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Batman Year One [PDF / EPUB] Batman Year One A new edition of one of the most important and critically acclaimed Batman adventures ever written by Frank Miller author of The Dark Knight ReturnsIn 1986 Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli produced A new edition of one of the most important and critically acclaimed Batman adventures ever written by Frank Miller author of The Dark Knight ReturnsIn Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli produced this groundbreaking reinterpretation Batman Year Epub / of the origin of Batman—who he is and how he came to beWritten shortly after The Dark Knight Returns Miller's dystopian fable of Batman's final days Year One set the stage for a new vision of a legendary characterThis edition includes the complete graphic novel a new introduction by writer Frank Miller and a new illustrated afterword by artist David Mazzucchelli Completing this collection are over pages of never before seen developmental material such as character and layout sketches sample script pages sketches and that provide a glimpse into the making of this contemporary classicThis volume collects Batman –.

  • Paperback
  • 144 pages
  • Batman Year One
  • Frank Miller
  • English
  • 08 June 2015
  • 9781401207526

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10 thoughts on “Batman Year One

  1. says:

    A 85% | Extraordinary Notes Fluent artistically it relays realistically a tale of two flawed oft beaten men who get knocked down but get up again

  2. says:

    I finished my re read of this one last night and felt pretty much the same about it as I did when I read it over a decade ago It's ok Year One takes us back to Jim Gordon Bruce Wayne's first year in Gotham as crime fighters and it does so in a realistic way for a comicI understand why it would be such a big deal back in the day to portray Batman in a real life setting and I can appreciate Miller's contribution to the Batman mythos Mission accomplishedBut I just can't say that I was all that interested in the actual story Very dry blandI think I would probably dig this if I were a bigger fan of gritty crime storiesOriginal review 2009Meh It was alright It was sort of cool to see things from Gordon's perspective I still would have liked to see a little Bruce I don't feel like I gained any new insight into his origins or his character It wasn't awful I was just hoping for

  3. says:

    This is one of those books that's been absorbed into the public consciousness so fully that reading it now it can be hard to see what was revolutionary about it This book has come to define the way we think of Batman today and was influential on the darker grittier cape comics of the eighties and early ninetiesBut it is also instrumental in introducing what made that period of comics so ridiculous It's been praised for its gritty realism but like any Miller book it's sensationlist than realist a hard boiled patina over an idealized superhero coreSure Batman screws things up a few times in this and seems to get shot beaten and burned in every attempt to stop a crime but these are primarily to push the melodrama not to enforce realism We'll get a classic Miller line about a bullet's 'searing hot flash of metal numbing my leg' but then Batman gets up runs around kicks through a brick wall and at one point takes a ski vacation to rehabilitateThe wounds aren't there to make Batman human they're to make him totally manly and awesome It's an eighties action movie where our hero gets shot in the shoulder just so he can wrap it up grit his teeth and take out some armed men with karateBut Miller's a good writer He has a strong voice and a compelling sense of pacing and if this story brings realism to Batman it's in the small human moments particularly Gordon's story though he scraps like a Sin City tough too uipping to himself it's been years since I had to take out a Green BeretThe way Batman takes death defying risks every few pages isn't a sign of greater maturity or realism it's just a switch to a different kind of ridiculous epic melodrama Sure it's much bloody and grim but if adding blood and sex to a story was all it took to write mature realistic stories film critics would spend their careers analyzing slasher moviesOf course it wouldn't be a Frank Miller story without whores which is where we get to his rewrite of Catwoman she's a leather clad prostitute with a child prostitute sidekick She doesn't have as much character as the men in fact Gordon's monologues run right over her scenes denying us insightBut even with the mandatory prostitutes and Die Hard injuries it's a fun book with character and story and some well crafted dialogue More than that it's a vision of how to create male fantasies without catering to preteen boys It forms a part of that influential genre shifting period defined by 'Wathcmen' and it stands as an integral part of the modern Batman character My Suggested Readings in Comics

  4. says:

    To me Batman is kinda like Pizza By which I mean that even bad pizza is still pretty good But for me the best Batman is written by Miller Maybe it's because I like his writing style or maybe it's because his fairly dark writing style really suits Batman Or it could just be that the very first comic I read as adult was Dark Night Returns That's the comic that made me realize that comics weren't just a bunch of silly bullshit stories for kids Whatever the reason this comic is in that fine Frank Miller style Showing Batman and Gordon at the beginning of their lives Both of them making mistakes Both of them learning about their city Both of them paying for their mistakes Yeah If you're into Batman and you haven't read this one you're missing out You should try it

  5. says:

    I would have loved it if graphics were the work of nowadays' technology I am planning to read my favourite superheros' origin And I have started with my absolute favourite superhero Batman I knew about his origin before But reading it was a good experience also There was also an appearance of Catwoman aka Selina She didn't appear much There was just a brief intro of how she became Catwoman She seemed to me an anti batmanLt Gordon was a good character But his affair with Sarah seemed pretty much a filler I highly recommend this comic if you wanna know how Batman came into being I loved this comic 2 December 2017

  6. says:

    When James Gordon joined the Gotham City Police Department he had no idea of the cesspool of corruption it was Fortunately there are a few good cops left in Gotham and Gotham has a fledgling protector of its own BatmanI'm three decades late to the party but I'm glad I showed up Batman Year One has been hyped as one of the definitive Batman stories ever since it was published Is it?No It's the definitive James Gordon story and it's spectacularBatman Year One is told from the point of view of James Gordon the man who would later be Commissioner Gordon This Jim Gordon isn't the buffoonish commissioner of Batman '66 either He's a good cop and a good man surrounded by bad cops and bad men in the worst city in America And there's this vigilante running around in a bat suit who may or may not be Bruce Wayne millionaire playboy who recently returned to Gotham after thirteen years abroadSo fucking good David Mazzucchelli's art had to be an inspiration for the feel of Gotham Central decades later The gloomy Mignola esue feel is perfect for this gritty tale Frank Miller was yet to enter his prime and his writing was pretty crisp although I wasn't crazy about him making Catwoman a sex worker The bad guys are the worst kind corrupt men in positions of power I couldn't wait for Gordon and Batman to take them down While this book was one of the ones that ushered in the era of the grim and gritty super hero it feels authentic here and isn't grim for the sake of being grim like a lot of books that came afterWhole swathes of this book used in the Nolan trilogy Much like the Nolan movies this would have been a great comic even without Batman in itGreat stuff Batman Year's One is one book that definitely lived up to the hype and deserves its reputation If you're only going to read one Batman comic in your entire life you could do a lot worse than this one Five out of five stars

  7. says:

    Gotham City Maybe it's all I deserve now Maybe it's just my time in HellOne of my absolute favorite Batman comics ever It's uiet subtle realistic noir This is probably the most accessible Batman comic ever and where new readers should start because while The Dark Knight Returns is Batman's omega Batman Year One is his alpha David Mazzucchelli is sublime He illustrates with pure balance minimal while detailed bright yet dark bold yet subtle His characters are incredibly emotive his splash pages and large panels iconic This wouldn't be the same especially with Miller's illustrations if Mazzucchelli hadn't illustrated This is a stylized and expanded origin story not a retelling as Dennis O'Neil tells us in the introduction Jim Gordon arrives in Gotham while twenty five year old Bruce Wayne returns after being abroad Harvey Dent leads a crusade Commissioner Loeb and Detective Flass corrupt and Selina Kyle steals as Catwoman There's plenty to see from a wide array of characters Interestingly this isn't your typical Batman versus Villains book But rather Batman and Jim Gordon versus Gotham Apart from Geoff Johns' Batman Earth One this is one of the rare stories where Batman is an amateur Initially without a disguise rules or purpose He gets hurt and shot Soon realizing fear is the element he lacks and must instill in his enemies There's one particular scene which shows Bruce in an armchair in his study in moonlight with a bat breaking through the window Essentially the pivotal scene where he decides to become Batman I've seen this in several other comics including Snyder's and Morrison's Batman runs So it's great to know where it comes from assuming this scene isn't referencing some other Silver or Golden Age comic I haven't yet read This is legendary It's a small book a short story There's no Rogue Gallery no nuclear missiles no huge international conspiracies No time travel or multiverse Just noble Batman a hard boiled Jim Gordon and Gotham on a rainy night

  8. says:

    This was good I see a lot that Tim Burton pulled in for the '89 Batman movie This is also strangely centered on Gordon and his life Usually Gordon is not a focus like here There are some interesting and different ideas about the origin story but I guess that is from someone who is going backwards and has seen the movies after this was written The art is gritty but not as dark as it gets The story is sound and Batman has a realism here that the new DC comics have lost trying to make him so ultra dark It was a good read

  9. says:

    You know the classics of literature War and Peace Crime and Punishment Middlemarch? There are aspects to them to appreciate and patient readers can be rewarded greatly with those books But let's be honest most of us view classics as a bit of a chore But what about classic comics? Kind of the same thing but not for so many Some classic comics Marvel and DC especially are tough to read because the stories from the 40s and 50s are so badly written and cheesy and the art is hit or miss though most of them possess a guileless charm to them that makes them easier to stomach When it comes to comics no character stands taller than Batman and no Batman book has of a reputation than Year One Is it a chore to read? No Has it aged poorly? Not even a bit Does it deserve it's title as a true bona fide classic? Austin Powers voice Yeah baby Year One is Frank Miller and David Mazzuchelli's retelling of Batman's origin and through their retelling they set the tone and standard for all other Batman books that followed A 25 year old Bruce Wayne returns to a nightmarish Gotham City riddled with crime at the same time as an older but still young James Gordon recently transferred to the GCPD and entering Gotham City for the first time Both men have a clear mission to clean up the streets of crime and make Gotham habitable for decent hardworking folksSome readers have wondered why Gordon gets as much space maybe as Bruce Wayne in this book and the answer is simple they're both two sides of the same coin The very first Batman story opens with Bruce and Jim sitting talking about crime and Jim is arguably Batman's best friend Batman's origin would tie in with Gordon's as their lives will be linked forever once they dig their heels in and bring justice to GothamIt's been a few years since I read Year One and I really hoped it would hold up and it did Whatever your feelings are about Frank Miller today and he has unfortunately gone from genius writer to crackpot old man his work in the 80s ranks amongst the best the comics medium has ever produced and Year One is arguably the pinnacle of that work He went from telling the last Batman story ever with The Dark Knight Returns to with his next book going back to the very beginning and telling the first Batman story ever and both are masterpiecesIn just four issues we see Bruce get into his first fight as an unmasked vigilante to realising he must don a disguise to the famous Yes Father I will become a bat scene to his fledgling first missions to clear up corrupt police mob bosses and the iconic dinner party scene where he appears to Gotham's most powerful and evil to inform them they have eaten well but from now on none of them are safe And the scene when Batman takes down the SWAT team? Brilliant Still tense exciting and fantastic to readIt's a testament to Miller's writing that he's able to take Gordon who for many is little than a one note background character and makes you care about him as much as you do Batman Gordon becomes Gotham's first non corrupt officer fighting his own colleagues literally and figuratively to uphold the law and become better than the criminals they chase while his wife is pregnant with James Jr see Batman The Black Mirror for what happened to James Jr when he grew up and the stresses of the job leading to him make some bad decisionsWe also meet Selina Kyle for the first time working as a dominatrix in Gotham's red light district as she decides to become her own costumed character Catwoman after first seeing Batman Mazzuchelli's art in this book is flawless but my one criticism of the book is Catwoman's outfit I hate the whiskers and tail What use are either to a cat burglar? And it just looks stupidAnyway Year One is a must read for all Batman fans as if you didn't already know Everyone who has even a cursory knowledge of Batman comics knows Year One is one of the first to read And it is but it's also one to re read and come back to again and again because there are a LOT of Batman books but few of such high uality as Year One A great beginning for the Dark Knight and the man who would be Commissioner Just don't read Year Two

  10. says:

    I've never been much of a super hero fan And to me Batman will always be Adam West's campy TV show of my youth Bap Zammm KapowBUTthere's something about beginnings that appeals to me I like watching a guy discovering and honing his powers I'm remembering my favorite parts of two super hero movies I was forced to sit through Spiderman on a rooftop trying to figure out how to get his web thingamajig to work Um Shazam? and Iron Man crashing through his grand piano Once they've got the kinks worked out it basically becomes a guy in a costume fighting another guy in a costume and I uickly lose interest This book covers the early years of not just Batman but Cat Woman and James Someday He'll Be Commissioner Gordon as well Gotham City is a sin infested cesspool with enough vice and corruption to keep these three in business for years to come I might hang around for a bit even if the sound effects are not like I remember Glurpp Thwack Flrbbbbb

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