Frank Miller's Working On Another Sequel To The Dark Knight Returns

Frank Miller's Working on Another Sequel to The Dark Knight Returns

It's called "The Dark Knight III: The Master Race." Wonder if Superman gets beat up again?

The third part of Miller's old-Batman trilogy was just announced by co-writer Brian Azzarello at Chicago's C2E2 convention. Here's the official word from DC:

"THE DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE" is the sequel to Miller's 1986 classic THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS — heralded by TIME Magazine as one of the 10 greatest graphic novels of all time — and its 2001-2002 follow-up series BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN.

Miller will be joined by acclaimed writer Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS, JOKER, and WONDER WOMAN) on the eight-issue comic book periodical, to be published twice a month under the DC Comics imprint. Marking the 30th anniversary of THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS original series, this periodical is slated for publication beginning in late Fall 2015.

"Batman remains my favourite 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."

Artists for the project have yet to be announced.

There was a 2001 sequel to The Dark Knight Returns called The Dark Knight Strikes Again, which saw other characters from the DC Universe like Flash and the Atom enter Miller's grim vision of an authoritarian future.

Update: Here's an image Miller tweeted out:

Frank Miller's Working on Another Sequel to The Dark Knight Returns


    If he did this many years ago, I would be first in line. But now, Im in a wait and see mode.

    I wonder what racist and sexist nonsense this hack will shoehorn into this? Frank should stick to writing atrocious screenplays, he hasn't been able to write a decent comic since the 80s.

    I'd be excited if I hadn't read Holy Terror.

    He's still a great visual artist & visual story teller. It's a shame he feels the need to share his politics in super hero comics.

      And I enjoyed the first sequel & All Star Batman & Robin the Boy Wonder

      Let's hope Azzarello can keep things on track.

      Last edited 25/04/15 3:59 pm

    I won't right it off, but after DK Strikes Again I'll be a little cautious.

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