DC unleashes Frank Miller on Superman with its latest set of prestige comic offerings

DC is tapping some of its most talented and celebrated modern creators—and also its resident crazy genius, Frank Miller—for its latest prestige publishing project. According to Entertainment Weekly, the comics company has just announced a new “Black Label” selection, featuring work from all-star writers and artists…

“And how come Batman doesn’t dance anymore?” The importance of the Dark Knight’s lighter side

Last spring, I encountered a feeling altogether new: There was a Batman movie in theaters, and I had no interest in seeing it. Everything surrounding Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice—the dishwater palette of its marketing material, the resurrection (and re-dispatching) of Thomas and Martha Wayne, the words “directed…

Ben Wheatley and Tom Hiddleston might tackle Frank Miller’s Hard Boiled

It looks like the box office stink of 300: Rise Of An Empire and The Spirit has finally dissipated, as Hollywood is getting back into the Frank Miller business. Thankfully, he’s not getting his hands anywhere near an actual production, but his comic mini-series Hard Boiled might be getting a big-screen adaptation. Not…

Frank Miller accepts your heartfelt thanks for Batman V Superman

Nowadays, it should be considered something of an achievement when legendary comics scribe and penciler Frank Miller manages to get through an interview without saying something either grumpy or inflammatory or—in a move hereby referred to as “Miller Time”—both at once. Whether it’s being pissed off about Occupy Wall…

Read This: Rethinking the grim and gritty Dark Age of superhero comics

With the appearance of such seminal titles as Alan Moore’s Watchmen and Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns in the mid-1980s, superhero comics entered their so-called and still-ongoing Dark Age, an era that represents either a cynical degradation of the medium or an elevation of the form to new artistic heights. Or…

Frank Miller to return to Gotham with The Dark Knight III: The Master Race

With Jared Leto’s Joker lighting fireworks in the Hot Topic parking lot, DC is apparently doubling up its efforts to reinforce the idea that Gotham City is totally hardcore. It is doing so by wheeling Frank Miller, originator of the “Have you ever noticed that Batman is kind of a fascist, but that’s also kind of…

Brad Bird’s pencil tests from 1980 reveal an attempt at animating The Spirit

Will Eisner’s The Spirit comic has been influential in its panel designs, graphic representation of titles, and even forming various archetypes of the superhero genre. The strip, which started in newspapers in 1940, has also been very influential to many animators and graphic designers who saw an artist able to marry…

Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller talk new and old Sin City

It’s hard to believe that it’s been nine years since the first Sin City. The 2005 adaptation of Frank Miller’s graphic novels pioneered the new comic aesthetic, translating Miller’s black-and-white panels of the anarchic Basin City using CGI. Since then, technology has grown, along with a couple of imitators (Sucker…