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THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS (Frank Miller)

Artist: Frank Miller (All)

85 Comments  -   13,503 Views  -   10 Likes


THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS (Frank Miller) Comic Art

 

   

Artwork Details

Title: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS (Frank Miller)
Artist: Frank Miller (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Commission
For Sale Status: NFS
Views: 13,503
Likes on CAF:
Favorited on CAF: 11
Comments: 85
Added to Site: 1/17/2012
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Description

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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Felix  Lu
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Joined: December 2005
Website: http://www.felixcomicart.com
Country: UNITED STATES
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Benno Rothschild
Member Since 2003

Posted on 1/17/2012

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!! ;-)

Bill C
Member Since 2009

Posted on 1/17/2012

Wow!

Alex Bullock
Member Since 2006

Posted on 1/17/2012

Awesome!

Andrew Van Embden
Member Since 2006

Posted on 1/17/2012

Congratulations to both you Felix, and to the lucky seller who collected over 400,000 !!!!!

Andrew Van Embden
Member Since 2006

Posted on 1/17/2012

Ya had me fooled !!!!! Great COMMISSION !!!!!

COMIC PARADISE
Member Since 2005

Posted on 1/17/2012

just amazing!!! congrats

Marvel Two-in-One 76 Guy
Member Since 2003

Posted on 1/17/2012

Whoa.

Gerry Turnbull
Member Since 2005

Posted on 1/17/2012

Felix thats just stunning !

Dino Mauricio
Member Since 2009

Posted on 1/17/2012

Very cool!

Ryan P
Member Since 2005

Posted on 1/17/2012

Ok Felix, you win the internet again. Awesome piece, stunning really.

Gal Schwartz
Member Since 2005

Posted on 1/17/2012

Fantastic !! Frank redid it just as good !

Alex Johnson
Member Since 2006

Posted on 1/17/2012

Now that is one seriously great commission! Congratulations. It really looks wonderful and I agree they do look happy here.

Jason Weitzner
Member Since 2004

Posted on 1/17/2012

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!!!

Shannon El Guapo Slayton
Member Since 2005

Posted on 1/17/2012

Wow! This is on another level!

Chris C
Member Since 2004

Posted on 1/17/2012

What the? Where the? How the? Not even a heads up. Sheesh!!!! That's some commission.

Terry Maltos
Member Since 2004

Posted on 1/17/2012

Way cool!

Alex B
Member Since 2008

Posted on 1/17/2012

One of the most impressive and beautiful commissions I've ever seen. This is breathtaking ! HUGE CONGRATS !!!

Timothy Finney
Member Since 2006

Posted on 1/17/2012

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.

Simon M.
Member Since 2003

Posted on 1/17/2012

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!

Richard Martines
Member Since 2004

Posted on 1/17/2012

I don't know about you, Felix, but I think this is the piece that makes me stop collecting. It is that fantastic.

Wesley L
Member Since 2009

Posted on 1/17/2012

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.

Jovi Neri
Member Since 2011

Posted on 1/17/2012

Wow! How did you get Miller to do that and when was it draw? This is simply ..jaw-dropping!

Jae B
Member Since 2011

Posted on 1/17/2012

I am so jealous. I really want to know how much did this commission cost?

Phillip K  V
Member Since 2005

Posted on 1/17/2012

A CAF-breaking beast! Amazing Felix!

Malvin V
Member Since 2004

Posted on 1/17/2012

I don't think I can say anything that hasn't been said already, but I still have to congratulate you!

Lance Suarez
Member Since 2004

Posted on 1/17/2012

Beautiful piece Felix!

Ron Sonenthal
Member Since 2007

Posted on 1/17/2012

Totally cool!!

Scott Gaulke
Member Since 2005

Posted on 1/17/2012

Epic!

glen gold
Member Since 2004

Posted on 1/17/2012

You know what makes me happiest? The sheer joy in this piece.

Horacio Alvarez
Member Since 2008

Posted on 1/18/2012

Congrats Felix 100 x 100 Frank Miller, grail............

Pete Marino
Member Since 2010

Posted on 1/18/2012

Wow! Just amazing! I think I am at a loss for words for once.

Crees Tyler
Member Since 2008

Posted on 1/18/2012

WooooW ! A Frank Miller' commission ?!?!? You're so lucky ! This is simply perfect. Congratulations Felix.

Jon AM
Member Since 2006

Posted on 1/18/2012

This one and I say, THIS ONE, ITĘS THE BEST PIECE I HAVE EVER SEEN, uh Felix, Are you God?

Peter P
Member Since 2009

Posted on 1/18/2012

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 =)

E. Vets
Member Since 2009

Posted on 1/18/2012

Iconic !!!

Kinnon Paterson
Member Since 2009

Posted on 1/18/2012

Just......exquisite. Joy is indeed the word. Congratulations.

Ronan Killack
Member Since 2008

Posted on 1/18/2012

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!

Ken R
Member Since 2006

Posted on 1/18/2012

The new "Gold Standard" in the world of comic art commissions...Really happy for you buddy!

S S
Member Since 2005

Posted on 1/18/2012

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. :-)

Mario B.
Member Since 2004

Posted on 1/18/2012

caramba carambita...a damned ''hotter than hell'' GEM artwork from one of the best artist in this galaxy!!! AMEN AND CONGRATULATION !

Jason Versaggi
Member Since 2005

Posted on 1/18/2012

Wonderful! Bravo!

Yehoy Lee
Member Since 2010

Posted on 1/18/2012

Yep...that's damn cool.

bob fish
Member Since 2011

Posted on 1/18/2012

no words....if not congrats for this grail....awesome

Earl Hamilton
Member Since 2009

Posted on 1/18/2012

MAGNIFICENT! Once of the BEST!! I Can't even imaginine owning a piece like this!! you are my hero! Congrats!!

John Butler
Member Since 2004

Posted on 1/18/2012

Go big or go home. You never disappoint, Felix.

Royd Burgoyne
Member Since 2003

Posted on 1/18/2012

Can I come see this when I next stay with Steve? ;) Truly once in a lifetime piece - congrats Felix!

Perryn Flynn
Member Since 2006

Posted on 1/18/2012

F'n EPIC....congrats.

John Braun
Member Since 2011

Posted on 1/18/2012

Wow!!!!! Amazing piece...

George O
Member Since 2004

Posted on 1/18/2012

An incredible achievement! Congrats!

J L
Member Since 2005

Posted on 1/18/2012

This is pretty freakin amazing!!!! Congrats.

Satya Chetri
Member Since 2006

Posted on 1/18/2012

George 1
Member Since 2011

Posted on 1/18/2012

You are soooo lucky

Dave Kopecki
Member Since 2008

Posted on 1/18/2012

So...very...WOW! Great once in a lifetime piece! Epic really! Huge congrats!

Emanuele A.
Member Since 2005

Posted on 1/19/2012

THE PIECE !!!

Thomas V
Member Since 2008

Posted on 1/19/2012

Wow, very cool. I really love Frank's art. So what's the story behind getting this?

Claudio B
Member Since 2006

Posted on 1/19/2012

Congrats it's really fantastic

Mike W
Member Since 2007

Posted on 1/19/2012

OH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Foggy Bottom
Member Since 2009

Posted on 1/20/2012

Baller. Srsly. You win.

Will K
Member Since 2006

Posted on 1/20/2012

Wow. It's like getting DeNiro to say "You talkin' to me??"

Randy House
Member Since 2003

Posted on 1/21/2012

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!

G. C.
Member Since 2006

Posted on 1/22/2012

Everytime i take a look on your gallery, there is another unbelievable piece of art !! Congrats Felix !!!

Terry Doyle
Member Since 2004

Posted on 1/28/2012

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.

Alberto Garcia
Member Since 2009

Posted on 2/5/2012

A masterpiece!! Congrats!!

Carlos P.
Member Since 2008

Posted on 2/24/2012

Oh my god!! Stunning commission Felix.

Pellucidar Mikishawn
Member Since 2008

Posted on 3/18/2012

lucky Felix (indeed!) :)

Steve Welch
Member Since 2005

Posted on 4/23/2012

Can it realistically get any better than this? I don't think so. Congrats!!!

j sly
Member Since 2011

Posted on 5/5/2012

Excuse me while I grab my jaw off of the floor! Amazing!

A N
Member Since 2012

Posted on 5/11/2012

Whoa! very nice.

Marvelman Excelsior
Member Since 2011

Posted on 11/16/2012

An absolute gem, and from your delight, you are a deserving owner!

Cyril Domzal
Member Since 2010

Posted on 11/18/2012

Just awesome!!!

Eric B
Member Since 2008

Posted on 12/1/2012

Nice. So very very very nice. Congrats!

Lionel C
Member Since 2013

Posted on 2/14/2013

its a treasure. congratulation.

Dermot D
Member Since 2012

Posted on 7/8/2013

Simply Stunning...WoW.

Nicolaj Borch
Member Since 2012

Posted on 1/15/2014

Out of this world...Fantastic!!!

Filmore W. Bedwick
Member Since 2003

Posted on 2/7/2014

Even BETTER than the original!!!

Scott  R.
Member Since 2003

Posted on 5/15/2014

WICKED! deserves a non-blurry pic tho :( Congrats!

Greg G.
Member Since 2006

Posted on 10/27/2015

Iconic and very, very cool!

Matthew Gullifer
Member Since 2015

Posted on 4/13/2016

Impressive! Beautiful! A masterpiece!

Ben H
Member Since 2007

Posted on 6/20/2016

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!

Matt  Todd
Member Since 2014

Posted on 11/10/2016

This maybe one of the best pieces of comic art I have ever seen. AMAZING Felix. Absolutely amazing.

Fred DeBoom
Member Since 2003

Posted on 1/10/2017

High above! :-)

ALFREDO QUINTERO
Member Since 2006

Posted on 1/29/2017

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.

Marc W
Member Since 2014

Posted on 2/16/2017

Pure perfection!

Julien Schantz
Member Since 2005

Posted on 3/7/2017

Bloody hell Felix, you're a nasty boy !!! :) You never told me you had such piece. Congrats from France (Lille :) )

artless artmore
Member Since 2013

Posted on 1/4/2018

Spectacular!

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