Year One

Miller, Frank, 1957-

Book - 2005
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Random House, Inc.
A New York Times Best Seller!

A new trade paperback edition of one of the most important and critically acclaimed Batman adventures ever, written by Frank Miller, author of THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS!

In 1986, Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli produced this groundbreaking reinterpretation of the origin of Batman — who he is and how he came to be.

Written 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 character.

This 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 40 pages of never-before-seen developmental material such as character and layout sketches, sample script pages, sketches, and more that pro-vide a glimpse into the making of this contemporary classic.

This volume collects Batman #404-407.

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

Publisher: New York : DC Comics, c2005
ISBN: 1401207529
Branch Call Number: GRAPHIC GN FIC M
Characteristics: 96, [38] p. : chiefly ill. (chiefly col.) ; 27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Mazzucchelli, David


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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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