Books Batman The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller, Klaus Janson and Lynn Varley Paperback, 198 pages, DC Comics, List Price: $19.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleBatmanSubtitleThe Dark Knight ReturnsAuthorFrank Miller, Klaus Janson, et al Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers NPR Summary After 10 years away from the public eye, a wave of violence in Gotham City brings Batman back as a vigilante. Illustrated by Klaus Janson; colored by Lynn Varley. Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy Fiction Comics & Graphic Novels Also by Frank Miller Elektra Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Batman Summer Reader Poll 2017: Comics And Graphic Novels Let's Get Graphic: 100 Favorite Comics And Graphic Novels July 12, 2017 We asked readers to name their favorite comics and graphic novels, and we got thousands of answers. Now, with the help of our expert panel, we've curated a list to keep you flipping pages all summer. Review My Guilty Pleasure Caped Crusader, Or Cruel Sadist? Miller Makes One Fan Wonder January 12, 2014 Author Kim Fu has always loved Batman — at least, one form of him. Her Batman was moral, principled, triumphant: never cheesy or brutish. But Frank Miller's Batman: The Dark Knight Returns cast a guilty shadow over her love for the character, because Miller's bloodthirsty madman shares an awful lot with Fu's favorite version of her hero.