Although Dark Knight III: The Master Race hit a bit of a speed bump with its penultimate issue, I certainly hope that most readers will agree with me in saying that the limited series been great for the most part and has redeemed the legacy started with Frank Miller’s immortal classic, The Dark Knight Returns, after the ill-received followup, The Dark Knight Strikes Again!, left a bad taste in the mouths of many.
As it turns out, a slight title change has been made in advance of the collected edition’s release. You see, gone will be the Roman numeral “III,” as Batman: The Dark Knight: The Master Race will, in fact, be the name of the hardcover adorning shelves in major bookstores across the land this September.
While it remains unknown as to why the change has been implemented, our best guess is that adding “Batman” to the title was done with the intention of making this easier to file in mainstream stores. As for dropping the “III,” that’s a little more of a noggin scratcher, but maybe it was done in order to make it seem like less of an intimidating read for newcomers who might be hesitant about picking up something that has two books preceding it.
So, while you wait to get your hands on this baby, you can check out the official solicit for Batman: The Dark Knight: The Master Race‘s hardcover edition below:
Written by FRANK MILLER and BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art by ANDY KUBERT, FRANK MILLER, KLAUS JANSON, JOHN ROMITA JR. and EDUARDO RISSO
Cover by ANDY KUBERT
One of the most highly anticipated sequels of all time is here in DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE! In a world gone awry, left in the aftermath of the toppling of Lex Luthor and the apparent death of Batman himself, who will save Gotham City and the rest of the planet against the mysterious Master Race? This hardcover includes the entire nine-issue series with each issue’s minicomic presented at the same size.
On sale SEPTEMBER 13 • 376 pg, FC, $29.99 US