The creator of the seminal The Dark Knight Returns is returning for a sequel.
DC Entertainment announced Friday that Frank Miller is working on a new comic series titled The Dark Knight III: The Master Race. Following up on The Dark Knight Returns and The Dark Knight Strikes Back, the new series will be published as an eight-issue bi-monthly series written by Miller and Brian Azzarello beginning this fall.
“It's been an amazing experience collaborating with Frank these past six months,” says Azzarello. “I think we have an epic story that these characters truly deserve.”
Unlike previous installments, Miller will not be illustrating The Dark Knight III: The Master Race. The artists of the series have yet to be announced.
“Batman remains my favorite comic book hero and a sequel to Dark Knight is going to be daunting, but we’ll do our best,” says Miller.
“We are thrilled to have Frank back home at DC writing Batman,” according to Dan DiDio and Jim Lee, Co-Publishers for DC Entertainment. “The story he and Brian have crafted is an astounding and triumphant conclusion to this seminal body of work which influenced and shaped generations of readers and creators alike.”