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#480600 - 12/18/01 10:14 PM Re: [MINI-RANT] Clearing the Air on DK2
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I'll tell ya somethin'. DK2 has its place in the marketplace.

It made a fine toilet paper substitute. Oddly enough, the art looked about the same with runny shit smeared all over it. Well, it actually kind of looked like it had a background or two...
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#480601 - 12/19/01 12:00 AM Re: [MINI-RANT] Clearing the Air on DK2
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"I'll tell ya somethin'. DK2 has its place in the marketplace.

It made a fine toilet paper substitute."


Say what? Those pages are SLICK! Slick, heavy stock paper is NO substitute for Charmin!

You'd be better off with a corn cob...

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#480602 - 12/19/01 04:34 PM Re: [MINI-RANT] Clearing the Air on DK2
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Quote:
Originally posted by ComicReader:
I'll tell ya somethin'. DK2 has its place in the marketplace.

It made a fine toilet paper substitute. Oddly enough, the art looked about the same with runny shit smeared all over it. Well, it actually kind of looked like it had a background or two...


You know, it's not unheard of to flush after you're done, instead of trying to read your toilet paper. Remind me never to shake hands with you.
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#480603 - 12/19/01 07:52 PM Re: [MINI-RANT] Clearing the Air on DK2
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hey, miller changes as an artist and as story teller. i know how you feel about it, if something is radically different, itīs often hard to accpet itīs done by the same person. to some this feels like treason because itīs not what they consider really good work and the creator must surely know that too. often artists seek new challenges. and fm styleīs always changes, I think. Heīs not a very elegant artist but heīs mad and free and that gives him glory. miller is a punk rocker.

I didnīt care much about DK2 at first but i thought it was stupid from people to say the idea sucked and it would be so very bad before having even read the comic. dk1 is still the best batman comic ever and this return to the dark knight is compeltely different. give the man some credit. fm doesnīt try to appeal to anyone here, he draws the comic like he wants to draw it because it feels true to him and fun. I flipped through the first issue and i think the art looks pretty loose but determined still. itīs more dynamism, plus he stills pushes the comic page when heīs good. if itīs like that all the way round iīm pleased. some big surprises would be cool too. i donīt expect another dk1. i want something else.

just my view on things here. if you hate it, thatīs fine too. hope you also got some comics you enjoyed to read.

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#480604 - 12/20/01 08:43 AM Re: [MINI-RANT] Clearing the Air on DK2
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I'm not a fan of Millar, but i picked up DK returns TPB and DK2 just to see hype and see why people say DK is their top books.

I don't think DK returns is that special, the only really good bit was towards the ending. What Millar have here is a good idea having an aged hero return, and Millar could use this story on any superhero character. But storywise is nothing special. Maybe people saying it's their all time fav book, it's because it's batman, or because Millar wrote it.

Now DK2, i don't know why people are complaining about Millar's work here. I never read Sin City, so don't really know Millar's writing style. But this first issue seems quite interesting and going at a right pace. Also i like how the characters are much the same from the first DK book. What i don't like from this book is maybe Miller's change of artwork. In the first DK the drawings were more detailed, whilst DK2 seems a bit rushed, but i guess Millar wanted to change his style. I still think this a good book and would get the following issues.

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#480605 - 12/20/01 10:04 AM Re: [MINI-RANT] Clearing the Air on DK2
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"I don't think DK returns is that special, the only really good bit was towards the ending. What Millar have here is a good idea having an aged hero return, and Millar could use this story on any superhero character. But storywise is nothing special. Maybe people saying it's their all time fav book, it's because it's batman, or because Millar wrote it."

15 years of subsequent derivative rip-offs will have that effect.

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