Year One

Miller, Frank

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Random House, Inc.
A New York Times Best Seller!

One of the most important and critically acclaimed Batman adventures ever -- written by Frank Miller (BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS) with art by David Mazzuchelli (Daredevil) -- returns as a deluxe hardcover.

A young Bruce Wayne has spent his adolescence and early adulthood, traveling the world so he could hone his body and mind into the perfect fighting and investigative machine. But now as he returns to Gotham City, he must find a way to focus his passion and bring justice to his city. Retracing Batman's first attempts to fight injustice as a costumed vigilante, we watch as he chooses a guise of a giant bat, creates an early bond with a young Lieutenant James Gordon, inadvertently plays a role in the birth of Catwoman, and helps to bring down a corrupt political system that infests Gotham.

This collection includes new introductions by Miller and Mazzucchelli, loads of reproductions of original pencils, promotional art, unseen Mazzucchelli Batman art, Richmond Lewis's color samples, script pages and other surprises. This will be the musthave hardcover of the season!

Baker & Taylor
Chronicles the events that led to Bruce Wayne's becoming Batman and his first year fighting crime.

& Taylor

The story of how Batman's career started, told in graphic novel form.

Publisher: New York : DC Comics, c2012
Edition: Deluxe ed
ISBN: 9781401233426
Branch Call Number: GRAPHIC GN FIC M
Characteristics: 96, [38] p. : chiefly ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Mazzucchelli, David
Lewis, Richmond


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Jul 03, 2014
  • angeye87 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Absolutely loved it! Would highly recommend! I love how Miller portrayed Batman. Every fan should def check it out!

Jun 03, 2013
  • OliviaJ98 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great read, and kick off to my summer reading pilgrimage. Love the parallels between Gordon and Bruce, and the rise of our beloved Dark Knight.

Mar 17, 2013
  • Andromeda29 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is the quintessential Batman graphic novel. It gives a different light on the character by showing his rookie mistakes, giving him a sense of humanity that isn't often found in his other graphic novels. The art is really cool as well; Batman Year One has my favorite Batman out of all of the graphic novels that I have read. If you are a Batman fan, you must read this graphic novel.

Dec 10, 2012

Enjoyed it greatly, I really liked the scene when inspiration struck Bruce. It was a moment where I just had to nod my head in acceptance.

Oct 14, 2011
  • Jedimaster_NYC rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Along with "The Killing Joke" by Alan Moore, "Batman: Year One" is arguably the best Batman graphic novel ever written.

Jun 05, 2011

Year One was much of Christopher Nolan's inpspiration for Batman Begins. A brilliantly told origin story, Frank Miller's style is dark, clever and intense. The illustrations are also brooding.

Nov 08, 2010
  • emaldona rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A must read for any Batman fan

Oct 14, 2009
  • cartym rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This one is fantastic!

Jun 16, 2008
  • Dani rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very dark, but captivating. A very intense portrayal of Batman's beginning. I really enjoyed reading it.


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Jul 03, 2014
  • angeye87 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

'You've eaten Gotham's wealth. It's Spirit. Your feast is nearly over. From this moment on... none of you are safe.'

Jul 03, 2014
  • angeye87 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

'I'd rather die... than wait. I have waited eighteen years, since that night... since all sense left my life.'

Jul 03, 2014
  • angeye87 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

'He's out to clean up a city that likes being dirty'

Jul 03, 2014
  • angeye87 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

'They've got him CORNERED.
They've got him OUTNUMBERED.
They've got him TRAPPED.

They're in TROUBLE'


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