The Dark Knight Strikes Again

The Dark Knight Strikes Again

Graphic Novel - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
Batman reemerges from his underworld civilization to battle the evils of Gotham, including power-hungry Lex Luther and Brainiac, and turns against other superheroes as he drifts closer and closer towards insanity.

Publisher: New York, NY : DC Comics, [2002]
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9781563898440
1563898446
9781563899294
1563899299
Branch Call Number: YA GN Batman 620 2002
Characteristics: 3 volumes in 1 : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Klein, Todd
Varley, Lynn
Alternative Title: Batman (Comic strip)

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Remington_780
Jan 23, 2016

But wait for The Dark Knight III: The Master Race!

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Remington_780
Jan 23, 2016

It was terrible with minimal dialog and crap artwork. Thought I am not too harsh because the comic was only half of the story (If you google it, the images are not all from this book or The Dark Knight Returns).

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GSwanLibrary
Sep 06, 2015

Absolutely, horrifyingly, terrible. When I was reading this I was utterly shocked and could not believe how bad it was.

The art is dreadful, the plot is barely even followable, and I wish I had never checked it out.

A real let down considering the Dark Knight Returns was so great, I can't even believe it is by the same author- based on the quality of this, and All Star Batman & Robin, I honestly wonder if he's mentally ill now.

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Keogh
Nov 17, 2014

While I could see why The Dark Knight Returns was so acclaimed in its time, I just couldn't appreciate it personally. The artistic style didn't work for me, and the inner anger of the storyteller made it off putting. This follow up, however, magnifies both of those elements far more than in the first book. The story is a relentlessly nihilistic, misogynistic, nonsensical pile of seething rage. And the art is hideously ugly. Frank Miller could benefit from a few decades of anger management and intensive therapy.

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TheOnlyRealDonleys
Apr 28, 2013

An unsatisfying sequel to what was a standalone masterpiece. Don't get me wrong; it's not utterly awful, it's just that Miller's (well known) mysoginy is distractingly palpable in this one. It often feels shoe-horned like he was mid-divorce or something. I usually find it very easy to leave something in the context of its era, etc, and get past that sort of thing but it just kept feeling like a bitter, involuntarily celibate old man screaming "...and another thing!". That aside, it's an acceptable sequel. It's not his fault he set the bar so high with TDKR but it falls incredibly short in many respects.

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KingOfTwang
Aug 21, 2012

Another terrific yarn by Frank Miller, also rendered by Miller. Moody and dark artwork with excellent use of negative space, imagine Sin City with superheros. Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the JLA are here ready to defend the world against Lex Luthor and Brainiac 5. Really loved Miller's treatment of Plastic Man as well. Great story with an undercurrent of commentary on society, the media, and the establishment.

Uh, what were they thinking? this was one of the worst things I have ever read in my life. First off it has terrible art, the storyline is god awful. And finally it is so bad that it degraded the first book which was wonderful. I really want to bye this book so I can just rip the pages out and it can never be read again.

PrimaGigi Oct 09, 2011

"HMF! Vulgarians the LOT of you."

Frank Miller you make women into grotesque caricatures of themselves. I just can't fight a good novel though. Dang you... (shakes fist)

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davethemage
Dec 12, 2007

Outstanding story by the great writer Frank Miller.

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RonNasty64
Mar 23, 2010

RonNasty64 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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RonNasty64
Mar 23, 2010

Coarse Language: Mild swearing

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RonNasty64
Mar 27, 2010

Alfred. Command: Destruct. Code: Zap. Biff. Pow.

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