Holy variant covers Batman! Clearly the release of Dark Knight III: The Master Race is a big deal… A huge deal! The Dark Knight Returns is often voted the best Batman book by fans, so with DC releasing the third chapter in this series, I think we all expected there to be a lot of hype and buzz around the title. I don’t think we expected 50+ variant covers… But, guess what? That’s what we got! 50+ Dark Knight III: The Master Race variant covers, and some of them are REALLY GOOD! So naturally, we decided to pull all of them together for a cover poll(I’m going to pull a line out of Andrew’s book, “You don’t have to thank me.”).

You’ll find each of the variant covers are listed below (please note that some official variants are just the pencils of a completed cover featured below… the pencil covers are not included). Since there are so many covers, I had to create two separate polls. Due to this, the winners will be pulled and announced based on the total number of votes they received. In total, the top 6 covers with the most votes from both polls will automatically move on to the 2015 Best Cover Poll, (so there could be 4 covers from the first poll, and 2 covers from the second, or 3 and 3, or 1 and 5, etc). We will announce the winners in next week’s Upcoming Comics post, so take a couple of hours to view all of these covers, then vote your hearts out before time runs out!

 

DK III Variant by Aaron Lopresti
Cover by Aaron Lopresti

 

DK III Variant by Adam Hughes
Cover by Adam Hughes

 

DK III Variant by Amanda Conner
Cover by Amanda Conner

 

DK III Variant by Babs Tarr
Cover by Babs Tarr

 

DK III Variant by Bill Sienkiewicz
Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz

 

DK III Variant by Brian Bolland
Cover by Brian Bolland

 

DK III Variant by Brian Stelfreeze
Cover by Brian Stelfreeze

 

DK III Variant by Bruce Timm
Cover by Bruce Timm

 

DK III Variant by Dale Keown
Cover by Dale Keown

 

DK III Variant by Darwyn Cooke
Cover by Darwyn Cooke

 

DK III Variant by Dave Dorman
Cover by Dave Dorman

 

DK III Variant by Dave Gibbons
Cover by Dave Gibbons

 

DK III Variant by Dave Johnson 1
Cover by Dave Johnson 1

 

DK III Variant by Dave Johnson 2
Cover by Dave Jonhson 2

 

DK III Variant by David Finch
Cover by David Finch

 

DK III Variant by Eduardo Risso
Cover by Eduardo Risso

 

DK III Variant by Francis Manapul
Cover by Francis Manapul

 

DK III Variant by Frank Miller
Cover by Frank Miller

 

DK III Variant by Gabriele Dell Otto
Cover by Gabriele Dell’ Otto

 

DK III Variant by Gary Frank
Cover by Gary Frank

 

DK III Variant by Greg Capullo
Cover by Greg Capullo

 

DK III Variant by Ivan Reis
Cover by Ivan Reiss

 

DK III Variant by J Scott Campbell
Cover by J Scott Campbell

 

DK III Variant by Jae Lee
Cover by Jae Lee

 

DK III Variant by Jason Fabok
Cover by Jason Fabok

 

DK III Variant by Jill Thompson
Cover by Jill Thompson

 

DK III Variant by Jim Lee
Cover by Jim Lee

 

DK III Variant by Jock
Cover by Jock

 

DK III Variant by John Cassaday
Cover by John Cassaday

 

DK III Variant by John Romita Jr
Cover by John Romita

 

DK III Variant by Joshua Middleton
Cover by Joshua Middleton

 

DK III Variant by Kelley Jones
Cover by Kelley Jones

 

DK III Variant by Kenneth Roccafort
Cover by Kenneth Roccafort

 

DK III Variant by Kevin Eastman
Cover by Kevin Eastman

 

DK III Variant by Klaus Janson
Cover by Klaus Janson

 

DK III Variant by Klaus Janson 2
Cover by Klaus Janson 2

 

DK III Variant by Lee Bermejo
Cover by Lee Bermejo

 

DK III Variant by Marc Silvestri
Cover by Marc Silvestri

 

DK III Variant by Matt Wagner
Cover by Matt Wagner

 

DK III Variant by Michael Allred
Cover by Michael Allred

 

DK III Variant by Neal Adams
Cover by Neal Adams

 

DK III Variant by Paul Pope
Cover by Paul Pope

 

DK III Variant by Rafael Albuquerque
Cover by Rafael Albuquerque

 

DK III Variant by Scott Williams
Cover by Scott Williams

 

DK III Variant by Sean Murphy
Cover by Sean Murphy

 

DK III Variant by Sean Murphy 2
Cover by Sean Murphy 2

 

DK III Variant by Simon Bisley
Cover by Simon Bisley

 

DK III Variant by Stanley Lau
Cover by Stanley Lau

 

DK III Variant by Terry Dodson
Cover by  Terry Dodson

 

DK III Variant by Tim Sale
Cover by Time Sale

 

DK III Variant by Tony Daniel
Cover by Tony S. Daniel

 

DK III Variant by Tony Harris
Cover by Tony Harris

 

DK III Variant by Tyler Kirkham
Cover by Tyler Kirkham

 

DK III Variant by Walter Simonson
Cover by Walter Simonson