Batman graphic novels

The Dark Knight Returns (1986)


My rating: ★★★★★

” …the basis of the modern, darker and gritty version of Batman… ”

An ageing Bruce Wayne returns as the Caped Crusader to save a Gotham overrun by a murderous gang called the Mutants. His renewed crusade against crime soon attracts all sorts of attention including from past foes, a new police commissioner and even the US Government backed Man of Steel himself.

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The Killing Joke (1988)


My rating: ★★★★☆

” …perhaps the Joker’s most disturbing scheme…”

In one of the most famous Batman graphic novels, which navigates around a twisted past, the Joker launches perhaps his sickest scheme yet to prove to Gotham that even the sanest are just “one bad day” away from his world of madness.

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The Dark Knight Strikes Again (2001)


My rating: ★★☆☆☆

“… [a] sad series of unrealistic & second rate characters who merely flood the pages and take vital space away from the cover character…”

Frank Miller’s sequel to his seminal The Dark Knight Returns series sees Bruce Wayne set his sights on liberating a decadent America ruled by a shadowy dictatorship led by Lex Luthor.

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