So I decided to do a re-read of DK2 after I don't know how many years (well, we can figure it out - it came out 15 years after DK, which was what 86? So it's likely been another 15 years since I read it).
I have more recollection of where I was when I read it than I did the story itself - I had brought comics to read when we headed back across the country to visit my folks when we were living out west. I woke up in the middle of the night & read that series while everyone else was asleep. Weird what you recall. I think I must have been out of it because I remember literally nothing other than Carrie wearing the catwoman suit.
It's odd. The first issue was ok. The second issue opens with about 10 pages worth of terrible 1 or 2 page spreads, almost as though Frank was trying to speed through filling out these huge 64 page issues. He got off to a good start, there are about 3 shapes per page on top of one colour plain backgrounds. Not awesome.
I'm only through 2 issues, but this is a JLA story - a Bruce vs Clark story like the last issue of the first series wound up being. The end of the second issue actually has a few redeeming moments when a new hero we've been introduced to bursts onto the scene at a critical juncture. The writing for that sequence is likely the best of the two issues so far. I'll finish book 3 over the next day or so & post my final thoughts.
Oh, and cover price for these was $13.99 Canadian - not much less than what I'm paying for the deluxe hardcovers of DKIII. Even then, DC knew how to squeeze your lemon for all its juice apparently.
EDITED: Finished the final book. 72 pages - not sure if the first 2 were that long or 64 - but there was quite a bit of material in 3 issues. What makes this a bad series though (yep, it's bad in totality) is how much of that potential is wasted. Many panels - entire pages - are filled with basic, childish art & dialogue composed of pure Miller wankery (sexed up, misogynist dialogue just there to be raunchy, way past the point of making any statements about anything). The good parts are good, but if this whole thing is 200 pages, the story could have been told tightly in less than 60 of them.
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