On April 24, 2015 DC Comics announced that Frank Miller will return to The Dark Knight to complete his Dark Knight Trilogy that began in 1986 with The Dark Knight Returns and his follow up Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes again released in 2001-2002. Frank Miler will be joined by Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets) and Andy Kubert ( Damien: Son of Batman)on an eight part mini-series known as THE DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE and is set to hit the shelves on 11/15/2015.
“Batman remains my favorite comic book hero and a sequel to Dark Knight is going to be daunting," said Miller, "but we’ll do our best.”
“We are thrilled to have Frank back home at DC writing Batman,” according to Dan DiDio and Jim Lee, Co-Publishers for DC Entertainment. “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.”
According to Azzarello, “It's been an amazing experience collaborating with Frank these past six months. I think we have an epic story that these characters truly deserve.”
Each issue of Dark Knight III: The Master Race will include: • A 32-page standard format comic book that will measure 6.625” x 10.1875” • A 16-page minicomic with no interior ads that will measure 5.5” x 8.375”
The minicomic will be tipped on to an insert and bound into the main comic.
After the release of the single issues, DC plans to release a volume of the Dark Knight III: The Master Race Collector’s Edition which will collect the both the main story and minicomics as a single 7.0625” x 10.875” title, with both stories presented at the same trim size.
Plans are in place for an array of variant covers for the single issues, as well as a future slipcase edition.