Frank Miller to pen next Batman saga for DC Comics

MUMBAI: Iconic Batman writer and artist Frank Miller will write the conclusion of The Dark Knight Returns saga.


The Dark Knight III: The Master Race is the sequel to Miller’s 1986 classic The Dark Knight Returns and its 2001-2002 follow-up series Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again.


Miller will be joined by writer Brian Azzarello on the eight-issue comic book periodical, to be published twice a month under the DC Comics imprint. Marking the 30th anniversary of The Dark Knight Returns original series, this periodical is slated for publication beginning in late Fall 2015.


“Batman remains my favorite comic book hero and a sequel to Dark Knight is going to be daunting, but we’ll do our best,” said Miller.


“We are thrilled to have Frank back home at DC writing Batman. 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,” added DC Entertainment co-publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee.


Azzarello said, “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.”


Artists for the project have yet to be announced.


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