The Dark Knight

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Frank Miller Returning For The Dark Knight IV

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DC Comics will be doing The Dark Knight IV, which will be written exclusively by Frank Miller.

Miller confirmed the news to Newsarama.

“I thoroughly applaud what [Brian’s] doing,” Miller said. “But now that he’s doing his, it’s now a four-part series. I’m doing the fourth.”

The Dark Knight III: The Master Race comes out November 25th, which is actually written by Brian Azzarello with Miller basically on board as a consultant.

The article states Miller “indicated he was aware of Azzarello’s story, and he emphasized that he supported it” and goes on to note Miller said that after he read The Dark Knight III in full, Miller intends to create his own fourth chapter. It’s not known if Miller will both write and draw the new series (Andy Kubert is doing the art for DKIII).

The Dark Knight III was initially said to be the last of the DK chapters, but Miller now says it’s a four-part series as the article notes:

“According to Miller’s language that the series is now ‘four-part,’ the former ‘trilogy’ would presumably now end after the fourth volume.”

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Jim Lee The Dark Knight III Collector’s Edition Cover Revealed

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Jim Lee has taken to his official Facebook page to reveal his cover for The Dark Knight III Collector’s Edition.

The first issue goes on sale November 21st.

Check out a preview here.

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Check my BOX art for the DK3 COLLECTORS EDITION-an homage to the master @FrankMillerInk with colors by @Sinccolor

Posted by Jim Lee on Thursday, November 12, 2015

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Mighty Wallets Feature Batman, Star Wars & More

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Pop culture fans can find fun new ways to carry their money and show off their geek cred with five exclusive Mighty Wallet designs by Dynomighty, Inc., available in the November PREVIEWS catalog. Fans can pick between wallets featuring DC Comics superheroes and iconic Star Wars images.

Fans of the revolutionary The Dark Knight Returns mini-series by Frank Miller can carry around their love of Batman with two wallet designs. The “Dark Knight Strikes” design (Item code NOV152167) features the cover art from the 10th anniversary edition of The Dark Knight Returns, which depicts Batman crouching on a powerline with lighting crashing in the background. The second design, the “Dynamic Duo” wallet (Item code NOV152168), features Bruce Wayne as Batman and Carrie Kelly as Robin leaping through Gotham.

DC Comics fans can also purchase a PREVIEWS exclusive Mighty Wallet featuring assassin Deathstroke and fan-favorite villain Harley Quinn, posing against a bloody grey sky (Item code NOV152730).

Star Wars fans can also keep their money secure and in style with two exclusive Mighty Wallets designs. Feel like Jabba securing your treasure with a “Han Solo in Carbonite” wallet featuring a print of everyone’s favorite smuggler frozen in his Carbonite prison (Item code NOV152249). Though who lean toward the dark side can get the “Death Star Schematics” Mighty Wallet, which features the new in construction Death Star from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi on the outside, but when opened up reveals the plans for the completed battle station (Item code NOV152250).

These Dynomighty Mighty Wallets are made of DuPont Tyvek fabric, a series of interlocking plastic fibers spun in random patterns to provide strength in an origami construction designed by Terrence Kelleman. The stitchless wallets are slim but expandable to suit your storage needs and are surprisingly, strong, resisting water and tears. Every Mighty Wallet features two large pockets for cash and receipts, two expandable credit card pockets, two quick access business card pockets and four writable business cards.

These exclusive Mighty Wallets are available to order for $15 from the November PREVIEWS catalog found in comic shops and are scheduled to ship in mid-December. Find a comic shop at www.comicshoplocator.com to order yours today.

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Wonder Woman Mini-Comic Revealed For Dark Knight III #2 & Variant Covers

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Much like the Superman mini-comic for the first issue, now DC Comics has revealed that Wonder Woman will be the featured mini-comic for The Dark Knight III: The Master Race #2.

Wonder Woman mini-comic cover and art are by Eduardo Risso.

DC Comics also revealed Risso’s variant cover for the issue as well as variants by Frank Miller and Cliff Chang.

The Dark Knight III #2 goes on sale December 23rd.

Written by FRANK MILLER and BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art by ANDY KUBERT and KLAUS JANSON
Minicomic art by TBD
Cover by ANDY KUBERT
1:10 variant cover by KLAUS JANSON 
1:25 variant cover by ANDY KUBERT 
1:50 variant cover by TBD
1:100 variant cover by FRANK MILLER
1:500 variant cover by JIM LEE
On sale DECEMBER 23
32 pg comic: 6.375” x 10.1875” 
16 page minicomic: 5.5” x 8.5” 
FC, 2 of 8, $5.99 US • RATED T+
Retailers: This issue will ship with multiple covers. Please see the order form for more information.
The unexpected finale to the Dark Knight saga continues as Carrie Kelly gets caught…that is, she finds herself…she gets into—well, you’re just going to have to read it yourself. 

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The Dark Knight III #1 Preview

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Writers: Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello

Art: Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson

Covers: Frank Miller, Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson

Publisher: DC Comics

Price: $5.99

In Stores: Novemer 25, 2015

Description:

The epic ending you never saw coming is here because you demanded it! The Dark Knight rises again to face the dawn of the master race!

–> Variant Covers

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David Goyer Defends Man Of Steel & Talks Christopher Nolan Batman

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David Goyer recently appeared on a Nerdist podcast where he talked about creating the Christopher Nolan Batman movies, mentioned how studios want to emulate Disney and Star Wars, and he also defended Man of Steel.

Below you can check out the podcast and text (via indiewire):

Nolan Batman:

“We got lucky in that ‘Batman and Robin’ had not done well. And there had been a lot of who people who had attempted to do Batman films in the interim. Mark Protosevichhad written another one, and there was going to be an R-rated [Darren] Aronofsky one, and Boaz Yakin was going to do ‘Batman Beyond,’ and[Andrew] Kevin Walker did a ‘Batman [and] Superman, there were all these stillborn things that had not happened in the intervening period. So by time Chris and I came along they knew they had to do something radical. And they were kind of desperate. I just remember when I got the job, everyone was saying, both online and amongst my friends, ‘Oh, that’ll never get made.’ “

“We knew that we were coming in from a deficit. There was negative connotation with the character, so we had to get past that, much less it even being a good movie. We were aware that it had to be radically different, but that said, it wasn’t the guiding principle. I don’t think you can create something just as a reaction to something. The guiding principle was, ‘What if we play it straight?’ And then reverse engineer it down to everything, the utility belt, the Batmobile…the previous Batmobiles that had been in the [Tim] Burton films, that was not a practical car. You could barely turn a corner. So we just said, ‘What if it’s real?’ ”

Shared movie universes:

“I think [audiences] are savvy to do the idea that, ‘Oh, this isn’t a film, this is a piece of commerce now, in this ongoing franchise.’ If you go to the studios now, everyone wants story universes because they’ve seen what Marvel or what Lucasfilm has done. Not to say that what Marvel and Lucasfilm have done isn’t amazing, but all the other studios want to do the exact same thing. And so you’ve got, whether they’re successful or not, all these different studios saying, ‘How do we keep up with our own elite universe?’ Now it’s not just enough to say, ‘Oh, I hope this is a three movie franchise,’ it’s ‘Oh, I hope this is a nine movie…’ — it’s a ten year plan.”

“You’ve got all these projects — and I won’t name them — that are going out there that’s like, ‘This is going to be the first in a projected eight movie thing.’ And you’re like, ‘How about starting with just making a good movie?.’ There have been a lot of good sequels, and it’s really hard to do a third film. It’s incredibly hard to do it the third time out, especially if you’re not designing them to be one long story. In the Batman films, we weren’t. When we finished ‘The Dark Knight,’ we didn’t say, ‘We’ve set these seeds to do x, y and z.’ We had no idea what we were going to do. Chris always felt like, each movie has to have its own integrity, and if you have a great idea, use it, and don’t think about a sequel. And if you do that really well, it becomes harder to do a sequel. But at the same time, if you’re trying to do a presumptive trilogy, I think audiences are starting to catch on to this, and be a little weary of it.”

Man of Steel:

“The way I work, the way Chris works, is you do what’s right for the story. That exists entirely separately from what fans should or shouldn’t think of that character. You have to do what’s right for the story. In that instance, this was a Superman who had only been Superman for like, a week. He wasn’t Superman as we think of him in the DC Comics…or even in a world that conceived of Superman existing. He’d only flown for the first time a few days before that. He’d never fought anyone that had super powers before. And so he’s going up against a guy who’s not only super-powered, but has been training since birth to use those super powers, who exists as a superhuman killing machine, who has stated, ‘I will never stop until I destroy all of humanity.’ “

“If you take Superman out of it, what’s the right way to tell that story? I think the right way to tell that story is if you take this powered alien who says, ‘You can have your race back, but you have to kill your adopted race,’ the moral, horrible situation to be in is to actually be forced to kill, not wanting to, the only other person from your race. Take Superman aside, I think that’s the right way to tell that story.”

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More Dark Knight III Variants: John Cassaday, Amanda Connor, Kevin Eastman & More

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Check out fourteen more retailer exclusive variant covers for Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight III: The Master Race including variants by Scott Willams, Francis Manapul, Amanda Connor, Jason Fabok, Tony Daniel, Tony Harris, John Cassaday, Kevin Eastman, Brian Stelfreeze, Dave Dorman, J. Scott Campbell, Sean Murphy, Josh Middleton and Brian Bolland.

You can check out all the DKIII variants we’ve collected to date in our gallery.

The Dark Knight III goes on sale November 25th.

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Watch: Full Dark Knight Returns NYCC Panel With Frank Miller

DC Comics has now posted the full Dark Knight Returns panel from the New York Comic-Con featuring Frank Miller, Jim Lee, Brian Azzarello, Klaus Janson and John Cunningham.

In 1986, DC Comics published Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns, a revolutionary work that changed the face of comics forever. New York Comic-Con hosted a special 30th Anniversary panel, honoring the legacy of Miller’s beloved miniseries while previewing the third installment in the Dark Knight saga, this year’s Dark Knight III: The Master Race. DC All Access is proud to bring you this once-in-a-lifetime panel in full, featuring moderator John Cunningham and panelists Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson, Jim Lee…and special, unannounced guest Frank Miller!

The Dark Knight III: The Master Race hits November 25th.

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Bruce Timm The Dark Knight III Variant Revealed

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Add one more variant cover to the at least 100 planned variants for Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight III: The Master Race with Bruce Timm’s version.

Various retailers will be selling store exclusive variant covers, with the following coming from Dynamic Forces.

You can check out a batch more variants in our Dark Knight III variant cover gallery.

The Dark Knight III goes on sale November 25th.

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Frank Miller Wants To Direct A Batman Movie; Batman Vs. Superman Not Adapting Dark Knight Returns

DC Comics just held their The Dark Knight 30th Anniversary panel which saw Frank Miller as the surprise guest star. As Warner Bros. is releasing Batman Vs. Superman next March, more than a couple questions from the audience regarding the film were asked. Frank Miller was specifically asked if there would ever be a Batman …

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Fist Look At Greg Capullo’s The Dark Knight III Cover

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Following the cool Dan DiDio and Jim Lee video in addition to the Andy Kubert art reveal, check out a first look at Batman artist Greg Capullo’s variant cover for The Dark Knight III: The Master Race.

You can check out a bunch of more variants on our Dark Knight III cover image gallery.

The Dark Knight III goes on sale November 25th.

Written by FRANK MILLER and BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art by ANDY KUBERT and KLAUS JANSON
Mini comic art by TBA
Cover by ANDY KUBERT and KLAUS JANSON
1:10 variant cover by KLAUS JANSON 
1:25 variant cover by ANDY KUBERT and KLAUS JANSON
1:50 variant cover by TBA
1:100 variant cover by FRANK MILLER 
1:500 variant cover by JIM LEE
1:5000 original sketch variant by JIM LEE
Blank variant cover
On sale NOVEMBER 25
32 pg comic: 6.375” x 10.1875” 
16 page minicomic: 5.5” x 8.5” 
FC, 1 of 8, $5.99 US • RATED T+
Retailers: This issue will ship with multiple covers. Please see the order form for more information.
The epic ending you never saw coming is here because you demanded it! The Dark Knight rises again to face the dawn of the master race!

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First Look At Frank Miller’s Dark Knight III Minicomic Cover

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In addition to all the covers to Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight: The Master Race, DC Comics has unveiled a first look at Miller’s wraparound cover for the minicomic he’ll be co-writing and drawing as a part of Dark Knight III. 

Each issue of Dark Knight III: The Master Race will also include a 16-page minicomic written by Miller and Brian Azzarello and drawn by a roster of superstar artists focusing on a different character from within Miller’s Dark Knight universe. 

This one features Superman and Atom with colors by Alex Sinclair and inks by Klaus Janson.

Update: 26 preview images from The Dark Knight III have become available.

The Dark Knight III kicks off in November.

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More Dark Knight III Variants Revealed

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DC Comics has revealed even more variant covers for the first issue of Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight III: The Master Race.

Below you can check out all the covers we’ve collected to date which includes retailer variants as well.

The Dark Knight III goes on sale November 25th.

Written by FRANK MILLER and BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art by ANDY KUBERT and KLAUS JANSON
Mini comic art by TBA
Cover by ANDY KUBERT and KLAUS JANSON
1:10 variant cover by KLAUS JANSON 
1:25 variant cover by ANDY KUBERT and KLAUS JANSON
1:50 variant cover by TBA
1:100 variant cover by FRANK MILLER 
1:500 variant cover by JIM LEE
1:5000 original sketch variant by JIM LEE
Blank variant cover
On sale NOVEMBER 25
32 pg comic: 6.375” x 10.1875” 
16 page minicomic: 5.5” x 8.5” 
FC, 1 of 8, $5.99 US • RATED T+
Retailers: This issue will ship with multiple covers. Please see the order form for more information.
The epic ending you never saw coming is here because you demanded it! The Dark Knight rises again to face the dawn of the master race!

 

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Five More The Dark Knight III Variants Revealed

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Following last night’s reveal of The Dark Knight III program cover for the NYCC, DC Comics has unveiled five more retailer exclusive variants for the first issue.

Check out the covers below by Klaus Janson, Rafael Albuquerque, Eduardo Risso, Tyler Kirkham and Lee Bermejo.

“The Dark Knight III: The Master Race” wil be available November 25th. 

DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE #1 

Written by FRANK MILLER and BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art by ANDY KUBERT and KLAUS JANSON
Mini comic art by TBA
Cover by ANDY KUBERT and KLAUS JANSON
1:10 variant cover by KLAUS JANSON 
1:25 variant cover by ANDY KUBERT and KLAUS JANSON
1:50 variant cover by TBA
1:100 variant cover by FRANK MILLER 
1:500 variant cover by JIM LEE
1:5000 original sketch variant by JIM LEE
Blank variant cover
On sale NOVEMBER 25
32 pg comic: 6.375” x 10.1875” 
16 page minicomic: 5.5” x 8.5” 
FC, 1 of 8, $5.99 US • RATED T+
Retailers: This issue will ship with multiple covers. Please see the order form for more information.
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NYCC Program Cover Revealed: Dark Knight III: The Master Race

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ReedPOP revealed the exclusive cover for this year’s NYCC program guide, created by DC and designed by Andy Kubert. The cover (image below) is a sneak peek at Issue #1 of Dark Knight III: The Master Race that comes out later this year.

In conjunction with the cover reveal, DC will also be doing the following panel at this year’s NYCC to celebrate The Dark Knight’s 30th Anniversary:

Friday October 9, 11:00am-12:00pm

DC Comics – The Dark Knight 30th Anniversary

Moderator: John Cunningham

Talent:  Jim Lee, Brian Azzarello, Klaus Janson, Andy Kubert

Frank Miller’s THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS is one of the most important and recognized works in comic book history. In recognition of its 30th Anniversary, DC Entertainment returns to New York to celebrate the book that defined a generation. Joining in the festivities will be the amazing cast of top-notch talent, including Brian Azzarello, Klaus Janson, Andy Kubert, Jim Lee and maybe even a surprise guest or two, who are working on the final chapter of the saga 30 years in the making. Be here for reveals, revelations and exclusive artwork!  This is the once-in-a-lifetime panel you CANNOT miss!

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The Dark Knight III #2 Cover & Solicit Revealed

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DC Comics has revealed the cover and solict for Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight III: The Master Race #2, which hits in December.

The first issue gets released in November.

 

DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE #2
Written by FRANK MILLER and BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art by ANDY KUBERT and KLAUS JANSON
Minicomic art by TBD
Cover by ANDY KUBERT
1:10 variant cover by KLAUS JANSON 
1:25 variant cover by ANDY KUBERT 
1:50 variant cover by TBD
1:100 variant cover by FRANK MILLER
1:500 variant cover by JIM LEE
On sale DECEMBER 23
32 pg comic: 6.375” x 10.1875” 
16 page minicomic: 5.5” x 8.5” 
FC, 2 of 8, $5.99 US • RATED T+
Retailers: This issue will ship with multiple covers. Please see the order form for more information.
The unexpected finale to the Dark Knight saga continues as Carrie Kelly gets caught…that is, she finds herself…she gets into—well, you’re just going to have to read it yourself.

DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE #2 COLLECTOR’S EDITION 
Written by FRANK MILLER and BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art by ANDY KUBERT and KLAUS JANSON
Cover by JIM LEE
On sale JANUARY 6 • 40 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $12.99 US • RATED T+
This oversized title collects both stories from DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE #2 at the same size!

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Two Store Variants For The Dark Knight III Revealed

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In addition to the store logo variant cover, DC Comics has revealed two retail store exclusive variant covers for Frank Miller’s upcoming The Dark Knight III: The Master Race graphic novel by Jae Lee and Sean Murphy.

Participating retailers have the opportunity for an artist to design and illustrate a cover exclusively for their store, and the list of retailers and artists is growing by the day. 

Frank Miller has inspired artists and storytellers in the industry for generations. Paying tribute to 1986’s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #1, Jae Lee designed Custom Retailer Variant cover art for Dynamic Forces , and Sean Murphy designed Custom Retailer Variant cover art for Rebel Base Comics & Toys in Charlotte, NC. 

“The Dark Knight III” hits November 25th.

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