After months of delays and issues with Dark Knight III, this issue was scheduled to be the end originally. However, DC has extended this to a 9 issue run at the request of the creative team. We have to wonder, what changed to make them want another issue? They could have easily told DC, in the beginning, it was 9 issues long and they would have done it. Perhaps it is the not so hot reviews they have been receiving on this title. However that is neither here nor there, today we are here to review Dark Knight III Master Race #8.
As with the Dark Knight books of the past, Miller tends to make things political. However, on this issue, it is pure action, with the payoff of the buildup from the last issue. Yet even with that, it feels like it falls flat. Sure the Amazonians and Kryptonians are duking it out, yet it feels as if it gets us nowhere.
That’s not to say there are no redeeming qualities here. The story is finally starting to come together, with us getting to see what we have all been waiting for. Plus for all of you Superman/Wonder Woman fans, we get to see them back together again here.
As for the art here, I get what they are going for and it is done well for that. This is a very stylistic choice for the book, as they are trying to keep it close to the original. However, I still feel like they are wasting Kubert, Janson, and Anderson’s talents with this choice. I would rather see their art instead of a mimic of someone that isn’t an artist.
Overall I feel like this is one of the better books in the series so far. With #9 finishing out the series, it will be interesting to see where it goes from here.
Reviewed by Tim Montoya
Dark Knight III Master Race #8
Written by Frank Miller and Brian Azzarello
Art by: Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson, Brad Anderson, Clem Robins
Published by DC
Release Date: March 29th, 2017