LEE And DIDIO Reveal DARK KNIGHT III Origins And New Interior Art

"Dark Knight III: The Master Race" variant cover
Credit: DC Comics
Credit: DC Comics

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.

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 right here.

Dark Knight III: The Master Race, co-written by Miller and Brian Azzarello with art from Andy Kubert and Klaus Janson, hits shelves November 25.

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