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Batman: Year One

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Frank Miller presents an absolutely memorable origin story for Batman--the best of any origin story for this character.

posted by Thorne2112 on January 26, 2012

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

This origin story stays true to the original Batman origin but i

This origin story stays true to the original Batman origin but includes Commissioner Gordons first year in Gotham as a lieutenant which and interesting element to the narrative but I feel that this book is simply too short to fully compliment these two storylines. There...
This origin story stays true to the original Batman origin but includes Commissioner Gordons first year in Gotham as a lieutenant which and interesting element to the narrative but I feel that this book is simply too short to fully compliment these two storylines. There are only four editions with each one covering a different season during Batman's first year. This leads to a story that is disjointed and unfocused with a cast of many minors characters all playing second fiddle to the larger narrative of Gordon and Batman. Harvey Dent and Bruce Wayne are completely underused and the Catwoman woman storyline seems forced and unnecessary. The artwork also doesn't help being blanketed in gaudy 80's colors and little use of shadow that always enhances a Batman tale. Also Batman is depicted more as a wild vigilante than a master detective and the reader never is shown how Batman arrived at the place he did when he finally gets around to taking down the slime that is destroying Gotham. All in all this book is a should read as opposed to a must read in the Batman universe.

posted by Lufbra on July 30, 2014

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  • Posted July 30, 2014

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    This origin story stays true to the original Batman origin but i

    This origin story stays true to the original Batman origin but includes Commissioner Gordons first year in Gotham as a lieutenant which and interesting element to the narrative but I feel that this book is simply too short to fully compliment these two storylines. There are only four editions with each one covering a different season during Batman's first year. This leads to a story that is disjointed and unfocused with a cast of many minors characters all playing second fiddle to the larger narrative of Gordon and Batman. Harvey Dent and Bruce Wayne are completely underused and the Catwoman woman storyline seems forced and unnecessary. The artwork also doesn't help being blanketed in gaudy 80's colors and little use of shadow that always enhances a Batman tale. Also Batman is depicted more as a wild vigilante than a master detective and the reader never is shown how Batman arrived at the place he did when he finally gets around to taking down the slime that is destroying Gotham. All in all this book is a should read as opposed to a must read in the Batman universe.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 9, 2009

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    Good but not as good as advertised!!

    Most Bat-fans will tell you Miller's Year One is one of if not the best Batman story ever told. I finally got to read it and have to say that while its good, its not anywhere the best. Batman/Bruce Wayne actually plays second fiddle to Jim Gordon who gets treated the best. Gordon comes off as how I have always pictured him in my head. Mazzuchelli's art is very good and much apppreciated over Miller's. Good but not great stuff!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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