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The Frank Miller Story

The Frank Miller Story

The American comic book writer, screenwriter, film director, and producer Frank Miller is one of the most influential comic artists of all time. He is known for his unusual and hard noir style in graphic novels such as The Dark Knight Returns, Sin City, 300, and Ronin. He also shared directing duties with Robert Rodrigues on two movies of Sin City and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, the adaptation of his comic series. The American combine’s manga and film noir influences in his creations. Years ago, he has stated that he found the American comics to be too wordy and Japanese comics too empty. So he wanted to create a hybrid.

Frank Miller was born in Olney, Maryland, his family was Irish Catholic. He was the fifth of seven children of a nurse mother and a carpenter father. He grew up as a comic fan. Soon he became a professional cartoonist and worked for many famous publishers including Marcel Comics and DC Comics. Miller became famous when he created two issues of Marvel’s Spectacular Spider-Man. Those stories linked the story of Spider-Man with that of Daredevils. He was offered a job as a cartoonist for the Daredevil series and took over the writing job as well. Miller also created the character of Electra for the Daredevil series. In 1982, he wrote the story and created the artwork for Wolverine’s solo debut.

Groundbreaking Projects

Over the years, he expanded his repertoire and created a lot of groundbreaking projects. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns can be undoubtfully called the most famous job of Miller. That graphic novel revolutionized storytelling in the genre and laid the foundation for all modern interpretations of Batman. Other famous works of him includes Daredevil: Born again, Batman: Year One, The Elektra Saga, and Sin City: The Hard Goodbye. Miller’s books won a lot of awards including six Eisner Awards for the Best Cartoonist and Best Writer and two Harvey awards. Frank Miller worked as a producer for the movie 300 that was based on his comic series.

Years ago, Tim Burton said that his Batman would not have been possible without Frank Miller’s book The Dark Knight Returns. He affected the look of the adaptions and the design of their underlying heroes for years. They became melancholy, cynical characters who carried a burden of problems on their shoulders. He followed the path that his mentor Stan Miller had mapped out. The Comic Legend once guided Frank Miller to Marvel Comics. Over the years, he breathed new life into numerous legendary characters of comic history and became a comic superstar who was no less than his mentor. Miller’s debut as a young author was a reinterpretation of the King Arthur legend. Written from the perspective of a young woman, the graphic novel will be released by streaming-giant Netflix as a TV-show in 2020.