Monday, April 17, 2006


And in the style of the previous post, here's the cover of a very expensive book from DC - THE ABSOLUTE DARK KNIGHT: "Hailed as a comics masterpiece, Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns -- and its equally provocative sequel The Dark Knight Strikes Again -- get the oversized Absolute treatment in a giant one-volume, slipcased edition!" "This Absolute edition features an extended sketch section from The Dark Knight Strikes Again with commentary by Miller, a look at the plot and pencils from the legendary finale to The Dark Knight Returns, a new introduction by Miller, striking new cover and slipcase art by Miller, and more." (quotes from

Shame the extras will probably tend to skew towards the sequel, a lesser, sloppier (but still damned funny) work. And that's a great cover: Batman knocking big, bloody, lumps off somebody with his fists. If that absurdly macho image doesn't define Miller's work on the character, I don't know what does.

Oh, and here's a cover we could claim as something of a companion piece: Wonder Woman's boombastic arse from the delightfully mentalist ALL-STAR BATMAN & ROBIN THE BOY WONDER #5. And look where he's signed it. Pervy aul sod.


Anonymous said...

Nice arse, mate.