which is better:dark knight returns or year one?

#1 Posted by buttmonkey (6 posts) - - Show Bio

is year one:the re-interpretation of batman's origin, better than the dark kinght returns:the now legendary finale(i know there is a sequel to it but i dont acknowlede it) to the career of batman?this is a hard one as i myself love both of these classics that prove just why frakn miller is the best in the business.your thoughts please..

#2 Posted by Galamoth (41 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree, both books are amazing, but I'm definitely going to go with Dark Knight Returns. I loved the tone of year one, but DKR was so crazy with the mutants and everything, it was just a fun ride. The thing is that DKR is a lot longer, therefore having more classic moments for me.

My favorite part of Year One is when Batman is hiding and neutralizing the SWAT team, and one of the guys shoots at a cat, and batman gets angry about it and throws the guy through a brick wall. Haha.

#3 Posted by Psychotime (623 posts) - - Show Bio

I can't get myself to look at DKR, because I hate Miller's art. But Year One was great, so I gotta give it a chance one of these days.

#4 Posted by Albino494 (9 posts) - - Show Bio

Just read The Dark Knight Returns and it was great! Haven't read Year One yet but thats on my To Do List :P 
Not sure which one I would like better though... I'll post back on here when I have read Year One :)
#5 Posted by ComicCrazy (1505 posts) - - Show Bio

For me definitely Year one
#6 Posted by Icarusflies (12512 posts) - - Show Bio

I actually much preferred DKR

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#7 Edited by FadeToBlackBolt (23238 posts) - - Show Bio

DKR was brilliant except for Carrie Kelly. She really, really hurt the story overall. Year One is better for that reason.

#8 Posted by Albino494 (9 posts) - - Show Bio

Like I said, I would post back here when I read Year One. It's a tough choice, both a brilliant classics. I did like the concept of the story better in The Dark Knight Returns, but I did end up enjoying Year One more. Couldn't say why, it just seemed to suck me in more, even though The Dark Knight Returns was more epic. It's weird, I don't even know why I like it more, I just do. 
Both are awesome books though that have my highest recommendations XD
#9 Edited by batman_is_god (1173 posts) - - Show Bio
@Psychotime said:

"I can't get myself to look at DKR, because I hate Miller's art. But Year One was great, so I gotta give it a chance one of these days."


You are missing out. It is my favorite book.

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