Vowing upon his parent's death to rid the city of the criminal element, the Batman has,
over the years, fought crime in its many macabre forms ...
For the last ten years no one has seen or heard from him ...
That is, until now ...
from Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, published by DC Comics from February to June 1986.
Curiosities of the year when this series came out......
// February 21 - Nintendo releases the Famicom Disk System in Japan.
// Some Billboard #1 hits
How Will I Know - Whitney Houston
These Dreams - Heart
Rock Me Amadeus - Falco
Kiss - Prince
Addicted to Love - Robert Palmer
Live to Tell - Madonna
// Top grossing films
1. Top Gun
2. Crocodile Dundee
4. The Karate Kid, Part II
5. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
// Pulitzer Prize for Fiction: Larry McMurtry, Lonesome Dove
// THE BOURNE SUPREMACY was a bestseller.
// 1986 Prices - Gas: $0.93/gal, Stamps:$0.22/ea
+ Comic Books as Literature: The Dark Knight Returns
+ Whoa, someone who actually liked DK2.
+ For those who don't know: Frank Miller is still writing Batman Comics ( to be more precise "The God Damned Batman!"). With covers like this one.
Sources: Wikipedia 1986, Time Magazine, Billboard.