The mid-80s classic which redefined the genre; drawing on the dog-eat-dog, ruthless ethos of the Reagan-Bush Snr era, Miller brings back a middle-aged Bruce Wayne from retirement to fight ever-more vicious new breeds of psychotic criminals and gangs.
Starkly illustrated and uncomprimising this takes in the split between those who support the caped vigilante and those who see him as a menace. Add in a possible Third World War and a showdown with Superman that has passed into comic book legend and you have one of the finest graphic novels ever.
DC, paperback, 224 pages
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 04 October, 2005.