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Frank Miller & Thomas Wheeler To Reimagine Arthurian Legend, From The Perspective of The Lady of The Lake, In Debut Young Adult Novel

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers will publish the debut young adult novel by legendary artist, director, writer, and producer Frank Miller, who will illustrate, and acclaimed writer/producer Thomas Wheeler, who will write. Tentatively titled Cursed, the project reimagines the King Arthur legend from the point of view of sixteen-year-old Nimue—the young woman who first wielded Excalibur and became the all-powerful Lady of the Lake. Cursed will feature full-color and black and white illustrations, and will be published in hardcover, audio, and eBook. Justin Chanda, Vice President and Publisher of Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, acquired North American and audio rights from Dorian Karchmar and Jamie Carr of William Morris Endeavor, and will edit the book.

“I have always been entranced by the mythological Arthur story—and by Nimue, in particular,” Frank Miller said. “It can be interpreted in any number of ways—from a delightful children’s story, as in The Sword in the Stone, to a terrifying interpretation like Excalibur. This tale represents an incredible opportunity and an exciting challenge for me as an illustrator, and I’m excited to collaborate on the story with Thomas Wheeler. I inherited a collection of antique children’s books from my mother, and I’ve always wanted to have a crack at it myself. This project is a dream come true.”

“I am honored and humbled to be working with the living legend Frank Miller on Cursed,” Thomas Wheeler said. “I cannot think of a writer-artist who has had a more formative impact on my growth as a storyteller. His characters, images, and dark worlds have haunted and delighted me since I was ten years old. To be a witness and accomplice to Frank’s first journey into the Arthurian mythos is the very definition of a dream come true. Together we hope to shake the foundations of this beloved mythology and in the process create a new hero for a new age.”

This visually stunning and altogether new take on the classic tale is a coming-of-age adventure that takes place in the Dark Ages and centers on Nimue, the daughter of a high priestess, who is blessed with a powerful connection to the Feywild—the living energy of the forest. Over the course of her journey, Nimue will become the symbol of courage and rebellion against the terrifying Red Paladins and a corrupt king. She will also befriend a young sellsword named Arthur, with no inkling of the role he will play in their shared arc of history.

“Frank and Tom have reimagined and reinvigorated a legendary story by shining a spotlight on a heroine who has never gotten her full due,” said Chanda. “This is an empowering, thrilling, and relevant tale for our times.”

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DC Inks Frank Miller To Exclusive 5 Book Deal

Industry icon Frank Miller continues his long-standing relationship with DC as a five-project deal is announced by DC Publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee. 

Amongst the planned releases from the legendary writer/artist is a forthcoming graphic novel starring Carrie Kelley, whom Miller created for the genre-defining series Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. Marking Miller’s first-ever foray into storytelling for young readers, the new graphic novel will feature illustrations by artist Ben Caldwell (Prez).

This new project will join the previously announced DC Black Label prestige series Superman: Year One, featuring art by John Romita Jr., as part of Miller’s multi-project deal.  

“Frank is a creative force in this industry, not just with a transformative take on iconic characters like Superman and Batman, but also by tackling the young reader genre,” says DC Publisher Dan DiDio. “He is an icon. As a publisher, I’m thrilled—as a fan, I’m even more excited.”

“Frank Miller is an absolute visionary,” says DC Publisher Jim Lee. “He continues to push the boundaries of storytelling, and I can’t wait for a new generation of fans to meet Carrie Kelley. Joining Frank as collaborator on Carrie Kelley is one of my favorite artists–Ben Caldwell, a singular talent who brings his stylized, clean line and rock solid, playful storytelling to this project. We couldn’t ask for a better creative team.”

In addition to the above two books, Miller will pen three additional upcoming projects yet to be announced.

“I am psyched to continue my partnership with DC,” explains Miller. “Developing the Carrie Kelley project and Superman: Year One with Dan and Jim has been a dream. It’s thrilling to have Carrie Kelley take center stage for the first time, and the energy that Ben is bringing to her is new and different—it’s incredible to see. It’s also a lot of fun working alongside John on Superman: Year One, this project is a childhood dream come true for me.”

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Frank Miller Returns To The World of ‘300’ For Dark Horse

Dark Horse is proud to reveal art from Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander, the highly anticipated companion to Frank Miller’s award-winning series 300. Comics legend Frank Miller, creator of Sin City and 300, writes and draws this sprawling historical epic, twenty years in the making. Alex Sinclair, the colorist for Miller’s Dark Knight III: The Master Race, provides his stunning colors to Miller’s latest comics conquest.

Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander follows Persian King Xerxes as he sets out to conquer the world to avenge his father Darius’s defeat and create an empire unlike anything the world has ever seen . . . Until the hardy Greeks produce a god king of their own, Alexander the Great. This five-issue series boasts issues with thirty plus pages of story and features wrap-around covers in a deluxe collector format.

“300 was an interlude in the great story of the Persian Wars. The battle of 300 represented one episode in a much greater series of wars,” said Xerxes creator Frank Miller. “This series tells the story of the first great clash of civilizations, the first bloody contest between east and west. The odds vastly favor the Persian forces, but the Greeks have Alexander, the greatest military commander of all time.”

The first issue of Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander will invade comic stores on April 4, 2018. This gorgeous collector’s item retails for $4.99 and is available for preorder at comic shops later this month.

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The Dark Knight Returns Deluxe Art Scale 1/10  Statue By Frank Miller

Announced at Comic Con Experience in Brazil is this amazing Dark Knight Returns Deluxe Art Scale 1/10 statue by Frank Miller created in partnership with Iron Studios and Chiaroscuro Studios.

The statue will be released globally in 2018. Two versions will be available; a numbered edition limited to only 250 pieces with art signed by Frank Miller and a regular version without art.

No word on the release date or pricing.

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French Paper Art Club Announces The Dark Knight Returns Print By Frank Miller

French Paper Art Club has announced The Dark Knight Returns Print by Frank Miller. The 18’ x 24’ giclée is printed on fine art paper and will be limited to only 100 pieces. Officially licensed by DC Comics, you can order this Batman print HERE for €35.00.

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Superman: Year One By Frank Miller & John Romita Jr. Coming To DC Comics

Frank Miller is re-teaming with John Romita Jr. for a new 100-page graphic novel, Superman: Year One. The news was announced at the 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.”

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Frank Miller To Sign Xerxes Lithograph In Dark Horse Booth At San Diego Comic-Con

To celebrate the triumphant return of Frank Miller’s seminal work, Dark Horse is excited to reveal gorgeous art from his upcoming comics series Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander. Additionally, as a special “thank you” to fans, Dark Horse is offering attendees the opportunity to meet comics legend Frank Miller at San Diego Comic-Con! On Friday, July 21 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m., Dark Horse will welcome Miller for a special signing at booth #2615 at the San Diego Convention Center.

Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander is Frank Miller’s comics prequel to his epic 300, the inspiration for the motion picture directed by Zach Snyder. Alex Sinclair (Dark Knight III: The Master Race) joins Frank as colorist on the highly anticipated series. Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander will launch in 2018. Xerxes rose to power in fifth-century-B.C. Persia and became known as “The King of Kings,” eventually raising and leading a massive army intent on ruthlessly destroying the hated Greeks who killed his father. Xerxes seeks nothing less than to become a god himself—and achieves his wish!

The Frank Miller signing is an exclusive wristband-only event. Wristbands will be distributed by a random drawing in the Dark Horse Comics booth on both Thursday and Friday mornings while supplies last. Dark Horse will provide a complimentary 25” x 19” Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander lithograph to all fans that receive a wristband.

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Batman: Year One Deluxe Edition Hardcover

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Just in time for Batman Day 2017, one of the most important and critically acclaimed graphic novels of all time is now presented in a new deluxe hardcover edition, including many of the extras and bonus materials from Absolute Batman: Year One.

A rookie Batman must forge his own legacy in Gotham City amidst rampant crime and police corruption in Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli’s masterful graphic novel.

In 1986, Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli produced this groundbreaking reinterpretation of the origin of Batman–who he is and how he came to be. Written shortly after The Dark Knight Returns, Miller’s dystopian fable of Batman’s final days, Year One set the stage for a new vision of a legendary character.

This new edition includes artist David Mazzucchelli’s original pencil pages, sketches and script pages from Frank Miller, along with other bonus materials. Collects Batman #404-407.

The book will be released on September 12, 2017 and retail for $49.99.

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New York Comic Con To Host Spotlight Panel On Frank Miller On October 6, 2017

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Fans attending New York Comic Con are invited to attend a special panel on Thursday, October 6 at 6:30pm spotlighting iconic writer/artist Frank Miller.

Join DC Publisher Dan DiDio for a special one on one conversation with Miller, the creative mind behind titles such as Ronin, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again, Batman: Year One, Dark Knight III: The Master Race and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – The Last Crusade.

Miller, along with contributors Brian Azzarello, Klaus Janson, Andy Kubert and Brad Anderson have forever changed the way that fellow talent and fans alike view Batman, the Joker, Superman, Wonder Woman and the other denizens of Gotham City.

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Prime 1 Studio To Release 33-Inch Statue of Frank Miller’s Batman From The Dark Knight Returns

With Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, DC Comics has pulled out all the stops. not only is the publisher currently releasing a continuation of the story with The Dark Knight III: The Master Race, it’s also seen a number of high-end collectible companies license out the rights to produce numerous pieces based on the original series by Miller, Klaus Janson and Lynn Varley.

Prime 1 Studio is the latest to unveil its Miller-inspired offering, a 33-inch statue of a battle-worn and bullet-riddled Batman.

The beat-up and beat-down take on the character comes with a pair of heads, one grimacing, the other cut and bleeding. It also features different hands, including one holding a sniper and another pair ready to throw a roped Batarang.

An “Exclusive” take on the statue will also include another head with a more calm face and an extra left hand holding a trio of Batarangs.

1500 versions of the regular version will be available while the Exclusive will be limited to just 800. The regular statue will cost about $969 USD.

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