Knights

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........................ FIRST A BRIEF HISTORY LESSON................

................BEFORE "The Dark Knight Returns".............................


HOLY ASSCLOWNS BATMAN

and don't forget (though I know you WANT TO)


UHH, UMM....I HAVE NOTHING TO SAY TO THIS AS IT IS JUST TOO PAINFUL....WAITER....CHECK PLEASE!!!!
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BUT THANKFULLY........
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.....................AFTER "The Dark Knight Returns"....................

WE WERE GIVEN........



HOLY REVERSAL OF FORTUNE, THE DARK KNIGHT IS A SCARY DUDE AGAIN



OH, I GET IT NOW....THE JOKER IS SUPPOSED TO BE A PSYCHOTIC, HOMICIDAL MANIAC AND NOT AN UNDERSTUDY TO CHARLES NELSON REILLY

THANK YOU KIND SIR FOR RESTORING MY FAITH IN THE COMIC MEDIUM!!

OKAY, NUFF HISTORY....ON WITH THE REVIEW!!!

5.0 to 5.5 stars. One of the most influential graphic novels of all time, this amazing story single-handedly resurrected the character of Batman as "the Dark Knight" after the 70s and early 80s had turned him, thanks in large part to the success of the television show, into a light-hearted, campy hero (I refer you back to the history lesson above). This story pushed reset and Batman once again became the dark, fanatic, often ruthless character he was created to be.

As important as WHAT this graphic novel did for Batman specifically, it had an even greater impact on comics in general. Prior to the publication of "The Dark Knight Returns," the entire comics industry was sagging and had lost a significant percentage of its fan base. The popularity of Frank Miller's visionary work of this book led to a whole new era in comics. Following its success, comics saw the creation of very popular "anti-heros" like Wolverine and the Punisher, both of which were inspired by Miller's version of the Dark Knight. In addition, the comic world began to see "darker, edgier" versions of classic characters being aimed at more mature audiences (e.g., Batman, Green Arrow, Daredevil, The Sandman).

In Summary, I would say that for all of its historical significance, the best reason to read this is that it is truly a great work of fiction and one that gets my HIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION as it is.......


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