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THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS (Frank Miller) Comic Art



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Artist: Frank Miller (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Commission
For Sale Status: NFS
Views: 13,311
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Favorited on CAF: 11
Comments: 84
Added to Site: 1/17/2012
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The now-classic splash...but this time, 100% Frank. One of my all-time favorite images. DKR is credited/blamed for ushering in the "grim and gritty" era of comics. But when I look at this splash, all I see is joy...pure joy. It also resonates with me even more now that I'm the father of a young daughter. Yes, I realize that the only thing I have in common with this Batman is that we're both old. My kid, though, is a little badass.

My eternal thanks to my pal, Walter. And, of course, to Frank.


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Benno Rothschild wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Damn Felix, that is quite a commission!! Congrats on adding yet another fine piece to your collection. I hope it cost a little less than the original!! ;-)
Posted on 1/17/2012

Bill C wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Posted on 1/17/2012

Alex Bullock wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Posted on 1/17/2012

Andrew Van Embden wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Congratulations to both you Felix, and to the lucky seller who collected over 400,000 !!!!!
Posted on 1/17/2012

Andrew Van Embden wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Ya had me fooled !!!!! Great COMMISSION !!!!!
Posted on 1/17/2012

COMIC PARADISE wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
just amazing!!! congrats
Posted on 1/17/2012

Marvel Two-in-One 76 Guy wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Posted on 1/17/2012

Gerry Turnbull wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Felix thats just stunning !
Posted on 1/17/2012

Dino Mauricio wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Very cool!
Posted on 1/17/2012

Ryan P wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Ok Felix, you win the internet again. Awesome piece, stunning really.
Posted on 1/17/2012

Gal Schwartz wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Fantastic !! Frank redid it just as good !
Posted on 1/17/2012

Alex Johnson wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Now that is one seriously great commission! Congratulations. It really looks wonderful and I agree they do look happy here.
Posted on 1/17/2012

Jason Weitzner wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Congrats Felix - This is incredible on so many levels and certainly more than satisfies the question many of us had of what if... AMAZING score dude!!!
Posted on 1/17/2012

Shannon El Guapo Slayton wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Wow! This is on another level!
Posted on 1/17/2012

Chris C wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
What the? Where the? How the? Not even a heads up. Sheesh!!!! That's some commission.
Posted on 1/17/2012

Terry Maltos wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Way cool!
Posted on 1/17/2012

Alex B wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
One of the most impressive and beautiful commissions I've ever seen. This is breathtaking ! HUGE CONGRATS !!!
Posted on 1/17/2012

Timothy Finney wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
I agree with your analysis. One thing that Dark Knight had that a lot of the grim & gritty types that followed didn't was a sense of "Wow!" and fun. As for this commission, um, Wow! Congrats.
Posted on 1/17/2012

Simon M. wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Epic and then some. And that should cover the story behind how you got such an amazing commission by Frank. Well done Felix, I admire your more (!) collection with each new piece you post!
Posted on 1/17/2012

Richard Martines wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
I don't know about you, Felix, but I think this is the piece that makes me stop collecting. It is that fantastic.
Posted on 1/17/2012

Wesley L wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Wow! I actually prefer the inks on this one over the published version; the inks on Batman's cowl and cape are much more finished.
Posted on 1/17/2012

Jovi Neri wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Wow! How did you get Miller to do that and when was it draw? This is simply ..jaw-dropping!
Posted on 1/17/2012

Jae B wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
I am so jealous. I really want to know how much did this commission cost?
Posted on 1/17/2012

Phillip K  V wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
A CAF-breaking beast! Amazing Felix!
Posted on 1/17/2012

Malvin V wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
I don't think I can say anything that hasn't been said already, but I still have to congratulate you!
Posted on 1/17/2012

Lance Suarez wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Beautiful piece Felix!
Posted on 1/17/2012

Ron Sonenthal wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Totally cool!!
Posted on 1/17/2012

Scott Gaulke wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Posted on 1/17/2012

glen gold wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
You know what makes me happiest? The sheer joy in this piece.
Posted on 1/17/2012

Horacio Alvarez wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Congrats Felix 100 x 100 Frank Miller, grail............
Posted on 1/18/2012

Pete Marino wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Wow! Just amazing! I think I am at a loss for words for once.
Posted on 1/18/2012

Crees Tyler wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
WooooW ! A Frank Miller' commission ?!?!? You're so lucky ! This is simply perfect. Congratulations Felix.
Posted on 1/18/2012

Jon AM wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
This one and I say, THIS ONE, IT¨S THE BEST PIECE I HAVE EVER SEEN, uh Felix, Are you God?
Posted on 1/18/2012

Peter P wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
My god so extremely cool for so many reasons, what an incredible score!! Congratulations Felix on an all time epic commission to be treasured forever =)
Posted on 1/18/2012

E. Vets wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Iconic !!!
Posted on 1/18/2012

Kinnon Paterson wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Just......exquisite. Joy is indeed the word. Congratulations.
Posted on 1/18/2012

Ronan Killack wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Felix - you absolutely have to change the characterization of this piece; to call it a 'commission' almost seems insulting given how magnificent it is. What an unreal addition to your collection!
Posted on 1/18/2012

Ken R wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
The new "Gold Standard" in the world of comic art commissions...Really happy for you buddy!
Posted on 1/18/2012

S S wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Amazing! I haven't been able to take my eyes off this one all morning. Congratulations Felix! I'm feeling very small right now, and maybe a little empty. :-)
Posted on 1/18/2012

Mario B. wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
caramba carambita...a damned ''hotter than hell'' GEM artwork from one of the best artist in this galaxy!!! AMEN AND CONGRATULATION !
Posted on 1/18/2012

Jason Versaggi wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Wonderful! Bravo!
Posted on 1/18/2012

Yehoy Lee wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Yep...that's damn cool.
Posted on 1/18/2012

bob fish wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
no words....if not congrats for this grail....awesome
Posted on 1/18/2012

Earl Hamilton wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
MAGNIFICENT! Once of the BEST!! I Can't even imaginine owning a piece like this!! you are my hero! Congrats!!
Posted on 1/18/2012

John Butler wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Go big or go home. You never disappoint, Felix.
Posted on 1/18/2012

Royd Burgoyne wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Can I come see this when I next stay with Steve? ;) Truly once in a lifetime piece - congrats Felix!
Posted on 1/18/2012

Perryn Flynn wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
F'n EPIC....congrats.
Posted on 1/18/2012

John Braun wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Wow!!!!! Amazing piece...
Posted on 1/18/2012

George O wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
An incredible achievement! Congrats!
Posted on 1/18/2012

J L wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
This is pretty freakin amazing!!!! Congrats.
Posted on 1/18/2012

Satya Chetri wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]

Posted on 1/18/2012

George 1 wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
You are soooo lucky
Posted on 1/18/2012

Dave Kopecki wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
So...very...WOW! Great once in a lifetime piece! Epic really! Huge congrats!
Posted on 1/18/2012

Emanuele A. wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Posted on 1/19/2012

Thomas V wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Wow, very cool. I really love Frank's art. So what's the story behind getting this?
Posted on 1/19/2012

Claudio B wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Congrats it's really fantastic
Posted on 1/19/2012

Mike W wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
OH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted on 1/19/2012

Foggy Bottom wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Baller. Srsly. You win.
Posted on 1/20/2012

Will K wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Wow. It's like getting DeNiro to say "You talkin' to me??"
Posted on 1/20/2012

Randy House wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
I don't hop on CAF enough these days, but when I saw this I just had to say WAY TO GO! Incredible is an understatement. Congrats, dude!
Posted on 1/21/2012

G. C. wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Everytime i take a look on your gallery, there is another unbelievable piece of art !! Congrats Felix !!!
Posted on 1/22/2012

Terry Doyle wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
To my shame, I've never actually got round to reading this much-praised ground-breaking graphic-novel - even if I am familiar with its adultaion for it within the comics-collecting audience. Having seen a scan of the phenomenal mega-bucks sale of the (orginal) original, which reached a hammer price w-a-y beyond the reach of mortal men, I have to say that, as a piece of original artwork, this commission surpasses the (original) original. There are two winners in this scenario. The winner of the published original . . . and the guy who had the foresight to commission this (much-improved) re-do. Big, Big congrats to you, Felix.
Posted on 1/28/2012

Alberto Garcia wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
A masterpiece!! Congrats!!
Posted on 2/5/2012

Carlos P. wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Oh my god!! Stunning commission Felix.
Posted on 2/24/2012

Pellucidar Mikishawn wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
lucky Felix (indeed!) :)
Posted on 3/18/2012

Steve Welch wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Can it realistically get any better than this? I don't think so. Congrats!!!
Posted on 4/23/2012

j sly wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Excuse me while I grab my jaw off of the floor! Amazing!
Posted on 5/5/2012

A N wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Whoa! very nice.
Posted on 5/11/2012

Marvelman Excelsior wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
An absolute gem, and from your delight, you are a deserving owner!
Posted on 11/16/2012

Cyril Domzal wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Just awesome!!!
Posted on 11/18/2012

Eric B wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Nice. So very very very nice. Congrats!
Posted on 12/1/2012

Lionel C wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
its a treasure. congratulation.
Posted on 2/14/2013

Dermot D wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Simply Stunning...WoW.
Posted on 7/8/2013

Nicolaj Borch wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Out of this world...Fantastic!!!
Posted on 1/15/2014

Filmore W. Bedwick wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Even BETTER than the original!!!
Posted on 2/7/2014

Scott  R. wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
WICKED! deserves a non-blurry pic tho :( Congrats!
Posted on 5/15/2014

Greg Gross wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Iconic and very, very cool!
Posted on 10/27/2015

Matthew Gullifer wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Impressive! Beautiful! A masterpiece!
Posted on 4/13/2016

Ben H wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Ugh Felix, I hate you! To reiterate everyone else's comments, this is just a stunning and iconic image. Thanks for taking the time to chat with me this past weekend and thanks for the t-shirt!
Posted on 6/20/2016

Matt  Todd wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
This maybe one of the best pieces of comic art I have ever seen. AMAZING Felix. Absolutely amazing.
Posted on 11/10/2016

Fred DeBoom wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
High above! :-)
Posted on 1/10/2017

ALFREDO QUINTERO wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Cool piece. The way this story hits your Nostalgic gauge compares to the way Kraven's Last Hunt hits it for me, and I can relate. Love your podcast. Best Regards.
Posted on 1/29/2017

Marc W wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Pure perfection!
Posted on 2/16/2017

Julien Schantz wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Bloody hell Felix, you're a nasty boy !!! :) You never told me you had such piece. Congrats from France (Lille :) )
Posted on 3/7/2017

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