Miller returns to finish the critically acclaimed Batman saga he started.
[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]he legendary Batman writer and artist Frank Miller is back again with DC Comics to write the conclusion to the widely successful The Dark Knight Returns saga. The Dark Knight III: The Master Race will be the final volume of Miller’s epic Dark Knight trilogy of graphic novels.
In 1986, Miller brought to the world The Dark Knight Returns, which centered around a much older Bruce Wayne who came out of retirement to face a surge of criminal activity in Gotham City. The graphic novel serves as an inspiration for the highly anticipated Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice due to Batman and Superman being pit against each other to fight. The second installment in the series, The Dark Knight Strikes Again, was published 15 years later in 2002.
Miller is set to co-write an 8-issue miniseries along side Brian Azarello (Wonder Woman, 100 Bullets) but no artists have been announced by DC yet. Two issues of the series are set to come out monthly.
In the press release for the novel, Miller said that “Batman remains my favorite comic book hero and a sequel to Dark Knight is going to be daunting, but we’ll do our best.”
Dan DiDio and Jim Lee, Co-Publishers for DC Comics commented, “We are thrilled to have Frank back home at DC writing Batman. The story he and Brian have crafted is an astounding and triumphant conclusion to this seminal body of work which influenced and shaped generations of readers and creators alike.”
The Dark Knight III: The Master Race is slated for release in the Fall of 2015.