Just read it. Has to be, it made Batman BADASS and it's way better than stuff like Hush, honestly that crap is overrated. TDKR (Returns not Rises) was the most badass Batman ever.
Is The Dark Knight Returns the best Batman graphic novel ever
@comicdude23: It was a pretty good story, but I wouldn't say its the best interpretation ever. Miller shocked the system enough to turn Batman into a much darker character, and to that we owe him a great deal of gratitude, but I like his modern interpretation much better.
@comicdude23: NO its not... the best are year one, the long halloween, dark victory, hush, etc...
Year One was pretty lame. Batman Begins was a better origin story.
1) you do know this was written by the same guy who did the book your describing as the best
2) In the comics he didn't meet Ra's Al Ghul till years later (unlike in the movie) and in the early days he had too learn from his mistakes.
3) You can't really compare a film to a comic as they are written very differently thats why a lot of comics of films are rubbish
@comicdude23: It's not just meant to be the origin of Batman in a lot of ways its not its his first year and he was leaning through experience plus it was also meant to be about the relationship between him and Gordon. Finally although some people find it over rated its a good story and paved the way for other great story an secondly Batman isn't meant to be a psychopathic like he was in DKR. Oh and the origin story is simple it has been forever his parents die and he later becomes Batman to avenge them and stop further acts like that happening
I really don't like Miller's take on Batman at all...he comes off as a psychopath when Miller writes him and that's not Batman to me
TOtally agree. nevertheless, Year One batman isnt a psycho. thats why i liked it better than DKR
@johnkmccubbin91: agree, important stuff is that he meets gordon, not rah's
@comicdude23: well, batman begins isnt a comic... how can you compare??? and the beauty in that is that a man is capable of great things, but has to start learning before...
I'm comparing the origins.
I understand! And I prefer Y1, dont care which one u prefer...
I like it. I'm not sure if it's the best, but then again i'm not sure what is the best batman graphic novel. I defiantly don't think its overrated as its a book i'll re-read along with the dark knight strikes again (its really not that bad). I like miller's batman. Still haven't got all-star batman and robin though as i refuse to buy it until i know that he second part will be released by DC (damn you jim lee for taking on so much work and not being able to finish what you commit too).
Personally my fav's are the monster men and also the mad monk. Also strange apparitions. Hush is majorly overrated. It's not as special as people make out in my opinion. Though it did give us jason todd back which led into under the red hood, which is brill. Its still just ok to me though. People might rave about jim lee, but his art is just ok, it's really getting tiresome on me now.
Oh I also think Killing joke is overrated. Not much but a little
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