Neither Frank Miller’s 300 sequel nor Detective #27 cover happening for the time being

300XerxesWhat ever happened to Frank Miller?

In its weekly retailer advisory, DC announced that hes variant cover for the jumbo size celebratory Detective Comics #27 has been cancelled.

ICv2 reports that his XERXES sequel won’t be out in time for next year’s 300: RISE OF HTE EMPIRE movie.

While two issues of XERXES have been completed, that’s all for now, although a few pages have been floating around and they look great. Miller is co-directing Sin City 2, now slated to be released next August, so one presumes that doing the movie thing has taken up all his time instead of drawing the comics.

ICv2′s informant says that Miller will get back to things once he has the time. Reportedly. Miller and Sin City co-director Robert Rodrigeuz are planning a Sin City TV series after the movie comes out.

Miller hasn’t tweeted or really been heard from publicly since Holy Terror came out about two years ago. Hopefully he’s too busy making movies and things.

Comments

  1. Al B 52 says:

    Well there was that whole thing with his girlfriend throwing feces and used tampons at his personal assistant. And the whole equating Occupy Wall Street with the Global War On Terror thing.

    But other than that, nothing.

  2. majorjoe23 says:

    Al, the Occupy Wall Street Stuff was more than two years ago. The feces/tampon thing was the result of a lawsuit being filed, not something anyone heard from Miller himself.

  3. Jroug says:

    If Holy Terror (or the Spirit, or the Dark Knight sequel, or…) is indicative of what he’s capable of at this time, we’re better off not hearing anything from him.

  4. Johnny Memeonic says:

    Holy Terror was a great book with great art. I know everyone in the comics scene was told to hate it because it was full of crimethink (it wasn’t), but if you drop the ideological blinders that limit your intelligence and experience you’ll probably enjoy it. Actually open your mind up for once instead of just bragging about having one.

  5. Snikt Snakt says:

    “If Holy Terror (or the Spirit, or the Dark Knight sequel, or…) is indicative of what he’s capable of at this time, we’re better off not hearing anything from him.”

    Couldn’t agree w/you more. Don’t forget the dreck that was All-Star Batman & Robin…

    I can’t remember the last work of Miller’s I really enjoyed….

  6. Al B 52 says:

    “Al, the Occupy Wall Street Stuff was more than two years ago. The feces/tampon thing was the result of a lawsuit being filed, not something anyone heard from Miller himself.”

    So then there really IS nothing? :)

    (FYI the OWS stuff happened a little over a month after Holy Terror’s release, just a five weeks over two years ago, if you look at Miller’s also-abandoned blog. So it does fall closely in the timeline of inquiry.)

  7. Al B 52 says:

    FWIW, Miller did appear in the documentary “Masterpiece: Frank Miller’s ‘The Dark Knight Returns’” that is an extra feature on the Deluxe DVD/Blu-Ray release of the DC Animated adaptation of TDKR, from this year. But he didn’t look or sound in the best of health in it…

    http://i.imgur.com/Xysk6PN.jpg

  8. jacob lyon goddard says:

    I have heard rumors of the years catching up with him.

  9. jacob lyon goddard says:

    While I certainly have my opinions about his recent work, his current beliefs, and his personal conduct at conventions, he is still the first cartoonist to be a house hold name since Charles Schultz.

    That counts for something.

  10. And now it’s back on.

    The art director hired to continue the Frank Miller cover after the other people had been sacked, wish it to be known that they have just been sacked.

    The Frank Miller cover has been completed in an entirely different style at great expense and at the last minute.

  11. Chris Hero says:

    I read Holy Terror and I didn’t enjoy it. That being said, Miller is one of the best of all time and anything he does is worth a look.

  12. I enjoyed Holy Terror’s balls-out approach and the continuing evolution of Miller’s idiosyncratic art style. I also found it ideologically abhorrent. Art can produce conflicting emotions.

  13. Al B 52 says:

    “I have heard rumors of the years catching up with him.”

    Sadly, the years catch up with all of us.

  14. Judging by his (apparent) state of (possible) inebriation in The Spirit special features, the years aren’t the only thing catching up with him.

  15. According to Wiki, he’s only 56.

  16. Jroug says:

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    My dislike of Holy Terror has nothing to do with any ideology you imagine me to be overlaying on it.

    It just sucks.

    The art, the writing, even the coloring – pure shit.

  17. Jim MacQ says:

    jacob lyon goddard says:
    “While I certainly have my opinions about his recent work, his current beliefs, and his personal conduct at conventions, he is still the first cartoonist to be a house hold name since Charles Schultz.

    That counts for something.”

    I should think that Jim Davis, Gary Larsen, Garry Troudeau, Robert Crumb, Matt Groening, Seth MacFarlane and Bill Watterson would beg to differ. There are literally dozens of other cartoonists since Schulz’s peak who are more of a household name than Miller ever was or ever will be.

    So your statement counts for nothing.

  18. george says:

    He’s apparently been busy with movies. According to the IMDB, the 300 sequel will be out in March, followed by the SIN CITY sequel (co-directed by Miller) in August. We’ll probably be hearing plenty about Miller next year.

    I have lingering affection for Miller’s 1980s work (it was tremendously exciting at the time), but he’s produced nothing that has interested me over the last 20 years.

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