You may recall the recent news that the first issue of The Dark Knight III: The Master Race will get a slew of variant covers. Last week, the first two were revealed. Today, DC has given us a look at five more beautiful covers from top artists including Rafael Albuquerque, Klaus Janson, Eduardo Risso, Tyler Kirkham and Lee Bermejo. Each of those can be found below. In case you missed the official details regarding store exclusive variants, those will be reprinted at the bottom of this article.
Did your local comic book retailer order a unique DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE #1 variant cover? They’ll hit shelves on November 25thalong with the standard covers, but supplies will be limited.
Participating retailers have the opportunity for an artist to design and illustrate a cover exclusively for their store, and the list of retailers and artists is growing by the day. We’ll be revealing artwork on a regular basis, with more to come in the weeks ahead.
Frank Miller has inspired artists and storytellers in the industry for generations. Paying tribute to 1986’s BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, this week we’re revealing cover art designed by Rafael Albuquerque, Klaus Janson, Eduardo Risso, Tyler Kirkham and Lee Bermejo!
Stay tuned—we’re excited to show you the rest! The current list (to date) is below.
Comic*Pop Collectibles – Matt Wagner
ConBox – Kenneth Rocafort
ComicXposure – Babs Tarr
Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find – Brian Stelfreeze
Past Present Future Comics – Tony Daniel
BuyMeToys.com – Gary Frank
Newbury Comics – Michael Allred
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund – Paul Pope
Books-A-Million – Rafael Albuquerque
Silver Snail – Francis Manapul
Hypno Comics – Bill Sienkiewicz
Borderlands Comics and Games – Klaus Janson
Graham Crackers Comics – Darwyn Cooke
Yesteryear Comics – Jason Fabok
Third Eye Comics – Brian Bolland
M&M Comics Service – Dave Dorman
Legacy Comics and Cards – Artgerm
Dynamic Forces – Jae Lee
Midtown Comics – Greg Capullo
Midtown Comics – Marc Silvestri
Rebel Base Comics & Toys – Sean Murphy
Lone Star Comics (mycomicshop.com) – John Cassaday
Dragon’s Lair – Ivan Reis
Tate’s Comics + Toys + More – Kevin Eastman
Cards, Comics & Collectibles – Amanda Conner
Diamond UK – Jock
Forbidden Planet Limited – Adam Hughes
AOD Collectibles – Dale Keown
JScottCampbell.com – J. Scott Campbell
Heroes and Fantasties – Tim Sale
Yancy St. Comics – Kelley Jones
Zapp! Comics – Terry Dodson
Madness Games & Comics – Joshua Middleton
Ssalefish Comics – John Romita, Jr.
Lange’s Sports – David Finch
Disposable Heroes Comics – Simon Bisley
Phantom – Walter Simonson
Hastings – Tyler Kirkham
Beyond Comics – Eduardo Risso
Instock Trades – Lee Bermejo
Discount Comic Book Service – Neal Adams
Bulletproof Comics – Gabriele Dell’Otto
Want to know more? Is your favorite artist tapped for a Custom Retailer Variant? Connect with your local comic book retailer and find out which cover(s) they’re ordering or which artist they secured.
Images and information courtesy of DC Entertainment.