The Caped Crusader comes in many forms, shapes and sizes. Since his debut in “Detective Comics #27” in 1939, Batman has been reimagined countless times. Here’s a breakdown of every major version of the Dark Knight, ranked from best to worst.
‘The Dark Knight Returns’
Frank Miller’s dark, gritty take on an elderly Batman in “The Dark Knight Returns” is one of the most influential comic stories of all time. Alas, this grimdark version of the character has, ironically, not aged well, especially as its creator has seemingly descended into accidental self-parody by lacking all self-awareness whatsoever when writing Batman stories.