Dark Knight III the Master Race #1,
VERY FINE/NEAR MINT
BONUS REVIEW by Shawn
(W) Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello
(A) Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson
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!
Date Available: 11/25/2015
We can all stop holding our collective breath, it's better than DK2. If you've never read DK2, I would HIGHLY recommend reading the word balloons and captions in that book before getting this new series, just try not to look at the art too much.
The first DK was a reaction to the cold war insanity of the Reagan era, the second was a reaction to the grim and gritty phase that the industry went through,ushered in by the first DK, Watchmen, and other influential stories. The first installment of DK3 opens up with an overly aggressive Gotham P.D. attempting to assault a young black man running from them, until the Batman steps in. Miller and Azzarello clearly have something to say with this one, Batman Europa it is not.
The art is great, a stylized blend of Kubert, Miller, and Mazzuchhelli. The mini-comic that's bound into the issue features art by Miller and the original DK inker Klaus Janson, looking as good together as they did in the 80's. This story was a huge part of the book, definitely not some throw away geegaw (i.e. black armbands, holograms, chromium, etc.)
For those who see Miller as a raving conservative women-hater, the cast of the book may be a revelation. One might even say that it gives a whole new definition to the term "Batgirling".
It's early yet, but the first issue indicates the start of something really good. Highly recommended.
I give it 8 out of 10 Grahams