DC Entertainment announced today that bestselling iconic comic legend Frank Miller is returning to Batman to write the next installment of what can now be regarded as the epic conclusion of the celebrated “The Dark Knight Returns” saga titled, “The Dark Knight III: The Master Race”.
Frank Miller’s 1986 classic, “The Dark Knight Returns” was 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”.
The writer will be joined by acclaimed writer Brian Azzarello (“100 Bullets”, “Joker”, and “Wonder Woman”) on the 8-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.
In an officialy statement, Frank Miller said, “Batman remains my favorite comic book hero and a sequel to Dark Knight is going to be daunting, but we’ll do our best.” He later took to Twitter (for the first time in 5 years) to help ring in the occasion:
I hope that by now my silence is deafening pic.twitter.com/4E0xi4LHju
— Frank Miller (@FrankMillerInk) April 24, 2015
Artists for the project have yet to be announced.
Due out this fall, the series will help mark the 30th anniversary of the classic “The Dark Knight Returns”, and will surely help set the stage for “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice“, which hits theatres next March.