Whether you grew up reading Batman comics, watched the campy television show, or eagerly await each new movie, this is the book for you. A retelling of the events that led to Bruce Wayne's becoming Batman, this book combines Frank Miller's tight film-noir writing with David Mazucchelli's solid artwork. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Grade 4 Up–In the late 1980s, DC Comics revamped many superheroes but realized that Batman should remain true to his 1939 history. According to the introduction, the editors also decided that the public needed to know more about Batman's early life as a vigilante, and Miller and Mazzucchelli came together to produce Batman: Year One. Originally released in 1988 in four parts, the stories have been combined into one book. Opening with the arrival of Lieutenant James Gordon in Gotham's police force, the story goes on to inform readers about the level of corruption permeating the force. They also witness Bruce Wayne's first encounter with the prostitute named Selina, who will become Catwoman. Wayne speaks to his dead father, asking for guidance, and is answered with a bat on the windowsill, and Batman is born. The remaining chapters highlight Gordon's continuing difficulties with the corrupt police force, Batman's early difficulties in protecting and using his arsenal of weapons, and the first villains he chooses to pursue. At the end of the book, readers are treated to some background on Mazzucchelli's art, the production of Year One, and details on Richmond Lewis's coloring techniques. Both beginning and devoted Batman fans will enjoy this edition.–Sarah Krygier, Solano County Library, Fairfield, CA
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Jim Gordon is a BAMF in this short book by Frank Miller. I really like to colors too. It's a good read if you're into Batman or comics in general.Published 1 day ago by Bobby Sprinkles
Good book. Its more of a Jim Gordan story than anything. The Batman/Bruce speech bubbles are witten in cursive for most of the book making it hard to read.Published 10 days ago by Jake Sutton
Book came in the mail in a timely fashion and in perfect condition. What more could you ask for? The book itself is a classic - love it!Published 12 days ago by Eden Kay Lewis
Amazing that's all I can say. It's drawn really cool. The story is gripping but well paced. It focuses on bruce and gorden but it's a good thing. Read morePublished 13 days ago by josh