October's genteXt--Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

  • October 27, 2008 · 8:00 PM
  • Bull McCabe's

It's dark times for Gotham City. Gangs control the streets and innocent citizens fear for their lives when they step outside their homes. Can a child's superhero better known for his "pow" than his actual punch be the modern hero Gotham City needs? Frank Miller reinvented the character of Batman in this book. Gone is the campy, purple cloaked Batman of Adam West. In West's place is the dark imaginings of Frank Miller. The essence of Batman in all here in this book, just bleaker. Don't let it's comic book roots fool you, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns is a story of absolutes, confronting our fears and true selves, morality, public perception, and more. Batman, for Frank Miller, is an exercise in social commentary.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    It was cool talking to people not as experienced with the comic medium

    October 28, 2008

  • Jennifer

    I learned a lot about comic books!

    October 28, 2008

  • Paige M.

    Would like to have some discussion questions submitted by organizer to the group so we can have a bit of focus to the book talk. We tend to get off topic and socialize (which is totally fun) as the beers go down, but stray from the book which is the reason we're all here.

    October 28, 2008

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