20 years pass and in 2001 Miller created it's sequel, The Dark Knight Strikes Again. Turns out the President was Lex Luthor and Brainiac, using either blackmail or traps to keep the other heroes at bay. So batman goes to recruit other heroes such as The Flash, The Atom, and the Hawk Kids to help fight the tyrants. In the end, Batman gets his old friend off of Luthor's side, but puts the idea of taking over the planet into Supes head....Way to go Bruce!
Years later, DC announced on this day that the end was nigh for the Caped Crusader. They announced THE DARK KNIGHT: THE MASTER RACE!
If you want the full announcement go HERE