Miller went far beyond the call of duty. The Dark Knight is a success on every level. Firstly it does keep the core elements of the Batman myth intact, with Robin, Alfred the butler, Commissioner Gordon and the old roster of villains, present yet brilliantly subverted. Secondly the artwork is fantastic--detailed, sometimes claustrophobic, psychotic. Lastly it's a great story: Gotham City is a hell on earth, streetgangs roam but there are no heroes. Decay is ubiquitous. Where is a hero to save Gotham? It is 10 years since the last recorded sighting of the Batman. And things have got worse than ever. Bruce Wayne is close to being a broken man but something is keeping him sane: the need to see change and the belief that he can orchestrate some of that change. Batman is back. The Dark Knight has returned. Awesome. --Mark Thwaite...Continua
I must admit, i was never a big fan of Batman.
Iv always had this thing against most superheroes, and batman never had that much appeal to me.
But this book turned out to be a really good read for me.
The story, though not quite as intense and epic as i had hoped, was well written and interesting enough to keep me reading it through to the end.
Avoiding any spoilers, i must say the ending was the highlight of the entire book for me.
I truly wasn't expecting events that had been hinted at throughout to happen.
It gave me a much deeper respect for the character of batman and his motives.
There were a few things i did not completely understand seeing as this is my first real delve into the DC universe, but nothing that took away from the experience as a whole.
And I'm sure we can all agree, Robin's outfit is much more suited to a girl....Continua
Titanico. Figure potenti, massicce che combattono la Guerra delle Guerre: quella contro i propri limiti. Un Batman ormai anziano, che avverte il peso degli anni e delle delusioni, ma lotta maestoso contro la sua fine. A metà strada tra un dio e un uomo. Fantastico. Da leggere e rileggere.
"This should be agony. I should be a mass of aching muscle--broken, spent, unable to move. And, were I an older man, I surely would... But I'm a man of thirty--of twenty again. The rain on my chest is a baptism. I'm born again."...Continua
This graphic novel is from 1986 and it seems like it was written and drawn just yesterday... I definitely can understand why Miller set a mark in Batman's and comics' history.
This is the comic that got me back into comics. That comics were going to be gritty, violent, and adult. It would take awhile for Creator-owned comics to catch up, but they do. I love this book.