Dark Knight III: The Master Race – 1


Dark Knight III: The Master Race – 1

General Info

Issue No:
1
On Sale Date:
November 2015
Cover Date:
January 2016
Era:
Non Canon
Story Title:
Dark Knight III: The Master Race - Book One

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson
Terry Dodson (variant A)
Joshua Middleton (variant B)
Stanley Lau (variant C)
Writer:
Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello
Penciller:
Andy Kubert, Frank Miller
Inker:
Klaus Janson
Letterer:
N/A
Colourist:
Brad Anderson, Alex Sinclair
Editor:
Mark Doyle, Rebecca Taylor (associate), Dave Wielgosz (assistant )

Characters

Main:
Batgirl (Carrie Kelley)
Heroes:
Wonder Woman (Queen Diana), Superman (Kal El)
Villains:
N/A
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
N/A
Other:
Lara, Commissioner Ellen Yindel, Jonathan Kent, Baal
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This is is the third series in Frank Miller’s Dark Knight saga, following  Batman: The Dark Knight Returns and The Dark Knight Strikes Again. Wonder Woman is featured in the first story.

Synopsis

It has been 3 years since Batman was last active. In that time, most believe that he is gone or dead, rejecting the idea that he would ever come back. They were wrong. A photo of what appears to be Batman is taken, showing him mercilessly taking down cops who were going to shoot an unarmed boy. The media of course blows up, all that is talked about is the return of the Batman. Commissioner Ellen Yindel is asked for any comments on the return of the Dark Knight.

The scene changes to Wonder Woman, who is battling a Minotaur with Jonathan, her son, in a papoose. Wonder Woman returns to the new Paradise City where she learns that her daughter Lara has once again visited the Fortress of Solitudeto meet with her father, Superman. Lara talks with her father who has frozen himself in ice. Upon closer inspection, Lara notices the bottle city of Kandor has given a distress signal.

Once again back in Gotham, Ellen Yindel is alone on the roof of GCPD, pondering Batman’s returns while viewing the neglected bat-signal. An officer reports that Batman is about to arrested, and she smiles.

At the chase, Batman has veered off into an alley and ditched the motorcycle he was using. Cops quickly surround him and beat him with nightsticks. A cop notices unusual features of the Batman, but before he can say what, he’s knocked unconscious. Yindel gets on the scene and unmasks the beaten Batman, who turns out to be Carrie Kelly. When asked where Bruce Wayne was, Kelley falls to the ground and claims Bruce Wayne is dead.