Brian Azzarello shocked fans today with a surprise appeance at DC’s The New DC Universe Panel at C2E2 to announce The Dark Knight Returns III: The Master Race. He went on to state that he and Frank Miller have been working on it for six months and those are the scant few details shared. The crowd went nuts.
We now hungrily await more information.
Update: We now have quotes and the first teaser image!
“Batman remains my favorite comic book hero and a sequel to ‘Dark Knight’ is going to be daunting,” says Miller, “but we’ll do our best.”
“We are thrilled to have Frank back home at DC writing Batman,” say Dan DiDio and Jim Lee, co-publishers for DC Entertainment. “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.”
According to Azzarello, “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.”