No Batman story in the world is probably more important than Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns. Released in 1986, it was responsible for the rejuvenation of Batman as the dark, brooding character we know today – and for the comics industry as a whole. Batman represented all that was wrong in comics and Miller set himself the task taking on the camp crusader and turning this laughable, innocuous children’s cartoon character into a hero for our times.
This is the tale of a tortured man’s effort to save a city spiralling into chaos. An aging, time-worn Bats struggles with the acceptance of a new Robin while facing the latest generation of vicious, hyper-violent criminals. Old foes like the Joker and Two-Face add to the maddening mayhem which Batman must face and somehow conquer.
The Dark Knight is a success on every level. It keeps 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. The artwork is design brilliance -harsh, claustrophobic, psychotic. It’s fundamentally a great story: Gotham City is a hell on earth, street gangs roam but there are no heroes. Decay is ubiquitous. Where is a hero to save Gotham?
DC’s hit weekly series arrives in its first collected edition from writers Kurt Busiek (Astro City, JLA, Marvels) and Fabian Nicieza (X-Men, Robin) and a legion of artists including the Read more
Batman, Robin and Batgirl must stick together even when Gotham’s most dangerous villains attempt to pull them apart in "LEGO® DC: Batman – Family Matters," the latest animated adventure in Read more
Titans Season 2 premieres September 6th on DC Universe! Bruce Wayne, Deathstroke, Ravager, Jericho, Aqualad, Superboy and Krypto join the cast this season...
Titans Season 2 premieres September 6th on DC Universe! Bruce Wayne, Deathstroke, Ravager, Jericho, Aqualad, Superboy and Krypto join the cast this season... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6931WrY5QA
DC Universe has released the final Titans Season 1 finale trailer, which reveals the presence of Batman...
The Adventures of Batman & Robin is a 1995 video game based on the popular DC Comics critically acclaimed animated cartoon Batman: The Animated Series - which had been renamed The Read more
Warner Bros. Pictures has revealed a teaser trailer for the upcoming Teen Titans GO! to the Movies... Reprising their roles from the Cartoon Network series are Greg Cipes as Beast Boy, Read more
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It's an all-new, all-ages series that teams the Dark Knight with Scooby-Doo and the sleuths of Mystery Inc.! When Batman discovers his original purple gloves have gone missing, Velma, Shaggy, Read more
When Daffy Duck pays a call to the Acme corporate headquarters in Gotham City, he finds the company long gone and their abandoned building now occupied by The Joker. With Read more
The Super Sons are back in an all-new 12-issue miniseries written by Peter J. Tomasi! Check out the lost and secret adventures of Damian Wayne (Robin) and Jon Kent (Superboy) Read more
The new Batman anthology series continues! In part two of Chip Zdarsky and Eddy Barrows's epic Batman/Red Hood story, Jason Todd has taken a man's life, and now his mission Read more
An epic tale begins that will take Batman on a harrowing, action-packed European adventure in a new miniseries by superstar creators Tom Taylor and Andy Kubert, with a variant cover Read more
In a world where Superman's rocket never reached Earth, the Dark Knight and his sidekick discover a startling rift between dimensions. On the other side? A world where Martha Wayne Read more
In Batman/Catwoman #5, Batman's two loves collide, and the smash-up could be dangerous not just for the Caped Crusader, but for The Joker as well. In order to prove her Read more
The penultimate issue of the acclaimed return to Batman Black & White is here with a look at some of Gotham City's most twisted and compelling souls.