Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again



Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again was extremely disappointing, especially since Frank Miller has previously written really great Batman comics. The story takes place three years after the events of the first book, as Batman (who is barely even in the comic!!!) and a new generation of superheroes fight against a corrupt government controlled by Lex Luthor and Brainiac.

There are so many things wrong with this book, the plot was a confusing mess that makes no damn sense, there’s a severe lack of character development, over-the-top violence, and the sexism is at an all-time high!!!!!! I mean Wonder Woman and Catwoman are just there to wear porno-style tights and to worship their respective male superheroes! Imagine Wonder Woman, a symbol of Female empowerment, being reduced to a weak and submissive character that is also overly sexualized!!!!

But back to the plot, which I think is the actual main issue with this book. Miller introduces a large number of new characters and concepts without properly developing them, leading to a disjointed and unsatisfying story. He also decided to make Batman a tiny little side character, and not a single Batman villain (yes I know the Joker was there for a minute dressed as the Riddler???).

Finally, let’s talk about the artwork. My God, it was AWFUL. It’s like someone just vomited Skittles onto a page and added black lines around them. I also hated every single costume decision. Every single one.

Overall, I can’t believe I actually managed to read this garbage, it’s just SO AWFUL.

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