This paperback collects the Batman: The Dark Knight Returns storyline. It was originally published in its own comic book mini-series Batman: The Dark Knight Returns from February to June, 1986. The storyline was written and illustrated by Frank Miller.
In this story it is ten years after an aging Batman has retired and Gotham City has sunk deeper into decadence and lawlessness. Now as his city needs him most, the Dark Knight returns in a blaze of glory. Joined by Carrie Kelly, a teenage female Robin, Batman takes to the streets to end the threat of the mutant gangs that have overrun the city. And after facing off against his two greatest enemies, The Joker and Two-Face for the final time, Batman finds himself in mortal combat with his former ally, Superman, in a battle that only one of them will survive.
This paperback collects the following comic books:
- Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #1 (The Dark Knight Returns)
- Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #2 (Dark Knight Triumphant)
- Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #3 (Hunt the Dark Knight)
- Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #4 (The Dark Knight Falls)
- No special notes.