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Frank Miller Signs 5-Project Deal With D.C. Comics

Posted on Mar 23, 2018 by in The Page | 1 comment

 

Frank Miller

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Legendary comic book creator Frank Miller has signed a deal with D.C. Comics for five new projects which will be part of the recently announced “Black Label” imprint.

D.C Comics Publisher Dan DiDidio says; “He is an icon. As a publisher, I’m thrilled—as a fan, I’m even more excited.” right after saying: “Frank is a creative force in this industry, not just with a transformative take on iconic characters like Superman and Batman, but also by tackling the young reader genre,”

Jim Lee also commented; “Frank Miller is an absolute visionary,” and later; “He continues to push the boundaries of storytelling, and I can’t wait for a new generation of fans to meet Carrie Kelley. Joining Frank as collaborator on Carrie Kelley is one of my favorite artists–Ben Caldwell, a singular talent who brings his stylized, clean line and rock solid, playful storytelling to this project. We couldn’t ask for a better creative team.”

Thus far, two of the five projects have been revealed. Frank Miller is penning a Superman: Year One story for the Black label imprint. In this latest release we learn that Miller be pairing with Ben Caldwell for a story in graphic novel format about Carrie Kelley, a character Miller first brought to life in Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.

The remaining three projects will be unveiled farther in to 2018.

Frank Miller

Photo Credit: D.C. Comics

DC COMICS PRESS RELEASE:

Miller Pens First Young Reader Graphic Novel Starring Carrie Kelley as Part of Multi-Project Agreement

Industry icon Frank Miller continues his long-standing relationship with DC as a five-project deal is announced today by DC Publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee.

Amongst the planned releases from the legendary writer/artist is a forthcoming graphic novel starring Carrie Kelley, whom Miller created for the genre-defining series BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS. Marking Miller’s first-ever foray into storytelling for young readers, the new graphic novel will feature illustrations by artist Ben Caldwell (PREZ).

This new project will join the previously announced DC Black Label prestige series SUPERMAN: YEAR ONE, featuring art by John Romita Jr., as part of Miller’s multi-project deal.

“Frank is a creative force in this industry, not just with a transformative take on iconic characters like Superman and Batman, but also by tackling the young reader genre,” says DC Publisher Dan DiDio. “He is an icon. As a publisher, I’m thrilled—as a fan, I’m even more excited.”

“Frank Miller is an absolute visionary,” says DC Publisher Jim Lee. “He continues to push the boundaries of storytelling, and I can’t wait for a new generation of fans to meet Carrie Kelley. Joining Frank as collaborator on Carrie Kelley is one of my favorite artists–Ben Caldwell, a singular talent who brings his stylized, clean line and rock solid, playful storytelling to this project. We couldn’t ask for a better creative team.”

In addition to the above two books, Miller will pen three additional upcoming projects yet to be announced.

“I am psyched to continue my partnership with DC,” explains Miller. “Developing the Carrie Kelley project and SUPERMAN: YEAR ONE with Dan and Jim has been a dream. It’s thrilling to have Carrie Kelley take center stage for the first time, and the energy that Ben is bringing to her is new and different—it’s incredible to see. It’s also a lot of fun working alongside John on SUPERMAN: YEAR ONE, this project is a childhood dream come true for me.”

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