The latest comic book series "The Dark Knight III: The Master Race" is all set to hit bookstores and online retailers by the month-end. The artist of the series, Andy Kubert, has stated that the latest instalment will channel Frank Miller's style from the previous issues of the series.
In an interview with IGN, Brian Azzarello, who has co-written the series, said: "I think both of us [Azzarello and Kubert] are celebrating Frank through what we're doing. It's been a great learning experience, that's for sure."
Talking about how much this project has affected his drawing style, Kubert said: "There was a question at New York Comic Con that came up at that panel we did, the Dark Knight panel, where somebody asked me if what I'm doing now is going to carry over into projects after this one.
"I've learned so much, and it's helped me out. I can see it's helping me out in my storytelling â€” so much that I can see it influencing me after this project."
The first two parts of the series were drawn by Frank Miller, and Kubert is looking forward to incorporate Miller's style in his artwork.
"I felt that it had to have the same kind of look and feel, we call it 'Dark Knighty'," he said. "It had to have that same kind of feel for this series. So what I did was try to capture what Frank did in the first two and try to incorporate it into what I did."
"Also, scale down a lot on the details. I approached the composition differently, the panels, and how I spot blacks in the panels for contrast. I just tried to pare down the storytelling and the panels to focus on what were the most important things happening at that time."
He added that it was a lot of thinking as there was a lot of trial and error, and he got a lot of great feedback from Frank and Brian to help him along. "I meant to actually change up what I do, so I hopefully fit along with what was in the first two stories," he said.
The first two instalments of the series received numerous plaudits from both critics and fans. It later inspired a number of movies and comic books of Batman. Hopefully, the third part will also add to this epic legacy.