Jim Lee Draws 1:5000 Original Sketch Covers For Frank Miller’s Dark Knight III: The Master Race

Posted by August 12, 2015 Comment

DKIII_MASTER_RACE_1DC Comics have handed their media partner Comics Alliance the November solicitation for Dark Knight III: The Master Race by Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert and Klaus Janson, a project Bleeding Cool first told you about last year.

Each issue will have a 32 page main story from that creative team, plus a 16 page story exploring the Dark Knight Universe by other creators.

Bleeding Cool reported from San Diego that Dan DiDio confirmed that Miller would be drawing some of the comic. But how many pages and for which issues, is still unknown.

We are now told that the regular version of each issue will have that 16 page story bound inside the main comic as a “minicomic”. The following month, a Special Edition of the comic will be released in an oversized fashion with both stories in the same format, for $12.99 an issue, with a slipcase to follow.

Oh yes, and as well as all the variant and tied variant cover, Jim Lee will draw a 1:5000 original sketch cover, one available to all stores who order five thousand copies.

Yowza.

 

DC COMICS PRESENTS DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE
DC 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 #1
Written by FRANK MILLER and BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art by ANDY KUBERT and KLAUS JANSON
Mini comic art by TBA
Cover by ANDY KUBERT and KLAUS JANSON
1:10 variant cover by KLAUS JANSON
1:25 variant cover by ANDY KUBERT and KLAUS JANSON
1:50 variant cover by TBA
1:100 variant cover by FRANK MILLER
1:500 variant cover by JIM LEE
1:5000 original sketch variant by JIM LEE
Blank variant cover
On sale NOVEMBER 25
32 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. 1
Written by FRANK MILLER and BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art by ANDY KUBERT and KLAUS JANSON
Cover by ANDY KUBERT and KLAUS JANSON
On 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!

 

(Last Updated August 12, 2015 12:44 pm )