Happy Birthday Batman!

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It has been 34 years this month since the release of Frank Miller’s groundbreaking graphic novel, The Dark Knight Returns.

A far cry from the cheesy caped crusader of the 1960s, Miller’s story reimagines the character as the grittier and morally compromised hero we are more familiar with today.

The Dark Knight Returns has had such a lasting impact it has served as the inspiration for all incarnations of Batman since. It also established the graphic novel as a “legitmate” literary art form in popular culture, inspiring many of our favourite authors including Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, David Mitchell, and Claire North.

We have a great selection of graphic novels, including The Dark Knight Returns. Now that we’re open again, why not come down and try one out. Feel free to ask our staff for some recommendations.