A brutal reboot of one the greatest comic book characters ever created. Frank Miller pushes Batman into his 50s : he has retired 10 years earlier, after the death of Robin, and has sunk into brooding oblivion. Gotham has sunk too. A vicious gang forces Batman out of retirement, but once he’s out of the cave, all his old foes come back out to play too. A major superhero had never felt this real before — all stubbly chin and aging sinews and black thoughts. This is the book that begat the Batman of the movies.