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How to read [Batman] comics?
A New York Times Best Seller!A new trade paperback edition of one of the most important and critically acclaimed Batman adventures ever, written by Frank Miller, author of THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS!In 1986, Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli produced this groundbreaking reinterpretation of the origin of Batman — who he is and how he came to be.Written shortly after THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, Miller’s dystopian fable of Batman’s final days, Year One set the stage for a new vision of a legenda…

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How to read [Batman] comics?(r/DCcomics)

> It’s so confusing, why shouldn’t I just be able to follow his story from beginning to present?

> (I’m using Batman as an example but really I’d like help understanding how to follow comics in general as they’re all laid out this way, with overlapping arcs and timelines and such)

This isn’t entirely how comics work. In general, it’s not the only way other mediums work either. The REQUIREMENT that everything follows a strict, traditional/conventional 3-act structure (beginning, middle, end) is self-imposed and not necessary for good story-telling. The “beginning” of comics happened decades ago and the “end” is nowhere in sight; comics are perpetually stuck in the “middle”.

You’re already used to non-traditional narrative structure; it’s used very often in other mediums. Why does Star Wars get a pass but not superhero comics? Did you see how Darth Vader “became” Darth Vader before he was introduced for the first time? Do you refuse to watch/read/play anything that will potentially have a prequel and ruin your “sense” of chronology? Did Memento or even Pulp Fiction melt your mind? When you go watch Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay, there aren’t going to be in-depth introductions for every character.

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$5.95

Book Binding

Paperback

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ABIS_BOOK

Book Author

Frank Miller

Book Edition

Deluxe ed.

Book Publisher

DC Comics

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