(Graphic Novel) The Dark Knight Strikes Again

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(Graphic Novel) The Dark Knight Strikes Again

Postby gary2692 » Oct 11th, 2013, 7:53 pm

The Dark Knight Strikes Again




WARNING SPOILERS!

Writer: Frank Miller
Artist: Frank Miller
Colorists Lynn Varley

PLOT:
The sequel to the Bestseller Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. Set three years after the Dark Knight returned, everything is just fine! Bruce Wayne, Carrie Kelly, (now Catgirl) and the mysterious Bat-Boys have been hiding in the Batcave, but are forced to go back up to the surface and wage war on a diseased world, which has become completely lost.
Lex Luthor, now the head of the US Government, has teamed up with Brainiac to take over the world, he uses a holographic image to fool people into believing their president is someone else. Luthor controls many of the superheroes, he holds their loved ones hostage so he can get what he wants. Batman recruits the retired heroes to take back their world.
Also, former Robin and Nightwing, Dick Grayson becomes the new Joker, after radical gene therapy by Lex Luthor and other villains, Dick is able to shape shift and heal himself. He is driven mentally crazy.

CHARACTERS:
Batman/ Bruce Wayne
Catgirl/ Carrie Kelly
Superman/ Clark Kent
Lex Luthor
Brainiac
Wonder Woman/ Diana
Lara
Captain Marvel
The Joker/ Dick Grayson
The Atom/ Ray Palmer
The Flash/ Barry Allen
The Elongated Man/ Ralph Dibny
The Plastic Man/ Eel O' Brian
The Superchix
The Green Arrow/ Oliver Queen
The Question/ Vic Sage
The Martian Manhunter/ J'ohn J'onzz
The Green Lantern/ Hal Jordan
Hawkboy
Saturn Girl/ Legionnaire
Rick Rickard
Hawk and Dove/ Hank and Don Hall
Batmite
Big Barda
Lana-Harper Lane

MY REVIEW

In my opinion, the story for The Dark Knight Strikes Again can sometimes be weak, it can also lose focus a bit and the art gets sloppy there and again. It has much more pages as a whole, and takes up three issues. There is a bit of humour in this book too.
Read if you liked:
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
Batman: Year One
Batman Arkham Asylum: A serious House on Serious Earth

Rating:
5/10
A rather good story, but sometimes loses the plot and has sloppy artwork throughout. Overall, I do recommend to people who aren't so picky about the artwork.
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Re: (Graphic Novel) The Dark Knight Strikes Again

Postby Pieter » Oct 12th, 2013, 6:43 pm

I'm sorry but I think this story is utter trash.
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Re: (Graphic Novel) The Dark Knight Strikes Again

Postby dgv881 » Dec 20th, 2014, 12:27 pm

Worst Batman comic EVER, it does no justice to the character, why is THIS the sequel to TDKR WTF!!!
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Re: (Graphic Novel) The Dark Knight Strikes Again

Postby johnsyggel » Dec 20th, 2014, 12:49 pm

dgv881 wrote:Worst Batman comic EVER, it does no justice to the character, why is THIS the sequel to TDKR WTF!!!

Worst Batman comic ever: All-star Batman and Robin.
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Re: (Graphic Novel) The Dark Knight Strikes Again

Postby gary2692 » Dec 20th, 2014, 1:55 pm

I admit is was VERY disappointing compared to The Dark Knight Returns.
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