Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again #1-3 Complete
CBR | DC Comics | Published Nov 2001 - Jul 2002 | 221 Pages Total | 94.76 MB
(also referred to as DK2) is a 3-issue Batman mini-series by Frank Miller with Lynn Varley published by DC Comics from November 2001 through July 2002. It is a sequel to Miller's 1986 miniseries, . It is set in a timeline that is not considered as canonical in the current DC Universe continuity (it and its predecessor are said to occur in Earth-31). It differs drastically in style from the original. In fact, it seems to be the antithesis of . It is much more brutal, fatalistic, and is pervaded by a sense of hopelessness, particularly in the third and last issue where, if it is at all possible, it turns even darker. With its future setting, it is a grim and acerbic commentary about a world and a disillusioned public that has lost all hope in heroes. The miniseries received mixed reactions from critics and fans alike when it first came out--it still does--but had more than robust sales, fueled no doubt by its controversial storyline and its angry handling and treatment. Ultimately, will always be judged by, and with, .