New Look

The Dark Night Returns

Batman makes his debut with ally Comissioner James Gordon

Doctor Death debuts as the recurring villain


Batman was one of the few characters continuously published in comics.

Criticized by a phycologist in the book "Seduction of the Innocent" saying that children were seeing the things batman or villains do and want to recreate them.



1964 Julius Schwartz became editor of Batman and Detective Comics and introduced what was touted as the "New Look". Carmine Infantino was brought in to redesign Batman. Infantino was assigned to draw every other issue of Detective Comics, employing the sleek style he had pioneered on the Flash.



The Dark Knight Returns is a 1986 four-issue comic book miniseries starring Batman, written by Frank Miller, illustrated by Miller and Klaus Janson, and published by DC Comics. When the series was collected into a single volume later that year, the story title for the first issue was applied to the entire series. The Dark Knight Returns tells the story of Bruce Wayne, who at 55 years old returns from retirement to fight crime and faces opposition from the Gotham City police force and the United States government.