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Batman: The Dark Knight: The Master Race (2015-2017) (Dark Knight III: The Master Race (2015-2017)) Kindle Edition
"Frank Millers's return to the Dark Knight universe is not only an all-star collaboration, but also the rare comic-book "event" that lives up to its own hype." —Washington Post
"Penciller Andy Kubert and inker Klaus Janson remain as on-point as ever." —New York Daily News
"Engaging.... a smart, gripping read." —PopMatters
"It's hard to resist a comic that features the talents of Frank Miller, Klaus Janson, Brian Azzarello, and Andy Kubert. Alone, any one of these guys could sell a comic. With their powers combined? It's insane. Enjoy the ride, because Dark Knight III: The Master Race is pretty damn good." —Nerdist
"Recapturing much of the original's unique visual flavor." —IGN
"The main story is all-but-perfect." —Comic Book Resources --This text refers to the paperback edition.
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- ASIN : B0756MGJ9D
- Publisher : DC; Illustrated edition (19 September 2017)
- Language : English
- File size : 989190 KB
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- Print length : 381 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #171,413 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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By Debjyoti (DJ) on 18 July 2019
As for the book, well, it completes the Dark Knight trilogy (to some extent). Bruce Wayne is young at the end of the series, and Lara embarks on her path to be more human. Andy Kubert's pencilling is of stellar quality, but, much like The Dark Knight Strikes Again, Miller's pencilling in some of the one-shots are sub-par. An excellent book nevertheless, and definitely collectible in this collected, hardbound edition.
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At this point in the series, it no longer feels like Miller has a point to make that he is prioritising over the good old comic book plot of the book (though there are some clear attempts to include topical themes), which as you might expect is both a good and bad thing. It's good in that the plot is more focused, paced a little better and the art is much cleaner and striking in places, bad in that this is mostly a comic book caper that advances the Millerverse in fairly uninteresting ways overall, while also kind of cheapening the events of the previous books by undoing some character development and generally just making the setting seem that little bit more ordinary in the context of the comics industry.
If the book is taken at face value rather than viewed in the context of the series then it is largely successful. Despite the title, it is much more of a Superman story than a Batman story, though the central conflict with Lara is not given as much attention as perhaps it should in places. There is also a lot of talk throughout the book about the devastation to human lives caused by the events that take place with little to no depiction of that devastation. Still, it's a mostly pleasant and coherent read despite its flaws.
Master Race is, again, not a worthy successor to TDKR, but it's a better book than TDKSA, even if it has a bit less to say. It neither ties the Millerverse up in a neat bow nor gives it an interesting direction for the future, but it is an enjoyable read. If you can't get enough Miller's Batman then this book will just about satisfy your need. Otherwise, there are worse options out there, but there are better options also.
The story line involves an allegorical tale of faith-based zealots freed from the bottle city of Kandor and the use of many DC characters in a broad and engaging story. Females move centre stage which may be long overdue, given the current popularity of Wonder Woman. The art is varied but, as ever, relies upon personal taste. I found the art by Kubert and Romita to be up to its usual standard but always feel that Miller and Klaus Jansons' art is a sort of shorthand that lacks detail, even if it is highly stylized.
Overall it is a nice book and very good value for money, costing less than a run-of-the-mill Marvel Masterwork book. The colours are vibrant on the glossy pages and there are enough pin-up pages to make it very worthwhile. It may not be as revolutionary as the original but it still packs a punch and its depiction of Donald Trump is spot on.
I am happy to report that this is a return to form. The artwork is absolutely fantastic all the way through. Capturing Millers 'frantic' looking style and giving it sharp modern edges that help to define it.
The story is also great, replays a couple of the old beats from the previous story with fairly predictable outcomes, but it is ultimately satisfying. The arc is not overly complicated, and the use of characters is also really good.
If you're a fan of Millers Batman - this is a must own!