Brazilian comic book artist and writer Rafael Grampá has a distinct style that can be witnessed across Marvel, Darkhorse, Valiant, Vertigo, and more. Grampá has drawn covers for books such as “Shadowman”, “Uncanny X-Force”, and “Detective Comics” and he’s now reuniting with Gotham’s greatest. Rafael revealed on twitter the variant cover for the 6th issue of “Dark Knight III: Master Race”, the third in the “Dark Knight Returns” series created by Frank Millar back in 1986.
My DKIII #6 Variant Cover. DC Comics said they wanted to print the cover only in B&W because they liked this way. So happy to be part of it! pic.twitter.com/t4Cwdq9Dp4
— Rafael Grampá (@Rafael_Grampa) October 9, 2016
The cover shows the older, grizzled Bruce Wayne that the “Dark Knight” series is built upon along with Carrie Kelley, the Robin featured in the original “Dark Knight Returns” who adopted the Catgirl persona in the follow up “Dark Knight Strikes Again”. Rafael’s line work, which does an exceptional job of ageing the Bat, is so incredible DC has apparently decided to print it in black and white as noted in Rafael’s tweet. When asked about his process Grampá also shared a photo of how he uses a pen to ink around the white spaces, rather than going back in with a brush and white ink or paint.
— Rafael Grampá (@Rafael_Grampa) October 10, 2016
“The Dark Knight III: Master Race” #6, written by Brian Azzarello and Frank Miller with art by Andy Kubert and Klaus Janson is scheduled for release on October 19th.
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