Batman: Year One - Frank Miller & David Mazzucchelli

With the movie "Batman Begins" out now, Batman is back on the radar, and a lot of people are discovering a new side to him, one quite unlike the campiness of Adam West's portrayal. Of course, to Batman comic book fans, this is nothing new: Batman was always the dark, creepy superhero, born of an awful murder and a desire for vengeance.

Although the movie (so they say) isn't actually based on Frank Miller's book, it's quite similar in tone. Bruce Wayne returns from a long absence and slowly becomes Batman while James Gordon enters a corrupt police force and becomes a hero cop, loved by the media and hated by the crooked politicians. It's a solid foundation for the Batman mythos, even briefly introducing Catwoman and paving the way for the more familiar supervillains.

Fed to jonathan's brain | July 10, 2005 | Comments (0)


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