Writer: Frank Miller/Brian Azzarello
Art: Andy Kubert/Klaus Janson
Colours: Brad Anderson
Story: Years after the supposed death of the grizzled, old Dark Knight, a vigilante dressed in the bat duds once again stalks the streets of Gotham, only this time attacking officers of the law. Meanwhile, Lara, daughter of Superman and Wonder Woman, approaches The Atom with a rather odd request.
Why read it?: After a few years of duffers, Frank Miller is now working with a team of talented writers and artists to produce a more superior product than he’s now capable of doing for himself. On this third instalment of the classic Dark Knight Returns series ace crime writer, Brian Azzarello (100 bullets) acts as co-writer and fan favourite penciler, Andy Kubert, is joined by Miller’s own inker, Klaus Janson, to form a style that feels classically Dark Knight while still holding Kubert’s dynamism. Also included in this first issue is a mini-comic which features a digression of the main story, which acts as a fun catch-up on some of the other DC characters that appeared in the rather lacklustre Dark Knight II, with possible extra story ramifications. Intriguing stuff.