October 27, 2008 · 8:00 PM
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.