WATCH: The Dark Knight III: Master Race's creative crew on their successful victory lap

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Oct 8, 2017, 2:30 PM EDT

Frank Miller's Dark Knight III: Master Race rumbled into a deluxe hardcover collected edition of its satisfying 9-issue run last month, wrapping up a tumultuous Batman trilogy that began with Miller and Klaus Janson's classic, The Dark Knight Returns (1986).

Here's the official description of DKIII:

It's been three years since the Batman defeated Lex Luthor and saved the world from tyranny. Three years since anyone has seen Gotham City’s guardian alive. Wonder Woman, Queen of the Amazons… Hal Jordan, the Green Lantern… Superman, the Man of Steel… all of the Dark Knight’s allies have retreated from the front lines of the war against injustice.

But now a new war is beginning. An army of unimaginable power led by Superman’s own daughter is preparing to claim Earth as their new world.
The only force that can stop this master race — Batman — is dead.
Long live the new Batman…

Reflecting on their accomplishments with the Master Race victory lap, the creative team of Klaus Janson, Frank Miller, and Andy Kubert (co-writer Brian Azzarello was absent) sat down with SYFY WIRE at NYCC to discuss the gigantic DC Universe playground, the great experience of working together on this project, their favorite scenes or pages from the series, and the new legacy of Carrie Kelley.


Additional reporting by Jeff Spry.