“You told me that I break too many of the important rules...”
Like a kick in the teeth to the old style of comics, Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns exploded into readers’ consciousnesses in 1986. Suddenly four-color comics weren’t so black and white, gathered up in Batman’s grey-gloved fist. After the first issue, Miller went from popular to legendary. Masterpiece explores how Miller shook the dust off Batman and sent ripples through the industry that are still felt today. Narrated by Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange), the documentary traces Miller’s process from the glimmer of an idea to one of the most famous graphic novels of all time. Miller’s dark vision left the rest of the comics industry struggling to catch up. Dive deep into Miller’s masterpiece, still one of the most influetial graphic novels of our time.