I posted the Alex Ross-designed Superman figure from DC’s Kingdom Come series, might as well post Frank Miller’s Dark Knight from the graphic novel “The Dark Knight Returns“. I read it first back in 1989 and I simply said that this is the Batman that I had in my head. Only seeing the original cover of when Batman debuted (Detective Comics #27), the only version of Batman that I knew was from the 1960s serial and the Michael Keaton movie. I have a few books of his stories back then, those who’ve been drawn by Jim Aparo and the team of Alas Davis and Paul Neary, and I always thought of it lacking something.
The Dark Knight Returns and the first Batman movie changed all that. Superman may be the pivotal boy scout superhero, but the Batman is the coolest one between them.