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Batman: Year One Deluxe Edition (Batman (1940-2011))

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Batman: Year One” is a graphic novel by Frank Miller (from 1987), depicting the origin story of the Dark Knight. Certainly chief among these has been Miller’s uniquely classical take on superheroic narrative, “300,” and his “Sin City” books, each of which entered motion pictures with historic successes, and each now in Miller's creative phase of achieving its highly-anticipated sequel. For Year One, he simply wrote the story and the script, with Mazzucchelli signed on to illustrate the artwork. The Year One story was continued in the 2005 graphic novel Batman: The Man Who Laughs, following up on Gordon informing Batman about the Joker, and thus recounting their first official encounter. David Mazzuchelli’s art complimenting the script with a similarly dark and gritty vision of Gotham and it’s inhabitants.

Frank Miller began his career in comics in the late 1970s and rose to fame while first drawing, and then writing, Daredevil for Marvel Comics.

Joel Schumacher's Batman Forever, although set during another timespan, adopts some elements directly from the graphic novel. Goldstein found every moment memorable, writing "Miller does not waste a single panel" in presenting a gritty and dark story. Two years before the relaunch, Batman had all-time low sales of 75,000 copies per month; "Year One" sold an average of 193,000 copies an issue, numbers not seen since the early 1970s. O'Neil, who had been asked to edit several issues of Batman, was friends with Miller and was able to learn of the story. Hilary Goldstein ( IGN) compared their journey to friendship to the plot of the film Serpico; they found that the two characters' respective story arcs—with Gordon's "illustrat[ing] the corruption in Gotham" and Batman's detailing "the transformation from man to myth"—offered an exploration of Batman's world like no other.

He also sends in a SWAT team led by a trigger-happy commander, Branden, to kill any survivors left in the building. Used books have different signs of use and might not include supplemental materials such as CDs, Dvds, Access Codes, charts or any other extra material.

By styling Bruce Wayne after Gregory Peck, he anchors the story in the golden age of cinema, where men were good or bad with no shades of grey and the hero could be depended on to save the day. The books also contains lots of extras in the back, including a 4-page comic by Mazzuchelli about Batman.

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