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Dark Knight Returns
The Last Crusade
This excellent tale is a quick read in part because the story moves along
at a brisk pace.
The Joker is back in Arkham Asylum - but for how long?
We see Batman feeling his age and taking a beating from Killer Croc.
He winds up in the arms of Selina Kyle, the former Catwoman, who helps him
through his dilemma: when to call it quits and let Robin take the reins.
But, as Batman/Bruce Wayne makes clear several times, he doesn't think
Jason is ready to take the mantle.
Batman notices how Robin is headstrong and cocky. We also see how Robin
has a taste for the jugular, intentionally harming people whom he could
easily incapacitate instead.
Also in this issue, we see a restrained but caring Alfred, who always has
good advice when asked.
It's nice to see Frank Miller and John Romita, Jr. teaming up for this
issue, which is a must for Batman fans.
(posted June 21, 2016)