DescriptionFrank Miller Absolute Dark Knight Slipcase Back Cover featuring Robin/Carrie Kelly Original Art (DC, 2006). On its publication in 1986, Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns changed the landscape of the graphic novel irrevocably. With its dark vision of Batman's future and its stunning artwork, The Dark Knight Returns set the world on fire. Fifteen years later, Miller's sequel, The Dark Knight Strikes Again, further redefined the boundaries of the superhero genre. Some pieces of fantasy art stand as definitive masterworks by their creators -- Joe Simon and Jack Kirby's Captain America, Will Eisner's The Spirit, and Frank Frazetta's Conan are all examples of timeless masterworks that have bestowed artistic immortality on the artists who created them. In much the same way, this slipcase back cover for The Absolute Dark Knight spotlights young Carrie Kelly, the new female Robin -- the innocent, waif-like counterpoint to Frank Miller's gothic vision of the Batman that proved such a legendary work of industry-changing artistry. This beautiful, hauntingly iconic cover image of a free-falling Robin is all Miller pencils and inks, and represents one of the top pieces of Robin artwork by the artist ever to become available at auction. A classic work by a modern master, this "Girl Wonder" show-stopper has an overall size of 11" x 17", and it's in Excellent condition.
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