DC has announced that writer/artist Frank Miller will return to the Batman Universe with a second follow-up to the incredibly popular 1986 classic The Dark Knight Returns. This new eight issue series is billed as the “epic conclusion” to The Dark Knight Returns saga.
TBU had already reported on rumors that current Batman ongoing writer, Scott Snyder would be authoring the new installment with Frank Miller, but according to the press release, Miller will be joined by acclaimed writer Brian Azzarello on the eight-issue comic book periodical, to be published twice a month under the DC Comics imprint. Marking the 30th anniversary of The Dark Knight Returns original series, this periodical is slated for publication beginning in late Fall 2015.
“Batman remains my favorite comic book hero and a sequel to Dark Knight is going to be daunting,” said Miller, “but we’ll do our best.”
“We are thrilled to have Frank back home at DC writing Batman,” according to Dan DiDio and Jim Lee, Co-Publishers for DC Entertainment. “The story he and Brian have crafted is an astounding and triumphant conclusion to this seminal body of work which influenced and shaped generations of readers and creators alike.”
According to Azzarello, “It’s been an amazing experience collaborating with Frank these past six months. I think we have an epic story that these characters truly deserve.”
Artists for the project have yet to be announced, but Miller also confirmed the project on his Twitter account merely by posting the promotional image and saying “I hope that by now my silence is deafening.”