‘Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2’ release date and cover art revealed

Warner Bros. has announced that Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 will be released on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download on January 29th, 2013. Here’s a brief synopsis:

Based on Frank Miller’s celebrated graphic novel. In a bleak and ominous future, superheroes have fallen out of favor, including Batman. Bruce Wayne hung up his cape at least a decade ago. Most of the others have been forced into retirement. Facing the downside of middle age, Bruce now buoys up his life with racing cars and liquor. Yet the bat still beckons as he watches his city fall prey to gangs of barbaric criminals known as the mutants. But it’s the return of Harvey Dent as Two-Face that finally has Bruce donning the Dark Knight’s cowl once again. Batman’s dramatic capture of the villain returns him to crime-fighting and makes him the target of law enforcement, which looks upon his activities as merely vigilantism. Still much of the populace welcomes Batman’s re-appearance, including a teenage girl named Kelly. She becomes so enthralled with the Dark Knight she adopts the persona of Robin and later saves Batman from a brutal attack by the mutant’s leader. Batman takes on the new Robin as a sidekick, and returns to the mutant world to fight the leader again, but this time using strategy to beat his opponent’s superior strength. After the murderous mutant is publicly defeated, Batman becomes the mutant’s new leader, giving him some control over them. For the time being Gotham can be at relative peace.

Check out the cover art after the break.

SOURCE: World’s Finest