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. He was also the creative force behind "Batman: The Dark Knight""Returns," "Batman: Year One," and "Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again." His many works have not only redefined classic characters, but also, on a few occasions, revitalized the comics industry. His creator-owned "Sin City" hit the page in 1991, and then the silver screen in 2005 -- with Miller on board as co-director. His multi-award-winning "300 "graphic novel was brought to full-blooded life in the 2007 motion picture of the same name, and in 2008 he directed the feature film of "Will Eisner's The Spirit." David Mazzucchelli drew his first professional comic book while majoring in painting at the Rhode Island School of Design. After a handful of jobs for Marvel and DC Comics, he became the regular artist on Marvel's "Daredevil," where he first collaborated with writer Frank Miller to produce the highly successful and critically acclaimed seven-part story "Born Again." David's most recent project is the self-published "Rubber Blanket." His work on BATMAN and "Daredevil" has earned him both an American Comic Book Award and Spain's Haxtur Prize. In 2009, Pantheon Books published Mazzucchelli's "Asterios Polyp, "which was met with critical acclaim. In 2010, "Asterios Polyp "won three Eisner Awards for Best Graphic Album-New, Best Writer/Artist, Best Lettering.
Everyone knows Batman, the Dark Knight of Gotham City. But how did Bruce Wayne become the Batman everyone knows, fears and loves? This comic does not only recount the beginning of Bruce Wayne’s career as Batman but also Jim Gordon’s with the Gotham City Police Department. And it does... Everyone knows Batman, the Dark Knight of Gotham City. But how did Bruce Wayne become the Batman everyone knows, fears and loves? This comic does not only recount the beginning of Bruce Wayne’s career as Batman but also Jim Gordon’s with the Gotham City Police Department. And it does that with style. Miller’s writing is more mature and gripping than the typical comic, which goes well with the sinister and brilliant looking artwork of Mazzucchelli. A must read for every Batman Fan, doesn’t matter if Comic- or Movie-Fan.
Ursprünglich in der US-Ausgabe von "Batman" 404-407 im Jahr 1987 erschienen. Miller erzählt vom ersten Jahr Bruce Waynes als Batman und erschafft eine eigenständige und lesenswerte "Origin". Diese Geschichte entstand nach "The Dark Knight Returns", beide sind voneinander unabhängig.