Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Dark Knight III: The Master Race announced by DC Comics

After months of teasing and build up that a new sequel to one of the most critically acclaimed comic book graphic novels of all time was coming this year, DC Comics has officially announced that legendary comic writer Frank Miller will be returning to helm a new chapter in the futuristic "Batman: The Dark Knight" saga by writing "The Dark Knight 3: The Master Race" - an 8-issue miniseries that he'll be co-writing alongside fellow comic scribe Brian Azarello.

The new book is the second sequel to Miller's "The Dark Knight Returns", which was released in 1986 and featured an aged Bruce Wayne coming out of retirement and donning the cape and cowl once more as Batman. The four-issue masterpiece returned the Caped Crusader to his dark roots, and helped bring the character to new ground that saw his popularity spike. The book would eventually have a sequel in "The Dark Knight Strikes Again", which was released in 2001.

No word yet on who will be the artist for "The Dark Knight 3: The Master Race", but the series is expected to be published twice a month and released on Fall 2015 in time for the 30th anniversary of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, which inspired the Batman films - including The Dark Knight Trilogy and the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

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