Revealed: The first two retailer variant covers for Dark Knight III: The Master Race

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Posted September 11, 2015 by Joel Raivid in Comic Books

DC Comics have just revealed the first two unique Dark Knight III: The Master Race #1 variant covers that will hit the shelves November 25th along with the standard covers.

Participating retailers have the opportunity for an artist to design and illustrate a cover exclusively for their store, and the list of retailers and artists is growing by the day! We’re excited to reveal the artwork from the first two covers, with more to come in the weeks ahead.

Frank Miller has inspired artists and storytellers in the industry for generations. Paying tribute to 1986’s BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, Jae Lee designed Custom Retailer Variant cover art for Dynamic Forces (Dynamic Forces), and Sean Murphy designed Custom Retailer Variant cover art for Rebel Base Comics & Toys (Rebel Base Comics & Toys) in Charlotte, NC.

And these are just the beginning! Stay tuned—we’re excited to show you the rest! The current list (to date) is below.

BuyMeToys.com – Gary Frank
Newbury Comics – Michael Allred
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund – Paul Pope
Books-A-Million – Rafael Albuquerque
Silver Snail – Francis Manapul
Hypno Comics – Bill Sienkiewicz
Borderlands Comics and Games – Klaus Janson
Graham Crackers Comics – Darwyn Cooke
Yesteryear Comics – Jason Fabok
Third Eye Comics – Brian Bolland
M&M Comics Service – Dave Dorman
Legacy Comics and Cards – Artgerm
Dynamic Forces – Jae Lee
Midtown Comics – Greg Capullo
Midtown Comics – Marc Silvestri
Rebel Base Comics & Toys – Sean Murphy
Lone Star Comics – John Cassaday
Dragon’s Lair – Ivan Reis
Tate’s Comics + Toys + More – Kevin Eastman
Cards, Comics & Collectibles – Amanda Conner
Diamond UK – Jock
Forbidden Planet Limited – Adam Hughes
AOD Collectibles – Dale Keown
JScottCampbell.com – J. Scott Campbell
Heroes and Fantasties – Tim Sale
Yancy St. Comics – Kelley Jones
Zapp! Comics – Terry Dodson
Madness Games & Comics – Joshua Middleton
Ssalefish Comics – John Romita, Jr.
Lange’s Sports – David Finch
Disposable Heroes Comics – Simon Bisley
Phantom – Walter Simonson
Hastings – Tyler Kirkham
Beyond Comics – Eduardo Risso
Instock Trades – Lee Bermejo
Discount Comic Book Service – Neal Adams
Bulletproof Comics – Gabriele Dell’Otto

Want to know more? Is your favorite artist tapped for a Custom Retailer Variant? Connect with your local comic book retailer and find out which cover(s) they’re ordering or which artist they secured.


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Joel Raivid

Senior Editor at We The Nerdy, a family man, comic book lover, tv addict, sports fan and all round nice guy. Follow him on Twitter at Follow @Joel_Raivid