History ComicBook / BatmanYearOne

1st Feb '17 7:59:31 PM Anicomicgeek
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''Batman: Year One'' is unique in the following: It was deemed the official origin story for Batman ComicBook/PostCrisis, and remained canon despite other {{Cosmic Retcon}}s until the Comicbook/{{New 52}}, where it would eventually be replaced by Creator/ScottSnyder and Greg Capullo's ''Zero Year''. It is also canon to the "Dark Knight Universe", an AlternateContinuity comprised of Miller's other ''Batman'' stories, including ''ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder'', ''[[ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns The Dark Knight Returns]]'', and ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain''.

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''Batman: Year One'' is unique in the following: It was deemed the official origin story for Batman ComicBook/PostCrisis, and remained canon despite other {{Cosmic Retcon}}s until the Comicbook/{{New 52}}, where it would eventually be replaced by Creator/ScottSnyder and Greg Capullo's ''Zero Year''.''[[ComicBook/BatmanZeroYear Zero Year]]''. It is also canon to the "Dark Knight Universe", an AlternateContinuity comprised of Miller's other ''Batman'' stories, including ''ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder'', ''[[ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns The Dark Knight Returns]]'', and ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain''.
20th Jan '17 10:54:26 AM Rubber_Lotus
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* CoincidentalBroadcast: A borderline case - as usual, Miller uses a ''lot'' of news broadcasts to further/hand-wave certain plot developments, but these are more for the readers' convenience; few if any of the ''characters'' are shown directly responding to them.
20th Jan '17 10:43:13 AM Rubber_Lotus
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** Jim also mentions one of Flass's poker buddies to be a cheater.
20th Jan '17 10:41:55 AM Rubber_Lotus
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* DudeWheresMyReward: Catwoman's first heist results in Batman getting the credit. Her second heist ''does'' net her credit... as Batman's assistant.

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* DudeWheresMyReward: DudeWheresMyRespect: Catwoman's first heist results in Batman getting the credit. Her second heist ''does'' net her credit... as Batman's assistant.
15th Jan '17 11:50:11 AM Tork
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* TheSeventies: While the book itself was written in the 80's, the story is set roughly ten years prior from present day, landing it somewhere in the late 70's. Gotham City here is very similar to late 70's New York (especially the red light district) as seen through ''Film/TaxiDriver'' and Miller's earlier work on ''Daredevil''.
11th Nov '16 8:39:02 AM Rubber_Lotus
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* HeroOfAnotherStory: While Batman and Jim Gordon are the mains, Assistant D.A. Harvey Dent makes a few appearances here and there, and is mentioned to have been (trying) to combat Gotham's corruption long before either of them.
28th Jun '16 10:01:46 AM Doug86
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''Batman: Year One'' is a four-issue story arc, by Creator/FrankMiller and David Mazzucchelli, of the regular ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' title (issues 404 through 407), published in 1987 by DCComics.

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''Batman: Year One'' is a four-issue story arc, by Creator/FrankMiller and David Mazzucchelli, of the regular ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' title (issues 404 through 407), published in 1987 by DCComics.Creator/DCComics.
1st Jun '16 3:43:29 AM Doug86
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* ContinuityNod: "Hmf. I suppose you'll be taking up flying next, like [[{{Superman}} that fellow in Metropolis.]]"

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* ContinuityNod: "Hmf. I suppose you'll be taking up flying next, like [[{{Superman}} [[Franchise/{{Superman}} that fellow in Metropolis.]]"
23rd May '16 7:45:14 PM Anddrix
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* SequelHook: The last few frames is of Gordon revealing he received a letter from a guy calling himself "SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker" who is threatening to poison Gotham's water supply.

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* SequelHook: The last few frames is of Gordon revealing he received a letter from a guy calling himself "SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker" "ComicBook/TheJoker" who is threatening to poison Gotham's water supply.
20th May '16 10:07:31 AM Angelus25
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* TheBeard: The easiest five grand she ever made.

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* TheBeard: Bruce hires one to pull an alibit on Gordon. The easiest five grand she ever made.



* ANaziByAnyOtherName: Branden and his SWAT team are often referred to as this, Gordon even calls them Gestapo.

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* ANaziByAnyOtherName: Branden and his SWAT team are often referred to as this, Gordon even calls them Gestapo."Gestapo".



* RichIdiotWithNoDayJob: Bruce cultivates this image as a cover, since who would suspect lazy, good-for-nothing Bruce Wayne with, well, ''Batman''?

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* RichIdiotWithNoDayJob: Bruce cultivates this image as a cover, since who would suspect lazy, good-for-nothing Bruce Wayne with, well, ''Batman''?''Batman''? Gordon however is not convinced.



* ScaryShinyGlasses: Gordon has these when he's pissed off.

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* ScaryShinyGlasses: Gordon has is shown with these when he's pissed off.



* SelectiveObliviousness: Batman, out of costume, just saved his infant son's life and hands him the child. Even though he's personally met and spoken to Bruce Wayne, Gordon blames the loss of his glasses for his (claimed) inability to recognize the man he's talking to and standing two feet away from.

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* SelectiveObliviousness: Batman, out of costume, just saved his Gordon's infant son's life and hands him the child. Even though he's personally met and spoken to Bruce Wayne, Gordon blames the loss of his glasses for his (claimed) inability to recognize the man he's talking to and standing two feet away from.



* ToBeLawfulOrGood: Gordon struggles with the fact that he should be pursuing the obviously righteous Batman, who is, on paper, a criminal.

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* ToBeLawfulOrGood: Gordon struggles with the fact that he should be pursuing the obviously righteous Batman, who is, on paper, according to the law, a criminal.



* UnreliableVoiceover: In chapter two, Flass is narrating the story while Batman attacks him for taking money from drug dealers. Naturally, what he says and what happens are polar opposites. When Gordon beats him up earlier in Chapter 1, he thinks that said cop will doubtless make up a story about twenty attackers and never admit the truth.

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* UnreliableVoiceover: In chapter two, Flass is narrating the story while Batman attacks him for taking money from drug dealers. Naturally, what he says and what happens are polar opposites. When Gordon beats him up earlier in Chapter 1, he thinks that said cop Flass will doubtless make up a story about twenty attackers and never admit the truth.



* YourCheatingHeart: Gordon cheats on his wife Barbara with his partner, Det. Sarah Essen. Both know it's wrong, so Sarah requests a transfer to another city, and Jim eventually confesses to Barbara, vowing to work on their relationship. Also, Commissioner Loeb tries to blackmail Jim into "playing nice" by showing him pictures of the affair and later calling Barbara to tell on him. (By then, Jim has confessed, and Barbara quickly blows them off. This results in Loeb taking more ''drastic'' measures.).

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* YourCheatingHeart: Gordon cheats on his wife Barbara with his partner, Det. Sarah Essen. Both know it's wrong, so Sarah requests a transfer to another city, city when Gordon ends the affair, and Jim eventually confesses to Barbara, vowing to work on their relationship. Also, Commissioner Loeb tries to blackmail Jim into "playing nice" by showing him pictures of the affair and later calling Barbara to tell on him. (By then, Jim has confessed, and Barbara quickly blows them off. This results in Loeb taking more ''drastic'' measures.).
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