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DC Entertainment Provides New Details For Dark Knight III: The Master Race

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DC Entertainment began Comic-Con International: San Diego 2015 with a blockbuster announcement, revealing that artists Andy Kubert and Klaus Janson will be joining living-legend Batman writer and artist Frank Miller and acclaimed writer Brian Azzarello in bringing the final chapter of the celebrated The Dark Knight Returns saga to life.

The Dark Knight III: The Master Race is the epic conclusion to Miller’s 1986 classic The Dark Knight Returns trilogy – 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 Dark Knight III: The Master Race will be an eight-issue, comic book periodical, to be published monthly under the DC Comics imprint.  Within each 32 page periodical there will be a special 16 page “Dark Knight Universe” comic affixed in the center. Each “Dark Knight Universe” comic will feature a rotating cast of special guest artists and characters.

“We went into this knowing that we had to give fans more,” said Dan DiDio and Jim Lee, Co-Publishers for DC Entertainment. “We’re pulling out all the stops to deliver an amazing conclusion to this exciting body of work. We hope it inspires the next generation of writers and artists, the way it has already inspired us.”

According to Kubert, “Frank Miller and Brian Azzarello have crafted such an incredible story for DKIII, as I am truly honored to be associated with them, this project, and Klaus Janson. We, along with the fans, are in for a great ride!”

“Any opportunity to work with Frank Miller is a happy occasion for me,” said Janson. “When we add the talents of Brian Azzarello and Andy Kubert to the mix, we have the ingredients to achieve something truly memorable.  This will be amazing!”

Marking the 30th anniversary of The Dark Knight Returns original series, this periodical is slated for publication beginning in late Fall 2015.

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Dark Knight Returns By Christopher Stevens

Artist Christopher Stevens rendered Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns with prismacolor colored pencil, copic marker and watercolor on bristol board.

Here is what he has to say about the image:

“As an 80’s kid and huge Batman fan, DKR was a big deal to me, so on the few occasions I’ve been asked to draw Bats in his armor suit have all been a treat for me. I’m very curious to see how the film handles this material. I never thought there would be a major Hollywood film that actually recreated this story or was even inspired by it. Crazy times.”

Check out more of Christopher’s art HERE.

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DC Entertainment Announces The Dark Knight III: The Master Race Completing Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Saga

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DC Entertainment announced today that bestselling, iconic Batman writer and artist Frank Miller will write the epic conclusion of the celebrated The Dark Knight Returns saga. The “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.

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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.

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“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.”

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“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.”

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Artists for the project have yet to be announced.

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Batman Noir: Dark Knight Returns Hardcover

The Dark Knight Returns is a 1986 four-issue comic book miniseries starring Batman, written by Frank Miller, illustrated by Miller and Klaus Janson and published by DC Comics. The graphic novel tells the story of Bruce Wayne, who at 55 years old returns from retirement to fight crime and faces opposition from the Gotham City police force and the United States government.

Joined by Carrie Kelly, a teenage female Robin, Batman takes to the streets to end the threat of the mutant gangs that have overrun the city. And after facing off against his two greatest enemies, the Joker and Two-Face for the final time, Batman finds himself in mortal combat with his former ally, Superman, in a battle that only one of them will survive. This collection is hailed as a comics masterpiece and was responsible for the launch of the Batman movies.

Batman Noir: Dark Knight Returns ($35) will be released on May 5, 2015 as a 208 page hardcover book collecting the widely acclaimed series in black and white for the very first time.

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Frank Miller To Join Batman 75: Legends of The Dark Knight Panel At Comic Con On July 24, 2014

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Frank Miller, who wrote and penciled 1986′s game-changing Batman miniseries “The Dark Knight Returns” (along with “Sin City” and “300,” among many others), will be appearing at a panel chock-full of Bat-artists and scribes, including Grant Morrison, Denny O’Neil, Neal Adams, the current “Batman” creative team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo, and DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns.

Warner Bros. announced the panel “Batman 75: Legends of the Dark Knight,” which will take place at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 24, as part of DC Entertainment’s Comic-Con plans to celebrate the Caped Crusader’s diamond jubilee.

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In “The Dark Knight Returns,” Miller re-introduced Bruce Wayne as an aging, gritty and embittered hero sparring with Superman and taking on the Joker in a climactic battle for the soul of Gotham. The new take on the character paved the way for Batman’s renaissance and big-screen domination of the late ’80s, ’90s and ’00s. A follow-up graphic novel, “The Dark Knight Strikes Again,” was released in 2001.

Miller’s version of the Dark Knight has also been said to be a guiding influence on Ben Affleck’s portrayal of Batman in  Zack Snyder’s upcoming “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” which is slated for a 2016 release. (Miller has his own film, “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,” coming out Aug. 22.)

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Syfy Adapting Frank Miller’s DC Comics Series Ronin

Syfy is developing Frank Miller’s DC Comic series Ronin. Following Darren Aronofsky’s attempt to remake the samurai drama for the big screen, Syfy will produce DC’s six-issue comic series Ronin as a potential miniseries.

From Warner Horizon Television and DC Entertainment, Ronin was written and drawn by Miller (Sin City, 300). The comics, which were published every six weeks between 1983-84, centers on a legendary warrior — the Ronin, a dishonored, masterless 13th century samurai — who is mystically given a second chance to avenge his master’s death. He finds himself suddenly reborn in a futuristic and corrupt 21st century New York where he must defeat ancient demon Agat, the reincarnation of his master’s killer.

Syfy’s takes place eight centuries after a Japanese Ronin samurai failed to protect his master from a demon. He awakens in a futuristic, nihilistic New York in the body of Billy, a medical experiment. Now Billy/Ronin is chasing the demon, which has reawakened. Both parties want control of a sword with magical properties and will stop at nothing to get it back.

A search is under way for a writer and the exact number of episodes in the Syfy miniseries has not yet been determined.

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Sin City: A Dame To Kill For Trailer

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Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite to bring Miller’s visually stunning “Sin City” graphic novels back to the screen in Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. 

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Weaving together two of Miller’s classic stories with new tales, the town’s most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more reviled inhabitants. Sin City: A Dame To Kill For is the follow up to Rodriguez and Miller’s 2005 groundbreaking film, Frank Miller’s Sin City.

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The massive cast includes Josh Brolin, Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dennis Haysbert, Jamie Chung, Bruce Willis, Eva Green, Julia Garner, Ray Liotta, Juno Temple, Jeremy Piven and Stacey Keach as the chief villain.

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Dimension opens the sequel on August 22, 2014.

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Detective Comics #27 Features Variant Covers By Frank Miller, Jim Lee & More

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DC Comics’ Detective Comics #27 will be released tomorrow and will clock in at more than 100 pages to kick off DC’s 75th anniversary celebration for the Dark Knight.

The issue includes a modern-day retelling of the Dark Knight’s origin by the incredible team of writer Brad Meltzer and artist Bryan Hitch. Also included is John Layman and Jason Fabok’s final storyline, “Gothtopia,” before the new creative team of Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato take over writing duties for the series in the spring.

To commemorate the special issue, DC will release covers with art by Greg Capullo, Frank Miller, Tony S. Daniel, Chris Burnham and Jason Fabok.

Detective Comics #27 is a 96-page comic scheduled to arrive in stores on January 8 with a cover price of $7.99 US.

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Dark Horse To Release Big Damn Sin City Omnibus On June 25, 2014

Ahead of the August premiere of Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s movie sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Dark Horse has announced it will debut a massive omnibus hardcover on June 25, 2014 collecting the artist’s entire landmark crime saga.

Frank Miller’s Big Damn Sin City ($100) brings together Miller and Lynn Varley’s seven hardboiled tales — The Hard Goodbye, A Dame to Kill For, The Big Fat Kill, The Yellow Bastard, Family Values, Booze, Broads & Bullets and Hell and Back in one 1,344-page volume that Dark Horse contends is “suitable for home defense.”

Written with unmatched intensity and drawn in the starkest black and white imaginable, the Sin City books make up the greatest crime saga in comics history, and Big Damn Sin City is the best way to rediscover it!

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Frank Miller’s Detective Comics # 27 Cover Revealed

This Catwoman cover, one of several variants for Detective Comics # 27 marks the return of Frank Miller to the Batman world, territory he’s strongly associated with due to revered stories such as The Dark Knight Returns and Batman: Year One.

Detective Comics #27, an oversized issue commemorating the first appearance of Batman in 1939’s original Detective Comics #27, is scheduled for release on January 8, 2014.

The main story, by John Layman and Jason Fabok, kicks off the upcoming “Gothtopia” storyline; other contributors to the issue include Scott Snyder, Sean Murphy, Paul Dini and Brad Meltzer.

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