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Batman: Year One (edition 2007)

by Frank Miller, David Mazzucchelli (Illustrator)

Series: Batman

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Title:Batman: Year One
Authors:Frank Miller
Other authors:David Mazzucchelli (Illustrator)
Info:DC Comics (2007), Paperback, 144 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:Batman, Catwoman, comics, DC Comics, Gotham City, action, cops, Commissioner Gordon, Year One, mystery, fiction, superheroes, origin stories, crime, mobsters, mafia, Two-Face, orphans, North America

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This is one helluva story. Jim Gordon has never been to Gotham before, his wife is pregnant, the police are corrupted, and there is no Batman... Not to spoil things more, but this story simply gets me. I get excited even by hearing the name of his book. I would definitely recommend it to everybody, the storyline is that great, the artwork is superb... ( )
  zomicks | Mar 26, 2014 |
When DC decided to 'modernise' their characters, they ran into a problem with Batman: his dark origin story already fitted the direction they were trying to go. So instead of redoing his origin story, they decided to fill in the blanks with Year One.

Year One tells the story of Bruce Wayne stepping back into Gotham City, finally ready to avenge his parents. It's also the story of Gordon, not yet a commissioner, who takes a job in Gotham for the sake of his wife and learns just what it takes to be a cop in the world's most corrupt city. Lastly, it's the story of Selina, who realises there are better jobs out there than walking the streets.

The included extras are some of the best I've ever seen. There's cover art from the printed single-volume comics and previous collections of Year One, scripts, a short autobiographical comic by David Mazzucchelli with examples of his older work, and some examples of the colouring differences between the original comic and the printed collections. I'm particularly fond of the last two extras: the autobiographical story is a short and fun read, and the colouring comparisons really showcase what a great change the new colours make to the story. ( )
  EMaree | Feb 11, 2014 |
I'm not a big fan of Frank Miller's style. It was Mazzucchelli's magnificent talent that made me like this book. His storytelling was gorgeous. In a lot of places you could do without Miller's overly-descriptive narration(I don't even know if that's the right term, I'm taking about his annoying style, you know the one, that tone of narration that's always the same, weather it's Batman, Daredevil or Sin City). ( )
  ancameme | Feb 9, 2014 |
Great book. Gives a very human approach to Bruce Wayne's amateur attempts at creating the Batman. Much of the focus in this book is on Jim Gordon. Almost to the point that it should be titled Jim Gordon: Year One. However, this doesn't detract from the quality of the book. Jim & Batman are so tied together that their Gotahm origin story must be told in unison. Highly recomend this book for any comic fan. ( )
  davepdavis | Feb 6, 2014 |
Great story. Fitting art. It is a dark story with enough subtle light moments to not drag one totally into despair. The idea of a totally corrupt city is the perfect foil for Batman and Gordon. ( )
  Brian.Gunderson | Oct 28, 2013 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Miller, FrankWriterprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mazzucchelli, DavidIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Kidd, ChipPublication Designsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Klein, ToddLetterersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lewis, RichmondColoristsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
O'Neil, DennyIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0930289331, Paperback)

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.

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

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