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#1 Posted by Squalleon (9994 posts) - - Show Bio

Did you like it? I thought it was horrible.From the art to the story everything was bad!

If you liked it could you please tell me why?

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#2 Posted by chalkshark (1271 posts) - - Show Bio

Are we talking about the sequel to Frank Miller's Dark Knight Returns? If so, then... no. I did not care for it. While it's unlikely that any continuation could have lived up to the hopes and expectations of the fan base (see also Star Wars & Watchmen prequels), there was a severe tonal shift in the material that made it too incongruous with the Dark Knight Returns. It was less a story about Batman and more a travelogue of the DC Universe, answering "Whatever Happened To" questions regarding DC's Silver Age line of characters. Some of that stuff was interesting... I particularly liked the Atom's tale.. but overall, it was superfluous, and came across like fan service. The character assassination of Robin and the Elongated Man seem particularly mean-spirited.

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#3 Posted by ImTheDamnBatman (3973 posts) - - Show Bio

Hahahahahaha. Worst comic ever made. EVER. It might as well have been piles of dog crap thrown onto white paper and written by Helen Keller. So no, I did not like it.

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#4 Posted by joshmightbe (27562 posts) - - Show Bio

It was a let down but I have read far worse comics, I'm looking at you AVX

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#5 Posted by Skewer (348 posts) - - Show Bio

When I first heard about it I thought the hatred was overhyped and that it couldn't be as bad as its made out to be, then I read it and I gotta say it really is that bad and the fans are not exaggerating.

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#6 Posted by Nightwing4 (395 posts) - - Show Bio

I felt it incorporated too many drastically altered characters to be a tight compelling storyline. I could have done without shapeshifting joker Dick Grayson, as well. He is the equivalent of what X-Men Origins did to Deadpool. But even worse.

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#7 Posted by neale7 (226 posts) - - Show Bio

I think i'm the only one who does like it. I like the overall story. The breaking out of the atom and flash. The beat down superman gets from the other heroes. Superman realising batman was right, and that taking drastic action is the only way forward. Hal Jordan's return at the end. I like the art too. Yes it's very different to the dark knight returns but i think that is what makes its cool. I think if Dark Knight Strikes Again would have been released say 2-4 years after DKR, i don't think people would have that much of a problem with it. But being that it was done 15years later, and having many great batman stories inbetween that shaped the character even more, people took a dislike to this story.

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#8 Posted by z3ro180 (8778 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't like any of frank millers comics. But his movies are pretty badass

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#9 Posted by Inverno (13756 posts) - - Show Bio

That was the start of Frank Miller's insanity. I sorta liked the first issue when I first read, but looking back, that was the least worst from the three. The book itself is just as bad everyone claims it is.

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#10 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29886 posts) - - Show Bio

@CaioTrubat said:

That was the start of Frank Miller's insanity. I sorta liked the first issue when I first read, but looking back, that was the least worst from the three. The book itself is just as bad everyone claims it is.

Implying Frank Miller wasn't always insane.

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#11 Posted by Decoy Elite (30159 posts) - - Show Bio

I like the part where Plastic Man turns into a toilet and flushes someone down himself.  

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#12 Posted by Inverno (13756 posts) - - Show Bio

@InnerVenom123 said:

@CaioTrubat said:

That was the start of Frank Miller's insanity. I sorta liked the first issue when I first read, but looking back, that was the least worst from the three. The book itself is just as bad everyone claims it is.

Implying Frank Miller wasn't always insane.

Well, that means it was becoming apparent to everyone at that point. ASBAR really close the deal and convinced everyone Frank Miller was cuckoo.

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#13 Posted by Eternal19 (2178 posts) - - Show Bio

I didnt even like the first one. So, i definitly wasnt going to get the second

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#14 Posted by FatihBATMAN (1395 posts) - - Show Bio

I like it! im reading the first one now! wanna read it before watching it!

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#15 Posted by KaiserMarvel343 (3 posts) - - Show Bio

This was awful follow up to the Dark Knight returns. The writing was akward, the plot was confusing, and the characters were dull. The worst part is the M. Night Shyamalan twist at the end of the story. This was horrible garbage. Frank Miller, i hope DKIII is better.

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#16 Posted by Black_Arrow (10280 posts) - - Show Bio

Some of the first parts are good, but in the end the story becomes really confusing.

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#17 Edited by deactivated-57dd84d2af8d3 (615 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice three year resurrection.

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#18 Edited by RustyRoy (16610 posts) - - Show Bio

Never read it, heard enough about it for not to touch it.

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#19 Posted by TheHeaven_Guardian10 (2520 posts) - - Show Bio

It's trash.

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#20 Posted by PapiNacho (3396 posts) - - Show Bio

I liked aspects of it, but it was poorly structured.

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#21 Posted by OrangeBat (961 posts) - - Show Bio

It was actually really great. The satire wasn't quite as biting and edgy as before, but still decent. Not to mention it probably has the single greatest portrayal ever of Plastic Man. And Captain Atom was freakin' awesome. It had imagination, even if flawed execution.

I liked it mostly because I didn't have any preconceived notions about what it was supposed to be, I just took it as it was.

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#22 Posted by DieHard200904 (592 posts) - - Show Bio

I found it amusing as a type of satire. I didn't take it seriously, and I will say that the artwork was bad, and the plot was a bit jumbled up.

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#23 Posted by The_Waffle (690 posts) - - Show Bio

I might've, if I could understand what I was reading, lol books a mess

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#24 Posted by mogo1 (262 posts) - - Show Bio

I didn't read it until after issue one of the Master Race. I was pretty confused so I read it as a prequel.

I already hated the art and knew the story and writing was convoluted so I just enjoyed as fulfilling back story

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#25 Posted by silent_bomber (4934 posts) - - Show Bio

Its okay, the artwork is kind of an eyesore though, I guess they were being experimental but it kinda' looks dated and rough now.

I liked that It was unpredictable and had a lot of energy, like people have said it can be amusing at times.

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#26 Posted by Zearing (1534 posts) - - Show Bio

I liked the concept, but the execution and the art were awful.

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#27 Posted by righteous300 (3975 posts) - - Show Bio

I liked it just not a fan of the art

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#28 Posted by HeroUp2112 (18328 posts) - - Show Bio

I was in Kuwait, and was hyped for it, My ex wife was sending the book for me and my best friend, we were looking forward to it. Believe it or not, it made that hot, nasty place that much worse lol

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#29 Posted by Azrael_Online (254 posts) - - Show Bio

I didn't think it was as entirely terrible as everyone has made it out to be, but at the same time too many people expected it to be a step up from TDKR, and that wasn't happening. ....the artwork was terrible though, haha

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#30 Posted by AbdullahZubair (1039 posts) - - Show Bio

I was in Kuwait, and was hyped for it, My ex wife was sending the book for me and my best friend, we were looking forward to it. Believe it or not, it made that hot, nasty place that much worse lol

Why were you in Kuwait...??

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#31 Posted by SoA (6246 posts) - - Show Bio

for both books the art and the media commentary bothered me , a lot.

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#32 Posted by HeroUp2112 (18328 posts) - - Show Bio

@abdullahzubair: I was there doing military exercises/keeping Hussein from getting stupid before the 2002 Iraqi Freedom war.

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#33 Posted by AbdullahZubair (1039 posts) - - Show Bio

@abdullahzubair: I was there doing military exercises/keeping Hussein from getting stupid before the 2002 Iraqi Freedom war.

Then why were you reading stupid comics...??? You could have gotten something more meaningful from your wife, like a Batman and Robin dvd..

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#34 Posted by HeroUp2112 (18328 posts) - - Show Bio

@abdullahzubair: lol Believe it or not, we DID have a few DVD players in certain tents, but this was far back enough that Buffy the Vampire Slayer the Musical was just then a big thing. So no Batman and Robin dvd's yet.

Also, something we swore an oath to back then, "what happens in the desert, stays in the desert' ;)

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#35 Posted by kcomicfan (4690 posts) - - Show Bio

I do not like Dark Knight Strikes Again.