Dark Knight III: The Master Race #8

Dark Knight III: The Master Race #8

Writer: Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello Artist: Klaus Janson, Frank Miller Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 29, 2017 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 16
6.5Critic Rating
5.8User Rating

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Baal's Kryptonian army has invaded Themyscira. Wonder Woman and the Amazons will show them why that was a deadly mistake.

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 31, 2017

    It's too brutal for young readers, but I'm enjoying this unique series. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans Mar 29, 2017

    The DC event that almost wasn't is still a pretty good book with the biggest showdown on the horizon. A pissed off Superman, a blood thirsty Wonder Woman, and a baby faced Bruce all barreling towards the end of this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Mar 29, 2017

    An excellent issue as an all out war takes place, but you'll be left scratching your head as far as where it wraps up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Andrew Squires Mar 29, 2017

    This feels just like a Frank Miller graphic novel. It is slightly reminiscent of 300 which isn't a bad thing, considering that that was one of Frank Miller's best. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Mar 29, 2017

    The Master Race #8 is a great read if you've been following the series as a whole. The relationships between allies and friends are explored, and we actually see that the members of the Justice League are more than just members " they are actual friends who'd die for each other. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 29, 2017

    The Dark Knight III has plenty of spectacle and visual excitement to offer in its penultimate chapter. Andy Kubert directly channels Frank Miller's work on 300 as he chronicles the ultimate battle between Amazons and Kryptonians. But the story feels more spartan than ever in this issue, which calls into question whether a an extra ninth chapter was truly necessary. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Mar 29, 2017

    If you've been reading this far, there's no question. Buy this issue. It's fun, some great action, and our Dark Knight has a Benjamin Button moment. If you're new to the story? Wait for the trade. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Mar 29, 2017

    While it'snot without its flaws this story continues to be a worthy addition to DarkKnight lore for this Batman fan.  If you'vestuck around for this long in the series, through the delays, you're treated toan epic battle issue, light on Batman, but heavily featuring Wonder Woman andthe Amazons in all their glory.  Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    PopnComics - Tim Montoya Mar 29, 2017

    As with the Dark Knight books of the past, Miller tends to make things political. However, on this issue, it is pure action, with the payoff of the buildup from the last issue. Yet even with that, it feels like it falls flat. Sure the Amazonians and Kryptonians are duking it out, yet it feels as if it gets us nowhere. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Mar 29, 2017

    Recommended to anyone with the patience for both Azzarello's penchant for violence and Miller's particular brand of psychosis. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Adam Frey Mar 29, 2017

    If this series has been stretched to add an extra issue, it shows, because it feels like the story has been padded and there's a lot of filler here where it's just pages of the Amazons rearing for battle and not getting there. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    We Got This Covered - Eric Joseph Mar 29, 2017

    Although the penultimate chapter of Dark Knight III: The Master Race isn't bad by any means, it reads like an excerpt taken from a larger piece of work. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Batman Universe - Matthew Mahar Mar 29, 2017

    I won't give up hope for this book. The bones of something good are here. I want the team to come together and deliver a solid conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Jonathan Edwards Mar 31, 2017

    This series wasn't good, still isn't good, and it won't ever be good. I'm certain the last issue will do nothing to change that. If, for some reason, you like all the nothing that's been done so far, or if you're reading for the morbid curiosity of it (like me) I guess picks this up. Otherwise, you can, and should, steer clear of this one. I can't wait to see the conclusion that won't actually be a conclusion and only lead into more of Miller's mad ramblings. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Mar 29, 2017

    Try as I might, I just don't care about this book. It has long since lost any narrative momentum, made worse by endless delays and constant filler. The few bright spots are overshadowed by narrative cheats and endless, confusing fights, and the backups are a continuing case of diminishing returns. When this series was announced it seemed unnecessary, though it's debut was promising. Sadly, each passing month just proves how pointless an endeavor it is. It goes beyond bad; it's forgettable. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Supes' soups Mar 29, 2017

    This series over-promised and under-delivered. It's based on one of the most iconic comics in history but you feel like it's just a hollow sequel that just can't reach those lofty measures. The talent associated with this book is top notch even if Miller is taking a back seat to Azzarello this time. For what it is, the series has taken to long to finish. It'll be 18 months by the time this chapter is finished and so far it's been a strange ride. Essentially the master race is a bunch of Kryptonian zealots and I'm still struggling to understand what their endgame is? They are after a baby with Amazon and Kryptonian blood, Jonathan and wants his sister Lara at their side. Actually, that's the only interesting part about this issue, that Lara leaves with Quar's followers. Overall, if it weren't for the mini-comics, I'd be hard pressed to recommend this comic.

  • 7.5
    Superior fan Mar 29, 2017

    The main story is picking up steam. The artwork continue to be bold with a distinct tone. There are solid moments written in. One thing the masters of this story understand is that sometimes less is more. That said, this is the first time I feel the back up was weaker than the main story. I won't spoil in case someone cares.

  • 7.0
    READ RUMBLE Apr 9, 2017

    This was a fast read and may seem like filler, but I enjoyed it and I'' enjoying series. Despite it being a 'filler' issue people seem to forget a major thing happened in this book (spoiler warning) with the dark knight returns batman no longer being old due to lazarus pit and is probably set up now for future dark knight series. Miller said he's planning another one. I thought the art was great. I hope the last issue is a fitting end for the series.

  • 6.0
    bucswin611 Mar 31, 2017

    Great Wonder Woman action sets, but the art has never grabbed me. A few iconic-looking images don't fully compensate for some of the scrappier panels.

  • 6.0
    Spock's Brain Apr 7, 2017

    No, this isn't a good comic, but it is amusing in a peculiar kind of way. We continue in this issue with a lot of Kubert's imitation Dark Knight Miller art, and it's okay, I guess...? The mini-comic is a showcase on how rough actual Frank Miller art has become, but, it, er, features the return of Bruno, a.k.a. Nazi-tits? I can't say don't buy this because I laid down $5.99 for every issue so far and will do so again for the finale. So, there you go...

  • 4.5
    Big Brother Mar 31, 2017

    You know the drill by now.

  • 4.5
    Bloodraven Mar 31, 2017

    Unfortunately this series has been a big let down and this issue does nothing in regards to helping it.

  • 8.5
    Nuckster77 Apr 9, 2017

  • 8.5
    Alex Mackay Apr 29, 2017

  • 7.5
    sebastianorellana95 Mar 29, 2017

  • 7.5
    ActionCity Apr 15, 2017

  • 6.5
    Gunnarthehuman Apr 11, 2017

  • 5.0
    joe Mar 29, 2017

  • 5.0
    STRMGR Apr 8, 2017

  • 2.0
    ComickerPerson Mar 29, 2017

  • 1.0
    VanessaLivingstone Mar 29, 2017

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