EXCLUSIVE: DC Comics publishers talk Dark Knight III, honoring the past

Sure, San Diego Comic-Con might be all about the movies and TV shows these days — but there’s still a good bit of comic news coming out of the event. Case in point: We caught up with DC Comics co-publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio to talk about the eagerly anticipated new sequel project Dark Knight III.

The comic is a continuation of Frank Miller’s seminal graphic novel series and will consist of eight issues set to hit shelves this fall. Lee and DiDio revealed the artists who’ll be working on the series (Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson) and talked about the challenges and excitement for putting together a new installment in Miller’s masterpiece. According to the duo, Dark Knight III is being viewed as a “celebration” of the series’ legacy.

Along with the Dark Knight III news, the co-publishers also touch on plans to bring some vintage characters into the modern DC continuity and the ways they’re trying to re-engage some classic comic writers and get them working with younger editors. It's an interesting strategy, and we'll be curious to see how it goes.

Check out the full interview below:


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