New Dark Knight III Variant Covers Revealed!


The final installment in Frank Miller’s seminal Batman work, The Dark Knight Returns, is on its way.

We know that The Dark Knight III: The Master Race will feature other artists than Miller for the first time in the series and that multiple variant covers would be commissioned for the release. What we didn’t know was who would do them, how many there were and what they would look like. Now we have word directly from DC Entertainment just how big the scope of the project is with a reveal of 2 new variant sneak peeks!

"Did your local comic book retailer order a unique DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE #1variant cover? They’ll hit shelves on November 25th along with the standard covers, but supplies will be limited.Participating retailers have the opportunity for an artist to design and illustrate a cover exclusively for their store, and the list of retailers and artists is growing by the day! We’re excited to reveal the artwork from the first two covers, with more to come in the weeks ahead.Frank Miller has inspired artists and storytellers in the industry for generations. Paying tribute to 1986’s BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, Jae Lee designed Custom Retailer Variant cover art for Dynamic Forces (Dynamic Forces), and Sean Murphy designed Custom Retailer Variant cover art for Rebel Base Comics & Toys (Rebel Base Comics & Toys) in Charlotte, NC.And these are just the beginning! Stay tuned—we’re excited to show you the rest! The current list (to date) is – Gary FrankNewbury Comics – Michael AllredComic Book Legal Defense Fund – Paul PopeBooks-A-Million – Rafael AlbuquerqueSilver Snail – Francis ManapulHypno Comics – Bill SienkiewiczBorderlands Comics and Games – Klaus JansonGraham Crackers Comics – Darwyn CookeYesteryear Comics – Jason FabokThird Eye Comics – Brian BollandM&M Comics Service – Dave DormanLegacy Comics and Cards – ArtgermDynamic Forces – Jae LeeMidtown Comics – Greg CapulloMidtown Comics – Marc SilvestriRebel Base Comics & Toys – Sean MurphyLone Star Comics – John CassadayDragon’s Lair – Ivan ReisTate’s Comics + Toys + More – Kevin EastmanCards, Comics & Collectibles – Amanda ConnerDiamond UK – JockForbidden Planet Limited – Adam HughesAOD Collectibles – Dale – J. Scott CampbellHeroes and Fantasties – Tim SaleYancy St. Comics – Kelley JonesZapp! Comics – Terry DodsonMadness Games & Comics – Joshua MiddletonSsalefish Comics – John Romita, Jr.Lange’s Sports – David FinchDisposable Heroes Comics – Simon BisleyPhantom – Walter SimonsonHastings – Tyler KirkhamBeyond Comics – Eduardo RissoInstock Trades – Lee BermejoDiscount Comic Book Service – Neal AdamsBulletproof Comics – Gabriele Dell’OttoWant to know more? Is your favorite artist tapped for a Custom Retailer Variant? Connect with your local comic book retailer and find out which cover(s) they’re ordering or which artist they secured.#DKIII"

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