Dark Knight III : The Master Race

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Writer Miller & Az­zarello Artist Stu­art Im­mo­nen Pub­lisher Var­i­ous For­mat Three six-is­sue arcs

Frank Miller’s land­mark The Dark Knight Re­turns has had one follow-up – the flawed The Dark Knight Strikes Again (DK2). Now DC are giv­ing us an­other, in time to cap­i­talise on the Miller-es­que movie ac­tion of Bat­man v Su­per­man: Dawn Of Justice.

How­ever, while Miller’s name is front and cen­tre on the cred­its, he’s only con­tribut­ing a small amount of art – this is largely co-writer Brian Az­zarello’s show. Each is­sue also fea­tures a back-up story il­lus­trated by a guest artist. Mean­while, main se­ries artist Andy Ku­bert does his best Miller im­per­son­ation, cap­tur­ing the right visual style.

This minis­eries sees Bat­man re­turn to Gotham, just as the science ex­per­i­ments of Ray “The Atom” Palmer ac­ci­den­tally re­lease a horde of crazed Kryp­to­nian re­li­gious fun­da­men­tal­ists and a world­wide ram­page be­gins. But while the se­ries has at­ten­tion­grab­bing mo­ments, it steers away from the cra­zier, less co­her­ent el­e­ments of Miller’s work. De­spite slick and ef­fi­cient sto­ry­telling, there’s lit­tle to dis­tin­guish it from other Dark Knight-in­flu­enced grim su­per­hero sagas.

The cover for the sec­ond comic in the new se­ries, but Frank Miller is only part in­volved. Ra ting

There’s doubt about how much of the DK3 eight-is­sue minis­eries Frank Miller wrote.

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