Legendary comic book creator Frank Miller will return to his iconic Dark Knight Returns universe to pen a new story titled The Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child.
The Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child will be a 48-page one-shot written by Miller with art by Rafael Grampá.
The story will focus on Superman and Wonder Woman’s son Jonathan Kent, the younger brother to Lara, who was heavily featured in the sequel, The Master Race. Entertainment Weekly reveals the story will take “place three years after the conclusion of The Master Race, and though Jonathan is still a child, he’s now grown into a powerful presence.”
Miller spoke to EW about the upcoming story:
“The possibilities for what he could be just started coming to mind like crazy. I thought the contrast between him and Lara could be really exciting. Lara has so much power and passion, so for the little boy to embody all of the wisdom and intelligence of the Kryptonian race would be an exciting new dimension. He really sort of developed as a little floating Buddha, someone who when he wasn’t even a toddler yet was speaking in full sentences and had an understanding of events that surpassed anybody else’s. He’s the most magical member of the family.”
The story will also feature Miller’s own creation Carrie Kelley, who was originally Batman’s new Robin and has now become Batwoman following the events of The Master Race. Miller elaborates on her character and hints at the role she might play in the story:
“Carrie is, as always, the smartest kid on the block. She was also trained by someone who is not cowed by power. Even knowing that she is not a ‘superhero’ in terms of powers, she will not accept anything that in any way smacks of subjugation. Look at her! She began her superhero career by running away from home. She was a rebel from the get-go.”
The Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child will hit comic book shelves on December 11th.