Batman: The Dark Knight #1 (Mar. 1986):
“The Dark Knight Returns”
by Frank Miller, Klaus Janson

Batman: The Dark Knight #1

Title: “The Dark Knight Returns”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Mar. 1986

Publisher: DC
Written by: Frank Miller
Art by: Frank Miller, Klaus Janson

12 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Batman Batman (Bruce Wayne)
(lead character)
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: S Episcopalian / Catholic (lapsed); atheist
Batman family; Quinntets...  DC 11,112
Lana Lang Lana Lang supporting character
CBR Scale: I Protestant
[Superman's childhood sweetheart] DC 1,026
Alfred Pennyworth Alfred Pennyworth supporting character
CBR Scale: I Anglican
[butler] DC 3,048
Commissioner Gordon Commissioner Gordon supporting character
CBR Scale: U Protestant
GCPD; The Mystery Analysts of Gotham City DC 2,797
The Joker The Joker villain
CBR Scale: M anarchist; obsessed with being Batman's arch-enemy
Injustice League; The Injustice Gang...  DC 1,679
Two-Face Two-Face (Harvey Dent) villain
CBR Scale: M obsessed with dualism and
number 2; Taoist
Injustice League; The Injustice Gang DC 240
Robin Robin (Carrie Kelly) hero
  Batman family DC 9
Martha Wayne Martha Wayne
(flashback cameo)
supporting character
CBR Scale: U Catholic
[mother of Batman] DC 59
Dr. Thomas Wayne Dr. Thomas Wayne
(flashback cameo)
supporting character
CBR Scale: U Episcopalian
[Batman's father] DC 75
Joe Chill Joe Chill
(flashback cameo)
  [mugger who murdered parents of Bruce Wayne (Batman)] DC 116
Nightwing Dick Grayson
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination unknown); raised Gypsy/Roma
Batman family; Super Friends...  DC 4,498
The Red Hood Jason Todd
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination
Batman family; The Teen Titans DC 276

This publication is also known as: Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #1.