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"Batman: Europa," "Dark Knight III: The Master Race" Arrive in November

It's been a long time coming, but this November, "Batman: Europa," by writers Brian Azzarello and Matteo Casali and artists Jim Lee and Giuseppe Camuncoli, is slated to arrive in comic stores this November.

Announced via ComicsAlliance, the series, which was first promoted by DC Comics in 2004, and was re-solicited in 2011 before being delayed for a second time. Lee, the series original artist, will illustrate the first issue over Camuncoli's layouts.

According to an interview with CBR in 2011, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Diego Latorre and Jock were at one time set to illustrate the subsequent issues. CBR News has reached out to DC to determine if they remain attached to the series.

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DC also provided the full solicitation text for the first issue of "Dark Knight III: The Master Race," which gives us more information about the anticipated sequel. As previously announced, each issue features a main story and a "minicomic" secondary story, with series artists Andy Kubert and Klaus Janson handling art for the main story and an unannounced team illustrating the second; writers Frank Miller and Brian Azzarello are listed as scripting both tales.

The first issue of "Dark Knight III" will come in a variety of formats with a number of variant covers, including DC Comics' first stab at retailer-specific variants.

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BATMAN: EUROPA #1

Written by MATTEO CASALI and BRIAN AZZARELLO

Layouts by GIUSSEPPE CAMUNCOLI

Art and cover by JIM LEE

1:25 Variant cover by LEE BERMEJO

1:100 B&W Sketch variant by JIM LEE

On sale NOVEMBER 18 • 40 pg, FC, 1 of 4, $4.99 US • RATED T+

Superstar artist Jim Lee returns to the Dark Knight with this premiere issue! The impossible has happened and Batman is on the verge of being taken down by an enemy he cannot defeat: a virus for which there is no cure! And the only hope for his salvation is The Joker! Who infected Batman, what does the Clown Prince of Crime know, and how will the Dark Knight get that information? Together, the enemies crisscross Europe, desperate to find answers before time runs out.

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Co-conceived by Matteo Casali and Brian Azzarello, this 4-issue miniseries event will feature art by top talents over layouts by the incomparable Giuseppe Camuncoli (HELLBLAZER, Dark Wolverine), with the first issue pencilled and inked by none other than Jim Lee!

DC COMICS PRESENTS DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE

DC Comics is proud to present the debut issue of DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE, one of the most ambitious projects ever from a major American comics publisher. Here are the details...

Each issue of DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE will include:

• A 32-page standard format comic book that will measure 6.625" x 10.1875"

• A 16-page minicomic with no interior ads that will measure 5.5" x 8.375"

The minicomic will be tipped on to an insert and bound into the main comic.

After the release of each issue of DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE, DC Entertainment will release a volume of the DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE COLLECTOR'S EDITION that will collect the both the main story and mini-comic from latest issue of DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE as a single 7.0625" x 10.875" title, with both stories presented at the same trim size.

After the first seven DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE COLLECTOR'S EDITION have been published, DC Entertainment will ship a special slipcase designed to hold the entire set with the eighth COLLECTOR'S EDITION.

DKIII also will feature a dazzling array of variant covers by some of the biggest names in comics today. And, for the first time ever, DC will offer custom store variant editions to qualifying retailers. Watch for more information coming soon!

DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE #1

Written by FRANK MILLER and BRIAN AZZARELLO

Art by ANDY KUBERT and KLAUS JANSON

Mini comic art by TBA

Cover by ANDY KUBERT and KLAUS JANSON

1:10 variant cover by KLAUS JANSON

1:25 variant cover by ANDY KUBERT and KLAUS JANSON

1:50 variant cover by TBA

1:100 variant cover by FRANK MILLER

1:500 variant cover by JIM LEE

1:5000 original sketch variant by JIM LEE

Blank variant cover

On sale NOVEMBER 25

32 pg comic: 6.375" x 10.1875"

16 page minicomic: 5.5" x 8.5"

FC, 1 of 8, $5.99 US • RATED T+

Retailers: This issue will ship with multiple covers. Please see the order form for more information.

The epic ending you never saw coming is here because you demanded it! The Dark Knight rises again to face the dawn of the master race!

DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE #1 COLLECTOR'S EDITION VOL. 1

Written by FRANK MILLER and BRIAN AZZARELLO

Art by ANDY KUBERT and KLAUS JANSON

Cover by JIM LEE

On sale DECEMBER 9 • 40 pg, FC, 7.0625" x 10.875", $12.99 US • RATED T+

This oversized paper-over-boards COLLECTOR'S EDITION features both stories from DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE #1 at the same size!

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