For comic book fans in general and Dark Knight fans in particular, this book is a treat. Frank Miller’s writing and inking by David Mazzucchelli in 1986 created this masterpiece about the origin of Batman.
Batman returns from his tours abroad learning martial arts. He is sucked into a world of crime upon his return. He is inspired to take up the Bat as his symbol against crime-fighting when he sees a bat settle against a statue of his father on his estate. Frank Gordon is also on a transfer from Chicago. He is appalled by how bad the situation is in Gordon City. Most of the police force is corrupt and crime is rampant. Frank Gordon also vows to fight crime within and without the police force. Harvey Dent is an upright District Attorney. Batman first collaborates with him to bring the criminals to book. This story details how Frank Gordon and Batman become close associates and Batman and Gordon’s forthcoming tales.