Frank Miller is awesome

#1 Posted by Captain Cascader (1284 posts) - - Show Bio

Probably my favorite comic writer along with Alan Moore. Love his Dark Knight and Sin City stuff, but my favorite work of his is the Elektra Assassin series. Total head trip.

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#2 Posted by freaksngeeks (19 posts) - - Show Bio

one of the best with the pencil and the pen. Looking forward to the film version of 300

#3 Posted by Spader-Man (6 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd be more into Alan Moore's stuff if he didn't act like such a control-freaky neo-hippy aristocrat. With all that beard and all those rings, he's like a walking talking D&D character. Also, am I the only one that thinks his serious, academic hard-on for his Lost Girls porno comic is just creepy?

Still, much love for Top 10. I'm saddened he puts such great effort into creating believable worlds and interesting characters only to abandon them after a few outings.

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#5 Posted by Captain Cascader (1284 posts) - - Show Bio

Spader-Man says:

"Speaking of Frank Miller, there's a new trailer for 300 just came out.http://playlist.yahoo.com/makeplaylist.dll?id=1529799&sdm=web&qtw=480&qth=300I'm beginning to think that the movie won't be as good as the trailers without that Nine Inch Nails song playing over it. Still looking forward to it, though."

Looks pretty amazing to me. The movie doesn't even need dialogue, it just needs that dude yelling SPARTA!!!!

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#6 Posted by G-Man (30657 posts) - - Show Bio

Spader-Man says:

"I'd be more into Alan Moore's stuff if he didn't act like such a control-freaky neo-hippy aristocrat. With all that beard and all those rings, he's like a walking talking D&D character. Also, am I the only one that thinks his serious, academic hard-on for his Lost Girls porno comic is just creepy? Still, much love for Top 10. I'm saddened he puts such great effort into creating believable worlds and interesting characters only to abandon them after a few outings."

Dude, Alan Moore's gonna be on the Simpsons. Wonder if he'll stay throughout the episode or walke out in protest.

Frank Miller? Where's the next All Star Batman And Robin? I'm wondering if it's really 'cause of Jim Lee or if he's too busy with Sin City 2.

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#7 Posted by Captain Cascader (1284 posts) - - Show Bio

G-Man says:

"Spader-Man says:
"I'd be more into Alan Moore's stuff if he didn't act like such a control-freaky neo-hippy aristocrat. With all that beard and all those rings, he's like a walking talking D&D character. Also, am I the only one that thinks his serious, academic hard-on for his Lost Girls porno comic is just creepy? Still, much love for Top 10. I'm saddened he puts such great effort into creating believable worlds and interesting characters only to abandon them after a few outings."

Dude, Alan Moore's gonna be on the Simpsons. Wonder if he'll stay throughout the episode or walke out in protest.

Frank Miller? Where's the next All Star Batman And Robin? I'm wondering if it's really 'cause of Jim Lee or if he's too busy with Sin City 2."

That's like saying... would you like a popsicle or a spaceship to me though. Give me Sin City 2!

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#8 Posted by G-Man (30657 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah that makes sense but what I'm getting at is if he (or Jim Lee) can't keep up with their commintment, mabye they shouldn't spread themselves so thin. If he is too busy with the movie, he should give up All Star Batman and Robin (have you read any of it? WTF??) I just think it reflects poorly on the creators. If it is Jim Lee's fault, he's not looking so hot. He did one issue of WildCATS and the second won't be out unitl March. That's just crazy. I can barely remember what happened in the last B and R.

And actually I think I'd rather have a popsicle right now. My throat's starting to get sore. I can't imagine what gas would cost for the spaceship.

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#9 Posted by NerdMan (19 posts) - - Show Bio

G-Man says:

"Yeah that makes sense but what I'm getting at is if he (or Jim Lee) can't keep up with their commintment, mabye they shouldn't spread themselves so thin. If he is too busy with the movie, he should give up All Star Batman and Robin (have you read any of it? WTF??) I just think it reflects poorly on the creators. If it is Jim Lee's fault, he's not looking so hot. He did one issue of WildCATS and the second won't be out unitl March. That's just crazy. I can barely remember what happened in the last B and R. And actually I think I'd rather have a popsicle right now. My throat's starting to get sore. I can't imagine what gas would cost for the spaceship."

Comic writers? Not fulfilling their committments/overextending themselves? I am shocked! Appalled, even! When will DC and Marvel learn they need to impose serious penalties on writers who can't keep up? Damon Lindelof, Kevin Smith, Jim Lee, Brian Hitch (understandable), I'm looking at you! People in other industries don't get away with this crap. Why do they?

Also, I think Frank Miller can be great, but he's also got his flaws. I really only know him from his Batman stuff, but I think that, for the most part, DKR deserves all the respect it gets. The only problem is the fact that it was instrumental in creating the psychotic Bat-Jerk of recent years and has led many people to think Batman isn't allowed to have a sense of humor or smile. But DKR and Year One are fantastic comics. And...then you get to DKSA and ASBARTBW, and you wonder what the Hell he's thinking anymore...

#10 Posted by Captain Cascader (1284 posts) - - Show Bio

NerdMan says:

"G-Man says:
"Yeah that makes sense but what I'm getting at is if he (or Jim Lee) can't keep up with their commintment, mabye they shouldn't spread themselves so thin. If he is too busy with the movie, he should give up All Star Batman and Robin (have you read any of it? WTF??) I just think it reflects poorly on the creators. If it is Jim Lee's fault, he's not looking so hot. He did one issue of WildCATS and the second won't be out unitl March. That's just crazy. I can barely remember what happened in the last B and R. And actually I think I'd rather have a popsicle right now. My throat's starting to get sore. I can't imagine what gas would cost for the spaceship."
Comic writers? Not fulfilling their committments/overextending themselves? I am shocked! Appalled, even! When will DC and Marvel learn they need to impose serious penalties on writers who can't keep up? Damon Lindelof, Kevin Smith, Jim Lee, Brian Hitch (understandable), I'm looking at you! People in other industries don't get away with this crap. Why do they? Also, I think Frank Miller can be great, but he's also got his flaws. I really only know him from his Batman stuff, but I think that, for the most part, DKR deserves all the respect it gets. The only problem is the fact that it was instrumental in creating the psychotic Bat-Jerk of recent years and has led many people to think Batman isn't allowed to have a sense of humor or smile. But DKR and Year One are fantastic comics. And...then you get to DKSA and ASBARTBW, and you wonder what the Hell he's thinking anymore..."

Kevin Smith is the worst. He reaaaaly pissed me off with that Daredevil/Bullseye mini.

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#11 Posted by tyger_raven (74 posts) - - Show Bio

When it comes to creators like Smith, Heinberg, etc., the comic publishers should seriously consider waiting until the project is finished before even leaking word to the fans that the book is coming, much less before even soliciting the book. What's frustrated me about lateness on books is here we have creators who have a reputation for taking a long time or being perpetually late. So, why frustrate your customers by promising them something that takes forever to come out?

As for the subject of this thread, eh, Miller's one of those creators that I really don't have much of an opinion for or against. I don't dislike them as much as I dislike Chuck Austen Brian Michael Bendis or Grant Morrison, but I don't like Miller as much as I like JMS, Geoff Johns, Neil Gaiman, or Alan Moore.

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#14 Posted by Fourpower (R.I.P) (2021 posts) - - Show Bio

Miller revolutionized Batman and Daredevil, two of the most awesome characters around. I actually prefer him to Alan Moore.

#15 Posted by Fourpower (R.I.P) (2021 posts) - - Show Bio

Mehhh...

#16 Posted by Mind (256 posts) - - Show Bio

You forget his greatest gift to mankind: ELEKTRA!
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#17 Posted by osnickman (26 posts) - - Show Bio

i like him cause hes original

#18 Posted by Iron Spider (69 posts) - - Show Bio

He is just one of the best comic book artist and wirter ever.

#19 Posted by PwrDruid (2 posts) - - Show Bio

Long time lurker, first time poster. But c’mon, Frank Miller’s Sin City was awesome. I had to step in and ask: why would anyone be sarcastic? Geez.

Incidentally, for the other actual fans out there, Atomic Avenue is giving away Frank Miller’s own copies of comics for free. You have to sign up for their system, but as far as I can tell you don’t need to buy anything, just answer comic questions. I’m so signing up and thought I’d pass it along for anyone else.

#20 Posted by Kraven (517 posts) - - Show Bio

Frank Miller's writing is amazing! I've read a lot of his work.

I love his original run or Daredevil. It's the best.

Batman Year One and 300 were also very good.

He's great at layouts but his rendering sucks. I was reading and The Dark Knight Returns a month ago and thinking "this is the worst highly praised penciling I've ever seen."

#21 Posted by Zombie Trotsky (10 posts) - - Show Bio

I enjoy Frank Miller's Sin City series. And his Daredevil run was strong. Also liked Batman: Year One. I might be the only person in the world who thinks The Dark Knight Returns is a steaming pile of crapola, though. And "All Star Batman & Robin the Boy Wonder" is similarly terrible. But I can't hate the guy, because Sin City is just so good.

#22 Posted by SYRACUSE101 (1 posts) - - Show Bio

Frank Miller's: Dark Knight Returns is legendary, and movies are incredible. Job well done overall.

#23 Posted by Vance Astro (91122 posts) - - Show Bio

Frank Miller is the worst comic writer ever.Everything he has ever written except Dsrk Knight is garbage.

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#24 Edited by NiteFly (1459 posts) - - Show Bio
  • Vance Astro said:
"Frank Miller is the worst comic writer ever.Everything he has ever written except Dsrk Knight is garbage."

You're just trying to be provocative.  Frank Miller:
  • Made Bullseye a real villain in Daredevil 181
  • Wrote The Dark Knight Returns
  • Wrote Sin City
  • Wrote 300
Those sorts of credits alone make put him at a top tier of comic book writers.
#25 Posted by G-Man (30657 posts) - - Show Bio
Vance Astro said:
"Frank Miller is the worst comic writer ever.Everything he has ever written except Dsrk Knight is garbage."
Both funny and sad. 
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#26 Posted by lboy (525 posts) - - Show Bio
NiteFly said:
"
  • Vance Astro said:
"Frank Miller is the worst comic writer ever.Everything he has ever written except Dsrk Knight is garbage."

You're just trying to be provocative.  Frank Miller:
  • Made Bullseye a real villain in Daredevil 181
  • Wrote The Dark Knight Returns
  • Wrote Sin City
  • Wrote 300
Those sorts of credits alone make put him at a top tier of comic book writers.
"
Dont forget ronin!!!


@VANCE ASTRO I think your just being ignorantbecause Frank Miller has one of the greatest minds ever!!!
#27 Posted by John Valentine (16274 posts) - - Show Bio

He's brilliant.

Dare Devil, Sin City, Dark Knight Returns and Dark Knight Strikes Again are freaking awesome.

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