Batman: Year One - Frank Miller & David Mazzucchelli

Batman: Year One

Author: Frank Miller & David Mazzucchelli

  • Publication Date: 2012-07-31
  • Category: Graphic Novels
4.5 Score: 4.5
(From 151 Ratings)


A NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller! A new edition of one of the most important and critically acclaimed Batman adventures ever, written by Frank Miller, author of THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS! In 1986, Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli produced this groundbreaking reinterpretation of the origin of Batman--who he is and how he came to be. Written shortly after THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, Miller's dystopian fable of Batman's final days, YEAR ONE set the stage for a new vision of a legendary character. This edition includes the complete graphic novel, a new introduction by writer Frank Miller and a new illustrated afterword by artist David Mazzucchelli. Completing this collection are over 40 pages of never-before-seen developmental material such as character and layout sketches, sample script pages, sketches and more that provide a glimpse into the making of this contemporary classic. This volume collects BATMAN #404-407.


  • Declaration of War

    By ah_joshua
    In this story, writer Frank Miller manages to creating a stimulating new story by implementing traits that were nonexistent in any other Batman origin. Rather than focusing on the brutality and fear that the Batman strikes into his opponents, he chooses to focus on the morality of two men, both trying to find their true purpose and trying to spread hope in a city where it’s merely a word. Batman: Year One is only truly surpassed by Miller’s Dark Knight Returns, and even still, this is a saga in the Dark Knight’s life true fans should never be able to resist.
  • 2nd best Batman story ever!!!!

    By T-1000
    Surapssed only by Miller's own The Dark Knight Returns. Grade: A+
  • Boring

    By Bat-Excellence
    It has a lot of creative elements, but it's more of a cop story rather than a Batman comic. The third chapter is the only interesting part of this book. The angles in each of the panels are incredible too. But other than that, this really didn't spark my interest. I just find "Batman: Earth One" a more superior origin. I just wonder how Scott Synder will do...