The Dark Knight Strikes Again is largely an entertaining comic, but much of what made The Dark Knight Returns so good just doesn't work here. Miller's gritty, untidy artwork was perfect for DKR's grim depiction of the dark and seedy Gotham City, but it jars a bit for DKSA, which is meant to depict an ultra-glossy, futuristic technocracy. Lynn Varley's garish coloring attempts to add a slicker sheen, but the artwork is ultimately let down by that which worked so well for DKR--this time around, it just feels sloppy and rushed. The same is true of the book's denouement, which happens so quickly that it leaves the reader reeling and looking for more of an explanation. Moreover, DKSA is packed full of characters who will mean little to those unfamiliar with the DC Comics universe (e.g., the Atom, the Elongated Man, the Question). Perhaps the book's biggest failing is that where The Dark Knight Returns gave comic book fans a base from which to evangelize to theuninitiated, The Dark Knight Strikes Again is just preaching to the converted. Comic book superhero fans will find much to enjoy here, but others would be better off sticking with the original. --Robert Burrow
Great read but its not the Dark Knight returns. I recommend reading TDKR before so you will not be confused. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Sergio V. Grajeda Jr.
Not as good as the Dark Knight Returns, but still very enjoyable if you are a Batman/ Frank Miller fan.Published 24 days ago by Mark Phillips
But I'm not going to be cool. I'm going to read it (more than once) and give it an honest review. I'm going to look at it on its own. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Douglas E Maier
Some works do not need sequels. The Dark Knight Returns did not need one. This sequel is terrible. The story is just out of control. It is obnoxious, rude, and lazy. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dave Sparvero
A further trip into the futre batman's mind. In their world you could picture this happening. Not as great as the first, but still better than 99% of the stuff ever written.Published 2 months ago by D. Bodnar
I am a big fan of frank millers' and this story line does not disappoint. I did not enjoy the artwork as much as "the dark knight returns' but that is just a personal... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Craig appleby