Batman The Dark Knight Returns #1-3 tpb lot, Frank Miller, Klaus Janson
Batman The Dark Knight Returns #1-3 tpb lot, Frank Miller, Klaus Janson
Written by Frank Miller, art by Miller and Klaus Janson.
DC 1986, visible to minor shelf wear (#1, first printing – minuscule fold at top and bottom right front cover corners extending through several interior pages, discoloration at top left edge of front cover, minuscule fold at top and bottom left back cover corners extending through several interior pages, discoloration at to right edge of back cover, light edgewear at top and bottom of spine; #2, second printing – tiny fold at top and bottom right front cover corners extending through several interior pages, discoloration on front cover near spine, tiny fold at top left back cover corner extending through all interior pages, tiny fold at bottom left back cover corner extending through several interior pages, discoloration on right edge of back cover near spine, light edgewear at top and bottom of spine; #3, first printing – tiny fold at bottom right front cover corner extending through several interior pages, small fold at bottom left back cover corner extending through several interior pages, light edgewear at top and bottom of spine)
52 pages per issue, softcover, prestige format
Retails for 2.95 per issue, bidding for the lot starts at .99
#1 – Set 20 years in the future, this story finds that in the absence of superheroes, criminals have run amok, and a gang called the Mutants are terrorizing Gotham City; Bruce Wayne has been retired from super-heroing for 10 years following the death of Jason Todd, the second Robin; Despite Wayne's funding of the rehabilitation of Harvey Dent (Two-Face), Dent returns to being a super-villain; Bruce, overcome with the grief over what Gotham has become, dons the Batman costume again and captures Dent.
#2 –"Dark Knight Triumphant," script by Frank Miller, pencils by Frank Miller, inks by Klaus Janson; an aging Batman battles the Mutant gang and their anonymous leader; While walking to work, considering retirement, Jim Gordon is almost killed by a 17-year old boy with an M60; Carrie Kelly, a young girl who owes her life to Batman, seeks out her hero and becomes Robin.
#3 –"Hunt The Dark Knight," script and pencils by Frank Miller, inks by Klaus Janson and Frank Miller; Batman battles the Joker, who has convinced his psychiatrist, Dr. Bartholomew Wolper, that he is sane and regretful; Seeking to discredit Batman, Wolper exhibits the Joker on a late-night show ("David Endochrine", parodying Late Night with David Letterman) to try and show that the Joker is actually a victim of Batman's own psychosis; As the police attack Batman, the Joker murders everyone in the studio; Batman follows him to Selina Kyle's place, where the former Catwoman has become a depressed and alcoholic; Superman is introduced as an undercover agent for the American government.
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