EXCLUSIVE! It’s time to go full throttle, Batfans.
UPDATED 1/27/18: Frank Miller turns 61! In 2016, we published 13 DAYS OF THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS GALLERY EDITION, a series exploring the art of DKR and Graphitti Designs’ spectacular publication. Click the links below for a look at a broad selection of Miller and Janson’s original pages. You’ll be blown away. — Dan
I’ve been waiting for this — and even if you didn’t realize it, so have you.
The Dark Knight Returns Gallery Edition from Graphitti Designs and DC is due out 5/18 and we have a special treat in store: Every day for 13 days we’re presenting a page (sometimes two!) EXCLUSIVELY here at 13th Dimension.
DAY 1: Bruce goes into overdrive — From Dark Knight Returns #1. Click here.
DAY 2: Carrie Kelley suits up as Robin — From Issue #2. Click here.
DAY 3: Batman takes on the Mutant Leader — From Issue #2. Click here.
DAY 4: The page that sold for $448,125 — From Issue #3. Click here.
DAY 5: Chip Kidd contributes two great pages — From Issue #3. Click here.
DAY 6: The Joker gets ready for his big Late Night — From Issue #3. Click here.
DAY 7: Superman shows that giants still walk the Earth — From Issue #3. Click here.
DAY 8: Batman mounts up and rides into the fray — From Issue #4. Click here.
DAY 9: Bruce Wayne plots his new war — From Issue #4. Click here.
DAY 10: Batman and Robin point to the future — From Graphitti Designs’ 1986 hardcover edition. Click here.
DAY 11: Batman and Robin’s ‘Mazing ride — From the cover of ‘Mazing Man #12. Click here.
DAY 12: Comparing Miller and Janson’s inks — Batman battles the Joker in Issue #3. Click here.
DAY 13: Comparing Miller and Janson’s inks — The death of the Joker in Issue #3. Click here.
FULL REVIEW of The Dark Knight Returns Gallery Edition. Click here.
The 216-page, 13 x 20 book, which features high-res scans of original Frank Miller and Klaus Janson art, lists for $175. It hits retailers 5/18 but you can also order it directly from Graphitti Designs. The company is also selling a signed, limited edition for $275. Click here for more info.
— 13 QUICK THOUGHTS: The Greatness of DARK KNIGHT RETURNS. Click here.
— Creators On the Lasting Influence of DARK KNIGHT RETURNS. Click here.
— Creators Pick Their Favorite HELL YEAH! Moments. Click here.