Batman: Year One

by David Mazzucchelli, Frank Miller

Dc Comics | January 10, 2007 | Trade Paperback

Batman: Year One is rated 4.8889 out of 5 by 9.
A New York Times Best Seller!

A new trade paperback 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 pro-vide a glimpse into the making of this contemporary classic.

This volume collects Batman #404-407.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 144 pages, 10.18 × 6.68 × 0.34 in

Published: January 10, 2007

Publisher: Dc Comics

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1401207529

ISBN - 13: 9781401207526

Appropriate for ages: 13

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definite Must Read This is a definite must read for any Batman fan! Great story and amazing artwork. This book gives you a great perspective of Gotham City not just from Batman's POV but James Gordon as well.
Date published: 2014-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic I absolutely Frank Miller. He writes Batman stories as though he has Bruce Wayne sitting in front of him and Miller is writing as Wayne's biographer. This book is a great entry point for any first-time Batman reader. 
Date published: 2013-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from prelude to Sin City This book is an excellent read for me. It focuses less on Batman and more on Jim Gordon. It sets up Gordon as a man instead of someone Batman can get info from. What Miller did for Batman in The Dark Knight, he does here for Jim Gordon. The Gotham Police Department is truely shown as the cesspool af graft and corruption it was always reputed to be. It works great as a kind of for runner to Miller's SinCity tales in later years. It is also a great lead in to Jeph Loeb and Tim Sales excellent "The Long Halloween" and "Dark Victory" stories. Mazzucchelli's art is simple and powerful. Batman looks like a guy in a funny costume with a cape, yet it somhow works. I just wish Miller had a little more room to tell his story. There is only one real action scene, when Bats is cornered by the police. still, it is very good and well worth a read for all Miller and Batman fans.
Date published: 2011-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Miller writes Batman the way it is suppose to be written. This is one of my favorite comics, a must read for any Dark Knight fan. An excellent mix of fantastic writing and artwork.
Date published: 2010-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must Read A must read for anyone who considers themselves a fan of comics. Miller and Mazzucchelli craft the Batman into the Dark Knight that people know today.
Date published: 2009-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved it friggin' loved it, a fun, smart and well drawn book. I wish miller and mazzucchelli did a year two! And yes i know the leob and sale did the long halloween with that in mind, and that book was pretty good too, but there is hardly a comparison.
Date published: 2009-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from REALLY REALLY COOL! This was an excellent graphic novel! It's art is very old style compared to what comics have for art now making it a unique art style. It has a really cool story line to it also , with Batman in his first year in the crimefighting business people aren't sure if he is a hero or a criminal , so of course everytime the Gotham Police come across him they try to capture him. Its a must read for any Batman fans or Frank Miller fans , I know I loved it!
Date published: 2009-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Sharp, pared down, dramatic re-boot for Batman's beginning... A great read that you won't put down until the end.
Date published: 2009-03-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Great Revamped Origin Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli deliver a knockout Batman story. The artwork is as realistic, dark, moody, and effective. Miller creates a story full of character and tense action. Gordon is a good cop in a bad city. Bruce Wayne is a man driven, obsessed, with delivering justice to an unjust Gotham. Thus the story of the Batman begins....
Date published: 2008-01-20

– More About This Product –

Batman: Year One

by David Mazzucchelli, Frank Miller

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 144 pages, 10.18 × 6.68 × 0.34 in

Published: January 10, 2007

Publisher: Dc Comics

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1401207529

ISBN - 13: 9781401207526

About the Book

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

From the Publisher

A New York Times Best Seller!

A new trade paperback 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 pro-vide a glimpse into the making of this contemporary classic.

This volume collects Batman #404-407.

About the Author

Frank Miller began his career in comics in the late 1970s and rose to fame while first drawing, and then writing, Daredevil for Marvel Comics. He was also the creative force behind Batman: The Dark Knight Returns , Batman: Year One , and Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again .  His many works have not only redefined classic characters, but also, on a few occasions, revitalized the comics industry. His creator-owned Sin City hit the page in 1991, and then the silver screen in 2005 — with Miller on board as co-director. His multi-award-winning 300 graphic novel was brought to full-blooded life in the 2007 motion picture of the same name, and in 2008 he directed the feature film of Will Eisner’s The Spirit . David Mazzucchelli drew his first professional comic book while majoring in painting at the Rhode Island School of Design. After a handful of jobs for Marvel and DC Comics, he became the regular artist on Marvel’s Daredevil , where he first collaborated with writer Frank Miller to produce the highly successful and critically acclaimed seven-part story “Born Again.” David’s most recent project is the self-published Rubber Blanket . His work on BATMAN and Daredevil has earned him both an American Comic Book Award and Spain’s Haxtur Prize.  In 2009, Pantheon Books published Mazzucchelli''s Asterios Polyp, which was met with critical acclaim.  In 2010, Asterios Polyp won three Eisner Awards for Best Graphic Album–New
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Editorial Reviews

"If there is one book that deserves mention in the same breath as Watchmen or The Dark Knight Returns, it''s Batman: Year One."—Miami Herald

"This is a story no true Batman fan should be able to resist."—School Library Journal

Appropriate for ages: 13