Originally Posted by Mr. Wooden Alligator
Overall, I found DKR to be boring. That isn't to say there weren't elements I did like: the mutant gang, the fire, the bomb were cool. I much prefer Beyond, from the rogues to the suit.
I feel the opposite way... I was bored by Batman Beyond.
Something clicks off
in my brain when Bruce Wayne isn't Batman so it already had one strike going against it. The first time I read DK Returns was in the mid 90s (a few years after I started reading comics) and I loved it from the get-go. I don't think (or at least I dont recall) that it had such huge hype around it or that it was touted the way it is today. I could be wrong about that.
I don't remember anyone saying I had
to read it... though it could've been Wizard magazine telling me to snag it up.
Batman Beyond interested me in the premise but the follow through never was able to keep my interest.