Quote Originally Posted by Hayman View Post
Hey. I am unlikely to be able to get the Dark Moon Rising trades because the prices are just insane (although apparently they are amazing, so I'm not sure why there is no reprint). Am I really missing that much?

P.S. I just finished DKR. It was great, but it certainly didn't astound me the way I was expecting it too. Is it possible that having not read many other Batman books limits the effect?
It's more that The Dark Knight Returns came out in 1986, and helped usher in a darker and more grim era of comic books along with Watchmen and The Killing Joke. It also changed the way that writers approached Batman, leaning more heavily on the tragic nature of his character.