In 2001, Frank Miller produced his long awaited, much anticipated sequel to Dark Knight Returns, the most acclaimed graphic novel of all time. 20 years later, The Dark Knight Strikes Again is given all the deep cuts in this extensive examination as we discuss the evolution & expansion of Miller’s transformative vision of The Batman! The fearless world building, the stylish art and the mystery behind the color production of this controversial follow up to FM’s most celebrated work! 

About the Author
Rob Liefeld’s legendary career began at the age of 18 years old. Fresh out of high school he was hired by both Marvel and DC Comics where he began laying the foundation for a resume that would define a generation. Among the most popular of Liefeld’s creations are Deadpool, Cable, Domino, X-Force, Youngblood, Supreme, Prophet and Glory.
2 comments on “The Dark Knight Strikes Again!
  1. Cassis Brook says:

    Thank you for another interesting podcast!

    Re: the art – I remember how controversial it was at the time. I was getting my comics from GOSH comics then, when they were located across the road from the British Museum. Got into quite a few conversations about Mr Miller’s art in this story.
    There was some negative opinion (around that time, 2000AD I think, questioned the quality of a cover he did for them and Mr Miller withdrew it),but that was mainly by those that were comparing it to the art in Dark Knight Returns. Personally, I liked the layouts and storytelling. Mr Miller is a master-level storyteller. I thought the colouring was done in a way as to reflect the computerised ‘fake’ world,like the holographic president. In an interview with Mark Salisbury, Mr Miller said he hands the art to Ms Varley without much direction (apart from suggesting red capes for 300). In that interview, Mr Miller also said he is a cartoonist.

    I liked the story but I truly appreciate Mr Miller’s creative energy. It always bustles.

  2. Seamus mc donnell says:

    More energy in that graphic novel,than the comics released least he is singing off his own hynm sheet than dc controlling his talent.must be look at as a different comic than dark Knight 1.miller doing gonzo on the whole batman mythology. Some great moments in it.and it doesn’t need a 12 issue story arc than most trades do now.alays good to see a artist move to a different style.a least he’s not boring.

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