Frank Miller to Write New Batman Comic to Complete 'Dark Knight Returns' Trilogy


Frank Miller to Write New Batman Comic to Complete 'Dark Knight Returns' Trilogy


The 'Sin City' co-director will write eight issues of 'The Dark Knight III: The Master Race' with another writer for DC Comics.
Frank Miller is returning to his classic Batman comic series. He is announced by DC Comics to write "The Dark Knight III: The Master Race" as a follow-up to 1986's "The Dark Knight Returns" and 2001's "The Dark Knight Strikes Again".

The series will be a conclusion to the saga. It will run for eight issues and be published twice a month starting this fall to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original series. "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."

The writer has teased on Twitter an artwork for the new book. It's his first tweet since 2011. "I hope that by now my silence is deafening," so he wrote.



He will write the new series with Brian Azzarello ("Joker" and "Wonder Woman"). "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," Azzarello said. An artist to draw the comic books will be named later.

Miller's original "Dark Knight" comic series is about an older Bruce Wayne who comes out of retirement to fight crime in a dark and violent future. He also wrote "All-Star Batman" which is set inside the same "Dark Knight" universe. The upcoming book will mark Miller's first DC comic project since he abandoned "All-Star Batman" after nine issues in 2008.


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