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Batman: Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller
Batman: Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller
1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
It must be said that I can't appreciate the impact that the Dark Knight Returns would have had at the time of being published - which I believe was huge. However, for this reader the artwork in The Dark Knight is far from appealing whilst the story is too long. It is not a book that I would look to read again or personally recommend. It has its moments but as a whole it was a big disappointment.
Astro City: Life in the Big City (Kurt Busiek's As&hellip by Kurt Busiek
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
First off let me say that the concept of Astro City is fantastic. A superb set-up for Busiek to develop a fully realised city full of intrigue and drama. However, we are thrown head first into Astro city life and for me it was too much too soon. I really wanted and expected this volume to establish the city - its history, politics etc but instead we get 6 independent stories. I suspect that because of my high expectations for this edition (which won an Eisner award for best new series) I was always going to be disappointed.

I can see that with this volume Busiek is showing us that Astro City has a diversity of beings, cultures and locations in an attempt to demonstrate the cities… Read more
Batman: The Killing Joke (Deluxe Edition) by Alan Moore
10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars You're Killing Me!, 5 Oct 2009
Many plaudits have been thrown at Alan Moore's take on The Joker's backstory and I can see why. What Moore does well is to demonstrate that both Batman and The Joker have suffered similar tragedy but channelled their emotions differently. Where as Batman uses his parents death as a means to drive his desire to protect (made easier through the financial and loving support he receives) The Joker is unable to come to terms with his personal tragedy (he has no such support.) In this way we can see The Joker as a tragic and misunderstood character. That is why the end of The Killing Joke resonates in such a way.

However, The Joker's tragic past doesn't seem a good enough reason for… Read more

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