Frank Miller (comics)

Frank Miller ( born January 27, 1957 in Olney, Maryland) is an American comic book writer, author, screenwriter and director. He is known primarily for his style- comic stories.


Miller grew up in Montpelier, Vermont. He became a professional comic book artist and worked for a number of major American publishers, for example, Gold Key, DC Comics and Marvel. Even in his time at the high school he published his first comics and met his future mentor Neal Adams know. Two Stories of The Spectacular Spider -Man opened his door at Marvel. Soon he was the chief artist of Daredevil and also took over the title design. He also worked successfully with the inker Klaus Janson.


Frank Miller is working with strong graphic contrasts. His somber black and white drawing style claims to be inspired by the film noir of the forties. Other typical stylistic devices are taking advantage of opportunities and full-page images. The complex for superhero comics stories are drawn by cynical and melancholic figures and outsiders. In Miller's stories calls each win a prize, often the life of the protagonist. Another element that Miller often uses, is the repetition of (often just short ) sentences. Example of this is the set Hartigan in Sin City: "An old man dies, a young girl living - fair exchange. "


Miller's first successful work was editing and re-definitions of well-known comic book icons such as Batman and Daredevil. Typical of this is one of his most famous works, The Dark Knight Returns. Miller portrays an aged Batman as a violent, somewhat bewildered vigilantes, worlds away from the do-gooders of the TV series from the 60s. Miller's interpretation shaped the character sustainable way, which stretches up to Tim Burton's Batman, and comic books of other authors such as The Killing Joke by Alan Moore or Arkham Asylum by Grant Morrison.

During this time, Miller also created the comic book character Elektra.

During the time as a freelance cartoonist Miller became increasingly vocal leader of the American artist rights movement. From 1980 he began to devote himself increasingly to his own works. Ronin, a SF- samurai story for DC Comics, was the first of many productions that colored Millers wife Lynn Varley. Other notable works of this period are Give Me Liberty ( in collaboration with Dave Gibbons ) and Hard Boiled ( with Geof Darrow ).

Miller influenced many American comic book reader as to read Japanese manga. He wrote introductions and illustrated the first cover of the 28 -part paperback edition of Kazuo Koike and Kojima's Lone Wolf & Cub Goseki when she appeared in English in 1990.

Sin City was Miller's first solo project. The number of black and white holding crime stories was published by Dark Horse Comics, and in Germany from Cross Cult. The German publisher has also Miller's works 300, in which he retold the story of the Battle of Thermopylae in his unique comic voice, and Frank Miller's RoboCop, a processed on an original screenplay by Miller comic, in the program.


Miller wrote a number of screenplays, including to RoboCop 2 RoboCop 3 and illustrated by Juan Jose Ryp, Frank Miller's Robocop series is based on Miller's screenplay for RoboCop 2, the rights are held by Avatar Press. After RoboCop 3 Miller claimed to be no more permits for film adaptations of his comics.

The film Daredevil with Ben Affleck from 2003 processes many elements of Miller's stories. As a spin -off from the movie Elektra was filmed.

Robert Rodriguez convinced Miller with a specially twisted short film to give his permission for the film adaptation of Sin City, and participate as co-director of it. The film arrived in American theaters on 1 April 2005. Miller's original comic books were used as storyboards. Quentin Tarantino was also involved in the rotation of a sequence. The film was quite successful, especially given the ages 18 years in Germany. 2014 is a second Sin City movie in the cinema.

2006 was followed by a successful film adaptation of 300, directed by Zack Snyder, the 300 2014: Rise of an Empire gets a sequel.

2008 Miller directed the comic book adaptation The Spirit. The implementation of the classic Spirit comics by Will Eisner Miller led the first completely self- directed.