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Frank Miller Discusses & Signs Batman: The Dark Knight Returns 30th Anniversary Edition At Barnes And Noble At The Grove On February 20, 2016

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Together with inker Klaus Janson and colorist Lynn Varley, writer/artistFrank Miller completely reinvents the legend of Batman in his saga of a near-future Gotham City gone to rot, ten years after the Dark Knight’s retirement. This masterpiece of modern comics storytelling, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, brings to vivid life a dark world and an even darker man.

The Dark Knight returns in a blaze of fury, taking on a whole new generation of criminals and matching their level of violence. He is soon joined by a new Robin—a girl named Carrie Kelley, who proves to be just as invaluable as her predecessors.

Join Barnes and Noble for this very special event with Frank Miller as he discusses and signs “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns 30th Anniversary Edition”

A wristband will be issued to customers who purchase Batman: The Dark Knight Returns 30th Anniversary Edition” at Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning February 20th at 9am. The event will begin on Saturday, February 20th at 7 PM.

· Limit 1 wristband per book
· Seating for discussion will be limited
· Wristbands and books will be limited

For more information contact Barnes & Noble at The Grove at (323) 525-0270.

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Dark Knight III: The Master Race Comic Book Prompts Reflection And A Look Ahead

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The opening panels of Dark Knight III: The Master Race depict a break-in at the Batcave. A display case containing the imposing costume of Batman, the DC vigilante, is smashed open and his emblematic cape and cowl are stolen, leaving only a bare mannequin.

This sequence can be seen as metaphor for the transformative effect that the Dark Knight comics, created by the artist and writer Frank Miller, have had on the 76-year-old Batman superhero.

When his original series, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, was published in 1986, its depiction of an older Bruce Wayne, who had returned to fight crime after a period of retirement, reinvigorated the character. It was a shadowy hero for a new generation and it helped strip away the colorful affectations of the 1960s Batman TV show.

Beginning with Mr. Miller’s comics and culminating with Christopher Nolan’s multibillion-dollar Dark Knight movie franchise, this somber Batman became the character’s definitive incarnation.

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Frank Miller, the artist and writer who created the Dark Knight comic book series

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Panels From Dark Knight II: The Master Race

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From left, Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson, Frank Miller and Brian Azzarello

Dark Knight III, a comic book series whose first issue was released on Wednesday, is an opportunity for Mr. Miller to revisit the dystopian world of his venerable crime-fighter, and to reflect on the influential series he initiated on the cusp of his 30th birthday.

“I decided to make Batman impossibly old — I made him in his 50s,” a wry Mr. Miller, now 58, said in a recent interview. “It was a way to recharge the character, creatively, but also make myself feel a bit younger in the process.”

Among readers, Dark Knight III is being met with a mixture of anticipation and wariness. Some fans have soured on the strident, violent work of Mr. Miller, whose graphic novels have spawned hit movies like 300 and Sin City, and what they perceive as his reactionary politics.

Moreover, audiences wonder whether this new “Dark Knight” can have any effect in a cultural landscape saturated with moody, brooding takes on Batman. Read the full New York Times article HERE.

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Dark Knight III Wonder Woman Poster By Frank MIller & Alex Sinclair Available Exclusively For CCXP Comic Con Experience In Brazil

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This Dark Knight III Wonder Woman poster was created by Frank Miller and Alex Sinclair exclusively for CCXP Comic Con Experience. The convention is scheduled for December 3-6, 2015 in São Paulo, Brazil.

In it’s second year, CCXP Comic Con Experience is set to gather over 120,000 fans over 4 days to meet artists Frank MIller (guest of honor), Jim Lee, Dan DiDio, Mark Waid, Jae Lee, David Finch, Meredith Finch, Mike McKone, Amy Chu, Kevin Maguire, Esad Ribic, Fábio Moon, Gabriel Bá, Rafael Grampá, Rafael Albuquerque, Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Eddy Barrows, Mike Deodato Jr and dozens more. The show’s artists’ alley will receive over 265 artists. Media guests include Evangeline Lilly, Misha Collins, John Rhys-Davis, Krysten Ritter and many more yet to be announced. Disney, Warner, Netflix, Sony and many other companies will be at the show presenting new releases and other attractions both in the massive 2,350 seats Cinemark Auditorium and in their own booths.

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John Romita, Jr. Discusses His New Comic, Dark Knight Returns: The Last Crusade

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Dark Knight Returns: The Last Crusade is a one-shot set before the events of Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns, which will be punching its way into comic shops in 2016.

Nearly thirty years ago, Frank Miller introduces us to an older, far more wizened Batman late in his career. But the newest Dark Knight project, Dark Knight Returns: The Last Crusade, will take us back to over ten years before this classic work, when Batman was still actively fighting crime with his previous Robin, Jason Todd, at his side, revealing the previously untold story of how Jason met his end in Frank Miller’s Dark Knight universe and featuring the first appearance of Miller’s Joker since his death in The Dark Knight Returns.

Co-written by the Dark Knight III duo of Frank Miller and Brian Azzarello, Dark Knight Returns: The Last Crusade will be a 64-page prestige format one-shot drawn by legendary artist John Romita, Jr..

Dark Knight Returns: The Last Crusade #1 by Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello and John Romita, Jr. will be in stores on February 17, 2016.

In an exclusive interview, artist John Romita, Jr. discusses this eye-opening new chapter of the Dark Knight saga. Read the interview HERE.

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DC Comics Announces Dark Knight Returns Prequel By Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello & John Romita Jr.

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DC has announced a prequel to the seminal Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello and John Romita Jr.

Revealed at the “DC Comics – Heroes To The Core” panel at New York Comic Con, this untitled series will debut in February.

This would be an expansion of the Dark Knight related work Miller and Azzarello are already doing with Dark Knight III: The Master Race, and a reunion of sorts for Miller and Romita Jr. as they worked together on Daredevil: The Man Without Fear.

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Frank Miller’s Dark Knight III Wraparound Variant Cover Revealed

Frank Miller’s first “Dark Knight III” cover shared a look at the legendary creator’s take on Superman and the Atom. Now, with the release of his limited edition wraparound variant, we get to see the title character, poised and ready for bloody action.

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Jim Lee & Dan DiDio And Reveal Dark Knight III Origins And New Interior Art

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In a new video from DC All Access, DC Co-Publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio dive deep behind the scenes of Dark Knight III: The Master Race, exploring the genesis of the series, as well as showing off some previously unseen interior art from series artist Andy Kubert.

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Regarding the origins of the Dark Knight sequel, DiDio revealed that the story originated when DC contacted Frank Miller about bringing Carrie Kelly into the “New 52.” Miller suggested doing a new story in his continuity instead. Initially, DiDio lobbied to do a Dark Knight Universe series showing many characters set in that continuity. The idea evolved into Dark Knight III: The Master Race.

As for Andy Kubert’s interior art, Lee praised Kubert’s ability to emulate Miller’s storytelling prowess, also calling on inker Klaus Janson, who inked the original Dark Knight Returns series, as a throughline for Miller’s Dark Knight continuity.

You can check out the entire video, which also reveals details of the slipcase edition of Dark Knight III: The Master Race and shows off several retailer variant covers.

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Dark Horse Comics Announces Frank Miller’s Sin City: The Hard Goodbye Curator’s Collection

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25 years after its first publication in the pages of Dark Horse Presents—get ready to experience one of the most groundbreaking graphic novels of all time as few have ever experienced it!

Produced and assembled under the Kitchen Sink Books imprint, Frank Miller’s Sin City: The Hard Goodbye Curator’s Collection will be published by Dark Horse Comics in 2016, showcasing the entire graphic novel scanned from the original artwork in Frank Miller’s personal archives and reproduced unaltered and at full size.

“The Hard Goodbye was my first crack at writing and drawing a comic book with total freedom,” said Frank Miller. “I am grateful to Mike Richardson and Dark Horse for helping make it such a big success. You can now see my work warts and all. You can see just how many mistakes I actually made!”

“We’re very excited to release this new ‘Curator’s Collection’ for The Hard Goodbye that brings a unique insight into one of the comic industry’s historic treasures,” said Dark Horse President and Publisher Mike Richardson. “Frank Miller has proved time and again that he’s a titan when it comes to artistic talent, and this deluxe, oversized edition is a celebration of his most influential work.”

Curator’s Collection is the Kitchen Sink Books term for oversized, archival deluxe collections accompanied by essays, interviews, and unpublished work. Frank Miller’s Sin City: The Hard Goodbye Curator’s Collection is the first volume in the planned Curator’s Collection series from the Kitchen Sink Books imprint at Dark Horse Comics.

Retailing for $175, Frank Miller’s Sin City: The Hard Goodbye Curator’s Collection will be an impressive book to own—a deluxe hardcover with a HUGE trim size of 15 x 21.5 inches, 224 pages, and smyth sewn binding under a cloth spine. Featuring an introduction from Sin City co-director Robert Rodriguez, an epilogue by publisher Mike Richardson, and a new interview with Frank Miller about his artistic technique to accompany the interior artwork—this edition is not to be missed! Ships worldwide in June 2016.

Frank Miller will be signing an exclusive print of his original cover artwork for Sin City at New York Comic Con on Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM at the Dark Horse booth (#1636). This is a wristband-only event. (Wristbands distributed from the Dark Horse Comics booth by drawing at show opening on Friday and Saturday. Signing limited to a free poster that will be provided and one other comic, book, or piece of memorabilia. Some restrictions may apply.)

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Frank Miller’s First Dark Knight III Cover Revealed

Those wondering when some Frank Miller art from “Dark Knight III: The Master Race” would surface need wonder no more. DC Comics has released Miller’s cover to the minicomic that will be bundled with the first issue, starring the Atom — and as evidenced by the cover, Superman as well.

Each issue of Dark Knight III will also contain a minicomic co-written by Miller and Brian Azzarello, drawn by various artists and focused on different characters in the “Dark Knight” world. Though Miller isn’t drawing the main Dark Knight III  story — Andy Kubert and Klaus Janson are on those illustration duties — he is drawing the “Atom” minicomic in issue #1. No other artists for the minicomics have yet been announced.

Dark Knight III: The Master Race #1 will be released on November 25, 2015 from DC Comics.

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Cover To Dark Knight III: The Master Race # 2

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The cover to Dark Knight III: The Master Race # 2 has been released by DC Comics. Written by Frank Miller and Brian Azzarello with art by Andy Kubert and Klaus Janson. The cover is by Andy Kubert.

Here is a brief description of the comic:

“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.”

On sale December 23, 2015.

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