Batman: Year One

Batman: Year One

Lieutenant James Gordon takes up a new post in the crime-ridden and corrupt city of Gotham, while billionaire Bruce Wayne returns to the scene of his parents' deaths, intent on punishing the criminal element. Collects BATMAN #404-407....

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Title:Batman: Year One
Author:Frank Miller
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ISBN:Batman: Year One
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:144 pages pages

Batman: Year One Reviews

  • Adam
    Dec 07, 2007

    This is one of those books that's been absorbed into the public consciousness so fully that, reading it now, it can be hard to see what was revolutionary about it. This book has come to define the way we think of Batman today and was influential on the darker, grittier cape comics of t...

    To me, Batman is kinda like Pizza. By which I mean that even bad pizza is still pretty good. But for me, the best Batman is written by Miller. Maybe it's because I like his writing style, or maybe it's because his fairly dark writing style really suits Batman. Or it could just ...

    I would have loved it more if graphics were the work of nowadays' technology. I am planning to read my favourite superheros' origin. And I have started with my absolute-favourite superhero, Batman. I knew about his origin before. But reading it was a good experience also. There...

    When James Gordon joined the Gotham City Police Department, he had no idea of the cesspool of corruption it was. Fortunately, there are a few good cops left in Gotham and Gotham has a fledgling protector of its own, Batman! I'm three decades late to the party but I'm glad I showed u...

    "Gotham City. Maybe it's all I deserve, now. Maybe it's just my time in Hell." One of my absolute favorite Batman comics ever. It's quiet, subtle, realistic, noir. This is probably the most accessible Batman comic ever and where new readers should start, because while The Dark K...

    This was good. I see a lot that Tim Burton pulled in for the '89 Batman movie. This is also strangely centered on Gordon and his life. Usually Gordon is not a focus like here. There are some interesting and different ideas about the origin story, but I guess that is from someone who is...

    Meh. It was alright. It was sort of cool to see things from Gordon's perspective. I still would have liked to see a little more Bruce. I don't feel like I gained any new insight into his origins or his character. It wasn't awful, I was just hoping for more. ...

    You know the classics of literature - War and Peace, Crime and Punishment, Middlemarch? There are aspects to them to appreciate and patient readers can be rewarded greatly with those books. But let's be honest - most of us view classics as a bit of a chore. But what about classic comic...

    I've never been much of a super hero fan. And to me, Batman will always be Adam West's campy TV show of my youth. Bap! Zammm! Kapow! BUT...there's something about beginnings that appeals to me. I like watching a guy discovering and honing his powers. I'm remembering my favorite part...

    I received this one as a birthday present around five months back and never got round to reading this. In fact, it has been almost a decade since I last picked up a comic book. Somewhere around moving from one place to another, sorting life after graduation, this one found itself burie...

    Year One is the Batman origin that everyone currently knows. It is the origin story that until Frank Miller wrote it, did not exist. And therefore, while the book may not appear ground-breaking currently; at its time of publication it was incredibly fresh. It was the gritty, revenge ...

    Ever since finishing The Caped Crusade I have had a hankering to read one of the iconic Batman stories. As many plaudits as Batman: The Dark Knight Returns has received I was more drawn to this book because it tells the story of Batman's initial forays into vigilante justice (plus I ha...

    I'm not a big fan of superhero origin stories, so I avoided reading Batman: Year One for awhile, but I'm really glad I finally picked it up and gave it a try. This four-issue series totally blew me away. It got to the heart of everything I've always loved about Batman, while giving equ...

  • J.G. Keely
    Nov 11, 2010

    This is one of those books that's been absorbed into the public consciousness so fully that, reading it now, it can be hard to see what was revolutionary about it. This book has come to define the way we think of Batman today and was influential on the darker, grittier cape comics of t...

  • Michelle Morrell
    May 11, 2016

    This is one of those books that's been absorbed into the public consciousness so fully that, reading it now, it can be hard to see what was revolutionary about it. This book has come to define the way we think of Batman today and was influential on the darker, grittier cape comics of t...

    To me, Batman is kinda like Pizza. By which I mean that even bad pizza is still pretty good. But for me, the best Batman is written by Miller. Maybe it's because I like his writing style, or maybe it's because his fairly dark writing style really suits Batman. Or it could just ...

    I would have loved it more if graphics were the work of nowadays' technology. I am planning to read my favourite superheros' origin. And I have started with my absolute-favourite superhero, Batman. I knew about his origin before. But reading it was a good experience also. There...

    When James Gordon joined the Gotham City Police Department, he had no idea of the cesspool of corruption it was. Fortunately, there are a few good cops left in Gotham and Gotham has a fledgling protector of its own, Batman! I'm three decades late to the party but I'm glad I showed u...

    "Gotham City. Maybe it's all I deserve, now. Maybe it's just my time in Hell." One of my absolute favorite Batman comics ever. It's quiet, subtle, realistic, noir. This is probably the most accessible Batman comic ever and where new readers should start, because while The Dark K...

    This was good. I see a lot that Tim Burton pulled in for the '89 Batman movie. This is also strangely centered on Gordon and his life. Usually Gordon is not a focus like here. There are some interesting and different ideas about the origin story, but I guess that is from someone who is...

    Meh. It was alright. It was sort of cool to see things from Gordon's perspective. I still would have liked to see a little more Bruce. I don't feel like I gained any new insight into his origins or his character. It wasn't awful, I was just hoping for more. ...

    You know the classics of literature - War and Peace, Crime and Punishment, Middlemarch? There are aspects to them to appreciate and patient readers can be rewarded greatly with those books. But let's be honest - most of us view classics as a bit of a chore. But what about classic comic...

    I've never been much of a super hero fan. And to me, Batman will always be Adam West's campy TV show of my youth. Bap! Zammm! Kapow! BUT...there's something about beginnings that appeals to me. I like watching a guy discovering and honing his powers. I'm remembering my favorite part...

    I received this one as a birthday present around five months back and never got round to reading this. In fact, it has been almost a decade since I last picked up a comic book. Somewhere around moving from one place to another, sorting life after graduation, this one found itself burie...

    Year One is the Batman origin that everyone currently knows. It is the origin story that until Frank Miller wrote it, did not exist. And therefore, while the book may not appear ground-breaking currently; at its time of publication it was incredibly fresh. It was the gritty, revenge ...

    Ever since finishing The Caped Crusade I have had a hankering to read one of the iconic Batman stories. As many plaudits as Batman: The Dark Knight Returns has received I was more drawn to this book because it tells the story of Batman's initial forays into vigilante justice (plus I ha...

    I'm not a big fan of superhero origin stories, so I avoided reading Batman: Year One for awhile, but I'm really glad I finally picked it up and gave it a try. This four-issue series totally blew me away. It got to the heart of everything I've always loved about Batman, while giving equ...

    i can now see why people a lot of people, recommend this book to people who wants to start with batman. . this book is the bomb. i love this. well, i still love zero year. both origin stories have their own strengths and weaknesses, still brilliantly done, nonetheless. full re...

    4.5 stars We all know why Bruce Wayne became Batman . Or how he became Batman . Frank Miller's Batman Year One is the story of a nave Batman , when he had just entered this vigilante business . This story belongs to Commissioner Gordon as much as it belongs to Bat...

    Batman: Year One: Batman and Jim Gordon's early days in a detective noir thriller Originally posted at Fantasy Literature Frank Miller?s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (1986) completely reinvented Batman as angry and bitter older man coming out of retirement to stem a rising tide ...

    I've got good news and disappointing news. The disappointing news is that this "origin" story is less of a full Batman origin tale and more of a young James Gordon story. But the great news is that it's the best damn Gordon story anyone could ever ask for as he tries to navigate the cr...

    This isn't the first time I read Year One. It's actually one of the only DC books I did read when I was young. However, it's been over ten years and I was like I have to re-read it to see if I still enjoy it. As you can tell with my score, it's pretty obvious. Have you've ever seen...

    I feel like I'm a horrible person to give a Batman comic such a negative rating, and I urge everyone who happens to read my review not to trust my opinion. You'll probably love it; the artwork is okay and the plot well-developed and fast-paced. I have never been much of a Batman fan; n...

    In 1986 Frank Miller has given The Dark Knight - and the whole world of graphic novels - a whole new dark dimension, with his legendary "The Dark Knight Returns". The next year he decides to give him a proper beginning. "Batman: Year One" follows the first year of the rise of Batman, G...

    Batman: Year One follows Jim Gordon as he arrives in Gotham City and makes his way through a police presence rife with corruption. At the same time, a vigilante appears, known as The Batman. Together, yet apart, they aim to purge Gotham of the worst of the scum. Pretty darn old scho...

  • Carolyn
    Jan 08, 2009

    This is one of those books that's been absorbed into the public consciousness so fully that, reading it now, it can be hard to see what was revolutionary about it. This book has come to define the way we think of Batman today and was influential on the darker, grittier cape comics of t...

    To me, Batman is kinda like Pizza. By which I mean that even bad pizza is still pretty good. But for me, the best Batman is written by Miller. Maybe it's because I like his writing style, or maybe it's because his fairly dark writing style really suits Batman. Or it could just ...

    I would have loved it more if graphics were the work of nowadays' technology. I am planning to read my favourite superheros' origin. And I have started with my absolute-favourite superhero, Batman. I knew about his origin before. But reading it was a good experience also. There...

    When James Gordon joined the Gotham City Police Department, he had no idea of the cesspool of corruption it was. Fortunately, there are a few good cops left in Gotham and Gotham has a fledgling protector of its own, Batman! I'm three decades late to the party but I'm glad I showed u...

    "Gotham City. Maybe it's all I deserve, now. Maybe it's just my time in Hell." One of my absolute favorite Batman comics ever. It's quiet, subtle, realistic, noir. This is probably the most accessible Batman comic ever and where new readers should start, because while The Dark K...

    This was good. I see a lot that Tim Burton pulled in for the '89 Batman movie. This is also strangely centered on Gordon and his life. Usually Gordon is not a focus like here. There are some interesting and different ideas about the origin story, but I guess that is from someone who is...

    Meh. It was alright. It was sort of cool to see things from Gordon's perspective. I still would have liked to see a little more Bruce. I don't feel like I gained any new insight into his origins or his character. It wasn't awful, I was just hoping for more. ...

    You know the classics of literature - War and Peace, Crime and Punishment, Middlemarch? There are aspects to them to appreciate and patient readers can be rewarded greatly with those books. But let's be honest - most of us view classics as a bit of a chore. But what about classic comic...

    I've never been much of a super hero fan. And to me, Batman will always be Adam West's campy TV show of my youth. Bap! Zammm! Kapow! BUT...there's something about beginnings that appeals to me. I like watching a guy discovering and honing his powers. I'm remembering my favorite part...

    I received this one as a birthday present around five months back and never got round to reading this. In fact, it has been almost a decade since I last picked up a comic book. Somewhere around moving from one place to another, sorting life after graduation, this one found itself burie...

    Year One is the Batman origin that everyone currently knows. It is the origin story that until Frank Miller wrote it, did not exist. And therefore, while the book may not appear ground-breaking currently; at its time of publication it was incredibly fresh. It was the gritty, revenge ...

    Ever since finishing The Caped Crusade I have had a hankering to read one of the iconic Batman stories. As many plaudits as Batman: The Dark Knight Returns has received I was more drawn to this book because it tells the story of Batman's initial forays into vigilante justice (plus I ha...

    I'm not a big fan of superhero origin stories, so I avoided reading Batman: Year One for awhile, but I'm really glad I finally picked it up and gave it a try. This four-issue series totally blew me away. It got to the heart of everything I've always loved about Batman, while giving equ...

    i can now see why people a lot of people, recommend this book to people who wants to start with batman. . this book is the bomb. i love this. well, i still love zero year. both origin stories have their own strengths and weaknesses, still brilliantly done, nonetheless. full re...

    4.5 stars We all know why Bruce Wayne became Batman . Or how he became Batman . Frank Miller's Batman Year One is the story of a nave Batman , when he had just entered this vigilante business . This story belongs to Commissioner Gordon as much as it belongs to Bat...

    Batman: Year One: Batman and Jim Gordon's early days in a detective noir thriller Originally posted at Fantasy Literature Frank Miller?s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (1986) completely reinvented Batman as angry and bitter older man coming out of retirement to stem a rising tide ...

    I've got good news and disappointing news. The disappointing news is that this "origin" story is less of a full Batman origin tale and more of a young James Gordon story. But the great news is that it's the best damn Gordon story anyone could ever ask for as he tries to navigate the cr...

    This isn't the first time I read Year One. It's actually one of the only DC books I did read when I was young. However, it's been over ten years and I was like I have to re-read it to see if I still enjoy it. As you can tell with my score, it's pretty obvious. Have you've ever seen...

    I feel like I'm a horrible person to give a Batman comic such a negative rating, and I urge everyone who happens to read my review not to trust my opinion. You'll probably love it; the artwork is okay and the plot well-developed and fast-paced. I have never been much of a Batman fan; n...

    In 1986 Frank Miller has given The Dark Knight - and the whole world of graphic novels - a whole new dark dimension, with his legendary "The Dark Knight Returns". The next year he decides to give him a proper beginning. "Batman: Year One" follows the first year of the rise of Batman, G...

    Batman: Year One follows Jim Gordon as he arrives in Gotham City and makes his way through a police presence rife with corruption. At the same time, a vigilante appears, known as The Batman. Together, yet apart, they aim to purge Gotham of the worst of the scum. Pretty darn old scho...

    Brief History: To be honest, I have actually first heard about Batman through the 90s cartoon series ?Batman: The Animated Series,? which apparently, I have actually had my first exposure to the world of comics through so many animated series throughout the 90s. Since I h...

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    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Arguably one of the most essential Batman story in the comic world, Batman: Year One is a must-read. Fan of the dark knight or not, this story arc collecting all four comic issues (#404 to 407 published in 1987) from the comic seri...

    First crack at a DC comic and this was definitely a great place to start. The artwork and color were amazing! I enjoyed just flipping through the pages and admiring the deep colors popping out of the dark backgrounds. I'm not even an art guy so I should probably stop trying to describe...

    Batman year one (1987) Modern Batman #1 Year One is an absolute masterpiece and an achievement in story telling! Its not only one of the best Batman stories, but also my favorite origin story of any superhero! The foremost reason for this opinion is because of the way Frank Mil...

    My first comic-book ever! It was <3!!! ...

    When DC decided it was time to retell the origin story of its some of its iconic super heroes, it was decided that while Superman and Wonder Woman's origin might need some freshening up, the mythology surrounding the origin of Batman worked without any tweaks or revamps. Instead what t...

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    I read this slim volume in an hour or so, because I've long heard good things about this take on Batman's origins and earliest days, and I heard it was a source of inspiration for Christopher Nolan's Batman films, for which my appreciation has only grown after seeing them both again re...

  • Dan Schwent
    Jul 21, 2018

    This is one of those books that's been absorbed into the public consciousness so fully that, reading it now, it can be hard to see what was revolutionary about it. This book has come to define the way we think of Batman today and was influential on the darker, grittier cape comics of t...

    To me, Batman is kinda like Pizza. By which I mean that even bad pizza is still pretty good. But for me, the best Batman is written by Miller. Maybe it's because I like his writing style, or maybe it's because his fairly dark writing style really suits Batman. Or it could just ...

    I would have loved it more if graphics were the work of nowadays' technology. I am planning to read my favourite superheros' origin. And I have started with my absolute-favourite superhero, Batman. I knew about his origin before. But reading it was a good experience also. There...

    When James Gordon joined the Gotham City Police Department, he had no idea of the cesspool of corruption it was. Fortunately, there are a few good cops left in Gotham and Gotham has a fledgling protector of its own, Batman! I'm three decades late to the party but I'm glad I showed u...

  • Patrick
    Dec 14, 2014

    This is one of those books that's been absorbed into the public consciousness so fully that, reading it now, it can be hard to see what was revolutionary about it. This book has come to define the way we think of Batman today and was influential on the darker, grittier cape comics of t...

    To me, Batman is kinda like Pizza. By which I mean that even bad pizza is still pretty good. But for me, the best Batman is written by Miller. Maybe it's because I like his writing style, or maybe it's because his fairly dark writing style really suits Batman. Or it could just ...

  • Ronyell
    Mar 30, 2012

    This is one of those books that's been absorbed into the public consciousness so fully that, reading it now, it can be hard to see what was revolutionary about it. This book has come to define the way we think of Batman today and was influential on the darker, grittier cape comics of t...

    To me, Batman is kinda like Pizza. By which I mean that even bad pizza is still pretty good. But for me, the best Batman is written by Miller. Maybe it's because I like his writing style, or maybe it's because his fairly dark writing style really suits Batman. Or it could just ...

    I would have loved it more if graphics were the work of nowadays' technology. I am planning to read my favourite superheros' origin. And I have started with my absolute-favourite superhero, Batman. I knew about his origin before. But reading it was a good experience also. There...

    When James Gordon joined the Gotham City Police Department, he had no idea of the cesspool of corruption it was. Fortunately, there are a few good cops left in Gotham and Gotham has a fledgling protector of its own, Batman! I'm three decades late to the party but I'm glad I showed u...

    "Gotham City. Maybe it's all I deserve, now. Maybe it's just my time in Hell." One of my absolute favorite Batman comics ever. It's quiet, subtle, realistic, noir. This is probably the most accessible Batman comic ever and where new readers should start, because while The Dark K...

    This was good. I see a lot that Tim Burton pulled in for the '89 Batman movie. This is also strangely centered on Gordon and his life. Usually Gordon is not a focus like here. There are some interesting and different ideas about the origin story, but I guess that is from someone who is...

    Meh. It was alright. It was sort of cool to see things from Gordon's perspective. I still would have liked to see a little more Bruce. I don't feel like I gained any new insight into his origins or his character. It wasn't awful, I was just hoping for more. ...

    You know the classics of literature - War and Peace, Crime and Punishment, Middlemarch? There are aspects to them to appreciate and patient readers can be rewarded greatly with those books. But let's be honest - most of us view classics as a bit of a chore. But what about classic comic...

    I've never been much of a super hero fan. And to me, Batman will always be Adam West's campy TV show of my youth. Bap! Zammm! Kapow! BUT...there's something about beginnings that appeals to me. I like watching a guy discovering and honing his powers. I'm remembering my favorite part...

    I received this one as a birthday present around five months back and never got round to reading this. In fact, it has been almost a decade since I last picked up a comic book. Somewhere around moving from one place to another, sorting life after graduation, this one found itself burie...

    Year One is the Batman origin that everyone currently knows. It is the origin story that until Frank Miller wrote it, did not exist. And therefore, while the book may not appear ground-breaking currently; at its time of publication it was incredibly fresh. It was the gritty, revenge ...

    Ever since finishing The Caped Crusade I have had a hankering to read one of the iconic Batman stories. As many plaudits as Batman: The Dark Knight Returns has received I was more drawn to this book because it tells the story of Batman's initial forays into vigilante justice (plus I ha...

    I'm not a big fan of superhero origin stories, so I avoided reading Batman: Year One for awhile, but I'm really glad I finally picked it up and gave it a try. This four-issue series totally blew me away. It got to the heart of everything I've always loved about Batman, while giving equ...

    i can now see why people a lot of people, recommend this book to people who wants to start with batman. . this book is the bomb. i love this. well, i still love zero year. both origin stories have their own strengths and weaknesses, still brilliantly done, nonetheless. full re...

    4.5 stars We all know why Bruce Wayne became Batman . Or how he became Batman . Frank Miller's Batman Year One is the story of a nave Batman , when he had just entered this vigilante business . This story belongs to Commissioner Gordon as much as it belongs to Bat...

    Batman: Year One: Batman and Jim Gordon's early days in a detective noir thriller Originally posted at Fantasy Literature Frank Miller?s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (1986) completely reinvented Batman as angry and bitter older man coming out of retirement to stem a rising tide ...

    I've got good news and disappointing news. The disappointing news is that this "origin" story is less of a full Batman origin tale and more of a young James Gordon story. But the great news is that it's the best damn Gordon story anyone could ever ask for as he tries to navigate the cr...

    This isn't the first time I read Year One. It's actually one of the only DC books I did read when I was young. However, it's been over ten years and I was like I have to re-read it to see if I still enjoy it. As you can tell with my score, it's pretty obvious. Have you've ever seen...

    I feel like I'm a horrible person to give a Batman comic such a negative rating, and I urge everyone who happens to read my review not to trust my opinion. You'll probably love it; the artwork is okay and the plot well-developed and fast-paced. I have never been much of a Batman fan; n...

    In 1986 Frank Miller has given The Dark Knight - and the whole world of graphic novels - a whole new dark dimension, with his legendary "The Dark Knight Returns". The next year he decides to give him a proper beginning. "Batman: Year One" follows the first year of the rise of Batman, G...

    Batman: Year One follows Jim Gordon as he arrives in Gotham City and makes his way through a police presence rife with corruption. At the same time, a vigilante appears, known as The Batman. Together, yet apart, they aim to purge Gotham of the worst of the scum. Pretty darn old scho...

    Brief History: To be honest, I have actually first heard about Batman through the 90s cartoon series ?Batman: The Animated Series,? which apparently, I have actually had my first exposure to the world of comics through so many animated series throughout the 90s. Since I h...

  • Michael
    Sep 20, 2012

    This is one of those books that's been absorbed into the public consciousness so fully that, reading it now, it can be hard to see what was revolutionary about it. This book has come to define the way we think of Batman today and was influential on the darker, grittier cape comics of t...

    To me, Batman is kinda like Pizza. By which I mean that even bad pizza is still pretty good. But for me, the best Batman is written by Miller. Maybe it's because I like his writing style, or maybe it's because his fairly dark writing style really suits Batman. Or it could just ...

    I would have loved it more if graphics were the work of nowadays' technology. I am planning to read my favourite superheros' origin. And I have started with my absolute-favourite superhero, Batman. I knew about his origin before. But reading it was a good experience also. There...

    When James Gordon joined the Gotham City Police Department, he had no idea of the cesspool of corruption it was. Fortunately, there are a few good cops left in Gotham and Gotham has a fledgling protector of its own, Batman! I'm three decades late to the party but I'm glad I showed u...

    "Gotham City. Maybe it's all I deserve, now. Maybe it's just my time in Hell." One of my absolute favorite Batman comics ever. It's quiet, subtle, realistic, noir. This is probably the most accessible Batman comic ever and where new readers should start, because while The Dark K...

    This was good. I see a lot that Tim Burton pulled in for the '89 Batman movie. This is also strangely centered on Gordon and his life. Usually Gordon is not a focus like here. There are some interesting and different ideas about the origin story, but I guess that is from someone who is...

    Meh. It was alright. It was sort of cool to see things from Gordon's perspective. I still would have liked to see a little more Bruce. I don't feel like I gained any new insight into his origins or his character. It wasn't awful, I was just hoping for more. ...

    You know the classics of literature - War and Peace, Crime and Punishment, Middlemarch? There are aspects to them to appreciate and patient readers can be rewarded greatly with those books. But let's be honest - most of us view classics as a bit of a chore. But what about classic comic...

    I've never been much of a super hero fan. And to me, Batman will always be Adam West's campy TV show of my youth. Bap! Zammm! Kapow! BUT...there's something about beginnings that appeals to me. I like watching a guy discovering and honing his powers. I'm remembering my favorite part...

    I received this one as a birthday present around five months back and never got round to reading this. In fact, it has been almost a decade since I last picked up a comic book. Somewhere around moving from one place to another, sorting life after graduation, this one found itself burie...

    Year One is the Batman origin that everyone currently knows. It is the origin story that until Frank Miller wrote it, did not exist. And therefore, while the book may not appear ground-breaking currently; at its time of publication it was incredibly fresh. It was the gritty, revenge ...

    Ever since finishing The Caped Crusade I have had a hankering to read one of the iconic Batman stories. As many plaudits as Batman: The Dark Knight Returns has received I was more drawn to this book because it tells the story of Batman's initial forays into vigilante justice (plus I ha...

    I'm not a big fan of superhero origin stories, so I avoided reading Batman: Year One for awhile, but I'm really glad I finally picked it up and gave it a try. This four-issue series totally blew me away. It got to the heart of everything I've always loved about Batman, while giving equ...

    i can now see why people a lot of people, recommend this book to people who wants to start with batman. . this book is the bomb. i love this. well, i still love zero year. both origin stories have their own strengths and weaknesses, still brilliantly done, nonetheless. full re...

    4.5 stars We all know why Bruce Wayne became Batman . Or how he became Batman . Frank Miller's Batman Year One is the story of a nave Batman , when he had just entered this vigilante business . This story belongs to Commissioner Gordon as much as it belongs to Bat...

    Batman: Year One: Batman and Jim Gordon's early days in a detective noir thriller Originally posted at Fantasy Literature Frank Miller?s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (1986) completely reinvented Batman as angry and bitter older man coming out of retirement to stem a rising tide ...

    I've got good news and disappointing news. The disappointing news is that this "origin" story is less of a full Batman origin tale and more of a young James Gordon story. But the great news is that it's the best damn Gordon story anyone could ever ask for as he tries to navigate the cr...

    This isn't the first time I read Year One. It's actually one of the only DC books I did read when I was young. However, it's been over ten years and I was like I have to re-read it to see if I still enjoy it. As you can tell with my score, it's pretty obvious. Have you've ever seen...

    I feel like I'm a horrible person to give a Batman comic such a negative rating, and I urge everyone who happens to read my review not to trust my opinion. You'll probably love it; the artwork is okay and the plot well-developed and fast-paced. I have never been much of a Batman fan; n...

    In 1986 Frank Miller has given The Dark Knight - and the whole world of graphic novels - a whole new dark dimension, with his legendary "The Dark Knight Returns". The next year he decides to give him a proper beginning. "Batman: Year One" follows the first year of the rise of Batman, G...

    Batman: Year One follows Jim Gordon as he arrives in Gotham City and makes his way through a police presence rife with corruption. At the same time, a vigilante appears, known as The Batman. Together, yet apart, they aim to purge Gotham of the worst of the scum. Pretty darn old scho...

    Brief History: To be honest, I have actually first heard about Batman through the 90s cartoon series ?Batman: The Animated Series,? which apparently, I have actually had my first exposure to the world of comics through so many animated series throughout the 90s. Since I h...

    ?? ?????? ? ???????? ?????, ?? ? ???????? ????????????, ??? ?? ??????, ? ?????? ??? ?? ???????????????? ??????????, ??? ??????????? ???? ???. ???? ???? ??????...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Arguably one of the most essential Batman story in the comic world, Batman: Year One is a must-read. Fan of the dark knight or not, this story arc collecting all four comic issues (#404 to 407 published in 1987) from the comic seri...

    First crack at a DC comic and this was definitely a great place to start. The artwork and color were amazing! I enjoyed just flipping through the pages and admiring the deep colors popping out of the dark backgrounds. I'm not even an art guy so I should probably stop trying to describe...

    Batman year one (1987) Modern Batman #1 Year One is an absolute masterpiece and an achievement in story telling! Its not only one of the best Batman stories, but also my favorite origin story of any superhero! The foremost reason for this opinion is because of the way Frank Mil...

    My first comic-book ever! It was <3!!! ...

    When DC decided it was time to retell the origin story of its some of its iconic super heroes, it was decided that while Superman and Wonder Woman's origin might need some freshening up, the mythology surrounding the origin of Batman worked without any tweaks or revamps. Instead what t...

  • Anne
    May 28, 2009

    This is one of those books that's been absorbed into the public consciousness so fully that, reading it now, it can be hard to see what was revolutionary about it. This book has come to define the way we think of Batman today and was influential on the darker, grittier cape comics of t...

    To me, Batman is kinda like Pizza. By which I mean that even bad pizza is still pretty good. But for me, the best Batman is written by Miller. Maybe it's because I like his writing style, or maybe it's because his fairly dark writing style really suits Batman. Or it could just ...

    I would have loved it more if graphics were the work of nowadays' technology. I am planning to read my favourite superheros' origin. And I have started with my absolute-favourite superhero, Batman. I knew about his origin before. But reading it was a good experience also. There...

    When James Gordon joined the Gotham City Police Department, he had no idea of the cesspool of corruption it was. Fortunately, there are a few good cops left in Gotham and Gotham has a fledgling protector of its own, Batman! I'm three decades late to the party but I'm glad I showed u...

    "Gotham City. Maybe it's all I deserve, now. Maybe it's just my time in Hell." One of my absolute favorite Batman comics ever. It's quiet, subtle, realistic, noir. This is probably the most accessible Batman comic ever and where new readers should start, because while The Dark K...

    This was good. I see a lot that Tim Burton pulled in for the '89 Batman movie. This is also strangely centered on Gordon and his life. Usually Gordon is not a focus like here. There are some interesting and different ideas about the origin story, but I guess that is from someone who is...

    Meh. It was alright. It was sort of cool to see things from Gordon's perspective. I still would have liked to see a little more Bruce. I don't feel like I gained any new insight into his origins or his character. It wasn't awful, I was just hoping for more. ...

  • أحمد
    Aug 07, 2012

    This is one of those books that's been absorbed into the public consciousness so fully that, reading it now, it can be hard to see what was revolutionary about it. This book has come to define the way we think of Batman today and was influential on the darker, grittier cape comics of t...

    To me, Batman is kinda like Pizza. By which I mean that even bad pizza is still pretty good. But for me, the best Batman is written by Miller. Maybe it's because I like his writing style, or maybe it's because his fairly dark writing style really suits Batman. Or it could just ...

    I would have loved it more if graphics were the work of nowadays' technology. I am planning to read my favourite superheros' origin. And I have started with my absolute-favourite superhero, Batman. I knew about his origin before. But reading it was a good experience also. There...

    When James Gordon joined the Gotham City Police Department, he had no idea of the cesspool of corruption it was. Fortunately, there are a few good cops left in Gotham and Gotham has a fledgling protector of its own, Batman! I'm three decades late to the party but I'm glad I showed u...

    "Gotham City. Maybe it's all I deserve, now. Maybe it's just my time in Hell." One of my absolute favorite Batman comics ever. It's quiet, subtle, realistic, noir. This is probably the most accessible Batman comic ever and where new readers should start, because while The Dark K...

    This was good. I see a lot that Tim Burton pulled in for the '89 Batman movie. This is also strangely centered on Gordon and his life. Usually Gordon is not a focus like here. There are some interesting and different ideas about the origin story, but I guess that is from someone who is...

    Meh. It was alright. It was sort of cool to see things from Gordon's perspective. I still would have liked to see a little more Bruce. I don't feel like I gained any new insight into his origins or his character. It wasn't awful, I was just hoping for more. ...

    You know the classics of literature - War and Peace, Crime and Punishment, Middlemarch? There are aspects to them to appreciate and patient readers can be rewarded greatly with those books. But let's be honest - most of us view classics as a bit of a chore. But what about classic comic...

    I've never been much of a super hero fan. And to me, Batman will always be Adam West's campy TV show of my youth. Bap! Zammm! Kapow! BUT...there's something about beginnings that appeals to me. I like watching a guy discovering and honing his powers. I'm remembering my favorite part...

    I received this one as a birthday present around five months back and never got round to reading this. In fact, it has been almost a decade since I last picked up a comic book. Somewhere around moving from one place to another, sorting life after graduation, this one found itself burie...

    Year One is the Batman origin that everyone currently knows. It is the origin story that until Frank Miller wrote it, did not exist. And therefore, while the book may not appear ground-breaking currently; at its time of publication it was incredibly fresh. It was the gritty, revenge ...

    Ever since finishing The Caped Crusade I have had a hankering to read one of the iconic Batman stories. As many plaudits as Batman: The Dark Knight Returns has received I was more drawn to this book because it tells the story of Batman's initial forays into vigilante justice (plus I ha...

    I'm not a big fan of superhero origin stories, so I avoided reading Batman: Year One for awhile, but I'm really glad I finally picked it up and gave it a try. This four-issue series totally blew me away. It got to the heart of everything I've always loved about Batman, while giving equ...

    i can now see why people a lot of people, recommend this book to people who wants to start with batman. . this book is the bomb. i love this. well, i still love zero year. both origin stories have their own strengths and weaknesses, still brilliantly done, nonetheless. full re...

    4.5 stars We all know why Bruce Wayne became Batman . Or how he became Batman . Frank Miller's Batman Year One is the story of a nave Batman , when he had just entered this vigilante business . This story belongs to Commissioner Gordon as much as it belongs to Bat...

    Batman: Year One: Batman and Jim Gordon's early days in a detective noir thriller Originally posted at Fantasy Literature Frank Miller?s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (1986) completely reinvented Batman as angry and bitter older man coming out of retirement to stem a rising tide ...

    I've got good news and disappointing news. The disappointing news is that this "origin" story is less of a full Batman origin tale and more of a young James Gordon story. But the great news is that it's the best damn Gordon story anyone could ever ask for as he tries to navigate the cr...

    This isn't the first time I read Year One. It's actually one of the only DC books I did read when I was young. However, it's been over ten years and I was like I have to re-read it to see if I still enjoy it. As you can tell with my score, it's pretty obvious. Have you've ever seen...

    I feel like I'm a horrible person to give a Batman comic such a negative rating, and I urge everyone who happens to read my review not to trust my opinion. You'll probably love it; the artwork is okay and the plot well-developed and fast-paced. I have never been much of a Batman fan; n...

    In 1986 Frank Miller has given The Dark Knight - and the whole world of graphic novels - a whole new dark dimension, with his legendary "The Dark Knight Returns". The next year he decides to give him a proper beginning. "Batman: Year One" follows the first year of the rise of Batman, G...

  • Justin
    Jan 10, 2016

    This is one of those books that's been absorbed into the public consciousness so fully that, reading it now, it can be hard to see what was revolutionary about it. This book has come to define the way we think of Batman today and was influential on the darker, grittier cape comics of t...

    To me, Batman is kinda like Pizza. By which I mean that even bad pizza is still pretty good. But for me, the best Batman is written by Miller. Maybe it's because I like his writing style, or maybe it's because his fairly dark writing style really suits Batman. Or it could just ...

    I would have loved it more if graphics were the work of nowadays' technology. I am planning to read my favourite superheros' origin. And I have started with my absolute-favourite superhero, Batman. I knew about his origin before. But reading it was a good experience also. There...

    When James Gordon joined the Gotham City Police Department, he had no idea of the cesspool of corruption it was. Fortunately, there are a few good cops left in Gotham and Gotham has a fledgling protector of its own, Batman! I'm three decades late to the party but I'm glad I showed u...

    "Gotham City. Maybe it's all I deserve, now. Maybe it's just my time in Hell." One of my absolute favorite Batman comics ever. It's quiet, subtle, realistic, noir. This is probably the most accessible Batman comic ever and where new readers should start, because while The Dark K...

    This was good. I see a lot that Tim Burton pulled in for the '89 Batman movie. This is also strangely centered on Gordon and his life. Usually Gordon is not a focus like here. There are some interesting and different ideas about the origin story, but I guess that is from someone who is...

    Meh. It was alright. It was sort of cool to see things from Gordon's perspective. I still would have liked to see a little more Bruce. I don't feel like I gained any new insight into his origins or his character. It wasn't awful, I was just hoping for more. ...

    You know the classics of literature - War and Peace, Crime and Punishment, Middlemarch? There are aspects to them to appreciate and patient readers can be rewarded greatly with those books. But let's be honest - most of us view classics as a bit of a chore. But what about classic comic...

    I've never been much of a super hero fan. And to me, Batman will always be Adam West's campy TV show of my youth. Bap! Zammm! Kapow! BUT...there's something about beginnings that appeals to me. I like watching a guy discovering and honing his powers. I'm remembering my favorite part...

    I received this one as a birthday present around five months back and never got round to reading this. In fact, it has been almost a decade since I last picked up a comic book. Somewhere around moving from one place to another, sorting life after graduation, this one found itself burie...

    Year One is the Batman origin that everyone currently knows. It is the origin story that until Frank Miller wrote it, did not exist. And therefore, while the book may not appear ground-breaking currently; at its time of publication it was incredibly fresh. It was the gritty, revenge ...

    Ever since finishing The Caped Crusade I have had a hankering to read one of the iconic Batman stories. As many plaudits as Batman: The Dark Knight Returns has received I was more drawn to this book because it tells the story of Batman's initial forays into vigilante justice (plus I ha...

    I'm not a big fan of superhero origin stories, so I avoided reading Batman: Year One for awhile, but I'm really glad I finally picked it up and gave it a try. This four-issue series totally blew me away. It got to the heart of everything I've always loved about Batman, while giving equ...

    i can now see why people a lot of people, recommend this book to people who wants to start with batman. . this book is the bomb. i love this. well, i still love zero year. both origin stories have their own strengths and weaknesses, still brilliantly done, nonetheless. full re...

    4.5 stars We all know why Bruce Wayne became Batman . Or how he became Batman . Frank Miller's Batman Year One is the story of a nave Batman , when he had just entered this vigilante business . This story belongs to Commissioner Gordon as much as it belongs to Bat...

    Batman: Year One: Batman and Jim Gordon's early days in a detective noir thriller Originally posted at Fantasy Literature Frank Miller?s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (1986) completely reinvented Batman as angry and bitter older man coming out of retirement to stem a rising tide ...

    I've got good news and disappointing news. The disappointing news is that this "origin" story is less of a full Batman origin tale and more of a young James Gordon story. But the great news is that it's the best damn Gordon story anyone could ever ask for as he tries to navigate the cr...

    This isn't the first time I read Year One. It's actually one of the only DC books I did read when I was young. However, it's been over ten years and I was like I have to re-read it to see if I still enjoy it. As you can tell with my score, it's pretty obvious. Have you've ever seen...

    I feel like I'm a horrible person to give a Batman comic such a negative rating, and I urge everyone who happens to read my review not to trust my opinion. You'll probably love it; the artwork is okay and the plot well-developed and fast-paced. I have never been much of a Batman fan; n...

    In 1986 Frank Miller has given The Dark Knight - and the whole world of graphic novels - a whole new dark dimension, with his legendary "The Dark Knight Returns". The next year he decides to give him a proper beginning. "Batman: Year One" follows the first year of the rise of Batman, G...

    Batman: Year One follows Jim Gordon as he arrives in Gotham City and makes his way through a police presence rife with corruption. At the same time, a vigilante appears, known as The Batman. Together, yet apart, they aim to purge Gotham of the worst of the scum. Pretty darn old scho...

    Brief History: To be honest, I have actually first heard about Batman through the 90s cartoon series ?Batman: The Animated Series,? which apparently, I have actually had my first exposure to the world of comics through so many animated series throughout the 90s. Since I h...

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    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Arguably one of the most essential Batman story in the comic world, Batman: Year One is a must-read. Fan of the dark knight or not, this story arc collecting all four comic issues (#404 to 407 published in 1987) from the comic seri...

    First crack at a DC comic and this was definitely a great place to start. The artwork and color were amazing! I enjoyed just flipping through the pages and admiring the deep colors popping out of the dark backgrounds. I'm not even an art guy so I should probably stop trying to describe...

  • Richard
    Dec 19, 2016

    This is one of those books that's been absorbed into the public consciousness so fully that, reading it now, it can be hard to see what was revolutionary about it. This book has come to define the way we think of Batman today and was influential on the darker, grittier cape comics of t...

    To me, Batman is kinda like Pizza. By which I mean that even bad pizza is still pretty good. But for me, the best Batman is written by Miller. Maybe it's because I like his writing style, or maybe it's because his fairly dark writing style really suits Batman. Or it could just ...

    I would have loved it more if graphics were the work of nowadays' technology. I am planning to read my favourite superheros' origin. And I have started with my absolute-favourite superhero, Batman. I knew about his origin before. But reading it was a good experience also. There...

    When James Gordon joined the Gotham City Police Department, he had no idea of the cesspool of corruption it was. Fortunately, there are a few good cops left in Gotham and Gotham has a fledgling protector of its own, Batman! I'm three decades late to the party but I'm glad I showed u...

    "Gotham City. Maybe it's all I deserve, now. Maybe it's just my time in Hell." One of my absolute favorite Batman comics ever. It's quiet, subtle, realistic, noir. This is probably the most accessible Batman comic ever and where new readers should start, because while The Dark K...

    This was good. I see a lot that Tim Burton pulled in for the '89 Batman movie. This is also strangely centered on Gordon and his life. Usually Gordon is not a focus like here. There are some interesting and different ideas about the origin story, but I guess that is from someone who is...

    Meh. It was alright. It was sort of cool to see things from Gordon's perspective. I still would have liked to see a little more Bruce. I don't feel like I gained any new insight into his origins or his character. It wasn't awful, I was just hoping for more. ...

    You know the classics of literature - War and Peace, Crime and Punishment, Middlemarch? There are aspects to them to appreciate and patient readers can be rewarded greatly with those books. But let's be honest - most of us view classics as a bit of a chore. But what about classic comic...

    I've never been much of a super hero fan. And to me, Batman will always be Adam West's campy TV show of my youth. Bap! Zammm! Kapow! BUT...there's something about beginnings that appeals to me. I like watching a guy discovering and honing his powers. I'm remembering my favorite part...

    I received this one as a birthday present around five months back and never got round to reading this. In fact, it has been almost a decade since I last picked up a comic book. Somewhere around moving from one place to another, sorting life after graduation, this one found itself burie...

    Year One is the Batman origin that everyone currently knows. It is the origin story that until Frank Miller wrote it, did not exist. And therefore, while the book may not appear ground-breaking currently; at its time of publication it was incredibly fresh. It was the gritty, revenge ...

    Ever since finishing The Caped Crusade I have had a hankering to read one of the iconic Batman stories. As many plaudits as Batman: The Dark Knight Returns has received I was more drawn to this book because it tells the story of Batman's initial forays into vigilante justice (plus I ha...

    I'm not a big fan of superhero origin stories, so I avoided reading Batman: Year One for awhile, but I'm really glad I finally picked it up and gave it a try. This four-issue series totally blew me away. It got to the heart of everything I've always loved about Batman, while giving equ...

    i can now see why people a lot of people, recommend this book to people who wants to start with batman. . this book is the bomb. i love this. well, i still love zero year. both origin stories have their own strengths and weaknesses, still brilliantly done, nonetheless. full re...

    4.5 stars We all know why Bruce Wayne became Batman . Or how he became Batman . Frank Miller's Batman Year One is the story of a nave Batman , when he had just entered this vigilante business . This story belongs to Commissioner Gordon as much as it belongs to Bat...

    Batman: Year One: Batman and Jim Gordon's early days in a detective noir thriller Originally posted at Fantasy Literature Frank Miller?s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (1986) completely reinvented Batman as angry and bitter older man coming out of retirement to stem a rising tide ...

    I've got good news and disappointing news. The disappointing news is that this "origin" story is less of a full Batman origin tale and more of a young James Gordon story. But the great news is that it's the best damn Gordon story anyone could ever ask for as he tries to navigate the cr...

  • Melki
    May 08, 2012

    This is one of those books that's been absorbed into the public consciousness so fully that, reading it now, it can be hard to see what was revolutionary about it. This book has come to define the way we think of Batman today and was influential on the darker, grittier cape comics of t...

    To me, Batman is kinda like Pizza. By which I mean that even bad pizza is still pretty good. But for me, the best Batman is written by Miller. Maybe it's because I like his writing style, or maybe it's because his fairly dark writing style really suits Batman. Or it could just ...

    I would have loved it more if graphics were the work of nowadays' technology. I am planning to read my favourite superheros' origin. And I have started with my absolute-favourite superhero, Batman. I knew about his origin before. But reading it was a good experience also. There...

    When James Gordon joined the Gotham City Police Department, he had no idea of the cesspool of corruption it was. Fortunately, there are a few good cops left in Gotham and Gotham has a fledgling protector of its own, Batman! I'm three decades late to the party but I'm glad I showed u...

    "Gotham City. Maybe it's all I deserve, now. Maybe it's just my time in Hell." One of my absolute favorite Batman comics ever. It's quiet, subtle, realistic, noir. This is probably the most accessible Batman comic ever and where new readers should start, because while The Dark K...

    This was good. I see a lot that Tim Burton pulled in for the '89 Batman movie. This is also strangely centered on Gordon and his life. Usually Gordon is not a focus like here. There are some interesting and different ideas about the origin story, but I guess that is from someone who is...

    Meh. It was alright. It was sort of cool to see things from Gordon's perspective. I still would have liked to see a little more Bruce. I don't feel like I gained any new insight into his origins or his character. It wasn't awful, I was just hoping for more. ...

    You know the classics of literature - War and Peace, Crime and Punishment, Middlemarch? There are aspects to them to appreciate and patient readers can be rewarded greatly with those books. But let's be honest - most of us view classics as a bit of a chore. But what about classic comic...

    I've never been much of a super hero fan. And to me, Batman will always be Adam West's campy TV show of my youth. Bap! Zammm! Kapow! BUT...there's something about beginnings that appeals to me. I like watching a guy discovering and honing his powers. I'm remembering my favorite part...

  • Sam Quixote
    Oct 16, 2011

    This is one of those books that's been absorbed into the public consciousness so fully that, reading it now, it can be hard to see what was revolutionary about it. This book has come to define the way we think of Batman today and was influential on the darker, grittier cape comics of t...

    To me, Batman is kinda like Pizza. By which I mean that even bad pizza is still pretty good. But for me, the best Batman is written by Miller. Maybe it's because I like his writing style, or maybe it's because his fairly dark writing style really suits Batman. Or it could just ...

    I would have loved it more if graphics were the work of nowadays' technology. I am planning to read my favourite superheros' origin. And I have started with my absolute-favourite superhero, Batman. I knew about his origin before. But reading it was a good experience also. There...

    When James Gordon joined the Gotham City Police Department, he had no idea of the cesspool of corruption it was. Fortunately, there are a few good cops left in Gotham and Gotham has a fledgling protector of its own, Batman! I'm three decades late to the party but I'm glad I showed u...

    "Gotham City. Maybe it's all I deserve, now. Maybe it's just my time in Hell." One of my absolute favorite Batman comics ever. It's quiet, subtle, realistic, noir. This is probably the most accessible Batman comic ever and where new readers should start, because while The Dark K...

    This was good. I see a lot that Tim Burton pulled in for the '89 Batman movie. This is also strangely centered on Gordon and his life. Usually Gordon is not a focus like here. There are some interesting and different ideas about the origin story, but I guess that is from someone who is...

    Meh. It was alright. It was sort of cool to see things from Gordon's perspective. I still would have liked to see a little more Bruce. I don't feel like I gained any new insight into his origins or his character. It wasn't awful, I was just hoping for more. ...

    You know the classics of literature - War and Peace, Crime and Punishment, Middlemarch? There are aspects to them to appreciate and patient readers can be rewarded greatly with those books. But let's be honest - most of us view classics as a bit of a chore. But what about classic comic...

  • Sandra
    May 11, 2018

    This is one of those books that's been absorbed into the public consciousness so fully that, reading it now, it can be hard to see what was revolutionary about it. This book has come to define the way we think of Batman today and was influential on the darker, grittier cape comics of t...

    To me, Batman is kinda like Pizza. By which I mean that even bad pizza is still pretty good. But for me, the best Batman is written by Miller. Maybe it's because I like his writing style, or maybe it's because his fairly dark writing style really suits Batman. Or it could just ...

    I would have loved it more if graphics were the work of nowadays' technology. I am planning to read my favourite superheros' origin. And I have started with my absolute-favourite superhero, Batman. I knew about his origin before. But reading it was a good experience also. There...

    When James Gordon joined the Gotham City Police Department, he had no idea of the cesspool of corruption it was. Fortunately, there are a few good cops left in Gotham and Gotham has a fledgling protector of its own, Batman! I'm three decades late to the party but I'm glad I showed u...

    "Gotham City. Maybe it's all I deserve, now. Maybe it's just my time in Hell." One of my absolute favorite Batman comics ever. It's quiet, subtle, realistic, noir. This is probably the most accessible Batman comic ever and where new readers should start, because while The Dark K...

    This was good. I see a lot that Tim Burton pulled in for the '89 Batman movie. This is also strangely centered on Gordon and his life. Usually Gordon is not a focus like here. There are some interesting and different ideas about the origin story, but I guess that is from someone who is...

    Meh. It was alright. It was sort of cool to see things from Gordon's perspective. I still would have liked to see a little more Bruce. I don't feel like I gained any new insight into his origins or his character. It wasn't awful, I was just hoping for more. ...

    You know the classics of literature - War and Peace, Crime and Punishment, Middlemarch? There are aspects to them to appreciate and patient readers can be rewarded greatly with those books. But let's be honest - most of us view classics as a bit of a chore. But what about classic comic...

    I've never been much of a super hero fan. And to me, Batman will always be Adam West's campy TV show of my youth. Bap! Zammm! Kapow! BUT...there's something about beginnings that appeals to me. I like watching a guy discovering and honing his powers. I'm remembering my favorite part...

    I received this one as a birthday present around five months back and never got round to reading this. In fact, it has been almost a decade since I last picked up a comic book. Somewhere around moving from one place to another, sorting life after graduation, this one found itself burie...

    Year One is the Batman origin that everyone currently knows. It is the origin story that until Frank Miller wrote it, did not exist. And therefore, while the book may not appear ground-breaking currently; at its time of publication it was incredibly fresh. It was the gritty, revenge ...

    Ever since finishing The Caped Crusade I have had a hankering to read one of the iconic Batman stories. As many plaudits as Batman: The Dark Knight Returns has received I was more drawn to this book because it tells the story of Batman's initial forays into vigilante justice (plus I ha...

    I'm not a big fan of superhero origin stories, so I avoided reading Batman: Year One for awhile, but I'm really glad I finally picked it up and gave it a try. This four-issue series totally blew me away. It got to the heart of everything I've always loved about Batman, while giving equ...

    i can now see why people a lot of people, recommend this book to people who wants to start with batman. . this book is the bomb. i love this. well, i still love zero year. both origin stories have their own strengths and weaknesses, still brilliantly done, nonetheless. full re...

  • Ярослава
    May 02, 2018

    This is one of those books that's been absorbed into the public consciousness so fully that, reading it now, it can be hard to see what was revolutionary about it. This book has come to define the way we think of Batman today and was influential on the darker, grittier cape comics of t...

    To me, Batman is kinda like Pizza. By which I mean that even bad pizza is still pretty good. But for me, the best Batman is written by Miller. Maybe it's because I like his writing style, or maybe it's because his fairly dark writing style really suits Batman. Or it could just ...

    I would have loved it more if graphics were the work of nowadays' technology. I am planning to read my favourite superheros' origin. And I have started with my absolute-favourite superhero, Batman. I knew about his origin before. But reading it was a good experience also. There...

    When James Gordon joined the Gotham City Police Department, he had no idea of the cesspool of corruption it was. Fortunately, there are a few good cops left in Gotham and Gotham has a fledgling protector of its own, Batman! I'm three decades late to the party but I'm glad I showed u...

    "Gotham City. Maybe it's all I deserve, now. Maybe it's just my time in Hell." One of my absolute favorite Batman comics ever. It's quiet, subtle, realistic, noir. This is probably the most accessible Batman comic ever and where new readers should start, because while The Dark K...

    This was good. I see a lot that Tim Burton pulled in for the '89 Batman movie. This is also strangely centered on Gordon and his life. Usually Gordon is not a focus like here. There are some interesting and different ideas about the origin story, but I guess that is from someone who is...

    Meh. It was alright. It was sort of cool to see things from Gordon's perspective. I still would have liked to see a little more Bruce. I don't feel like I gained any new insight into his origins or his character. It wasn't awful, I was just hoping for more. ...

    You know the classics of literature - War and Peace, Crime and Punishment, Middlemarch? There are aspects to them to appreciate and patient readers can be rewarded greatly with those books. But let's be honest - most of us view classics as a bit of a chore. But what about classic comic...

    I've never been much of a super hero fan. And to me, Batman will always be Adam West's campy TV show of my youth. Bap! Zammm! Kapow! BUT...there's something about beginnings that appeals to me. I like watching a guy discovering and honing his powers. I'm remembering my favorite part...

    I received this one as a birthday present around five months back and never got round to reading this. In fact, it has been almost a decade since I last picked up a comic book. Somewhere around moving from one place to another, sorting life after graduation, this one found itself burie...

    Year One is the Batman origin that everyone currently knows. It is the origin story that until Frank Miller wrote it, did not exist. And therefore, while the book may not appear ground-breaking currently; at its time of publication it was incredibly fresh. It was the gritty, revenge ...

    Ever since finishing The Caped Crusade I have had a hankering to read one of the iconic Batman stories. As many plaudits as Batman: The Dark Knight Returns has received I was more drawn to this book because it tells the story of Batman's initial forays into vigilante justice (plus I ha...

    I'm not a big fan of superhero origin stories, so I avoided reading Batman: Year One for awhile, but I'm really glad I finally picked it up and gave it a try. This four-issue series totally blew me away. It got to the heart of everything I've always loved about Batman, while giving equ...

    i can now see why people a lot of people, recommend this book to people who wants to start with batman. . this book is the bomb. i love this. well, i still love zero year. both origin stories have their own strengths and weaknesses, still brilliantly done, nonetheless. full re...

    4.5 stars We all know why Bruce Wayne became Batman . Or how he became Batman . Frank Miller's Batman Year One is the story of a nave Batman , when he had just entered this vigilante business . This story belongs to Commissioner Gordon as much as it belongs to Bat...

    Batman: Year One: Batman and Jim Gordon's early days in a detective noir thriller Originally posted at Fantasy Literature Frank Miller?s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (1986) completely reinvented Batman as angry and bitter older man coming out of retirement to stem a rising tide ...

    I've got good news and disappointing news. The disappointing news is that this "origin" story is less of a full Batman origin tale and more of a young James Gordon story. But the great news is that it's the best damn Gordon story anyone could ever ask for as he tries to navigate the cr...

    This isn't the first time I read Year One. It's actually one of the only DC books I did read when I was young. However, it's been over ten years and I was like I have to re-read it to see if I still enjoy it. As you can tell with my score, it's pretty obvious. Have you've ever seen...

    I feel like I'm a horrible person to give a Batman comic such a negative rating, and I urge everyone who happens to read my review not to trust my opinion. You'll probably love it; the artwork is okay and the plot well-developed and fast-paced. I have never been much of a Batman fan; n...

    In 1986 Frank Miller has given The Dark Knight - and the whole world of graphic novels - a whole new dark dimension, with his legendary "The Dark Knight Returns". The next year he decides to give him a proper beginning. "Batman: Year One" follows the first year of the rise of Batman, G...

    Batman: Year One follows Jim Gordon as he arrives in Gotham City and makes his way through a police presence rife with corruption. At the same time, a vigilante appears, known as The Batman. Together, yet apart, they aim to purge Gotham of the worst of the scum. Pretty darn old scho...

    Brief History: To be honest, I have actually first heard about Batman through the 90s cartoon series ?Batman: The Animated Series,? which apparently, I have actually had my first exposure to the world of comics through so many animated series throughout the 90s. Since I h...

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  • Jonathan Terrington
    Jun 09, 2012

    This is one of those books that's been absorbed into the public consciousness so fully that, reading it now, it can be hard to see what was revolutionary about it. This book has come to define the way we think of Batman today and was influential on the darker, grittier cape comics of t...

    To me, Batman is kinda like Pizza. By which I mean that even bad pizza is still pretty good. But for me, the best Batman is written by Miller. Maybe it's because I like his writing style, or maybe it's because his fairly dark writing style really suits Batman. Or it could just ...

    I would have loved it more if graphics were the work of nowadays' technology. I am planning to read my favourite superheros' origin. And I have started with my absolute-favourite superhero, Batman. I knew about his origin before. But reading it was a good experience also. There...

    When James Gordon joined the Gotham City Police Department, he had no idea of the cesspool of corruption it was. Fortunately, there are a few good cops left in Gotham and Gotham has a fledgling protector of its own, Batman! I'm three decades late to the party but I'm glad I showed u...

    "Gotham City. Maybe it's all I deserve, now. Maybe it's just my time in Hell." One of my absolute favorite Batman comics ever. It's quiet, subtle, realistic, noir. This is probably the most accessible Batman comic ever and where new readers should start, because while The Dark K...

    This was good. I see a lot that Tim Burton pulled in for the '89 Batman movie. This is also strangely centered on Gordon and his life. Usually Gordon is not a focus like here. There are some interesting and different ideas about the origin story, but I guess that is from someone who is...

    Meh. It was alright. It was sort of cool to see things from Gordon's perspective. I still would have liked to see a little more Bruce. I don't feel like I gained any new insight into his origins or his character. It wasn't awful, I was just hoping for more. ...

    You know the classics of literature - War and Peace, Crime and Punishment, Middlemarch? There are aspects to them to appreciate and patient readers can be rewarded greatly with those books. But let's be honest - most of us view classics as a bit of a chore. But what about classic comic...

    I've never been much of a super hero fan. And to me, Batman will always be Adam West's campy TV show of my youth. Bap! Zammm! Kapow! BUT...there's something about beginnings that appeals to me. I like watching a guy discovering and honing his powers. I'm remembering my favorite part...

    I received this one as a birthday present around five months back and never got round to reading this. In fact, it has been almost a decade since I last picked up a comic book. Somewhere around moving from one place to another, sorting life after graduation, this one found itself burie...

    Year One is the Batman origin that everyone currently knows. It is the origin story that until Frank Miller wrote it, did not exist. And therefore, while the book may not appear ground-breaking currently; at its time of publication it was incredibly fresh. It was the gritty, revenge ...

  • Mike
    Apr 16, 2016

    This is one of those books that's been absorbed into the public consciousness so fully that, reading it now, it can be hard to see what was revolutionary about it. This book has come to define the way we think of Batman today and was influential on the darker, grittier cape comics of t...

    To me, Batman is kinda like Pizza. By which I mean that even bad pizza is still pretty good. But for me, the best Batman is written by Miller. Maybe it's because I like his writing style, or maybe it's because his fairly dark writing style really suits Batman. Or it could just ...

    I would have loved it more if graphics were the work of nowadays' technology. I am planning to read my favourite superheros' origin. And I have started with my absolute-favourite superhero, Batman. I knew about his origin before. But reading it was a good experience also. There...

    When James Gordon joined the Gotham City Police Department, he had no idea of the cesspool of corruption it was. Fortunately, there are a few good cops left in Gotham and Gotham has a fledgling protector of its own, Batman! I'm three decades late to the party but I'm glad I showed u...

    "Gotham City. Maybe it's all I deserve, now. Maybe it's just my time in Hell." One of my absolute favorite Batman comics ever. It's quiet, subtle, realistic, noir. This is probably the most accessible Batman comic ever and where new readers should start, because while The Dark K...

    This was good. I see a lot that Tim Burton pulled in for the '89 Batman movie. This is also strangely centered on Gordon and his life. Usually Gordon is not a focus like here. There are some interesting and different ideas about the origin story, but I guess that is from someone who is...

    Meh. It was alright. It was sort of cool to see things from Gordon's perspective. I still would have liked to see a little more Bruce. I don't feel like I gained any new insight into his origins or his character. It wasn't awful, I was just hoping for more. ...

    You know the classics of literature - War and Peace, Crime and Punishment, Middlemarch? There are aspects to them to appreciate and patient readers can be rewarded greatly with those books. But let's be honest - most of us view classics as a bit of a chore. But what about classic comic...

    I've never been much of a super hero fan. And to me, Batman will always be Adam West's campy TV show of my youth. Bap! Zammm! Kapow! BUT...there's something about beginnings that appeals to me. I like watching a guy discovering and honing his powers. I'm remembering my favorite part...

    I received this one as a birthday present around five months back and never got round to reading this. In fact, it has been almost a decade since I last picked up a comic book. Somewhere around moving from one place to another, sorting life after graduation, this one found itself burie...

    Year One is the Batman origin that everyone currently knows. It is the origin story that until Frank Miller wrote it, did not exist. And therefore, while the book may not appear ground-breaking currently; at its time of publication it was incredibly fresh. It was the gritty, revenge ...

    Ever since finishing The Caped Crusade I have had a hankering to read one of the iconic Batman stories. As many plaudits as Batman: The Dark Knight Returns has received I was more drawn to this book because it tells the story of Batman's initial forays into vigilante justice (plus I ha...

  • Stuart
    Jul 08, 2013

    This is one of those books that's been absorbed into the public consciousness so fully that, reading it now, it can be hard to see what was revolutionary about it. This book has come to define the way we think of Batman today and was influential on the darker, grittier cape comics of t...

    To me, Batman is kinda like Pizza. By which I mean that even bad pizza is still pretty good. But for me, the best Batman is written by Miller. Maybe it's because I like his writing style, or maybe it's because his fairly dark writing style really suits Batman. Or it could just ...

    I would have loved it more if graphics were the work of nowadays' technology. I am planning to read my favourite superheros' origin. And I have started with my absolute-favourite superhero, Batman. I knew about his origin before. But reading it was a good experience also. There...

    When James Gordon joined the Gotham City Police Department, he had no idea of the cesspool of corruption it was. Fortunately, there are a few good cops left in Gotham and Gotham has a fledgling protector of its own, Batman! I'm three decades late to the party but I'm glad I showed u...

    "Gotham City. Maybe it's all I deserve, now. Maybe it's just my time in Hell." One of my absolute favorite Batman comics ever. It's quiet, subtle, realistic, noir. This is probably the most accessible Batman comic ever and where new readers should start, because while The Dark K...

    This was good. I see a lot that Tim Burton pulled in for the '89 Batman movie. This is also strangely centered on Gordon and his life. Usually Gordon is not a focus like here. There are some interesting and different ideas about the origin story, but I guess that is from someone who is...

    Meh. It was alright. It was sort of cool to see things from Gordon's perspective. I still would have liked to see a little more Bruce. I don't feel like I gained any new insight into his origins or his character. It wasn't awful, I was just hoping for more. ...

    You know the classics of literature - War and Peace, Crime and Punishment, Middlemarch? There are aspects to them to appreciate and patient readers can be rewarded greatly with those books. But let's be honest - most of us view classics as a bit of a chore. But what about classic comic...

    I've never been much of a super hero fan. And to me, Batman will always be Adam West's campy TV show of my youth. Bap! Zammm! Kapow! BUT...there's something about beginnings that appeals to me. I like watching a guy discovering and honing his powers. I'm remembering my favorite part...

    I received this one as a birthday present around five months back and never got round to reading this. In fact, it has been almost a decade since I last picked up a comic book. Somewhere around moving from one place to another, sorting life after graduation, this one found itself burie...

    Year One is the Batman origin that everyone currently knows. It is the origin story that until Frank Miller wrote it, did not exist. And therefore, while the book may not appear ground-breaking currently; at its time of publication it was incredibly fresh. It was the gritty, revenge ...

    Ever since finishing The Caped Crusade I have had a hankering to read one of the iconic Batman stories. As many plaudits as Batman: The Dark Knight Returns has received I was more drawn to this book because it tells the story of Batman's initial forays into vigilante justice (plus I ha...

    I'm not a big fan of superhero origin stories, so I avoided reading Batman: Year One for awhile, but I'm really glad I finally picked it up and gave it a try. This four-issue series totally blew me away. It got to the heart of everything I've always loved about Batman, while giving equ...

    i can now see why people a lot of people, recommend this book to people who wants to start with batman. . this book is the bomb. i love this. well, i still love zero year. both origin stories have their own strengths and weaknesses, still brilliantly done, nonetheless. full re...

    4.5 stars We all know why Bruce Wayne became Batman . Or how he became Batman . Frank Miller's Batman Year One is the story of a nave Batman , when he had just entered this vigilante business . This story belongs to Commissioner Gordon as much as it belongs to Bat...

    Batman: Year One: Batman and Jim Gordon's early days in a detective noir thriller Originally posted at Fantasy Literature Frank Miller?s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (1986) completely reinvented Batman as angry and bitter older man coming out of retirement to stem a rising tide ...

  • James DeSantis
    Aug 16, 2017

    This is one of those books that's been absorbed into the public consciousness so fully that, reading it now, it can be hard to see what was revolutionary about it. This book has come to define the way we think of Batman today and was influential on the darker, grittier cape comics of t...

    To me, Batman is kinda like Pizza. By which I mean that even bad pizza is still pretty good. But for me, the best Batman is written by Miller. Maybe it's because I like his writing style, or maybe it's because his fairly dark writing style really suits Batman. Or it could just ...

    I would have loved it more if graphics were the work of nowadays' technology. I am planning to read my favourite superheros' origin. And I have started with my absolute-favourite superhero, Batman. I knew about his origin before. But reading it was a good experience also. There...

    When James Gordon joined the Gotham City Police Department, he had no idea of the cesspool of corruption it was. Fortunately, there are a few good cops left in Gotham and Gotham has a fledgling protector of its own, Batman! I'm three decades late to the party but I'm glad I showed u...

    "Gotham City. Maybe it's all I deserve, now. Maybe it's just my time in Hell." One of my absolute favorite Batman comics ever. It's quiet, subtle, realistic, noir. This is probably the most accessible Batman comic ever and where new readers should start, because while The Dark K...

    This was good. I see a lot that Tim Burton pulled in for the '89 Batman movie. This is also strangely centered on Gordon and his life. Usually Gordon is not a focus like here. There are some interesting and different ideas about the origin story, but I guess that is from someone who is...

    Meh. It was alright. It was sort of cool to see things from Gordon's perspective. I still would have liked to see a little more Bruce. I don't feel like I gained any new insight into his origins or his character. It wasn't awful, I was just hoping for more. ...

    You know the classics of literature - War and Peace, Crime and Punishment, Middlemarch? There are aspects to them to appreciate and patient readers can be rewarded greatly with those books. But let's be honest - most of us view classics as a bit of a chore. But what about classic comic...

    I've never been much of a super hero fan. And to me, Batman will always be Adam West's campy TV show of my youth. Bap! Zammm! Kapow! BUT...there's something about beginnings that appeals to me. I like watching a guy discovering and honing his powers. I'm remembering my favorite part...

    I received this one as a birthday present around five months back and never got round to reading this. In fact, it has been almost a decade since I last picked up a comic book. Somewhere around moving from one place to another, sorting life after graduation, this one found itself burie...

    Year One is the Batman origin that everyone currently knows. It is the origin story that until Frank Miller wrote it, did not exist. And therefore, while the book may not appear ground-breaking currently; at its time of publication it was incredibly fresh. It was the gritty, revenge ...

    Ever since finishing The Caped Crusade I have had a hankering to read one of the iconic Batman stories. As many plaudits as Batman: The Dark Knight Returns has received I was more drawn to this book because it tells the story of Batman's initial forays into vigilante justice (plus I ha...

    I'm not a big fan of superhero origin stories, so I avoided reading Batman: Year One for awhile, but I'm really glad I finally picked it up and gave it a try. This four-issue series totally blew me away. It got to the heart of everything I've always loved about Batman, while giving equ...

    i can now see why people a lot of people, recommend this book to people who wants to start with batman. . this book is the bomb. i love this. well, i still love zero year. both origin stories have their own strengths and weaknesses, still brilliantly done, nonetheless. full re...

    4.5 stars We all know why Bruce Wayne became Batman . Or how he became Batman . Frank Miller's Batman Year One is the story of a nave Batman , when he had just entered this vigilante business . This story belongs to Commissioner Gordon as much as it belongs to Bat...

    Batman: Year One: Batman and Jim Gordon's early days in a detective noir thriller Originally posted at Fantasy Literature Frank Miller?s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (1986) completely reinvented Batman as angry and bitter older man coming out of retirement to stem a rising tide ...

    I've got good news and disappointing news. The disappointing news is that this "origin" story is less of a full Batman origin tale and more of a young James Gordon story. But the great news is that it's the best damn Gordon story anyone could ever ask for as he tries to navigate the cr...

    This isn't the first time I read Year One. It's actually one of the only DC books I did read when I was young. However, it's been over ten years and I was like I have to re-read it to see if I still enjoy it. As you can tell with my score, it's pretty obvious. Have you've ever seen...

  • Calista
    Jun 24, 2018

    This is one of those books that's been absorbed into the public consciousness so fully that, reading it now, it can be hard to see what was revolutionary about it. This book has come to define the way we think of Batman today and was influential on the darker, grittier cape comics of t...

    To me, Batman is kinda like Pizza. By which I mean that even bad pizza is still pretty good. But for me, the best Batman is written by Miller. Maybe it's because I like his writing style, or maybe it's because his fairly dark writing style really suits Batman. Or it could just ...

    I would have loved it more if graphics were the work of nowadays' technology. I am planning to read my favourite superheros' origin. And I have started with my absolute-favourite superhero, Batman. I knew about his origin before. But reading it was a good experience also. There...

    When James Gordon joined the Gotham City Police Department, he had no idea of the cesspool of corruption it was. Fortunately, there are a few good cops left in Gotham and Gotham has a fledgling protector of its own, Batman! I'm three decades late to the party but I'm glad I showed u...

    "Gotham City. Maybe it's all I deserve, now. Maybe it's just my time in Hell." One of my absolute favorite Batman comics ever. It's quiet, subtle, realistic, noir. This is probably the most accessible Batman comic ever and where new readers should start, because while The Dark K...

    This was good. I see a lot that Tim Burton pulled in for the '89 Batman movie. This is also strangely centered on Gordon and his life. Usually Gordon is not a focus like here. There are some interesting and different ideas about the origin story, but I guess that is from someone who is...

  • Annie
    Oct 18, 2015

    This is one of those books that's been absorbed into the public consciousness so fully that, reading it now, it can be hard to see what was revolutionary about it. This book has come to define the way we think of Batman today and was influential on the darker, grittier cape comics of t...

    To me, Batman is kinda like Pizza. By which I mean that even bad pizza is still pretty good. But for me, the best Batman is written by Miller. Maybe it's because I like his writing style, or maybe it's because his fairly dark writing style really suits Batman. Or it could just ...

    I would have loved it more if graphics were the work of nowadays' technology. I am planning to read my favourite superheros' origin. And I have started with my absolute-favourite superhero, Batman. I knew about his origin before. But reading it was a good experience also. There...

    When James Gordon joined the Gotham City Police Department, he had no idea of the cesspool of corruption it was. Fortunately, there are a few good cops left in Gotham and Gotham has a fledgling protector of its own, Batman! I'm three decades late to the party but I'm glad I showed u...

    "Gotham City. Maybe it's all I deserve, now. Maybe it's just my time in Hell." One of my absolute favorite Batman comics ever. It's quiet, subtle, realistic, noir. This is probably the most accessible Batman comic ever and where new readers should start, because while The Dark K...

    This was good. I see a lot that Tim Burton pulled in for the '89 Batman movie. This is also strangely centered on Gordon and his life. Usually Gordon is not a focus like here. There are some interesting and different ideas about the origin story, but I guess that is from someone who is...

    Meh. It was alright. It was sort of cool to see things from Gordon's perspective. I still would have liked to see a little more Bruce. I don't feel like I gained any new insight into his origins or his character. It wasn't awful, I was just hoping for more. ...

    You know the classics of literature - War and Peace, Crime and Punishment, Middlemarch? There are aspects to them to appreciate and patient readers can be rewarded greatly with those books. But let's be honest - most of us view classics as a bit of a chore. But what about classic comic...

    I've never been much of a super hero fan. And to me, Batman will always be Adam West's campy TV show of my youth. Bap! Zammm! Kapow! BUT...there's something about beginnings that appeals to me. I like watching a guy discovering and honing his powers. I'm remembering my favorite part...

    I received this one as a birthday present around five months back and never got round to reading this. In fact, it has been almost a decade since I last picked up a comic book. Somewhere around moving from one place to another, sorting life after graduation, this one found itself burie...

  • Foad
    Apr 05, 2015

    This is one of those books that's been absorbed into the public consciousness so fully that, reading it now, it can be hard to see what was revolutionary about it. This book has come to define the way we think of Batman today and was influential on the darker, grittier cape comics of t...

    To me, Batman is kinda like Pizza. By which I mean that even bad pizza is still pretty good. But for me, the best Batman is written by Miller. Maybe it's because I like his writing style, or maybe it's because his fairly dark writing style really suits Batman. Or it could just ...

    I would have loved it more if graphics were the work of nowadays' technology. I am planning to read my favourite superheros' origin. And I have started with my absolute-favourite superhero, Batman. I knew about his origin before. But reading it was a good experience also. There...

    When James Gordon joined the Gotham City Police Department, he had no idea of the cesspool of corruption it was. Fortunately, there are a few good cops left in Gotham and Gotham has a fledgling protector of its own, Batman! I'm three decades late to the party but I'm glad I showed u...

    "Gotham City. Maybe it's all I deserve, now. Maybe it's just my time in Hell." One of my absolute favorite Batman comics ever. It's quiet, subtle, realistic, noir. This is probably the most accessible Batman comic ever and where new readers should start, because while The Dark K...

    This was good. I see a lot that Tim Burton pulled in for the '89 Batman movie. This is also strangely centered on Gordon and his life. Usually Gordon is not a focus like here. There are some interesting and different ideas about the origin story, but I guess that is from someone who is...

    Meh. It was alright. It was sort of cool to see things from Gordon's perspective. I still would have liked to see a little more Bruce. I don't feel like I gained any new insight into his origins or his character. It wasn't awful, I was just hoping for more. ...

    You know the classics of literature - War and Peace, Crime and Punishment, Middlemarch? There are aspects to them to appreciate and patient readers can be rewarded greatly with those books. But let's be honest - most of us view classics as a bit of a chore. But what about classic comic...

    I've never been much of a super hero fan. And to me, Batman will always be Adam West's campy TV show of my youth. Bap! Zammm! Kapow! BUT...there's something about beginnings that appeals to me. I like watching a guy discovering and honing his powers. I'm remembering my favorite part...

    I received this one as a birthday present around five months back and never got round to reading this. In fact, it has been almost a decade since I last picked up a comic book. Somewhere around moving from one place to another, sorting life after graduation, this one found itself burie...

    Year One is the Batman origin that everyone currently knows. It is the origin story that until Frank Miller wrote it, did not exist. And therefore, while the book may not appear ground-breaking currently; at its time of publication it was incredibly fresh. It was the gritty, revenge ...

    Ever since finishing The Caped Crusade I have had a hankering to read one of the iconic Batman stories. As many plaudits as Batman: The Dark Knight Returns has received I was more drawn to this book because it tells the story of Batman's initial forays into vigilante justice (plus I ha...

    I'm not a big fan of superhero origin stories, so I avoided reading Batman: Year One for awhile, but I'm really glad I finally picked it up and gave it a try. This four-issue series totally blew me away. It got to the heart of everything I've always loved about Batman, while giving equ...

    i can now see why people a lot of people, recommend this book to people who wants to start with batman. . this book is the bomb. i love this. well, i still love zero year. both origin stories have their own strengths and weaknesses, still brilliantly done, nonetheless. full re...

    4.5 stars We all know why Bruce Wayne became Batman . Or how he became Batman . Frank Miller's Batman Year One is the story of a nave Batman , when he had just entered this vigilante business . This story belongs to Commissioner Gordon as much as it belongs to Bat...

    Batman: Year One: Batman and Jim Gordon's early days in a detective noir thriller Originally posted at Fantasy Literature Frank Miller?s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (1986) completely reinvented Batman as angry and bitter older man coming out of retirement to stem a rising tide ...

    I've got good news and disappointing news. The disappointing news is that this "origin" story is less of a full Batman origin tale and more of a young James Gordon story. But the great news is that it's the best damn Gordon story anyone could ever ask for as he tries to navigate the cr...

    This isn't the first time I read Year One. It's actually one of the only DC books I did read when I was young. However, it's been over ten years and I was like I have to re-read it to see if I still enjoy it. As you can tell with my score, it's pretty obvious. Have you've ever seen...

    I feel like I'm a horrible person to give a Batman comic such a negative rating, and I urge everyone who happens to read my review not to trust my opinion. You'll probably love it; the artwork is okay and the plot well-developed and fast-paced. I have never been much of a Batman fan; n...

    In 1986 Frank Miller has given The Dark Knight - and the whole world of graphic novels - a whole new dark dimension, with his legendary "The Dark Knight Returns". The next year he decides to give him a proper beginning. "Batman: Year One" follows the first year of the rise of Batman, G...

    Batman: Year One follows Jim Gordon as he arrives in Gotham City and makes his way through a police presence rife with corruption. At the same time, a vigilante appears, known as The Batman. Together, yet apart, they aim to purge Gotham of the worst of the scum. Pretty darn old scho...

    Brief History: To be honest, I have actually first heard about Batman through the 90s cartoon series ?Batman: The Animated Series,? which apparently, I have actually had my first exposure to the world of comics through so many animated series throughout the 90s. Since I h...

    ?? ?????? ? ???????? ?????, ?? ? ???????? ????????????, ??? ?? ??????, ? ?????? ??? ?? ???????????????? ??????????, ??? ??????????? ???? ???. ???? ???? ??????...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Arguably one of the most essential Batman story in the comic world, Batman: Year One is a must-read. Fan of the dark knight or not, this story arc collecting all four comic issues (#404 to 407 published in 1987) from the comic seri...

    First crack at a DC comic and this was definitely a great place to start. The artwork and color were amazing! I enjoyed just flipping through the pages and admiring the deep colors popping out of the dark backgrounds. I'm not even an art guy so I should probably stop trying to describe...

    Batman year one (1987) Modern Batman #1 Year One is an absolute masterpiece and an achievement in story telling! Its not only one of the best Batman stories, but also my favorite origin story of any superhero! The foremost reason for this opinion is because of the way Frank Mil...

    My first comic-book ever! It was <3!!! ...

    When DC decided it was time to retell the origin story of its some of its iconic super heroes, it was decided that while Superman and Wonder Woman's origin might need some freshening up, the mythology surrounding the origin of Batman worked without any tweaks or revamps. Instead what t...

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  • Donovan
    Jun 22, 2015

    This is one of those books that's been absorbed into the public consciousness so fully that, reading it now, it can be hard to see what was revolutionary about it. This book has come to define the way we think of Batman today and was influential on the darker, grittier cape comics of t...

    To me, Batman is kinda like Pizza. By which I mean that even bad pizza is still pretty good. But for me, the best Batman is written by Miller. Maybe it's because I like his writing style, or maybe it's because his fairly dark writing style really suits Batman. Or it could just ...

    I would have loved it more if graphics were the work of nowadays' technology. I am planning to read my favourite superheros' origin. And I have started with my absolute-favourite superhero, Batman. I knew about his origin before. But reading it was a good experience also. There...

    When James Gordon joined the Gotham City Police Department, he had no idea of the cesspool of corruption it was. Fortunately, there are a few good cops left in Gotham and Gotham has a fledgling protector of its own, Batman! I'm three decades late to the party but I'm glad I showed u...

    "Gotham City. Maybe it's all I deserve, now. Maybe it's just my time in Hell." One of my absolute favorite Batman comics ever. It's quiet, subtle, realistic, noir. This is probably the most accessible Batman comic ever and where new readers should start, because while The Dark K...

  • Nigham
    Jan 01, 2017

    This is one of those books that's been absorbed into the public consciousness so fully that, reading it now, it can be hard to see what was revolutionary about it. This book has come to define the way we think of Batman today and was influential on the darker, grittier cape comics of t...

    To me, Batman is kinda like Pizza. By which I mean that even bad pizza is still pretty good. But for me, the best Batman is written by Miller. Maybe it's because I like his writing style, or maybe it's because his fairly dark writing style really suits Batman. Or it could just ...

    I would have loved it more if graphics were the work of nowadays' technology. I am planning to read my favourite superheros' origin. And I have started with my absolute-favourite superhero, Batman. I knew about his origin before. But reading it was a good experience also. There...

    When James Gordon joined the Gotham City Police Department, he had no idea of the cesspool of corruption it was. Fortunately, there are a few good cops left in Gotham and Gotham has a fledgling protector of its own, Batman! I'm three decades late to the party but I'm glad I showed u...

    "Gotham City. Maybe it's all I deserve, now. Maybe it's just my time in Hell." One of my absolute favorite Batman comics ever. It's quiet, subtle, realistic, noir. This is probably the most accessible Batman comic ever and where new readers should start, because while The Dark K...

    This was good. I see a lot that Tim Burton pulled in for the '89 Batman movie. This is also strangely centered on Gordon and his life. Usually Gordon is not a focus like here. There are some interesting and different ideas about the origin story, but I guess that is from someone who is...

    Meh. It was alright. It was sort of cool to see things from Gordon's perspective. I still would have liked to see a little more Bruce. I don't feel like I gained any new insight into his origins or his character. It wasn't awful, I was just hoping for more. ...

    You know the classics of literature - War and Peace, Crime and Punishment, Middlemarch? There are aspects to them to appreciate and patient readers can be rewarded greatly with those books. But let's be honest - most of us view classics as a bit of a chore. But what about classic comic...

    I've never been much of a super hero fan. And to me, Batman will always be Adam West's campy TV show of my youth. Bap! Zammm! Kapow! BUT...there's something about beginnings that appeals to me. I like watching a guy discovering and honing his powers. I'm remembering my favorite part...

    I received this one as a birthday present around five months back and never got round to reading this. In fact, it has been almost a decade since I last picked up a comic book. Somewhere around moving from one place to another, sorting life after graduation, this one found itself burie...

    Year One is the Batman origin that everyone currently knows. It is the origin story that until Frank Miller wrote it, did not exist. And therefore, while the book may not appear ground-breaking currently; at its time of publication it was incredibly fresh. It was the gritty, revenge ...

    Ever since finishing The Caped Crusade I have had a hankering to read one of the iconic Batman stories. As many plaudits as Batman: The Dark Knight Returns has received I was more drawn to this book because it tells the story of Batman's initial forays into vigilante justice (plus I ha...

    I'm not a big fan of superhero origin stories, so I avoided reading Batman: Year One for awhile, but I'm really glad I finally picked it up and gave it a try. This four-issue series totally blew me away. It got to the heart of everything I've always loved about Batman, while giving equ...

    i can now see why people a lot of people, recommend this book to people who wants to start with batman. . this book is the bomb. i love this. well, i still love zero year. both origin stories have their own strengths and weaknesses, still brilliantly done, nonetheless. full re...

    4.5 stars We all know why Bruce Wayne became Batman . Or how he became Batman . Frank Miller's Batman Year One is the story of a nave Batman , when he had just entered this vigilante business . This story belongs to Commissioner Gordon as much as it belongs to Bat...

    Batman: Year One: Batman and Jim Gordon's early days in a detective noir thriller Originally posted at Fantasy Literature Frank Miller?s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (1986) completely reinvented Batman as angry and bitter older man coming out of retirement to stem a rising tide ...

    I've got good news and disappointing news. The disappointing news is that this "origin" story is less of a full Batman origin tale and more of a young James Gordon story. But the great news is that it's the best damn Gordon story anyone could ever ask for as he tries to navigate the cr...

    This isn't the first time I read Year One. It's actually one of the only DC books I did read when I was young. However, it's been over ten years and I was like I have to re-read it to see if I still enjoy it. As you can tell with my score, it's pretty obvious. Have you've ever seen...

    I feel like I'm a horrible person to give a Batman comic such a negative rating, and I urge everyone who happens to read my review not to trust my opinion. You'll probably love it; the artwork is okay and the plot well-developed and fast-paced. I have never been much of a Batman fan; n...

    In 1986 Frank Miller has given The Dark Knight - and the whole world of graphic novels - a whole new dark dimension, with his legendary "The Dark Knight Returns". The next year he decides to give him a proper beginning. "Batman: Year One" follows the first year of the rise of Batman, G...

    Batman: Year One follows Jim Gordon as he arrives in Gotham City and makes his way through a police presence rife with corruption. At the same time, a vigilante appears, known as The Batman. Together, yet apart, they aim to purge Gotham of the worst of the scum. Pretty darn old scho...

    Brief History: To be honest, I have actually first heard about Batman through the 90s cartoon series ?Batman: The Animated Series,? which apparently, I have actually had my first exposure to the world of comics through so many animated series throughout the 90s. Since I h...

    ?? ?????? ? ???????? ?????, ?? ? ???????? ????????????, ??? ?? ??????, ? ?????? ??? ?? ???????????????? ??????????, ??? ??????????? ???? ???. ???? ???? ??????...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Arguably one of the most essential Batman story in the comic world, Batman: Year One is a must-read. Fan of the dark knight or not, this story arc collecting all four comic issues (#404 to 407 published in 1987) from the comic seri...

    First crack at a DC comic and this was definitely a great place to start. The artwork and color were amazing! I enjoyed just flipping through the pages and admiring the deep colors popping out of the dark backgrounds. I'm not even an art guy so I should probably stop trying to describe...

    Batman year one (1987) Modern Batman #1 Year One is an absolute masterpiece and an achievement in story telling! Its not only one of the best Batman stories, but also my favorite origin story of any superhero! The foremost reason for this opinion is because of the way Frank Mil...

    My first comic-book ever! It was <3!!! ...

  • Councillor
    Aug 14, 2016

    This is one of those books that's been absorbed into the public consciousness so fully that, reading it now, it can be hard to see what was revolutionary about it. This book has come to define the way we think of Batman today and was influential on the darker, grittier cape comics of t...

    To me, Batman is kinda like Pizza. By which I mean that even bad pizza is still pretty good. But for me, the best Batman is written by Miller. Maybe it's because I like his writing style, or maybe it's because his fairly dark writing style really suits Batman. Or it could just ...

    I would have loved it more if graphics were the work of nowadays' technology. I am planning to read my favourite superheros' origin. And I have started with my absolute-favourite superhero, Batman. I knew about his origin before. But reading it was a good experience also. There...

    When James Gordon joined the Gotham City Police Department, he had no idea of the cesspool of corruption it was. Fortunately, there are a few good cops left in Gotham and Gotham has a fledgling protector of its own, Batman! I'm three decades late to the party but I'm glad I showed u...

    "Gotham City. Maybe it's all I deserve, now. Maybe it's just my time in Hell." One of my absolute favorite Batman comics ever. It's quiet, subtle, realistic, noir. This is probably the most accessible Batman comic ever and where new readers should start, because while The Dark K...

    This was good. I see a lot that Tim Burton pulled in for the '89 Batman movie. This is also strangely centered on Gordon and his life. Usually Gordon is not a focus like here. There are some interesting and different ideas about the origin story, but I guess that is from someone who is...

    Meh. It was alright. It was sort of cool to see things from Gordon's perspective. I still would have liked to see a little more Bruce. I don't feel like I gained any new insight into his origins or his character. It wasn't awful, I was just hoping for more. ...

    You know the classics of literature - War and Peace, Crime and Punishment, Middlemarch? There are aspects to them to appreciate and patient readers can be rewarded greatly with those books. But let's be honest - most of us view classics as a bit of a chore. But what about classic comic...

    I've never been much of a super hero fan. And to me, Batman will always be Adam West's campy TV show of my youth. Bap! Zammm! Kapow! BUT...there's something about beginnings that appeals to me. I like watching a guy discovering and honing his powers. I'm remembering my favorite part...

    I received this one as a birthday present around five months back and never got round to reading this. In fact, it has been almost a decade since I last picked up a comic book. Somewhere around moving from one place to another, sorting life after graduation, this one found itself burie...

    Year One is the Batman origin that everyone currently knows. It is the origin story that until Frank Miller wrote it, did not exist. And therefore, while the book may not appear ground-breaking currently; at its time of publication it was incredibly fresh. It was the gritty, revenge ...

    Ever since finishing The Caped Crusade I have had a hankering to read one of the iconic Batman stories. As many plaudits as Batman: The Dark Knight Returns has received I was more drawn to this book because it tells the story of Batman's initial forays into vigilante justice (plus I ha...

    I'm not a big fan of superhero origin stories, so I avoided reading Batman: Year One for awhile, but I'm really glad I finally picked it up and gave it a try. This four-issue series totally blew me away. It got to the heart of everything I've always loved about Batman, while giving equ...

    i can now see why people a lot of people, recommend this book to people who wants to start with batman. . this book is the bomb. i love this. well, i still love zero year. both origin stories have their own strengths and weaknesses, still brilliantly done, nonetheless. full re...

    4.5 stars We all know why Bruce Wayne became Batman . Or how he became Batman . Frank Miller's Batman Year One is the story of a nave Batman , when he had just entered this vigilante business . This story belongs to Commissioner Gordon as much as it belongs to Bat...

    Batman: Year One: Batman and Jim Gordon's early days in a detective noir thriller Originally posted at Fantasy Literature Frank Miller?s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (1986) completely reinvented Batman as angry and bitter older man coming out of retirement to stem a rising tide ...

    I've got good news and disappointing news. The disappointing news is that this "origin" story is less of a full Batman origin tale and more of a young James Gordon story. But the great news is that it's the best damn Gordon story anyone could ever ask for as he tries to navigate the cr...

    This isn't the first time I read Year One. It's actually one of the only DC books I did read when I was young. However, it's been over ten years and I was like I have to re-read it to see if I still enjoy it. As you can tell with my score, it's pretty obvious. Have you've ever seen...

    I feel like I'm a horrible person to give a Batman comic such a negative rating, and I urge everyone who happens to read my review not to trust my opinion. You'll probably love it; the artwork is okay and the plot well-developed and fast-paced. I have never been much of a Batman fan; n...

  • Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)
    Jun 09, 2015

    This is one of those books that's been absorbed into the public consciousness so fully that, reading it now, it can be hard to see what was revolutionary about it. This book has come to define the way we think of Batman today and was influential on the darker, grittier cape comics of t...

    To me, Batman is kinda like Pizza. By which I mean that even bad pizza is still pretty good. But for me, the best Batman is written by Miller. Maybe it's because I like his writing style, or maybe it's because his fairly dark writing style really suits Batman. Or it could just ...

    I would have loved it more if graphics were the work of nowadays' technology. I am planning to read my favourite superheros' origin. And I have started with my absolute-favourite superhero, Batman. I knew about his origin before. But reading it was a good experience also. There...

    When James Gordon joined the Gotham City Police Department, he had no idea of the cesspool of corruption it was. Fortunately, there are a few good cops left in Gotham and Gotham has a fledgling protector of its own, Batman! I'm three decades late to the party but I'm glad I showed u...

    "Gotham City. Maybe it's all I deserve, now. Maybe it's just my time in Hell." One of my absolute favorite Batman comics ever. It's quiet, subtle, realistic, noir. This is probably the most accessible Batman comic ever and where new readers should start, because while The Dark K...

    This was good. I see a lot that Tim Burton pulled in for the '89 Batman movie. This is also strangely centered on Gordon and his life. Usually Gordon is not a focus like here. There are some interesting and different ideas about the origin story, but I guess that is from someone who is...

    Meh. It was alright. It was sort of cool to see things from Gordon's perspective. I still would have liked to see a little more Bruce. I don't feel like I gained any new insight into his origins or his character. It wasn't awful, I was just hoping for more. ...

    You know the classics of literature - War and Peace, Crime and Punishment, Middlemarch? There are aspects to them to appreciate and patient readers can be rewarded greatly with those books. But let's be honest - most of us view classics as a bit of a chore. But what about classic comic...

    I've never been much of a super hero fan. And to me, Batman will always be Adam West's campy TV show of my youth. Bap! Zammm! Kapow! BUT...there's something about beginnings that appeals to me. I like watching a guy discovering and honing his powers. I'm remembering my favorite part...

    I received this one as a birthday present around five months back and never got round to reading this. In fact, it has been almost a decade since I last picked up a comic book. Somewhere around moving from one place to another, sorting life after graduation, this one found itself burie...

    Year One is the Batman origin that everyone currently knows. It is the origin story that until Frank Miller wrote it, did not exist. And therefore, while the book may not appear ground-breaking currently; at its time of publication it was incredibly fresh. It was the gritty, revenge ...

    Ever since finishing The Caped Crusade I have had a hankering to read one of the iconic Batman stories. As many plaudits as Batman: The Dark Knight Returns has received I was more drawn to this book because it tells the story of Batman's initial forays into vigilante justice (plus I ha...

    I'm not a big fan of superhero origin stories, so I avoided reading Batman: Year One for awhile, but I'm really glad I finally picked it up and gave it a try. This four-issue series totally blew me away. It got to the heart of everything I've always loved about Batman, while giving equ...

    i can now see why people a lot of people, recommend this book to people who wants to start with batman. . this book is the bomb. i love this. well, i still love zero year. both origin stories have their own strengths and weaknesses, still brilliantly done, nonetheless. full re...

    4.5 stars We all know why Bruce Wayne became Batman . Or how he became Batman . Frank Miller's Batman Year One is the story of a nave Batman , when he had just entered this vigilante business . This story belongs to Commissioner Gordon as much as it belongs to Bat...

    Batman: Year One: Batman and Jim Gordon's early days in a detective noir thriller Originally posted at Fantasy Literature Frank Miller?s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (1986) completely reinvented Batman as angry and bitter older man coming out of retirement to stem a rising tide ...

    I've got good news and disappointing news. The disappointing news is that this "origin" story is less of a full Batman origin tale and more of a young James Gordon story. But the great news is that it's the best damn Gordon story anyone could ever ask for as he tries to navigate the cr...

    This isn't the first time I read Year One. It's actually one of the only DC books I did read when I was young. However, it's been over ten years and I was like I have to re-read it to see if I still enjoy it. As you can tell with my score, it's pretty obvious. Have you've ever seen...

    I feel like I'm a horrible person to give a Batman comic such a negative rating, and I urge everyone who happens to read my review not to trust my opinion. You'll probably love it; the artwork is okay and the plot well-developed and fast-paced. I have never been much of a Batman fan; n...

    In 1986 Frank Miller has given The Dark Knight - and the whole world of graphic novels - a whole new dark dimension, with his legendary "The Dark Knight Returns". The next year he decides to give him a proper beginning. "Batman: Year One" follows the first year of the rise of Batman, G...

    Batman: Year One follows Jim Gordon as he arrives in Gotham City and makes his way through a police presence rife with corruption. At the same time, a vigilante appears, known as The Batman. Together, yet apart, they aim to purge Gotham of the worst of the scum. Pretty darn old scho...

    Brief History: To be honest, I have actually first heard about Batman through the 90s cartoon series ?Batman: The Animated Series,? which apparently, I have actually had my first exposure to the world of comics through so many animated series throughout the 90s. Since I h...

    ?? ?????? ? ???????? ?????, ?? ? ???????? ????????????, ??? ?? ??????, ? ?????? ??? ?? ???????????????? ??????????, ??? ??????????? ???? ???. ???? ???? ??????...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Arguably one of the most essential Batman story in the comic world, Batman: Year One is a must-read. Fan of the dark knight or not, this story arc collecting all four comic issues (#404 to 407 published in 1987) from the comic seri...

  • Ahmed  Ejaz
    Dec 02, 2017

    This is one of those books that's been absorbed into the public consciousness so fully that, reading it now, it can be hard to see what was revolutionary about it. This book has come to define the way we think of Batman today and was influential on the darker, grittier cape comics of t...

    To me, Batman is kinda like Pizza. By which I mean that even bad pizza is still pretty good. But for me, the best Batman is written by Miller. Maybe it's because I like his writing style, or maybe it's because his fairly dark writing style really suits Batman. Or it could just ...

    I would have loved it more if graphics were the work of nowadays' technology. I am planning to read my favourite superheros' origin. And I have started with my absolute-favourite superhero, Batman. I knew about his origin before. But reading it was a good experience also. There...

  • Rusty Grey
    Jun 14, 2018

    This is one of those books that's been absorbed into the public consciousness so fully that, reading it now, it can be hard to see what was revolutionary about it. This book has come to define the way we think of Batman today and was influential on the darker, grittier cape comics of t...

    To me, Batman is kinda like Pizza. By which I mean that even bad pizza is still pretty good. But for me, the best Batman is written by Miller. Maybe it's because I like his writing style, or maybe it's because his fairly dark writing style really suits Batman. Or it could just ...

    I would have loved it more if graphics were the work of nowadays' technology. I am planning to read my favourite superheros' origin. And I have started with my absolute-favourite superhero, Batman. I knew about his origin before. But reading it was a good experience also. There...

    When James Gordon joined the Gotham City Police Department, he had no idea of the cesspool of corruption it was. Fortunately, there are a few good cops left in Gotham and Gotham has a fledgling protector of its own, Batman! I'm three decades late to the party but I'm glad I showed u...

    "Gotham City. Maybe it's all I deserve, now. Maybe it's just my time in Hell." One of my absolute favorite Batman comics ever. It's quiet, subtle, realistic, noir. This is probably the most accessible Batman comic ever and where new readers should start, because while The Dark K...

    This was good. I see a lot that Tim Burton pulled in for the '89 Batman movie. This is also strangely centered on Gordon and his life. Usually Gordon is not a focus like here. There are some interesting and different ideas about the origin story, but I guess that is from someone who is...

    Meh. It was alright. It was sort of cool to see things from Gordon's perspective. I still would have liked to see a little more Bruce. I don't feel like I gained any new insight into his origins or his character. It wasn't awful, I was just hoping for more. ...

    You know the classics of literature - War and Peace, Crime and Punishment, Middlemarch? There are aspects to them to appreciate and patient readers can be rewarded greatly with those books. But let's be honest - most of us view classics as a bit of a chore. But what about classic comic...

    I've never been much of a super hero fan. And to me, Batman will always be Adam West's campy TV show of my youth. Bap! Zammm! Kapow! BUT...there's something about beginnings that appeals to me. I like watching a guy discovering and honing his powers. I'm remembering my favorite part...

    I received this one as a birthday present around five months back and never got round to reading this. In fact, it has been almost a decade since I last picked up a comic book. Somewhere around moving from one place to another, sorting life after graduation, this one found itself burie...

    Year One is the Batman origin that everyone currently knows. It is the origin story that until Frank Miller wrote it, did not exist. And therefore, while the book may not appear ground-breaking currently; at its time of publication it was incredibly fresh. It was the gritty, revenge ...

    Ever since finishing The Caped Crusade I have had a hankering to read one of the iconic Batman stories. As many plaudits as Batman: The Dark Knight Returns has received I was more drawn to this book because it tells the story of Batman's initial forays into vigilante justice (plus I ha...

    I'm not a big fan of superhero origin stories, so I avoided reading Batman: Year One for awhile, but I'm really glad I finally picked it up and gave it a try. This four-issue series totally blew me away. It got to the heart of everything I've always loved about Batman, while giving equ...

    i can now see why people a lot of people, recommend this book to people who wants to start with batman. . this book is the bomb. i love this. well, i still love zero year. both origin stories have their own strengths and weaknesses, still brilliantly done, nonetheless. full re...

    4.5 stars We all know why Bruce Wayne became Batman . Or how he became Batman . Frank Miller's Batman Year One is the story of a nave Batman , when he had just entered this vigilante business . This story belongs to Commissioner Gordon as much as it belongs to Bat...

  • Sr3yas
    Feb 19, 2016

    This is one of those books that's been absorbed into the public consciousness so fully that, reading it now, it can be hard to see what was revolutionary about it. This book has come to define the way we think of Batman today and was influential on the darker, grittier cape comics of t...

    To me, Batman is kinda like Pizza. By which I mean that even bad pizza is still pretty good. But for me, the best Batman is written by Miller. Maybe it's because I like his writing style, or maybe it's because his fairly dark writing style really suits Batman. Or it could just ...

    I would have loved it more if graphics were the work of nowadays' technology. I am planning to read my favourite superheros' origin. And I have started with my absolute-favourite superhero, Batman. I knew about his origin before. But reading it was a good experience also. There...

    When James Gordon joined the Gotham City Police Department, he had no idea of the cesspool of corruption it was. Fortunately, there are a few good cops left in Gotham and Gotham has a fledgling protector of its own, Batman! I'm three decades late to the party but I'm glad I showed u...

    "Gotham City. Maybe it's all I deserve, now. Maybe it's just my time in Hell." One of my absolute favorite Batman comics ever. It's quiet, subtle, realistic, noir. This is probably the most accessible Batman comic ever and where new readers should start, because while The Dark K...

    This was good. I see a lot that Tim Burton pulled in for the '89 Batman movie. This is also strangely centered on Gordon and his life. Usually Gordon is not a focus like here. There are some interesting and different ideas about the origin story, but I guess that is from someone who is...

    Meh. It was alright. It was sort of cool to see things from Gordon's perspective. I still would have liked to see a little more Bruce. I don't feel like I gained any new insight into his origins or his character. It wasn't awful, I was just hoping for more. ...

    You know the classics of literature - War and Peace, Crime and Punishment, Middlemarch? There are aspects to them to appreciate and patient readers can be rewarded greatly with those books. But let's be honest - most of us view classics as a bit of a chore. But what about classic comic...

    I've never been much of a super hero fan. And to me, Batman will always be Adam West's campy TV show of my youth. Bap! Zammm! Kapow! BUT...there's something about beginnings that appeals to me. I like watching a guy discovering and honing his powers. I'm remembering my favorite part...

    I received this one as a birthday present around five months back and never got round to reading this. In fact, it has been almost a decade since I last picked up a comic book. Somewhere around moving from one place to another, sorting life after graduation, this one found itself burie...

    Year One is the Batman origin that everyone currently knows. It is the origin story that until Frank Miller wrote it, did not exist. And therefore, while the book may not appear ground-breaking currently; at its time of publication it was incredibly fresh. It was the gritty, revenge ...

    Ever since finishing The Caped Crusade I have had a hankering to read one of the iconic Batman stories. As many plaudits as Batman: The Dark Knight Returns has received I was more drawn to this book because it tells the story of Batman's initial forays into vigilante justice (plus I ha...

    I'm not a big fan of superhero origin stories, so I avoided reading Batman: Year One for awhile, but I'm really glad I finally picked it up and gave it a try. This four-issue series totally blew me away. It got to the heart of everything I've always loved about Batman, while giving equ...

    i can now see why people a lot of people, recommend this book to people who wants to start with batman. . this book is the bomb. i love this. well, i still love zero year. both origin stories have their own strengths and weaknesses, still brilliantly done, nonetheless. full re...

    4.5 stars We all know why Bruce Wayne became Batman . Or how he became Batman . Frank Miller's Batman Year One is the story of a nave Batman , when he had just entered this vigilante business . This story belongs to Commissioner Gordon as much as it belongs to Bat...

    Batman: Year One: Batman and Jim Gordon's early days in a detective noir thriller Originally posted at Fantasy Literature Frank Miller?s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (1986) completely reinvented Batman as angry and bitter older man coming out of retirement to stem a rising tide ...

    I've got good news and disappointing news. The disappointing news is that this "origin" story is less of a full Batman origin tale and more of a young James Gordon story. But the great news is that it's the best damn Gordon story anyone could ever ask for as he tries to navigate the cr...

    This isn't the first time I read Year One. It's actually one of the only DC books I did read when I was young. However, it's been over ten years and I was like I have to re-read it to see if I still enjoy it. As you can tell with my score, it's pretty obvious. Have you've ever seen...

    I feel like I'm a horrible person to give a Batman comic such a negative rating, and I urge everyone who happens to read my review not to trust my opinion. You'll probably love it; the artwork is okay and the plot well-developed and fast-paced. I have never been much of a Batman fan; n...

    In 1986 Frank Miller has given The Dark Knight - and the whole world of graphic novels - a whole new dark dimension, with his legendary "The Dark Knight Returns". The next year he decides to give him a proper beginning. "Batman: Year One" follows the first year of the rise of Batman, G...

    Batman: Year One follows Jim Gordon as he arrives in Gotham City and makes his way through a police presence rife with corruption. At the same time, a vigilante appears, known as The Batman. Together, yet apart, they aim to purge Gotham of the worst of the scum. Pretty darn old scho...

    Brief History: To be honest, I have actually first heard about Batman through the 90s cartoon series ?Batman: The Animated Series,? which apparently, I have actually had my first exposure to the world of comics through so many animated series throughout the 90s. Since I h...

    ?? ?????? ? ???????? ?????, ?? ? ???????? ????????????, ??? ?? ??????, ? ?????? ??? ?? ???????????????? ??????????, ??? ??????????? ???? ???. ???? ???? ??????...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Arguably one of the most essential Batman story in the comic world, Batman: Year One is a must-read. Fan of the dark knight or not, this story arc collecting all four comic issues (#404 to 407 published in 1987) from the comic seri...

    First crack at a DC comic and this was definitely a great place to start. The artwork and color were amazing! I enjoyed just flipping through the pages and admiring the deep colors popping out of the dark backgrounds. I'm not even an art guy so I should probably stop trying to describe...

    Batman year one (1987) Modern Batman #1 Year One is an absolute masterpiece and an achievement in story telling! Its not only one of the best Batman stories, but also my favorite origin story of any superhero! The foremost reason for this opinion is because of the way Frank Mil...