History Comicbook / BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns

27th May '18 7:25:24 AM AndreaTx
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* SymbolicallyBrokenObject: The pearls of Martha Wayne's necklace falling and scattering after she is shot.
13th May '18 11:51:14 PM Mdumas43073
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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.

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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' Batman's 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.
13th May '18 11:50:20 PM Mdumas43073
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5th May '18 8:30:57 AM SteveMB
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* MuckingInTheMud: Batman sets up a rematch with the Mutant Leader in a mud pit, thereby slowing both of them and negating his opponent's speed and agility advantages.
28th Apr '18 11:16:31 PM nombretomado
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A couple of elements from this story were borrowed by Creator/ChristopherNolan for ''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.

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A couple of elements from this story were borrowed by Creator/ChristopherNolan for ''Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy'', especially with ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''. Even more elements of the story are said to be utilized in the Film/DCExtendedUniverse Franchise/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.
9th Apr '18 12:19:01 PM TrustBen
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* AsideGlance: Clark Kent gives one of his signature winks to the audience when he realizes that [[spoiler: Bruce is still alive.]]
6th Jan '18 11:24:10 AM costanton11
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* BigBad: The US President, who [[TakeThat bares more than a slight resemblance]] to then-current President RonaldReagan.

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* BigBad: The US President, who [[TakeThat bares more than a slight resemblance]] to then-current President RonaldReagan.UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan.
6th Dec '17 8:03:25 PM acrobox
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* BadassGrandpa: Batman, obviously, but also Jim Gordon, Oliver Queen/Green Arrow, Superman (despite having not really physically aged) and Alfred to some extent. And less sympathetically, the Joker too.


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* OldSoldier: Batman, obviously, but also Jim Gordon, Oliver Queen/Green Arrow, Superman (despite having not really physically aged) and Alfred to some extent. And less sympathetically, the Joker too.
4th Dec '17 11:47:26 AM urutapu
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* SettingUpdate: In the original stories the version of ''The Mark of Zorro'' that Bruce saw as a child was [[Film/TheMarkOfZorro the 1920 version[[. Miller updated it to [[Film/TheMarkOfZorro1940 the 1940 version]], putting Bruce's birth date in 1932 and making him a man in his mid-50s by the time of the story.

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* SettingUpdate: In the original stories the version of ''The Mark of Zorro'' that Bruce saw as a child was [[Film/TheMarkOfZorro the 1920 version[[.version]]. Miller updated it to [[Film/TheMarkOfZorro1940 the 1940 version]], putting Bruce's birth date in 1932 and making him a man in his mid-50s by the time of the story.
4th Dec '17 10:44:42 AM jamespolk
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* SettingUpdate: In the original stories the version of ''The Mark of Zorro'' that Bruce saw as a child was the 1920 version. Miller updated it to the 1940 version, putting Bruce's birth date in 1932 and making him a man in his mid-50s by the time of the story.

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* SettingUpdate: In the original stories the version of ''The Mark of Zorro'' that Bruce saw as a child was [[Film/TheMarkOfZorro the 1920 version. version[[. Miller updated it to [[Film/TheMarkOfZorro1940 the 1940 version, version]], putting Bruce's birth date in 1932 and making him a man in his mid-50s by the time of the story.
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