Title: Batman: Year One
Author: Frank Miller, artist David Mazzucchelli
Pages: 96, with extra pages of sketches and black and white prints.
Genre: graphic novel, detective story.
Part of a series? Yes, this is part of the Batman Universe. Collects #’s 404-407.
Published: Deluxe edition was published 01-10-07, but it was originally published in 1986.
This is a reinterpretation of the origins of Batman, and I must say it is awesome. I loved watching both Bruce Wayne and James Gordon come to Gotham. What each of them had to deal with. The city, the police force is corrupt. Which is worse- a possibly crazy vigilante or a bad cop? Where is that line that one cannot cross?
Other names are popping up here too. Selina, Harvey Dent. It’s all here. I loved seeing these iconic characters like this. Add to that, the plot was fantastic and the artwork was just amazing. !
While adults will love this book, I feel like most comics are geared toward the youth. There is a lot of violence and some cursing here…. but I would not think twice seeing this in the hands of a 13 year old or older. Parents, just understand that these comics are violent and can often be disturbing.
The book is out- check it out and let me know what you think!
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