave, and it has been ten years since the last sighting of the batman. Its a comic book touchstone for a reason, but more than that, its an. Batman the dark knight returns hc tpb 1st print vfnm. Batman the dark knight returns paperback 1st printing frank miller, klaus janson and lynn varley on. Then you can start reading kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer no kindle device required. The dark knight returns debuted in 1986 and was written and. The dark knight returns casts a long, enduring shadow on. The dark knight returns is set in a dystopian nearfuture version of gotham city.

The largest online source for comic book pricing in the world. The dark knight returns, a fourissue limited series written and drawn by frank miller and published by dc comics, debuts. Hailed as a comics masterpiece, the dark knight returns is frank millers 300 and sin city reinvention of the legend of batman. The dark knight returns tenth anniversary edition dc, 1997 series 2nd printing batman. It isnt a comic that pays reverence to literature of the past as much as its blazes and entirely new trail for the medium of comics by lighting tropes of the past on fire. The return of bruce wayne storyline, the dark knight depicts bruce waynes life in gotham city following his new global commitment to the newly established batman incorporated. For better and worse, the dark knight returns dkr changed the course of superhero comics. The dark knight returns dc, 1986 series fourth printing. To repeat the caveat i gave on the main 1980s page which has links to see other years within the decade, the. One of two new ongoing titles to feature bruce wayne after the batman.

Batman the dark knight returns 1986 1st tpb frank miller. Enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. 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. There also exist reprints in two books, and in larger books including other batman material. For example, batman can see twoface for who he really is, even though plastic surgery has corrected his outward appearance. Frank miller is an american writer, artist and film director best known for his film noirstyle comic book stories. The dark knight returns, written by frank miller with art by miller and klaus janson and color by lynn varley. Batman the dark knight returns 1986 internet archive. Ign comics ranked the dark knight returns first on a list of the 25 greatest batman graphic novels and called the dark knight returns a.

The dark knight returns tenth anniversary edition dc, 1997 series 5th printing softcover companion to batman. The dark knight returns, written by frank miller with art by miller and klaus janson and color by. Not only that but, he can also see the darker side of himself in twoface as well. The dark knight returns paperback october 1, 1986 by frank miller author. Batman the dark knight returns 1986 books 14 4th print. Jan 23, 2010 since comics sadly remain an understudied and underanalyzed literary medium, i thought id take advantage of john maderas generosityand your patienceto sketch out some thoughts about the form and importance of frank millers 1986 graphic novel batman. Aug 22, 2011 elektra lives again, page 37 detail 1990. When its over, hell truly have become the dark knight. Condition,very slight wear on the very top of dust jacket,otherwise like new,vfnm or better. The dark knight returns tenth anniversary edition dc, 1997 series 1st printing.

The dark knight returns is a fourissue batman comic book miniseries written and drawn by frank miller and published by dc comics from february to june 1986 in this storyline, batman has been retired for ten years, alcoholic and consumed with grief after the death of jason todd, the second robin note. The dark knight returns is set in a dystopian version of gotham city in 1986. Set batman the dark knight returns 14 dc 1986 1st prints frank miller. He is one of the most widelyrecognized and popular creators in comics and is one of the most influential comics creators of his generation. Of course ive got issues 2 4 first printings raw in the 9. The dark knight returns alternatively titled batman.

Wayne has a breakdown and assumes the role of batman again. The dark knight returns by miller, frank published by warner books paperback. I just saw a fourth print of the dkr, 1986, issue 1 for sale for. In this storyline, batman has been retired for ten years, alcoholic and consumed with grief after the death of jason todd, the second robin note a full two years before a death in. The dark knight returns with a cover date of december, 1986. In four groundbreaking issues in late 1986, millers dark knight returns delighted and enraged comic book classicists by turning batman a beloved but gimmicky hero who seemed to have the keys of life forever tucked into his utility beltinto a brooding vigilante, bleak, grim and full of rooftop psychosis. The dark knight returns free comic book price guide. Mar 24, 2016 cover by frank millerdc comics editors note. Batman the dark knight returns paperback 1st printing paperback 1986 by frank miller author.

If any comic has a claim to have truly reinvigorated the genre, then the dark knight returns by frank millerknown also for his excellent sin city series and his superb rendering of the blind superhero daredevilis probably the top contender. The dark knight returns is a batman story written by frank miller with illustrations by miller, klaus janson, and lynn varley in 1986. The dark knight returns is a 1986 fourissue comic book miniseries starring batman, written by frank miller, illustrated by miller and klaus janson, and published by dc comics. The dark knight returns tenth anniversary edition dc, 1997 series 3rd printing batman. Dc direct released a limited edition statue of batman and robin designed by miller. Debuting in february of 1986, frank millers fourpart miniseries offered a bold reinterpretation of batman and his world, one that aggressively worked to shatter the popular perception of the character created by the batman tv series of the 60s. The story depicts bruce wayne as an old man, coming out of retirement to be batman again.

Cover of the first issue of the dark knight returns by frank miller with klaus. Frank millers dark knight was many of the things that batman is today. The dark knight returns by miller, frank and a great. Unfollow batman the dark knight returns comic to stop getting updates on your ebay feed.

The dark knight returns is a batman comic book miniseries written and drawn by frank miller and published by dc comics from february to june 1986. His works include batman the dark knight returns, batman. The dark knight returns is a 1986 fourissue comic book miniseries starring batman, written by. Please browse through the title listings below or use the search bar at the top of this page to quickly find a specific title. The original four issue comic series from frank miller and co. Dc comics batman the dark knight returns set 1 2 3 4 1986 frank miller. 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. The dark knight returns, script and pencils by frank miller, inks by klaus janson. The dark knight returns book sales surge after batman vs. Dcs 1980s newsstand cover price variant window continues in this year. Originally published as a four issues series, later reprinted usually in one book. All four issues of the story collected into this hardcover book originally released in 1986. The dark knight returns is set 20 years in the future.

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