DKIII: THE MASTER RACE FAQ
Tell me about DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE.
DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE is the new 8-issue miniseries written by Frank Miller and Brian Azzarello, with art by Andy Kubert and Klaus Janson. We’re not saying a lot about the story yet, but it starts when the Dark Knight rises again to face the dawn of the master race!
Each issue consists of a 32-page comic book plus a 16-page minicomic, with a price of $5.99 US.
DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE #1 is scheduled to arrive in stores on November 25.
What about the variant covers?
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Each issue of DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE has several variant covers. Please note that we’ve updated the 1:10 and 1:25 variants.
These are the variant covers for DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE #1
1:10 variant cover by JILL THOMPSON
1:25 variant cover by KLAUS JANSON
1:50 variant cover by DAVE GIBBONS
1:100 variant cover by FRANK MILLER
1:500 variant cover by JIM LEE
These variant cover ratios will continue through the miniseries. Here are details on two of the variants:
* The 1:25 variants now will be drawn by Klaus Janson (who was previously slated to draw the 1:10 variants)
* The 1:50 variants will be drawn by various artists we’re
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calling “Friends of Frank.”
Issue #1 has a blank variant cover.
You left out the 1:5,000 variant. Tell me about that.
The 1:5,000 variant is only on issue #1. The cover features a frame illustrated by Jim Lee, with an 4.25″ by 5.875″ area in the middle where Jim will hand-draw an original sketch.
What’s the deal with the minicomic?
Each issue of DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE will consist of two stories. The main story will be in a standard-sized, 32-page comic book measuring 6.375″ x 10.1875″.
The second story will be in a 16-page minicomic measuring 5.5″ x 8.5″. These stories will spotlight a supporting character from either DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE, THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS or THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN.
We are very pleased to tell you that the minicomic story for issue #1 features art by Frank Miller and Klaus Janson, reunited for the first time since their work on THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS!
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The minicomic will be tipped on to an insert and bound into the main comic. DC will announce the artists working on the other minicomics at a later date.
What are the Collector’s Editions?
Two weeks after each issue of DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE, DCE will reprint that issue in a Collector’s Edition. The Collector’s Editions are Diamond exclusives, available only to Diamond accounts.
The Collector’s Editions will reprint the latest issue of DKIII, with the main comic and the minicomic at the same size. The minicomic will not be removable in the Collector’s Editions.
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The Collector’s Editions will measure 7.0625″ x 10.875″ – the same size as a Deluxe Edition hardcover like BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE. Also, they will have paper-over-boards covers with art by Jim Lee; in other words, they will not have a dustjacket, and will have art printed on the cover like the BATMAN: EARTH ONE hardcover.
There are no plans to keep the DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE COLLECTOR’S EDITIONS in print. When the initial print run sells out, we will not reprint them.
DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE #1 COLLECTOR’S EDITION is scheduled to arrive in stores on December 9.
What’s the story with the slipcase?
DCE will ship a slipcase with the DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE #8 COLLECTOR’SEDITION. We’re holding off on finalizing the dimensions for the slipcase until each comic is done just in case one of the issues has a different page count.
The slipcase will be shipped free with the DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE #8 COLLECTOR’S EDITION. It will feature new artwork by Jim Lee that will wrap across all 8 spines!
DC will not solicit the Collector’s Editions as a set; the slipcase will be available only with DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE #8 COLLECTOR’S EDITION.
What’s going on in February?
The schedule for DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE calls for a break in February 2016. Instead, DC will publish a Dark Knight-related special that month.