Comic Book Club March Meeting: Dark Knight Returns + Dark Knight Strikes Again

We’re discussing a classic of modern comics this month at the Ash Ave Comic Book Club, for our March meeting we will be talking about Frank Miller, Klaus Janson, and Lynn Varley’s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. Along with Watchmen, this four issue series from 1986 has made an indelible impression on comics and culture at large, Miller showed us the dark future awaiting the Dark Knight. We will be following up the Dark Knight Returns with the 2002 followup the Dark Knight Strikes Again on Sunday March 22, and in April we will be discussing Saladin Ahmed and Christian Ward’s Black Bolt miniseries.

Our meetings begin at 6 PM, and we recommend attendees BYOB (be it beer, beverage, or brownies).  Our reading group selections are available in the shop, so drop by to purchase a copy of Batman: Dark Knight Returns or Batman: Dark Knight Strikes Again for our March meetups. Listed below are our next two months of readings, and a photo and summary of the March selection:

Sunday, March 1: Batman: Dark Knight Returns

Sunday, March 22: Batman: Dark Knight Strikes Again

Sunday, April 5: Black Bolt HC

Ten years after an aging Batman retired, Gotham City has sunk deeper into decadence and lawlessness. Now, when his city needs him most, the Dark Knight returns in a blaze of glory. Joined by Carrie Kelly, a teenaged Robin, Batman takes to the streets to end the threat of the mutant gangs that have overrun the city. And after facing off against his two greatest enemies, the Joker and Two-Face, for the final time, Batman finds himself in mortal combat with his former ally, Superman. The original 4-issue miniseries is presented here in its entirety.