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Sin City: A Dame To Kill For Trailer

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Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite to bring Miller’s visually stunning “Sin City” graphic novels back to the screen in Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. 

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Weaving together two of Miller’s classic stories with new tales, the town’s most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more reviled inhabitants. Sin City: A Dame To Kill For is the follow up to Rodriguez and Miller’s 2005 groundbreaking film, Frank Miller’s Sin City.

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The massive cast includes Josh Brolin, Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dennis Haysbert, Jamie Chung, Bruce Willis, Eva Green, Julia Garner, Ray Liotta, Juno Temple, Jeremy Piven and Stacey Keach as the chief villain.

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Dimension opens the sequel on August 22, 2014.

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Detective Comics #27 Features Variant Covers By Frank Miller, Jim Lee & More

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DC Comics’ Detective Comics #27 will be released tomorrow and will clock in at more than 100 pages to kick off DC’s 75th anniversary celebration for the Dark Knight.

The issue includes a modern-day retelling of the Dark Knight’s origin by the incredible team of writer Brad Meltzer and artist Bryan Hitch. Also included is John Layman and Jason Fabok’s final storyline, “Gothtopia,” before the new creative team of Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato take over writing duties for the series in the spring.

To commemorate the special issue, DC will release covers with art by Greg Capullo, Frank Miller, Tony S. Daniel, Chris Burnham and Jason Fabok.

Detective Comics #27 is a 96-page comic scheduled to arrive in stores on January 8 with a cover price of $7.99 US.

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Dark Horse To Release Big Damn Sin City Omnibus On June 25, 2014

Ahead of the August premiere of Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s movie sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Dark Horse has announced it will debut a massive omnibus hardcover on June 25, 2014 collecting the artist’s entire landmark crime saga.

Frank Miller’s Big Damn Sin City ($100) brings together Miller and Lynn Varley’s seven hardboiled tales — The Hard Goodbye, A Dame to Kill For, The Big Fat Kill, The Yellow Bastard, Family Values, Booze, Broads & Bullets and Hell and Back in one 1,344-page volume that Dark Horse contends is “suitable for home defense.”

Written with unmatched intensity and drawn in the starkest black and white imaginable, the Sin City books make up the greatest crime saga in comics history, and Big Damn Sin City is the best way to rediscover it!

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Frank Miller’s Detective Comics # 27 Cover Revealed

This Catwoman cover, one of several variants for Detective Comics # 27 marks the return of Frank Miller to the Batman world, territory he’s strongly associated with due to revered stories such as The Dark Knight Returns and Batman: Year One.

Detective Comics #27, an oversized issue commemorating the first appearance of Batman in 1939′s original Detective Comics #27, is scheduled for release on January 8, 2014.

The main story, by John Layman and Jason Fabok, kicks off the upcoming “Gothtopia” storyline; other contributors to the issue include Scott Snyder, Sean Murphy, Paul Dini and Brad Meltzer.

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Detective Comics #27 Will Be A Special Anniversary Edition Featuring Frank Miller, Paul Dini, Neal Adams And More

The original issue #27 of Detective Comics was the first comic book to feature Batman – so with 2014 being the 75th anniversary of the iconic character, it only makes sense that DC will celebrate the second coming of this key issue with a special anniversary edition.

The 100 page comic will feature work from a number of creators including Frank Miller, Scott Snyder, Paul Dini, Neal Adams, Francesco Francavilla, Sean Murphy and more.

There will also be a story from the new creative team who’ll be taking over Detective Comics – Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato.

The issue will be released on January 15, 2013 and will have a number of variant covers from artists including Jim Lee, Mike Allred, Kelley Jones, Patrick Gleeson and Chris Burnham.

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Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns’ No. 2 Cover Fetches $478,000 at Auction

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Heritage Auctions has sold the original pen and ink cover of The Dark Knight Returns No. 2 for a whopping $478,000 at auction.

The Dark Knight Returns written and illustrated by Frank Miller, was published in 1986 and it, along with “Watchmen,” by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, ushered in a new era of storytelling in comic books.

The Dark Knight Returns imagines the future of Gotham City, where crime and corruption are at an all-time high and Batman must come out of retirement to save his hometown. But this older Dark Knight has not mellowed with age. Along the way he picks up a new Robin, Carrie Kelley, who was the first female in the role. The Dark Knight Returns led to a creative revival for Batman that paved the way to the film franchise.

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Frank Miller’s Cover of The Dark Knight Returns No. 2 To Be Auctioned In August, Expected To Go For More Than $500,000

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It’s the first cover from DC Comics’ 1986 four-issue “Dark Knight” miniseries to be sold and is expected to go for more than $500,000 in August. Miller’s story “radically altered the direction of comics,” said Todd Hignite, Heritage’s vice president.

“For fans of modern comics, this drawing is where everything really begins,” he said. “This moment defines Miller’s Dark Knight, and the modern day perception of Batman, like no other drawing.”

The only cover Hignite says might come close is the next in the series — with Batman and Robin — that was auctioned two years ago for nearly $450,000.

“It represents not only one of the most memorable images from the 1980s, but from Batman’s entire illustrious history,” Hignite said. “Miller’s revolutionary Dark Knight radically altered the direction of comics with its prestige miniseries format, combined with the fact that it was one of the first modern mainstream features to put a gritty noir patina on the squeaky-clean Silver Age hero mythos previously exemplified by DC.”

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Heritage Comics Celebrates Its 50th Signature Auction, May 16-18, In Dallas With The Best Grouping of Frank Miller Dark Knight Artwork Ever Offered In A Single Auction

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The best grouping of Frank Miller Dark Knight artwork ever to be offered in a single auction, led by one of the most evocative images from the famed series, The Dark Knight Returns #2 Batman and Robin Splash Page 36 Original Art (DC, 1986), estimated at $75,000+, depicting a seriously wounded and determined Bruce Wayne in a fatherly embrace with his protégé Robin (Carrie Kelly), will cross the block on May 17 in Dallas as the highlight lot in Heritage Auctions’ Comics and Original Comic Art Signature Auction.

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“This drawing encompasses everything that the relationship between Batman and Robin represented as Miller re-imagined and re-energized the franchise,” said Todd Hignite, Vice President of Heritage Auctions. “This is the story many fans consider the greatest Batman story ever told and this is one of the greatest, most evocative moments in the entire story. It’s a truly transcendent image from one of the great comic sagas of all time.”

The Dark Knight splash page is complemented in the auction by two more Miller interior masterpieces – The Dark Knight #3 Clark Kent/Bruce Wayne Page 14 Original Art (DC, 1986), estimated at $40,000+, and The Dark Knight Returns #2 Batman and Robin Ride the Batcycle Page 38 Original Art (DC, 1986), estimated at $30,000+.

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The latter is a study in contrast between DC’s twin icons, Superman and Batman, in their secret identities as Clark Kent and Bruce Wayne, while the former stars Batman, Robin, Commissioner Gordon and an appearance of the Batcycle.

Additional collectibles that will be auctioned at the event are: a high grade copy of Amazing Spider-Man 15, the first appearance of Spider-Man, Todd McFarlane’s Amazing Spider-Man #324 Sabretooth cover original art, Dave Gibbons Watchmen #6 “Rorschach Inkblot” cover original art, a near Mint Daredevil #1 and a near mint Batman #3!

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Could Frank Miller’s Carrie Kelley From ‘The Dark Knight Returns’ Be The New Robin?

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The gatefold cover of Batman and Red Robin #19, posted in the New York Post, has revealed the return of Carrie Kelley.

The comic book will feature the first appearance of a character not seen since 1986, and never in an in-continuity issue of a DC comic: Carrie Kelley, better known as the Robin from Frank Miller’s “The Dark Knight Returns.” In that 4 issue landmark series, Kelley served briefly as Robin in an alternate future in which Bruce Wayne comes out of retirement to don the cape and cowl again.

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“What you’ll find out once you crack the book, is that she’s not exactly the ‘new Robin,’ but I don’t want to spoil the story and her introduction into Bruce Wayne/Batman’s life,” series writer Peter Tomasi told The New York Post. “In regards to how long she’ll be around, let’s just say that it’s a helluva lot longer than ‘one issue.’ I’ve got plans for Carrie that play well into the future.”

“It’s a New 52 version, but we’re staying close to Frank Miller’s visual template and personality of Carrie Kelley. She’s a college kid who’s got spunk and speaks her mind. This is not an alternate-earth Robin, this is simply a girl named Carrie Kelley who we learn knew Damian which in turn weaves her into the fabric of the DC Universe for the first time in 25 years,” Tomasi said of Carrie’s place in the modern Batman mythos. “It’s all real. It’s all in continuity. It’s all part of the Batman universe in the here and now. Carrie Kelley has found her way into The New 52 and she’s here to stay – in what capacity is anybody’s guess – except mine of course.”

Batman and Red Robin #19 will be released on April 10th.

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A 300 Follow-Up In The Works?

Collider.com talked to producers Mark Canton, Gianni Nunnari and Bernie Goldmann, who revealed that they’re trying to make a sequel/prequel of 300! The first film’s director Zack Snyder confirmed it and they said Frank Miller is working on a new story for the film. You can watch that interview here!

 

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