Batman: Year One

    (DC, 1988)
™ and © DC Comics

After chronicling the twilight of Batman’s career in the phenomenally successful, Batman: The Dark Knight, Frank Miller turned to the dawn of Batman’s mission and delivered (with appropriately moody art by David Mazzucchelli) one of the most moving and powerful Batman stories ever written.

Miller deftly contrasts Bruce Wayne with James Gordon as both men come to Gotham City: one to begin his career and the other to salvage his. Gotham City is rife with corruption. Police are on the take, civic leaders loot the treasury and the criminals own the streets. It is in this jungle that James Gordon hopes to turn his life around after having some trouble in Chicago, and Bruce Wayne strives to fulfill a graveside vow. He just needs to discover how.

Wayne’s first foray into crime fighting borders on a fiasco and results in him being stabbed in the leg by a child prostitute. This experience convinces him that he needs an appearance that will intimidate his foes. Even though the longtime fan knows exactly where this story is going, Miller adds enough new elements and enhances the originals to make the reader see Batman as a credible, realistic character. This collection gathers Batman #404-#407 in one volume and reading it in one sitting is a memorable experience.

— George Haberberger

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Book #1

  6/1/2006
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 Collects Batman #404-407Frank MillerDavid Mazzucchelli

Book #1 - 2nd printing

  6/1/2006
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 Collects Batman #404-407; Introduction by Frank MillerFrank MillerDavid Mazzucchelli

Book #1 - 3rd printing

 
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 Collects Batman #404-407Frank MillerDavid Mazzucchelli

Book #1 - 4th printing

 
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 Collects Batman #404-407Frank MillerDavid Mazzucchelli

Book #1 - 5th printing

 
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 Collects Batman #404-407Frank MillerDavid Mazzucchelli

Book #1 - 6th printing

  10/1/1997
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 Collects Batman #404-407Frank MillerDavid Mazzucchelli

Book #1 - 7th printing

 
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Red silhouette cover of only Batman’s headCollects Batman #404-407; ca. 2005Frank MillerDavid Mazzucchelli

Book #1 - 8th printing

 
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 Collects Batman #404-407; ca. 2007Frank MillerDavid Mazzucchelli

Book #1 - 9th printing

 
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 Reprint Collects Batman #404-407Frank MillerDavid Mazzucchelli

Book #1 Variation A

  5/1/2005
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 Reprints original afterword by Frank Miller; Collects Batman #404-407; Red partial wraparound dust jacket; New Afterword by David Mazzucchelli; New Introduction by Frank Miller; 144 pagesFrank MillerDavid Mazzucchelli

Book #1 Variation B

 
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 Includes Blu-Ray and DVD copies of Animated Movie based on graphic novel; Ca. 2016Frank MillerDavid Mazzucchelli

Book #1 Variation C

 
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  Frank MillerDavid Mazzucchelli

Book #1 Hardcover

 
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 Collects Batman #404-407; ca. 1988Frank MillerDavid Mazzucchelli

Book #1 Hardcover - 2nd printing

 
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 Collects Batman #404-407; ca. 2012Frank MillerDavid Mazzucchelli