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The Dark Knight Strikes Again

(edited press release*) The Dark Knight Strikes Again, written and drawn by acclaimed comics creator Frank Miller, is now available in stores and, according to DC Comics Executive Vice President and Publisher Paul Levitz, is setting sales records for comic books. 

The first issue of the three-issue mini-series is already the best-selling comic book of 2001 in both dollars and units as well as the bestseller of the last five years according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. The Dark Knight Strikes Again is the sequel to the 1986 The Dark Knight Returns, which has over a million copies in print and changed forever the way people envisioned the comic-book medium.

"Batman and Superman remain enduring American myths," says Miller. "But many folks don't realize how rich DC's pantheon of heroes is. These characters have a magic to them, and speak to fantasies shared by young and old. Anybody who knows me would tell you I can't stop talking about it. It's an absolute joy to bring fresh eyes and long-held affection to these guys and gals in tights. This is a big, fat complex story; an often scary look at what kind of world could need these sorts of heroes, and what could be done to them and what they do - once the gloves are off. And brother, the gloves are off."

Together with his army of Bat-soldiers, including Carrie Kelley -- formerly Robin and now the new Catgirl -- the Dark Knight wages a new war on a diseased world that's become completely lost. But to fight this war successfully, he must first return to being a great detective and discover what has become of his former allies who were once the world's greatest heroes. The Dark Knight Strikes Again features appearances by such DC icons as Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Arrow, Martian Manhunter, the Atom, the Question, and more. But are they still the world's greatest heroes? They have gotten older. People change. And there's a whole new generation of heroes and villains coming into their own.

The Dark Knight Strikes Again is a 3-issue miniseries with each issue containing 80 pages and released at six-week intervals. ISBN# 1-56389-870-5. Issue #1 is now in stores with a cover price of $7.95 U.S. A hardcover collection of all three issues will be released in late 2002.

* Digital Media FX edits all press releases in order to remove "fluff" and/or bias words (i.e. "the best"). It is the goal of Digital Media FX to present information in as unbiased a form possible even if that requires extra time in editing a press release, versus simply republishing it. Sometimes edited press releases will also contain additional researched information.

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