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ZariusTwo
07-23-2017, 04:54 AM
Frank Miller is re-teaming with John Romita Jr. for a new 100-page graphic novel, Superman: Year One. The news was announced with Miller dropped in as an unannounced guest on DC's Saturday evening "DC Master Class" panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego.

"It has to do with revisiting the origins of a certain DC Comics character," said Miller, introducing the book. "It has to do with revisiting a certain DC Comics character who wears glasses in his normal life."

https://www.newsarama.com/35592-superman-year-one-by-frank-miller-john-romita-jr.html

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
07-23-2017, 02:21 PM
https://www.newsarama.com/35592-superman-year-one-by-frank-miller-john-romita-jr.html

Uh oh. That can't be good for Superman. :tlol:

Is Lana Lang going to be a stripper now? Or will it be Lois Lane? Or both? Miller can't write women for crap...

dl316bh
07-23-2017, 04:06 PM
Yeah, when that was announced, I just kind of sighed audibly for several reasons.

- Frank Miller does not get, or respect, Superman all that much and it's a problem that goes back as far as his glory years. DKR had him as a government stooge for Reagan who wouldn't speak out against anything and goes to apprehend Batman on the Presidents orders. DKSA ends with him basically deciding Batmans way of drastic action is right and maybe hinting he needs to take a heavier hand. I don't remember him doing anything in ASB&R, but if he had, I doubt it would have been pretty. I haven't read DKIII, so who knows where that went.

- Frank Miller has admitted to hating Superman, so I don't even know what the hell the point is here.

- I'm not a huge fan of John Romita Jr's work, or at least his modern work. A lot of straight lines and sketchiness that looks sort of ugly. His most recent Superman work was not great.

Is Lana Lang going to be a stripper now? Or will it be Lois Lane? Or both? Miller can't write women for crap...
Dude can't write Superman for crap either, so this will certainly be an... "experience"... on multiple fronts.

TurtleTitan97
07-23-2017, 04:09 PM
Surprising, considering I thought Miller hated Superman.

dl316bh
07-23-2017, 04:18 PM
Surprising, considering I thought Miller hated Superman.
Money has a way of softening stuff like that. I doubt it will be flattering, though, unless he has a co-writer. A friend of mine jokes that it will just turn into a Batman story halfway through where Bats just kicks his ass.