(The) Dark Knight Strikes Again – 2


(The) Dark Knight Strikes Again – 2

General Info

Issue No:
2
On Sale Date:
January 2002
Cover Date:
January 2002
Era:
Modern Age
Story Title:
DK2: Part Two

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Frank Miller
Writer:
Frank Miller
Penciller:
Frank Miller
Inker:
Frank Miller
Letterer:
Todd Klein
Colourist:
Lynn Varley
Editor:
Bob Schreck

Characters

Main:
Batman (Bruce Wayne), Superman (Clark Kent/Kal El), Wonder Woman (Princess Diana), Catgirl (Carrie Kelley)
Heroes:
Elongated Man (Ralph Dibney), Plastic Man (Eel O'Brien), Guardian (James Harper), Flash (Barry Allen), Creeper (Jack Ryder), Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz), Supergirl (Lara), Green Arrow (Oliver Queen), Captain Marvel (Billy Batson)
Villains:
Lex Luthor, Brainiac, Joker (Dick Grayson)
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
N/A
Other:
The Question (Charles Victor Szasz)
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This 3-issue limited series was meant to be a sequel to Frank Miller’s 1986 feature ‘Batman: The Dark Knight Returns’.

Synopsis

Batman and Catgirl break into Lex Luthor’s complex. They defeat several of Luthor’s thugs and Batman beats on Luthor. He slashes a Z into Luthor’s face and he and Catgirl leave.

Barry collects Elongated Man. Superman meets with Wonder Woman and she tells him that she is pregnant and the two go see Luthor who orders them to save the world from an alien invasion.

Batman, Catgirl and Elongated Man break into Arkham Asylum and free Plastic Man.

Joker kills the Guardian and the Creeper.

The “alien monster” is actually run by Brainiac. He and Luthor have cooked up a scheme to kill Superman in front of the world. They have blackmailed him into not fighting their “invasion.” The Question meets with J’onn J’onnz but Joker kills J’onzz and wounds Question, dying in the process himself.

Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel help Superman.

Seeing her father knocked down and seemingly dying, the new Supergirl and daughter of Superman and Wonder Woman, reveals herself and defeats Brainiac’s monster. Batman makes his first public appearance in three years and starts a revolution.