Details from ‘Batman: Europa’ and ‘Dark Knight III’ Emerge!


DC’s November solicitations are nigh and details from a couple of long gestating projects have emerged.

Batman: Europa was originally slated for release in January of 2011, but seems to have been lost in the shuffle of the New 52 reboot.

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It comes courtesy of Brian Azzarello, Matteo Casali and artists Jim Lee and Giuseppe Camuncoli.

"BATMAN: EUROPA #1Written by MATTEO CASALI and BRIAN AZZARELLOLayouts by GIUSSEPPE CAMUNCOLIArt and cover by JIM LEE1:25 Variant cover by LEE BERMEJO1:100 B&W Sketch variant by JIM LEEOn sale NOVEMBER 18 • 40 pg, FC, 1 of 4, $4.99 US • RATED T+Superstar artist Jim Lee returns to the Dark Knight with this premiere issue! The impossible has happened and Batman is on the verge of being taken down by an enemy he cannot defeat: a virus for which there is no cure! And the only hope for his salvation is The Joker! Who infected Batman, what does the Clown Prince of Crime know, and how will the Dark Knight get that information? Together, the enemies crisscross Europe, desperate to find answers before time runs out.Co-conceived by Matteo Casali and Brian Azzarello, this 4-issue miniseries event will feature art by top talents over layouts by the incomparable Giuseppe Camuncoli (HELLBLAZER, Dark Wolverine), with the first issue pencilled and inked by none other than Jim Lee!"

Dark Knight III: The Master Race concludes Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns universe he created in 1986.

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Thankfully, he’s not doing all the art this time around.

"DC COMICS PRESENTS DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACEDC Comics is proud to present the debut issue of DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE, one of the most ambitious projects ever from a major American comics publisher. Here are the details…Each issue of DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE will include:• A 32-page standard format comic book that will measure 6.625” x 10.1875”• A 16-page minicomic with no interior ads that will measure 5.5” x 8.375”The minicomic will be tipped on to an insert and bound into the main comic.After the release of each issue of DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE, DC Entertainment will release a volume of the DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE COLLECTOR’S EDITION that will collect the both the main story and mini-comic from latest issue of DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE as a single 7.0625” x 10.875” title, with both stories presented at the same trim size.After the first seven DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE COLLECTOR’S EDITION have been published, DC Entertainment will ship a special slipcase designed to hold the entire set with the eighth COLLECTOR’S EDITION.DKIII also will feature a dazzling array of variant covers by some of the biggest names in comics today. And, for the first time ever, DC will offer custom store variant editions to qualifying retailers. Watch for more information coming soon!DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE #1Written by FRANK MILLER and BRIAN AZZARELLOArt by ANDY KUBERT and KLAUS JANSONMini comic art by TBACover by ANDY KUBERT and KLAUS JANSON1:10 variant cover by KLAUS JANSON1:25 variant cover by ANDY KUBERT and KLAUS JANSON1:50 variant cover by TBA1:100 variant cover by FRANK MILLER1:500 variant cover by JIM LEE1:5000 original sketch variant by JIM LEEBlank variant coverOn sale NOVEMBER 2532 pg comic: 6.375” x 10.1875”16 page minicomic: 5.5” x 8.5”FC, 1 of 8, $5.99 US • RATED T+Retailers: This issue will ship with multiple covers. Please see the order form for more information.The epic ending you never saw coming is here because you demanded it! The Dark Knight rises again to face the dawn of the master race!DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE #1 COLLECTOR’S EDITION VOL. 1Written by FRANK MILLER and BRIAN AZZARELLOArt by ANDY KUBERT and KLAUS JANSONCover by ANDY KUBERT and KLAUS JANSONOn sale DECEMBER 9 • 40 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $12.99 US • RATED T+This oversized paper-over-boards COLLECTOR’S EDITION features both stories from DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE #1 at the same size!"

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