Frank Miller (comics) Writing Styles in Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

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Points of View

Some parts of the book are written in the third person while others are written in the first person point-of-view. As a graphic novel, it allows the reader the benefit of seeing exactly what is happening as well as knowing what is happening. The voice changes, though it does so in a very clear manner. For instance, when Batman is talking, it is displayed in a grey dialogue box. For Robin it is a yellow dialogue box. For Superman, it is a blue dialogue box. For the Joker it is a green dialogue box. In most cases, the message comes across very clearly; however, the action tends to move very quickly and so the point-of-view shifts quickly. Without the use of the graphics, it would be difficult to know exactly what each character is thinking and feeling.

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