Batman has not been seen for ten years. A new breed of criminal ravages Gotham City, forcing 55-year-old Bruce Wayne back into the cape and cowl. But, does he still have what it takes to fight crime in a new era?
There's a mystery afoot in Gotham City, and Batman must go toe-to-toe with a mysterious vigilante, who goes by the name of Red Hood. Subsequently, old wounds reopen and old, once buried memories come into the light.
Batman discovers a mysterious teen-aged girl with super-human powers and a connection to Superman. When the girl comes to the attention of Darkseid, the evil overlord of Apokolips, events take a decidedly dangerous turn.
After a 10 year absence, the Dark Knight has returned to Gotham to fight the Mutant threat. After defeating the mutants, he has taken control of a gang loyal to him in order to make Gotham a safer place. But, the Joker has decided to stop this, and fights against Batman in a deadly duel. Meanwhile, the Man of Steel is ordered to stop the Dark Knight because the government believes that his ways are wrong. As Batman fights the Joker, the Man of Steel prepares for his greatest fight. Written by
When Superman first flies into Gotham City, he flies past a newspaper stand. Other than the newspapers disturbed by the wake of his speeding through, the comic book titles on sale are:
The Brave And The Bold 028 (1960) which introduced the Justice League Of America
The Flash 123 (1961) featuring the Golden Age Flash (Jay Garrick), and introduced the concept of alternate Earths to the DC Universe (Earth-2 encompassing the characters from WWII to 1959)
Captain Carrot And His Amazing Zoo Crew 012 (1983) an alternate Earth populated by sentient animals (previously Earth-C, but now designated as Earth-26). The title character was the Earth-C/Earth-26 version of Superman
Shade, The Changing Man 006 (1978) created by Steve Ditko (writer/artist)
The Warlord 067 (1983) created by Mike Grell (writer/artist)
'Mazing Man 001 (1986) created by Bob Rozakis (writer) and Stephen DeStefano (artist)
The continuation of 'Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1', 'Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2' is a stellar sequel to a equally superior prequel. Its Wow!
'Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2' Synopsis: The Batman has returned after a 10-year absence. The Gotham authorities want to arrest him. An old foe wants a reunion. The Feds want the Man of Tomorrow to put a stop to him.
'Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2' begins & ends with a bang. The Writing Material is fantastic, it leaves a lasting-impact. The Rivalry between two of the greatest superheroes is a delight to watch. Even the sequences involving Joker are extremely competent. In numerous ways, 'Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2' overtakes its prequel, thanks to the fabulous execution. The Animation is mesmerizing. Jay Olivia's Direction is very well-done.
Vocal Performances are remarkable: Peter Weller as Bruce Wayne/Batman, is flawless, yet again! Mark Valley as Superman, is convincing. Michael Emerson as Joker, is despicable & loathsome. A Class Act! Tress MacNeille as Selina Kyle, is appropriate. Conan O'Brien as David Endochrine, is witty & entertaining in a bit role. Ariel Winter as Carrie Kelley/Robin, David Selby as Commissioner James Gordon & Michael Jackson as Alfred Pennyworth, are good.
On the whole, 'Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2' is so good, it has the potential to become an instant classic.
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