The bind in mini comics included in each issue of Dark Knight III have been a pretty cool little thing about the project, both as an esthetic bonus and as a sort of “featurette” to the main story. And they also give you a peek at what the book would be like if Frank Miller were doing more than consult. Well issue #3 mini is about Green Lantern and features a story by Azzarello and Milller, as well as pencils by John Romita JR., and inks by Miller. In the story, “Hal Jordan’s otherwise idyllic life interrupted by a distress call from Earth. On his arrival, Hal is greeted by three strangers, looking for a God to worship…”
When I first peeped at these I though, “Wow JR JR does a mean Frank Miller imitation!” Then I realized it was Miller himself doing Miller.
Regular issues of DKIII include the mini as a mini; two weeks after each issue a Collector’s Edition hardcover is released publishing both the main story and the mini-comic in a same-size “prestige” format. And then you put them all in the slipcase that DC sells to fit them all in.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.