Featuring a synopsis and a list of special features for both the DVD and Blu-ray copies of the animated film, hit the jump to check out the back covers for The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 from DC Animation.

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It's been a decade since Bruce Wayne hung up his cape, following most of the other superheroes who had been forced into retirement. Facing the downside of middle age, a restless Bruce Wayne pacifies his frustration with race cars and liquor – but the bat still beckons as he watches his city fall prey to gangs of barbaric criminals known as The Mutants.

The return of Harvey Dent as Two-Face finally prompts Wayne to once again don the Dark Knight’s cowl, and his dramatic capture of the villain returns him to crime-fighting – simultaneously making him the target of law enforcement and the new hope for a desolate Gotham City. Particularly inspired is a teenage girl named Carrie, who adopts the persona of Robin and ultimately saves Batman from a brutal attack by the Mutant leader. Armed with a new sidekick, and re-energized with a definitive purpose, the Dark Knight returns to protect Gotham from foes new...and old.

The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 will be available on DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital Download October 23rd!

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SpiderHyphenMan - 8/3/2012, 11:46 AM
[frick] yeah.
TheIncredibleMutantBat - 8/3/2012, 11:52 AM
UK release?
superotherside - 8/3/2012, 11:53 AM
Been reading the comic, need to finish it. It's fantastic. Can't wait for the film!
ksommer - 8/3/2012, 12:05 PM
Wait... Really? Robin looks silly.
rebellion - 8/3/2012, 12:09 PM
@ksommer ...robin's a girl if you didn't know
SHHH - 8/3/2012, 12:16 PM
Why Is It 2 Parts?
Danbojohnj - 8/3/2012, 12:16 PM
When is it out?
ArtisticErotic - 8/3/2012, 12:23 PM
This should be the main cover it fits better with the theme.
Syringe - 8/3/2012, 12:25 PM
I wonder why Marvel dont do something similar. I do enjoy some of their animations, but would love to see some of their famous arcs being adapted. Can you imagine a feature length Kraven's Last Hunt?
BillyBatson1000 - 8/3/2012, 12:41 PM
To repeat: Any word on a UK Bluray release? We only got the DVD release of Year One. The region coding Bullsh*t really messes everything up. Then the Corporate Suits p*ss and Moan when people download for free. Sort this cr*p out people.
Bodwulf - 8/3/2012, 12:48 PM
He's young, he'll walk again! GOTTA SEE!
Fogs - 8/3/2012, 1:17 PM
hoodedjester - 8/3/2012, 1:42 PM
@ SHHH - it's two parts because the book is long and the Batman vs. The Mutant's is only part of the story. The rest of story brings in two other main villains and you get to see where some of Bat's allies have ended up now in life.

If you haven't read it - seriously look at picking it up as it is one of the best Batman books I've ever read.

@ cipher - my favorite line would have to be
"You don’t get it, boy. This isn’t a mudhole… It’s an operating table. And I’m the surgeon"
That scene is gonna be sweet in the movie
JakeMurdock89 - 8/3/2012, 1:55 PM
Long holloween or GTFO!
hoodedjester - 8/3/2012, 2:05 PM
Long Halloween was good too but I enjoyed Dark Knight more. Long Halloween is definitely up there
JULEZ13 - 8/3/2012, 2:26 PM
This artwork is amazing!

I have to reread TDK, I don't remember much of the story. But I do remember it having some crazy scenes. I know this movie is going to be amazing.

DC has some of the absolute best cover art! Magnificent!
JULEZ13 - 8/3/2012, 3:40 PM
^ ewwww

Does anybody know the name of the cover artist?
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 8/3/2012, 3:51 PM
Minghagz - 8/3/2012, 4:12 PM
I need to know when this is available to pre-order!!
GoILL - 8/3/2012, 5:18 PM
@Minghagz it's available for pre-order on
Minghagz - 8/3/2012, 5:50 PM
@GoILL, thank you kind sir
lapress - 8/3/2012, 7:17 PM
what is with the cover?!
lapress - 8/3/2012, 7:17 PM
They should get Frank Miller to redo it
0bstreperous - 8/3/2012, 9:48 PM
i never understood the appeal of this or watchman i was born in the 90s
loki668 - 8/4/2012, 2:19 AM
"OK, boy. Show me." Easily the best line of the book. The art tends to degrade as you progress through the book but I don't think we'll have that problem with the movie. Truth is, I always wanted them to do a live-action version of this story.

Lord Loki has spoken
webslinger2099 - 8/4/2012, 6:34 AM
this was in a episode of the new batman the animated, kids were talking about how they see batman,

and one of them was that girl who is robin.
destruktor - 8/4/2012, 6:37 AM
t2jax - 8/4/2012, 7:26 AM
my man bats don't shiv
Syringe - 8/4/2012, 8:08 AM
@ciper A 90-120 minute House of M feature would be insane.
dezdigi - 8/4/2012, 11:25 AM
Nice, Yossarian!
This is EPIC!!!!
I would like to see Marvel make a multi-part adaptation of Secret Wars, X-tinction Agenda, and Infinity Gauntlet!!! Oh, and the one where the Masters of Evil invade the Avengers Mansion.
musashi - 8/4/2012, 1:57 PM
@syringe totally agree. It sounds so easy it's ridiculous that Marvel/Disney can't do it.

Step 1: Choose a quality story arc
Step2: Hire quality directors, voice actors and animators to adapt it
Step 3: Rinse and repeat

Why cant they do what DC has done with Batman: year one, the dark knight returns, and Superman and the Elite. Get the writers on as consultants too dammit!

Geez, it's not rocket surgery! Lol

fwg22392 - 8/5/2012, 3:52 PM
What about Hush? Joker by Azzarello?

Marvel should do a brutal X-Force one, oh that would be epic!! Or a dramatic Silver Surfer: Requiem :o

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