Batman: Year One

Paperback | January 10, 2007

byFrank Miller, David Mazzucchelli

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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.

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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 c...

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, bu...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 10.2 × 6.7 × 0.3 inPublished:January 10, 2007Publisher:DC ComicsLanguage: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

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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