The Dark Knight Returns! After a hiatus following the end of the Christopher Nolan-helmed “Dark Knight Trilogy”, Bruce Wayne promises to return to the big screen portrayed by none other than Ben Affleck. Portraying an older, more battle-hardened Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the all too mortal hero will come to blows with the Last Son of Krypton, Superman, in a knock down brawl that will take several cues from one of the stories on our list. In all the previous incarnations of the Caped Crusader, he’s been a mortal man holding up against the tide of villainy in the world, but Affleck will be bringing Bats into a world of superheroes which we’ve never seen him encounter in live action. If you’re looking to read the best of the best when it comes to comics of Gotham’s protector, see below a list of our picks for essential reading when it comes to the Dark Knight.