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While some wondered if @frankmillerink was the real deal, today he banished all doubt by posting a new cover for THE BIG FAT KILL.
In his next tweet he hinted:
ps. DINOSAUR is coming next week.
Frank Miller rides again!
Looking forward to the dino-stuff – always looked like Frank had a blast drawing them in that one Sin City and that spoof of Buck Rogers. What was it, Lance Blastoff?
In the interests of chaos, of course, I’m also hoping Frank gets to firing off some non-politically-correct tweets when he’s all fired up about something. It’ll be nutty, it’ll be fun.
When my browser opened the window, I only saw the top half, and thought the part was a Batman sketch. Yeah… Freudian… but then I also see a horse in that Dark Knight lightning storm cover.
Hmmm… should one read a Rorschach blot into the above image?
And what about All-Star Batman & Robin ?
I can remember a day when this would have had 10 or 20 times this many comments. Has Millers star fallen that far? I don’t follow mainstream comics much but I thought Frank was a superstar.
>>I can remember a day when this would have had 10 or 20 times this many comments. Has Millers star fallen that far? I don’t follow mainstream comics much but I thought Frank was a superstar.
Yeah, Miller’s sadly become a bit of a parody of himself it seems in the wake of Dark Knight Strikes Again, All-Star Batman & Robin (aka “The Goddamn Batman”) and the planned-but-never-happened Batman vs. Al Qaeda. He also did the Hollywood thing for a good while there, so he hasn’t had much in the way of art to wow folks for several years.
I still dig his art, but I miss the relative nuance of 80s-era Frank Miller. He’s still trying to be subversive, but he tends to do it with a brick.
Just reread Dark Knight and DK Strikes Again. Dark Knight is a classic that stands the test of time much better than Watchmen. It’s an amazing take on Batman and proves that comics are capable of amazing things. DK Strikes Again is a mess. It lacks focus in story and the character. The art is subpar. An embarrassment. I’m fine with Miller trying something new and his baroque style worked for Sin City, but I hope he’s decided to go in a new direction with his craft. A little subtext and subtlety would be nice.
Nice to see that Miller has found a medium that’s more suited to his writing talents.
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