Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Happy Birthday Frank Miller

Today is Frank Miller's Birthday. I don't want to get into his health, his politics, his opinions or his Spirit movie. If you've read this blog for a while, you know that I'm a huge fan of Miller's run on Daredevil as well as much of his 80s work. Not so much the later stuff like 300 and Sin City, but let's stay positive. What I want to remind everyone about today is that Frank Miller was an amazing cover artist. He has a wonderful sense of design and drama as evidenced by two of my favourite covers from childhood: Spectacular Spider-Man #52 and Power Man and Iron Fist #67, both of which have been featured here before. Here's a cool and unique cover that you may never have seen. It is from one of the final issues of the early 80s Superboy series that never really seemed to find its groove.


Keir said...

Frank Miller- the guy who gave use such obscenities as DK2 and All Star Batman?!?! Dark Knight Returns is a classic (I have the leather-bound version) but he is the George Lucas of the comic world.

Scott M said...

Yup. No doubt, the law of diminishing returns has kicked in.

I just wanted to remind everyone that he was once a fantastic cover artist and there are a lot of cool Miller covers people may not have seen.

edtonner said...

I actually like Sin City. It's violent and pulpy but its the story Miller was meant to write.