YMMV / Frank Miller

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: His reimagining Plastic Man as the most powerful superhero in the DC Universe.
  • Creator Worship: It started gradually dying away after The Dark Knight Strikes Again, but many fans were under the impression that his contributions to comic book history were enough to justify whatever he did.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: Even his fans have trouble with the Batman/Spawn crossover being part of the Dark Knight Universe. His less die hard fans have apply this to either All-Star Batman, The Dark Knight Strikes Again, or both.
  • Memetic Mutation:
  • My Real Daddy:
    • To Daredevil and, at least according to Denny O'Neil, to Jim Gordon.
    • It's also safe to say Batman: The Dark Knight Returns had a huge influence of the dark and gritty Batman we all know today, codifying many works that followed, including the movies.
    • His depiction of the Joker as being filled with Ho Yay has also been used by subsequent writers, particularly Grant Morrison, who also got that the Joker's not so much gay as enjoying screwing with the repressed Batman.
    • On a lesser level, he also revised Two-Face and Superman. Two-Face's prior characterization was largely based on the idea that Dent's facial scars were the source of his insanity, but in Batman: The Dark Knight Returns it's revealed Dent's psychological damage is far worse. Similarly, while prior writers did occasionally have Batman and Superman face off, this was the first time the two fought to the death.
  • Unfortunate Implications: Oh boy. These days it's pretty much accepted by all but his most ardent fans that Miller has serious issues writing certain groups. In Miller Land, all women are obsessed with sex, talk about little besides sex, usually work careers relating to sex and are defined by their relationships to the men in their lives. Muslims are either a) crazed Jihadi terrorists or b) helpless, backward victims brainwashed by an evil dogma. Homosexuality is depraved and lesbians can be "cured" by men forcefully kissing them. Watch Linkara shred these bigoted depictions here.