Batman: Year One (Deluxe Edition)

Batman: Year One (Deluxe Edition)

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by Frank Miller, David Mazzucchelli
     
 

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A New York Times Best Seller!

One of the most important and critically acclaimed Batman adventures ever -- written by Frank Miller (BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS) with art by David Mazzuchelli (Daredevil) -- returns as a deluxe hardcover.

A young Bruce Wayne has spent his adolescence and early adulthood, traveling the world so he could hone his body

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A New York Times Best Seller!

One of the most important and critically acclaimed Batman adventures ever -- written by Frank Miller (BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS) with art by David Mazzuchelli (Daredevil) -- returns as a deluxe hardcover.

A young Bruce Wayne has spent his adolescence and early adulthood, traveling the world so he could hone his body and mind into the perfect fighting and investigative machine. But now as he returns to Gotham City, he must find a way to focus his passion and bring justice to his city. Retracing Batman's first attempts to fight injustice as a costumed vigilante, we watch as he chooses a guise of a giant bat, creates an early bond with a young Lieutenant James Gordon, inadvertently plays a role in the birth of Catwoman, and helps to bring down a corrupt political system that infests Gotham.

This collection includes new introductions by Miller and Mazzucchelli, loads of reproductions of original pencils, promotional art, unseen Mazzucchelli Batman art, Richmond Lewis's color samples, script pages and other surprises. This will be the musthave hardcover of the season!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401233426
Publisher:
DC Comics
Publication date:
03/20/2012
Edition description:
Deluxe
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
7.38(w) x 10.92(h) x 0.53(d)

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Batman: Year One (Deluxe Edition) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Possibly the greatest batman graphic novel ever written any batman fan must buy. The insight to Gordon's life is a nice change of pace.
zlewis1089 More than 1 year ago
This graphic novel illustrates the first year of everyone's favorite hero, Batman. The reader will see inside to his first cases and how Gotham responded to his sudden appearances. Also, you will catch a glimpse at how Jim Gordan climbed the police ladder and how he helped Batman in his war on injustice.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This graphic novel is amazing! We all know that the Year One story Frank Miller wrote is outstanding, but the extras included in this book are outstanding. I especially enjoyed seeing the different elements that went into making this such a successful book, from Frank Miller's story to David Mazzuchelli's artwork and Richmond Lewis's coloring, everything that combined in such an amazing way. This is a must for any Batman fan!
mpsarch More than 1 year ago
Must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely perfect
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the first Batman graphic novel I ever read. When I took the book to the cash register, I wondered if I would look a little silly buying a comic book. The cashier said upon looking at my purchase 'Oh, my husband's reading this. He said this is the best graphic novel he's ever read.' Talk about an endorsement! And it's no surprise. This is simply a fantastic book. It's amazing at how Frank Miller can make a very realistic Batman book without it becoming silly or presumptuous. Add in the parallel story with Jim Gordon and you've got a great tale. As a matter of fact, this story may be as much about Gordon as Batman. The future commissioner is depicted as a former military man who can take names as much as the next guy. Unlike some earlier or later depictions, he can actually do something. And Batman's introduction is superb. Keep in mind, this is not a kid's novel. This is a must have for any fan of the modern age Batman.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was simply one of my favorite Batman books ever!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Batman: Year One is so awesome becuse it's a realy good retelling of the begining to the dark knight by the the great frank miller
Guest More than 1 year ago
Frank Miller's Batman Year One has proven to be one of the best, if not the best Graphic Novels of all time. This gritty, dark reteling of Batman's origin is written beautifuly!! I give Frank Miller some of my greatest respect for he know Batman is not some happy toy with a guy in tights running around with him. Miller knows Batman is dark, scary, and sometimes showing no mercy. I also enjoyed how he made Batman seem like a lucky ametuer the first few times around. Also the story of Jim Gordon, Gothams only true cop, is outstanding, adding to my praise of this book. Miller even goes far enough to retell Carwomans origin. My only complaint, Alfred is seen only once or twice, not really playing a part in this one. Still only one scratch on this amazing novel. Millers slam dunk epilouge is enough to make any Batfan jump up and down. So in other words, you'd be doing yourself a favor to read this book. It will surely make you feel so much different about the Dark Night and the city he lives in. Thank you Mr. Miller for bringing Batman back to were he belongs!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is definitely a triumph. Like a shining light in the darkness of crime ruled Gotham, Bruce Wayne, recently returned from training around the world, is honing in on his crime fighting skills. At the same time, Lieutenant Gordon, recommisioned to Gotham with is pregnant wife, is trying to adapt to the corrupt Gotham City. Catwoman is also portrayed with her fateful first encounters with Batman during the early stages of her transformation. Unique in the fact that it also portrays the weaknesses of Batman's early attempts at crimefighting, as well as Lieutenant Gordon's temptations and failures, this graphic novel really triumphs as Batman's introduction into the world of crimefighting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Its a great Batman title... it truly personifies Batman, as well as Sgt. Gordon, all the while telling a tale that was obviously the basis of Batman Begins. Some minor differences between the two, but it still gives both even more credibility for being such great stories.