BATMAN: YEAR ONE – The Definitive Origin Story

In this video, Owen explains the history of Batman: Year One, and how Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli reinvented the Dark Knight and crafted the definitive superhero origin comic.

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▶ Further reading:
Brian Cronin, COMIC BOOK LEGENDS REVEALED 254 (2010).

Geoff Klock, ‘Frank Miller’s New Batman and the Grotesque’ in Dennis O’Neil, Leah Wilson (eds.), Batman Unauthorized: Vigilantees, Jokers and Heroes in Gotham City (2008).
Glen Weldon, The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture (2016).
Lindsey Norward, The day Philadelphia bombed its own people (2019).

Warner Bros. Entertainment, Heart of Vengeance: Returning Batman to His Roots (2011).

▶ Special thanks to @DavidJBradley, @KeyIssues and @DareToEntertain for providing additional voiceover!

▶ Timestamps:
0:00 – Introduction
2:40 – Becoming the Bat
8:20 – The Knight Dawns
13:46 – A Legend Reborn
19:31 – Outro

▶ Music Used:
Blue Wednesday, juniorodeo – Find Yourself
Philanthrope, Yasper – Slopes
Iamcloud – Better Days
Dotlights – Anywhere But Here
Sugi.wa – Memories

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