Dark Knight III: The Master Race #7

Writer: Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello Artist: Klaus Janson, Frank Miller Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 28, 2016 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 20
6.7Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

Batman and Superman are back together again-but is their reunion too late?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Dec 28, 2016

    This issue was awesome! Miller and Azzarello gave us a story full of action and emotion on all sides and it was told well. Each character in the book, whether hero or villain, has a motivation or goal " but it doesn't feel like too much is going on at once. Miller and Azzarello give us a war that we not only experience from Batman and Superman's point of view, but also that of the Commissioner, Carrie Kelley, Kara and others. I can't wait to see the fallout from Batman's return from near death, and we still have an invasion of Paradise Island that's coming as well. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing how the next issue plays out. Maybe we'll finally see Wonder Woman's return! Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans Dec 28, 2016

    Issue #7 asks a lot of questions and answers a big one, but leaves the real solution for the last issue, setting up a pretty big and anticipated battle. The book has been pretty good with only a few dips so far. If you're reading this, you'll probably agree it's worth seeing out to the end. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Manny Gomez Dec 28, 2016

    It all ends on a cliffhanger, with the Kryptonians poised to battle the Amazons. Admittingly this is a great idea, but one I was hoping would be resolved in this issue. Dark Knight III keeps getting longer, and sometimes it feels a bit stretched out. But the series has hooked me, and I will continue to read it until the end. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Dec 26, 2016

    Be sure to keep your eyes affixed to Hal Jordan, who ends up factoring in generously as he gets his groove back. I can't help but think what happens here will seriously affect the finale of the main story. By the way, does Hal's disembodied hand make anyone recall Thing from The Addams Family? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Matthew Mahar Dec 28, 2016

    Just like this past year, we've gone through a lot of crap in DK3 so far. I, for one, am not letting all that baggage drag me down into the new year. I'm looking forward to the close of this series again, no longer just to have it be over, but because I'm excited to see what it brings. Just like 2017, I'm hoping for the best with DK3. Happy New Year, everyone. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Dec 29, 2016

    The best this book has been in months. It may not be necessary, this series may be a cash grab, but this issue is at least worth reading. At this point I'm much more interested in the secondarycharacters than I am the Dark Knight himself, and the series' strength is in those subplots and the supporting cast. The Master Race looks to be going in some interesting directions and has my attention once more. And really, at this point that's saying something. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 28, 2016

    Ultimately this issue is good, but not great. It bridges issue #6 to what could be a fantastic issue #8, though we'll have to wait till March to read that! Still, the pace is solid, the art on point, and the villains are all kinds of evil. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Dec 28, 2016

    The issue isn't bad as it sets up the finale, but it just feels like the momentum has been lost a bit due to the delays in its release. When read as a trade I'd expect my opinions to differ, but as a single issue is how I'm judging it right now. Still, it sets up the next issue in a way that I'm hoping the wait is minimum as it looks to be one action packed ending. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Dec 28, 2016

    Some interesting developments with Batman, Gotham City, and Kara make for a reasonably interesting, if all too fast read. This is the direct sequel we should have gotten from Dark Knight Returns, and it will probably read a lot better in a trade collection. So if you can wait until 2024 when that comes out, then it might be for the best. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Dec 28, 2016

    Whatever you might think of his politics, Frank Miller has forgotten more about making comics than most of us will ever know - and while he might not quite have the explosive inventiveness of his '80s and '90s oeuvre, it feels like a misstep to dilute his voice with extraneous intermediaries, co-writers and co-artists. Because even in today's marketplace with today's market forces, it feels antithetical to the spirit of Frank Miller to have a book like Dark Knight III: The Master Race #7, a issue that not only delivers a bloated storyline, but that ultimately delivers a chapter that feels almost completely unnecessary. With only one issue left to go, it feels like the third time was not a charm for revisiting this iconic DC series. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Crusaders - Dusty Good Jan 2, 2017

    It's time to give up the ghost. This series is just another thing that 2016 killed. Read Full Review

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