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The iconic series continues as a new Robin debuts and a gang of violent mutants stakes a claim on the streets of Gotham City. Unfortunately for them, The Dark Knight is about to prove that these streets are his, and he has a battle tank of a Batmobile to back him up!...

Title : batman the dark knight returns 2
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ISBN : 19030275
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Number of Pages : 52 Pages
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batman the dark knight returns 2 Reviews

  • Roy
    2019-03-17 18:44

    Really cool seeing Batman struggle due to ikd age. The introduction to Robin was also cool. Awesome old school graphics.

  • Omar Villafañe
    2019-03-14 19:42

    I'm more of a young Bruce Wayne type of fan but this was pretty awesome. Seeing Bruce struggle due to age really makes batman that more of a beast among criminals.

  • Koen
    2019-03-11 14:41

    Wow, I'm really loving this whole new take on Batman and Robin by Miller..It's dark and gritty and the artwork certainly brings it to a whole new level...I'm straight off to the next one!!

  • Moataz Ibrahim
    2019-03-05 13:21

    Batman finished off the leader of the Mutants gang. And the gang itself dissolved into several gangs including a gang that is called the Sons of Batman, enforcing law by unjust force.Was he right or was he wrong? It's not even a question. Of course he had to take out the head of the snake. Of course he had to show them that their leader can be taken out, and that each and every one of them can be taken out as well. That alone can make them doubt their motives.He needed to plant the seed of doubt in them, so that when he chases the remnants of the gang, the resistance will be much easier.

  • Ruby
    2019-03-18 15:32

    Holy Moly– YES.As someone who thoroughly disliked Man of Steel and didn't finish the Dark Knight movie, I have to say that this graphic novel series was surprisingly fantastic and showed me something about DC that the movies just didn't communicate to me.First of all, this was my first graphic novel, so I may just be reeling from this new style I've been exposed to. But I cannot deny how much the style, art, and story absorbed me from the very beginning.For people like me who have never read a graphic novel or superhero comic before, I'll lay out the main things about this read that surprised me that I liked:1) The style was like watching a really old cartoon– in each panel, you can tell that there is almost a shocking amount of thought going into the components and layout of each panel. It's more poignant than a movie because every single panel/frame tells a miniature story of it's own. I didn't know that the position and dialogue of the characters mattered so much– I'm used to funny comics, so I didn't consider the careful design of the story through the panels in Dark Knight Returns. It was super cool because it was like a game where the goal is to find all the information/symbolism in a picture (speech bubbles, posters in the background, color, lighting, etc). It was like a powerful storyboard to a movie– I could almost hear a soundtrack!2) Satisfying characters. Although the backstories of the characters are not fleshed out as much as in a book or movie, the character art, dialogue, and storyline is so masterfully designed/plotted out that it makes up for the lack of words (as in a book) or screentime (as in a movie). I particularly thought the speech choices for Clark Kent and Commissioner Gordon said a lot about their characters in a way that was to the point and almost better than reading a book or watching a movie. I hate every DC movie I've seen (with the exception of Wonder Woman :)), and this book does a much better job of handling the characters than the movies, in my opinion. I've always been uncomfortable with Batman because I didn't understand his motivation or how we were supposed to think of him– but, reading this, I get now that he's troubled and you're supposed to go-"heyyy...maybe, wait....are you...?" etc, every once in a while. From the movies, I got that he had issues, but I wasn't sure whether I was supposed to forgive them or not. This Batman made a lot more sense to me. I also really liked...Yindel? Is that her name? The art style made each character sharp and unique, which I loved. I loved the art for Yindel and Robin!3) Variety. It wasn't just one type of panel. I really liked how some panels had rounded edges to show that we were watching TV, and how other panels were huge for cityscapes or falling-off-building shots... the art wasn't just good and perfect for the story– it was also creative and varied in its design, and that went for the speech bubbles as well– I was surprised that I could easily figure out if a character was thinking, talking, on TV, in a recording, etc. Certain styles were used when people were talking in different ways, which I suspect is common in graphic novels, but I had never considered it before, and I liked that that was an aspect of this type of book. The fact that the panel styles changed strategically, modeling quick movie scenes and with interested transitions/cut-off points between each– that was neat. Also, the repetition of different styles of panels (like with the TV broadcasts) made the story more impactful and exciting.4) For people who don't like dark or intense stuff– hey, there's violence but it isn't that bad! I'm not even kidding! There's bright red blood and punching and people planning how to destroy each other and these creepy mutant guys that maybe want to eat people? I didn't really understand them besides the fact they were mean and had crazy teeth... point is, I was expected huge, distasteful amounts of blood and gore and guns and explosions– but, like the panels, the conflicts were varied, and it wasn't a giant punch-fest! There was more psychological stuff going on, really. And there was hardly any swearing (which I wasn't worried about but was expecting). A huge part of the reason I hate most DC movies I've seen is how dark they are– not scary, but just the whole hopeless ambience really gets me down, and the knowledge that people are making the Joker as awful as possible just to freak you out and make you doubt yourself– that gets under my skin. But the Joker here was actually a really interesting character who didn't make me uncomfortable– you got a sense of...if not his depth, than of the depth and uniqueness of his evil.I thought Batman v. Superman was just "pretty good" until the end– but I really, really liked Dark Knight Returns 4. I may even call it epic– iconic, of course! And I'm saying this as someone who knows of comic superheroes only what I've heard from A) my nerd friends B) pop culture and C) Big Bang Theory.Complaints? Couldn't stand the bold/italicizing of every third word. Made for some interesting dialogue, but it was mainly distracting. In general, a surprisingly good read in a style I found awesome– with less violence and more variation in design than I expected! I recommend it to teens– I don't think tweens would understand some political themes and darker ideas presented in the book... and you want the readers to understand. It makes a bigger impact that way.

  • Dee Villarreal
    2019-03-10 21:35

    This is incredible! The first issue introduces us to one facet of darkness - the violent actions; violent Batman isn't someone we're used to seeing. This issue introduces us to the second, much more unique facet of darkness - the violent mind. The very first serial to feature Batman tells a story of a criminally minded mental patient that escapes from an asylum, dresses as a bat, and decides to hunt and kill criminals. These were considered the darkest Batman comics. I knew that this series was a return to this original Batman but I had assumed it was about the violence. It's really about the dark person who commits these violent actions. He has a traumatic dark past and has been living in a world of violence for decades, it's only natural that deep inside he is very disturbed and angry.

  • Pato Myers
    2019-03-09 21:17

    I am not a fan of the gritty batman or the constant news panels in the story. I do however, like the premise of batman coming out of retirement after many years.

  • Elena M Freed
    2019-03-05 17:33

    AwesomeGreat story, I don't know how many times I've read it, but it's something you can't help but return to, like looking at a Picasso...a masterpiece.

  • Owen Williams
    2019-03-12 13:43

    Review: 8.4/10This issue suffers from a lot of the issues I had with the first issue of this series, so it would be pointless to talk about my qualms about the art or the execution of certain things. I found the news segments to be a very useful writing tool to get information and tone and mood of all of Gotham down in a nice and concise way. That being said it felt kind of disruptive to the rest of the story. I understand that it is complimentary and more often than not I enjoyed it a lot. Specifically when the reader gets a specific pin pointed view into different acts of violence around town and we never see the outcome merely the news story. That was very interesting and portrays such an awesome message about media and how it is essentially used to keep us in fear. But when those news segments came in in the middle of something awesome it just felt like a chore to read through. Seeing a whole page that consists of those debates were kind of tiresome to me. I want to see a story of Batman and I understand that these news segments function as a way to show Batman's motivation, but I feel like in this case using them less makes them so much more impactful. The art in this issue though does have a lot more cool moments and therefore improved a lot. The technique was not necessarily improved upon, but the images shown were cool. The Batmobile was awesome, the panels of the American flag turning into Superman's S was an amazing use of symbolism, the mud scene was great. There are a lot of great things shown through the art, which makes me want the art to be that much better. Miller clearly has a great idea of images in his mind, but for me personally his way of putting it down on paper is not really resonating with me. The colors though do have me intrigued. I still haven't been able to figure out how color works in this, or when it is chosen to be brought out more or not. It is very interesting and it does keep me captivated during certain panels.

  • Kade Gomske
    2019-02-26 18:29

    One of the greatest batman comic series ever made, for it's inclusion of a fight between Batman and Superman. ***SPOILER WARNING! SPOILER WARNING!*** A freaky part of this book is the death of Joker in the love tunnel. Now, Batman punched joker so hard, it broke his neck. But, did not kill him. Joker was paralyzed, but he still found a way to move his neck and finish the spin to kill him. Freaky. Great story, many perilous plots foiled once again by batman. I highly recommend this story, as it is a huge spin on the batman saga.

  • Quinton Baran
    2019-02-23 17:32

    More commentary on gang violence and politics of pacification and making deals with enemies that do not honor such deals.

  • Charlie Devlin
    2019-03-04 18:29

    An epic mid finale to the excellent dark night quadrilogy.

  • Robyn
    2019-02-27 15:22

    Wow! Just wow!