History ComicBook / BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns

16th Sep '17 6:14:54 PM smeg_head
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* RealityEnsues: Batman's first fight with the Mutant Leader - a hulking, feral, bloodlusted brute with filed teeth and claws in the prime of his life. Batman gets badly mauled and beaten and is only saved by Carrie Kelley's intervention.
26th Aug '17 12:28:45 AM KJMackley
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TDKR is a seminal comic book work, with a gritty, unique style that's draped in the best of FilmNoir techniques. It is often considered as influential as ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' in demonstrating the possible "[[TrueArtIsAngsty maturity]]" of the comic book medium, and, along with ''Watchmen'', it ushered in UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks (for good or bad). It was also highly influential in the DCU's recasting of Batman and Superman's relationship: no longer are they perfect friends, The World's Finest, but rather somewhat distant and distrusting (if respectful) of each other.

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TDKR is a seminal comic book work, with a gritty, unique style that's draped in the best of FilmNoir techniques. Batman is a bitter, angry figure who [[PrivateEyeMonologue narrates much of the story with philosophical musings]] and breaking down his methods. [[KentBrockmanNews News Broadcasts shed light]] on the political debates surrounding Batmans' influence, positive and negative, on the criminal underworld. The art itself is moody and atmospheric, [[DeliberatelyMonochrome black and grey dominate every page]] and [[SplashOfColor the use of red and yellow are eyesores]]. It is often considered as influential as ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' in demonstrating the possible "[[TrueArtIsAngsty maturity]]" of the comic book medium, and, along with ''Watchmen'', it ushered in UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks (for good or bad). It was also highly influential in the DCU's recasting of Batman and Superman's relationship: no longer are they perfect friends, The World's Finest, but rather somewhat distant and distrusting (if respectful) of each other.
12th Aug '17 7:29:18 PM Godzillawolf
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* ShowWithinAShow: BBC's ''Superman on Trial'' docudrama depicts this story as an InUniverse fictional story created after talks Frank Miller had with Batman. Batman notes it's not something that happened, but something he's ''afraid'' of happening.
23rd Jul '17 10:25:30 AM Overfiend
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** The media, police and the public in general also collectively freak when Two-Face returns.
18th Jun '17 6:19:43 PM Mullon
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** Batman's first batsuit, which is heavily damaged during his first fight with the Mutant Leader, bears some resemblance to the suit worn by Adam West in the [[Series/Batman 1960s series]]. His later decision to switch to a darker suit symbolizes him shaking off his previous depiction as a campy wisecracker and returning to his darker roots.

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** Batman's first batsuit, which is heavily damaged during his first fight with the Mutant Leader, bears some resemblance to the suit worn by Adam West in the [[Series/Batman [[Series/{{Batman}} 1960s series]]. His later decision to switch to a darker suit symbolizes him shaking off his previous depiction as a campy wisecracker and returning to his darker roots.roots.
** UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan is portrayed as a folksy buffoon who thinks country wisdom can run a country and almost starts a nuclear war.
22nd May '17 12:20:48 AM NightShade96
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A couple of elements from this story were borrowed by Creator/ChristopherNolan for ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga'', especially with ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''. Even more elements of the story are said to be utilized in the Film/DCExtendedUniverse as far as that version of Batman is concerned, with ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' even serving as a [[PragmaticAdaptation partial adaptation]] in addition to telling an original story.

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A couple of elements from this story were borrowed by Creator/ChristopherNolan for ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga'', ''Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy'', especially with ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''. Even more elements of the story are said to be utilized in the Film/DCExtendedUniverse as far as that version of Batman is concerned, with ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' even serving as a [[PragmaticAdaptation partial adaptation]] in addition to telling an original story.
27th Apr '17 4:01:11 PM Kadorhal
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* In 2005 to 2008, Miller wrote a prequel, ''ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder,'' which was even more controversially received than ''Strikes Again''. Though it's been on hiatus, the series will return under the name ''Dark Knight: Boy Wonder''. [[DevelopmentHell Maybe.]]

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* In 2005 to 2008, Miller wrote a prequel, ''ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder,'' which was even more controversially received than ''Strikes Again''. Though it's been It eventually went on hiatus, the series will return under the name and [[DevelopmentHell was meant to return]] as ''Dark Knight: Boy Wonder''. [[DevelopmentHell Maybe.]]Wonder''.
14th Mar '17 11:04:12 PM Karxrida
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* CivilianVillain: Happens twice, when the same psychiatrist [[WhatAnIdiot declares Two-Face legally sane and recommends the Joker make a talk show appearance as part of his rehabilitation]].


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* FalselyReformedVillain: Happens twice, when the same psychiatrist [[WhatAnIdiot declares Two-Face legally sane and recommends the Joker make a talk show appearance as part of his rehabilitation]].
14th Feb '17 6:40:49 PM Willbyr
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* MuggingTheMonster: [[DefiedTrope Defied.]] The Mutants who are about to attack Bruce at the beginning realize that not only is Bruce really big and strong-looking, but he doesn't seem to be afraid of them, and even looks like he's "into it", and they decide to head to the arcade instead.

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* MuggingTheMonster: [[DefiedTrope Defied.]] {{Defied|Trope}}. The Mutants who are about to attack Bruce at the beginning realize that not only is Bruce really big and strong-looking, but he doesn't seem to be afraid of them, and even looks like he's "into it", and they decide to head to the arcade instead.
14th Feb '17 12:01:03 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* MuggingTheMonster: Averted. The Mutants who are about to attack Bruce at the beginning realize that not only is Bruce really big and strong-looking, but he doesn't seem to be afraid of them, and even looks like he's "into it", and they decide to head to the arcade instead.

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* MuggingTheMonster: Averted. [[DefiedTrope Defied.]] The Mutants who are about to attack Bruce at the beginning realize that not only is Bruce really big and strong-looking, but he doesn't seem to be afraid of them, and even looks like he's "into it", and they decide to head to the arcade instead.
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