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For the German version, see Dark Night: Eine wahre Batman-Geschichte

The Caped Crusader has been the all-abiding icon of justice and authority for generations. But in this surprising original graphic novel, we see Batman in a new light—as the savior who helps a discouraged man recover from a brutal attack that left him unable to face the world.

In the 1990s, Eisner Award-winning writer Paul Dini had a flourishing career writing the hugely popular Batman: The Animated Series and Tiny Toon Adventures. Walking home one evening, he was jumped and viciously beaten within an inch of his life. His recovery process was arduous, hampered by the imagined antics of the villains he was writing for television including The Joker, Harley Quinn and the Penguin. But despite how bleak his circumstances were, or perhaps because of it, Dini also always imagined the Batman at his side during his darkest moments.

DARK NIGHT: A TRUE BATMAN STORY is the harrowing and eloquent autobiographical tale of Dini’s courageous struggle to overcome a truly desperate situation. It is a Batman story like none other and one that will truly resonate with fans. Art by the incredibly talented Eduardo Risso (100 BULLETS, DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE).


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Possibly the best graphic novel published in 20 years. 0

"Wow..." That was my reaction after finishing this book. And if you've read it, you can likely see where I'm coming from.This book stands out in a big way, It's possibly the most emotionally powerful graphic novel I've ever read, which might sound crazy, but trust me when I tell you that this is an amazing read that everyone should experience. But I'll quit going on about how amazing it is and give a quick summary: Paul Dini, a successful writer on the hit cartoons Tiny Toon Adventures and Batma...

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A true inspiration 0

This is one of those stories that comes along and touches readers in a way that offers a uplifting message. Over the course of the book it goes over parts of the life of Paul Dini and a truly tragic event where he was mugged and how he overcame and fought his way back from it. Throughout the story you get a in site of Paul Dini's mind and how the voices of the characters talk to him. You have many characters from Batman,The Joker,Two Face, Poison Ivy,The Penguin,and Harley Quinn all offering the...

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