In 1986 Frank Miller released the Dark Knight Returns, this futuristic depiction of Gotham showed a Bruce Wayne who had given up the cowl while the city, still far from idyllic, fought its own crime.
Batman has always been a darker character than most. Even in his early days when he was more jovial, the noir detective style crimes he was out to solve were much grittier than the sun soaked, high flying tasks that were faced by Superman.
This story begins where you would expect many crime thrillers to start off. A rough, alcohol fuelled, overworked city cop has left the force, but this time he has become a hitman. Okay not the most regular New York police tale but one that you could probably see turning up on the big screen sometime soon, the difference here is what happen next.
We all know that comics are a well known go to for stories about people with incredible powers and Chew by John Layman and Rob Guillory is no different. Here we follow the adventures of Tony Chu a detective who lives in a very different world. Here the laws of food are quite different, a major change being that chicken is outlawed.Read more
Another super powered title that you would probably have never concocted yourself. Sex Criminals follows a pair of people with the incredible ability to stop time, but what makes this comic so left field is that they can only access their power once they reach orgasm.Read more