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Source Material #066 - Batman "The Dark Knight Returns" (1986)

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Hello everyone and welcome to another great episode of Source Material - tonight's topic, in synergistic fashion with the rest of the RIBN this week, we are going to tak a look at a very popular book that was released in 1986 - written and penciled by Frank miller, inked by Klaus Janson,

The Dark Knight Returns is almost synonymous with words such as grim, gritty and brutal. What happens when the Batman has been absent for a while? What happens when Bruce Wayne grows into his 50's. What could make him want to pick the cape up again? And more importantly, how will a Gotham react when he indeed decided to resurface?

Not only that... but there was a little movie that released last week and if you're listening to the RIBN you're most likely aware of it. Batman V Superman has arrived and it is apparent that the movie has borrowed some elements from this book.

Frequent guest Benjamin J colon, creator of "Soul Exodus", is back and comes on to reveal just what drew him to Miller's take on the Caped Crusader.

And for the second time on Source Material, Jordan Lowe, creator of "Stuck" and "Short Pants Romance" and also co-host of the Ka-Pow Podcast, lets us in on just how the Dark Knight spoke to him.

SPOILER WARNING - we are going to spoil this book, practically do everything but read it for you, and with the new movie release, remember, plot elements have been borrowed, so fair warning, turn this off if you do not want to possibly know what happens in the book or in the movie. This is the SM podcast after all.