This week, we brought word that Dark Knight III: The Master Race would be undergoing a slight name change upon its release as a collected edition, effectively being rechristened as Batman: The Dark Knight: The Master Race. Well, it appears that trend will continue with a companion book set to arrive this September.
If you’ve been keeping up with the threequel to Frank Miller’s immortal classic The Dark Knight Returns – or at least news pertaining to it – you’re likely aware that this limited series has seen an obscene amount of variant covers, particularly for the first couple issues. Normally, stuff like this appears as supplemental material in the back of its relevant trade, but if that were the case with this story, the book would’ve been as thick as the Yellow Pages.
Knowing that, DC has opted to release a 176-page tome (I told you the number was obscene) containing all variant covers that hit shelves. Although it may not attain the sales that the proper collected edition will see, being able to own a book packed with such handsome artwork does indeed sound enticing.
For more on Batman: The Dark Knight: The Master Race – The Covers Deluxe Edition Hardcover, be sure to check out the official solicitation below:
Art by FRANK MILLER, JIM LEE and others • Cover by FRANK MILLER
Frank Miller’s return to the world of the Dark Knight inspired covers by dozens of comics’ top artists. Now, DC collects these covers together in an unparalleled gallery of images that pay tribute to Miller’s iconic take on the world of the Dark Knight. This book is a true who’s who of comics greats, with art by Frank Miller, Jim Lee, Bill Sienkiewicz, Greg Capullo, Gabriel Dell’Otto, Darwyn Cooke, Tim Sale, Neal Adams, Rafael Albuquerque, Dave Johnson, Adam Hughes, Tony Harris, Brian Bolland, Gary Frank, Sean Murphy, Ivan Reis, Paul Pope, Francis Manapul, Brian Stelfreeze, Eduardo Risso, David Finch, Matt Wagner and more!
On sale SEPTEMBER 13 • 176 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $24.99 US