Dark Knight III: The Master Race #6

Writer: Brian Azzarello, Frank Miller Artist: Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 19, 2016 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 18
6.9Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

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  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 20, 2016

    With terrific art and powerful writing - and I love those mini-comics inside each issue - this is a series you should not miss. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - SHAY REVOLVER Oct 22, 2016

    Overall issue #6 was a perfect read, it propelled the fight and current story arc forward. As a stand alone issue it's still solid and stands up but, as part of the whole it is a perfect piece as this storyline winds down. With a few more issues to go before the end of this series, this issue gives us something to look forward to and, a team to root for when everything comes to an end. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Oct 19, 2016

    I will gladly eat my share of crow for having doubted this series, because I must say I am enjoying it quite a bit. One should put on their Frank Miller hat before reading, but once applied I think you'll find this is tonally in lockstep with Dark Knight Returns. The story itself is okay, perhaps not worth the cover price, but not an abominable rip-off either. And Kubert does a bang-up impression of Miller's artwork while he was in his prime. I still say you should check this out in trade if you just want to read a fun story, but that is more than I might have recommended when this was first announced. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Oct 19, 2016

    Dark Knight III: The Master Race#6 is a good book, but better if read as part of the collection. I'd definitely suggest going back and catching up before immediately diving in this one. I'm a fan of Frank Miller and love this particular series, but please change Carrie's costume! It's the only fault I can actually find in the entire read. The Dark Knight Returnsis a good book and very inspirational as well. To me Miller is basically telling us about the last days of Batman's career in a way. I find it inspirational in that it doesn't matter how old Bruce is, he still knows he has a mission to accomplish in life and he won't stop until he's done. I think a lot us would love to have a drive and dedication like Batman does. I'm not gonna tell you to purchase The Master Race #6 –I'm telling you to purchase ALL the issues! I guarantee you won't be disappointed! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Oct 17, 2016

    Finally, I would like to briefly discuss Miller's art. Although it was certainly a bit rough in the past few installments, it looks like he's really starting to hit his stride again. Sure, the visuals aren't perfect, but they're a vast improvement. I think Miller is once again feeling like the Miller we all know and love. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Oct 20, 2016

    Though a bit too focused on the larger picture instead of specific characters, DKIII #6 still sets the series up for a suitably epic and bittersweet finale. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 19, 2016

    At this point it's tough to recommend reading The Dark Knight III in single issue form. Between the shipping delays, the generally spartan plot and the uncertainty regarding where this story is actually heading, fans may be better off waiting until the whole series is finally released in 2017. But for hardcore Dark Knight fans, the series is recapturing much of the original's unique visual flavor. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Graphic Policy - Mr. H Oct 19, 2016

    With a few chapters left, I'm not quite sure this book can do the turnaround it needs. On the plus side Andy Kubert is putting out some tremendous eye porn and has the feel down perfect, just doesn't get to shine like it should due to the hack writing. Of course, as a Batman completist, I will see this one to the end. However, I'm sure this will be my last stop in Millerville for quite some time. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 17, 2016

    One of the biggest challenges of Dark Knight III: The Master Race is, unfortunately, justifying its own existence in the face of a superlative first installment and a flawed but at least auteur sequel. Simply multiplying the threat isn’t enough - you have to also magnify, twist and subvert the kinds of traits that made the original work such a classic to begin with. And that might be The Master Race’s biggest downfall at the moment - if it was part of the standard superhero churn, it’d be some semi-average work, a beat-‘em-up script elevated by Andy Kubert’s A-list artwork. But average isn’t good enough for The Dark Knight Returns, it’s not good enough for Frank Miller, who’s forgotten more about comic books than I’ll ever know. With three more issues to go, there’s a chance The Master Race might acquit itself, but right now, it’s only guilty of a lack of vision and ambition. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Bin - Leroy Douresseaux Oct 31, 2016

    I READS YOU RECOMMENDS: Those who want this already know who you are. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Oct 19, 2016

    I went into this series with trepidation and was ultimately surprised by the storytelling. While it may have yet to achieve greatness, it's at least been fairly solid and engaging. With the interminable delays and seemingly aimless narrative, though, it's getting harder and harder to get into this book. The recently announced extended order of nine issues instead of the original eight isn't helping matters either. Things may turn around in the future, and I'm hoping that it will, but with a haphazard release schedule and an unfocused, derivative structure, I'm finding it hard to care. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Batman Universe - Matthew Mahar Oct 19, 2016

    There's plenty of story left to tell. I'm hoping this book brings it back together and finishes strong. The team behind it is great, so I have faith in them. There's always some missteps along the way, so let's put this ordeal in the past and focus on what's to come next. Read Full Review

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