Debriefing #2: ‘The Dark Knight Returns’

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (1986)
Writer & Penciller: Frank Miller
Inker: Klaus Janson
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Lynn Varley

It’s ten years since anyone last laid eyes on Batman. Jason Todd (the second Robin) is gone. Bruce hasn’t heard from Dick Grayson in years. Bruce Wayne spends most of his evenings either brooding or sharing a drink with Commissioner Gordon. But when a heatwave takes Gotham and a new gang known as The Mutants begin committing cruel and motiveless acts of crime throughout the city, Bruce goes back once more into that dark place and dons the cape and cowl again. Continue reading

Debriefing #1: ‘Batman: Year One’

And now, after what we hope was great anticipation, Batcave Debriefs begins in earnest. What follows is a conversation between James and myself (Edgar) regarding Frank Miller’s seminal comic, Batman: Year One, a back and forth conversation in which Google Docs was used as our platform. It is the template for which most of the articles that shall be published at this site will be modeled after. So, without further ado… Continue reading