Frank Miller Presents To Release $1 Ashcan Comic Book On August 17

Frank Miller Presents, the new publishing imprint created and curated by the titular comic book legend, will publish its first title to specialty comic book stores served by Diamond Comic Distributors on Wednesday, August 17 in what Miller calls a “surprise drop.”

The original 32-page Ashcan Edition comic book features two stories – Frank Miller’s Ronin Book II by Miller, Philip Tan, and Daniel Henriques, and Ancient Enemies by FMP publisher Dan DiDio along with Danilo Beyruth and Alex Sinclair. The special comic will also feature sneak previews of other upcoming FMP titles. 

The FMP Ashcan Edition will have a suggested retail price of $1 to readers and collectors but will be sent to comic book retailers free of charge as an introduction to the new publisher.

The 10-page Ronin Book II story recaps Miller’s original Ronin series published by DC in 1983 prior to The Dark Knight Returns and catches up with Casey McKenna as she “travels across the ravaged landscape of America in search of the new Ronin.”

The 17-page Ancient Enemies story is a prequel to the upcoming series, which is about a “thousand-year-old galactic war before the primary combatants arrived on Earth and threatened all existence.”

FMP was announced in April and aspires to “invest in artists and the future of comics” by publishing both new original works by Miller – who also serves as its editor-in-chief – along with new and veteran comic book creators. The new imprint aims to publish two to four titles a year, created and curated into “a line of comics to capture Miller’s distinct visual style.”

In the original FMP announcement, Miller also promised a return to his iconic noir franchise in Sin City 1858 set in Sin City’s origins in the Wild West.

Published by Larry Fire

I write an eclectic pop culture blog called THE FIRE WIRE that features articles about books, comics, music, movies, television, gadgets, posters, toys & more!

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