The Dark Knight Returns is still one of my favorite graphic novels. It was also the first graphic novel I ever bought. After having read Dark Knight Returns recently, I thought I would try to give Frank Miller's long awaited follow up another read through...
...and I just couldn't get through it.
I just found both the story and the art very hard to follow. If you have to go on Wikipedia to be able to know what the plot of the book is, then there's something wrong.
But it was worse that that. Compared to his art in books like The Dark Knight Returns and his series Sin City, the artwork seemed lazy. The computer coloring and effects just look awful compared to the Lynn Varley's gorgeous painting job on books like Dark Knight Returns and 300.
I just get the general feeling Miller didn't really feel like doing this book in the first place. But to be honest, I don't feel like the first Dark Knight really needed a sequel. Maybe years ago I might have loved to see how the story would continue. But years later I just don't think a sequel was necessary.
It's a shame to see the result of a sequel since the first one was such a great book.