Dark Knight III: The Master Race by Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert and Klaus Janson is the biggest thing in a while for DC. All 8 issues will be printed in hardcover album editions a week after the regular editions and these will be collected in a slipcase which ships with the 8th issue. At the retailer summit DC was showing off a mock-up of the completed package—which will also include the 8 mini comics bound in to the issues as a separate volume, and printed full size. As you can see co-publisher Dan DiDio was speaking proudly of the package, which does look very very nice. Speaking of those mini comics, Frank Miller will write and draw the first mini comic, with Klaus Janson inking it. We were allowed to see the preview of the first issue but sworn to secrecy.
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.