Dark Knight III: The Master Race #9

Dark Knight III: The Master Race #9

Writer: Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello Artist: Klaus Janson, Frank Miller Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 7, 2017 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 19
7.6Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

The epic conclusion to DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE is here from the all-star creative team of Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert and Klaus Janson! This is Earth's last stand. Quar's Kryptonian Army has conquered the planet, but Batman and his allies don't believe the world is beyond saving. They'll rally once more against Quar and save the world or die trying.

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Jun 7, 2017

    This issue wraps up Dark Knight III: The Master Race in a satisfying way. The threat is neutralized. Our key players all get their moments (even the return of some we haven't seen for a while). Dialogue is sharp. And last but not least, Batman lets it be known this is his book. When the collected edition comes out in a few months, I'll look forward to rereading this whole story in one (very long) sitting. I think it will play out better that way as opposed to this journey we've been on since November of 2015. Regardless, a great story with a satisfying conclusion. If you've been along for the ride up to this point, no question: buy this book. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Jun 7, 2017

    The Master Race was a great series, period! The action was intense, the bond between Superman and Batman reinforced, and we get to see an older Justice League in action. It's very rare in a series where you see the growth of all characters and their consequences carry so much weight, but Miller and Azzarello do it flawlessly. This is definitely a series I will be reading over again very soon. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Jun 10, 2017

    Bottom Line: The strongest tact this book could take was bringing a well plotted ray of positivity to Miller's Batman future vision. This is an immensely strong finish to this story. Bravo. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jun 7, 2017

    An excellent conclusion to a series that has had its ups and downs, but make no mistake: this is a showstopper of an issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We Got This Covered - Eric Joseph Jun 7, 2017

    Without a doubt, Dark Knight III: The Master Race has proven itself worthy of adorning the shelves of Batfans everywhere. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 7, 2017

    As a whole, The Dark Knight III is a flawed story at best, and one that hasn't always captured the greatness of the original mini-series. But the final issue stands out in large part because it doesn't try to. Instead, it brings a newfound sense of optimism to this formerly dark and dreary universe. It's a refreshing change for the Dark Knight franchise, and one that leaves the door open for an even bolder and more daring sequel. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 8, 2017

    It's a solid series with quite a few surprises and terrific art - and it lays the groundwork for future series set in the DK Universe. Good deal! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Impulse Gamer - Chris O'Connor Jun 19, 2017

    Overall it's a worthy end point. You may well literally breathe a sigh of relief when you finish it… there are some pretty intense moments and there is a lot at stake. It's good to have Batman back to his old (new) self… back where he belongs ready to fight crime at a moments notice. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jun 12, 2017

    Through all the bluff, bluster, and numerous un-PC gaffs, Miller, Azzarello and a reverently talented creative team have ended this latest opus on an uncharacteristic note, but a powerfully hopeful one; one that shows that one of comic's most controversial creators might just be big ol' superhero-loving softie after all. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Paul Selby Jun 7, 2017

    While I doubt that the creators are anywhere near finished with these characters, if Frank Miller never returns to the Dark Knight Universe, this would be a good ending" or good enough. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Jun 7, 2017

    The DarkKnight III: Master Race wraps up with a satisfying conclusion featuring a bunchof cameos from characters from throughout the series both in the main title andmini-comic companion pieces.  This was avery worthy addition to the Dark Knight trilogy for me. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Mazzacane Jun 12, 2017

    "The Master Race" ends effectively and in a manner, I did not expect when this began 18 or so months ago. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    GWW - RW Adams Jun 7, 2017

    Never quite living up to its own, daunting roots, The Master Race ends with neither a whimper nor a bang, but a solid and rather safe shuffling off of its rather long winded narrative. You won't be disappointed, but neither will you be thrilled. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Jonathan Edwards Jun 7, 2017

    In conclusion, not just to this review but also the series, is the eponymous "master race" supposed to be referring to the Kandorians? That would be my first guess, but I'm never sure when Miller's involved. Furthermore, I could be wrong, but the Kandorians actions really just don't seem equivalent enough to warrant such a loaded comparison. Mostly, it's just "let us rule the world or else." Then again, it could always just be tasteless shock value attempting to hook readers. And truthfully, they were probably successful in that regard. DK3 is not a series I think is ultimately worth reading, but at least it doesn't end on a mean-spirited and awful note. Instead, it's much more of a "meh, alright I guess." Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Comicsverse - Brandon Bloxdorf Jun 6, 2017

    Overall, DKIII was more of a repetitive mess that tried to capture the essence of the original DARK KNIGHT book but missed hard. The third installment has finally ended and we're hoping that Miller will bring us backsoon. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Jun 7, 2017

    After a long year and a half journey it's finally over. There have been a few highs and several lows, and the average ending doesn't do much to redeem The Master Race. With so few stakes and the promise of another possible sequel this series isn't entirely rewarding, feeling like a continuation just for its own sake rather than a story that needed to be told. Still, there's some good here, like some surprisingly gripping action scenes and the genuinely moving conclusion. I didn't love it as a whole, but there were just enough parts to like that it didn't feel like a total waste. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Doom Rocket - Brad Sun Jun 9, 2017

    Turning something as deeply personal as Miller's career-spanning bat books into a collaboration was bound to produce a flawed end product. Yet taken on its own merits, The Master Race still managed to offer its fair share of far-out comic book wackiness and genuinely thoughtful character moments. The series ultimately delivers an optimistic ending that, if not quite profound, at least feels sincere. It's a fitting conclusion to a perplexing miniseries, even if it can't live up to the audacity and ambition of its pedigree. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Jun 11, 2017

    Pick it up and finish the story; just know that it may not live up to expectations one would hope for a tale/property of this magnitude and notoriety. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Nation Of Nerds - Tim Montoya Jun 7, 2017

    Why, why do we do this to ourselves? Dark Knight III ends as we all feared it would, as an incoherent mess that feels completely unsatisfying. Read Full Review

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