History Creator / FrankMiller

30th Oct '16 4:50:24 AM Morgenthaler
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'''Frank Miller''' (born 1957) is a comic book writer and artist, most famous for helping to popularize Batman's return to his dark and gritty roots. He specializes in gritty, over-the-top noir, and usually draws in an immediately recognizable style - replete with stark black-and-whites and often no color at all. Most of his work is narrated in first-person, usually by a macho SociopathicHero. Pretty much all of his work is incredibly violent and bloody, sometimes to the point of RefugeInAudacity. Could be described as the "Patron Saint of {{Badass}}." His heroes ''will'' be brutalized to the point of HeroicBSOD, but they will also ultimately prove that a single [[RightMakesMight Righteous]] Badass is superior (or at least equal) to [[ConservationOfNinjitsu any number of evil mooks.]]

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'''Frank Miller''' (born 1957) is a comic book writer and artist, most famous for helping to popularize Batman's return to his dark and gritty roots. He specializes in gritty, over-the-top noir, and usually draws in an immediately recognizable style - replete with stark black-and-whites and often no color at all. Most of his work is narrated in first-person, usually by a macho SociopathicHero. Pretty much all of his work is incredibly violent and bloody, sometimes to the point of RefugeInAudacity. Could be described as the "Patron Saint of {{Badass}}.Badass." His heroes ''will'' be brutalized to the point of HeroicBSOD, but they will also ultimately prove that a single [[RightMakesMight Righteous]] Badass is superior (or at least equal) to [[ConservationOfNinjitsu any number of evil mooks.]]
28th Sep '16 12:05:20 AM PaulA
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* ''[[ComicBook/FrankMillersWolverine Wolverine's first limited series]]'' (written by ChrisClaremont)

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* ''[[ComicBook/FrankMillersWolverine Wolverine's first limited series]]'' (written by ChrisClaremont)Creator/ChrisClaremont)
6th Jun '16 4:27:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* BadassNormal: Batman, Martha Washington, most of the ''SinCity'' main characters.

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* BadassNormal: Batman, Martha Washington, most of the ''SinCity'' main characters.Washington.
19th May '16 10:27:55 AM Doug86
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* Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}- Whatever Frank Miller did for Batman, he did twice over for Daredevil, or so the saying (roughly) goes. Introduced nearly all of the major elements we associate with the character today, apart from the costume, the blindness and [[ArchEnemy Bullseye]], though the latter got some defining moments under his run too. In his run, Miller created ComicBook/{{Elektra}} and The Hand, added Comicbook/SpiderMan nemesis Comicbook/{{Kingpin}} as a new ArchEnemy, made Catholicism a fundamental part of the character of Matt Murdock, added a bigger focus on martial arts in the combat and brought a noir sensibility to the storytelling that's stayed with the series ever since. See ''Comicbook/DaredevilBornAgain'' for the magnum opus of the run.

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* Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}- Whatever Frank Miller did for Batman, he did twice over for Daredevil, or so the saying (roughly) goes. Introduced nearly all of the major elements we associate with the character today, apart from the costume, the blindness and [[ArchEnemy Bullseye]], though the latter got some defining moments under his run too. In his run, Miller created ComicBook/{{Elektra}} and The Hand, added Comicbook/SpiderMan nemesis Comicbook/{{Kingpin}} Comicbook/TheKingpin as a new ArchEnemy, made Catholicism a fundamental part of the character of Matt Murdock, added a bigger focus on martial arts in the combat and brought a noir sensibility to the storytelling that's stayed with the series ever since. See ''Comicbook/DaredevilBornAgain'' for the magnum opus of the run.
19th May '16 9:24:20 AM Doug86
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* Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}- Whatever Frank Miller did for Batman, he did twice over for Daredevil, or so the saying (roughly) goes. Introduced nearly all of the major elements we associate with the character today, apart from the costume, the blindness and [[ArchEnemy Bullseye]], though the latter got some defining moments under his run too. In his run, Miller created ComicBook/{{Elektra}} and The Hand, added Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}} nemesis Comicbook/{{Kingpin}} as a new ArchEnemy, made Catholicism a fundamental part of the character of Matt Murdock, added a bigger focus on martial arts in the combat and brought a noir sensibility to the storytelling that's stayed with the series ever since. See ''Comicbook/DaredevilBornAgain'' for the magnum opus of the run.

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* Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}- Whatever Frank Miller did for Batman, he did twice over for Daredevil, or so the saying (roughly) goes. Introduced nearly all of the major elements we associate with the character today, apart from the costume, the blindness and [[ArchEnemy Bullseye]], though the latter got some defining moments under his run too. In his run, Miller created ComicBook/{{Elektra}} and The Hand, added Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}} Comicbook/SpiderMan nemesis Comicbook/{{Kingpin}} as a new ArchEnemy, made Catholicism a fundamental part of the character of Matt Murdock, added a bigger focus on martial arts in the combat and brought a noir sensibility to the storytelling that's stayed with the series ever since. See ''Comicbook/DaredevilBornAgain'' for the magnum opus of the run.
6th Apr '16 3:39:12 PM KhlavKalash
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He's recently indicated he'd like to [[PlayingAgainstType go against type]] and tackle ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, exploring Cap's idealism contrasted with the dark post-9/11 world. Considering how his previous major use of the character (''ComicBook/DaredevilBornAgain'', ironically enough) had Miller write some of Cap's most memorable moments (and lines, such as the immortal "I'm loyal to nothing, General...except the Dream.")...that might not be too bad of an idea.

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He's recently indicated he'd like to [[PlayingAgainstType go against type]] and tackle ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, exploring Cap's idealism contrasted with the dark post-9/11 world. Considering how his previous major use of the character (''ComicBook/DaredevilBornAgain'', ironically enough) had Miller write some of Cap's most memorable moments (and lines, such as the immortal "I'm loyal to nothing, General... except the Dream.")... that might not be too bad of an idea.
6th Apr '16 3:38:39 PM KhlavKalash
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*** ''Dark Knight Returns'' was a fairly respectful Superman treatment. Took the view of "Superman is a good guy, but won't step outside the law / civilian authority structures like Batman will". Which isn't too unfair. [[spoiler: Then Superman breaks his ThouShallNotKill rule to kill dirty communists, nearly gets killed by a nuke *even though he's been surviving nukes since ''1947'', and basically turning Superman into an ''energy vampire''...]]

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*** ''Dark Knight Returns'' was a fairly respectful Superman treatment. Took the view of "Superman is a good guy, but won't step outside the law / civilian authority structures like Batman will". Which isn't too unfair. [[spoiler: Then Superman breaks his ThouShallNotKill rule to kill dirty communists, nearly gets killed by a nuke *even though he's been surviving nukes since ''1947'', ''1947''*, and basically turning Superman into an ''energy vampire''...]]
1st Apr '16 1:36:34 AM vexer
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* DarkerAndEdgier: It works with the ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns'' and fails miserably in ''ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder'' - so miserably, it's a suspected StealthParody.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: It works The general opinion is it worked with the ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns'' and fails miserably did not work sso well in ''ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder'' - so miserably, some people have suspected that it's a suspected a StealthParody.
15th Feb '16 7:04:48 PM Drakkenmensch
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** His characters repeat themselves. ''They repeat themselves.''
5th Feb '16 9:12:01 AM Morgenthaler
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** The basic premise of Batman: Year One, from Gordon's side at least, is that of {{Serpico}}, one honest cop trying to do good in a system full of corrupt cops. In fact, one might call it [[RecycledInSpace Serpico with Batman]].

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** The basic premise of Batman: Year One, from Gordon's side at least, is that of {{Serpico}}, Film/{{Serpico}}, one honest cop trying to do good in a system full of corrupt cops. In fact, one might call it [[RecycledInSpace Serpico with Batman]].
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