That’s exactly what I thought after reading DK2…WTF?!
Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns is one of the most critically-acclaimed comic book series of all time, and for good reason; it’s the ultimate in badassery. A what-if tale set in a bleak future in which an older, retired Bruce Wayne forces himself to dust off the cowl and dive back into crimefighting despite the fact that he might not be up to it physically. It imposed a darker, grittier tone on Batman than anything that had come before, and the approach was so successful that comic scribes and filmmakers have been emulating it ever since. The Dark Knight Returns, along with Alan Moore’s Watchmen, popularized the phrase “graphic novel” (much to Moore’s chagrin) and made it culturally acceptable for non-geeks to be seen reading comics in public. Maybe. Jury’s still out.
Fifteen years later, when Miller released a sequel entitled The Dark Knight Strikes Again
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