Gotham is saved, the future finds hope, and the Dark Knight has returned. But when the world is at its worst, it’s time for the Dark Knight to strike again.
In 2001, Frank Miller returned to DC Comics for a belated sequel to his highly influential Batman dystopia Dark Knight Returns. The result was the three-issue The Dark Knight Strikes Again, a story that sees the aged Bruce Wayne continue his underground fight against corruption in a future world gone increasingly insane. But this time, Batman isn’t alone. He’s joined by the returning Carrie Kelley, now Catgirl instead of Robin, and a growing band of old Justice Leaguers, escaping imprisonment and retirement to fight back against the forces of Lex Luthor. And there’s also a new shapeshifting Joker, a terrorist Brainiac, and a media gone insane, but we’ll get to that later. [Read more…] about Understanding The Dark Knight Strikes Again: Frank Miller’s Self-Destructive Magnum Opus