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DC Gallery The Dark Knight Returns Batman & Carrie Kelley Deluxe Statue

As seen in the classic Frank Miller mini-series, an older Batman teaches the finer arts of slingshot usage to his newest Robin, Carrie Kelley. This 9-inch-scale statue measures approximately 8 inches tall, is made of high-grade plastic, and features detailed sculpting and paint details. It comes packaged in a full-color window box.

Pre-order HERE for $69.95. The item will ship on August 30, 2019.

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Frank Miller And John Romita Jr. Open Up About Superman: Year One

Superman: Year One is going to surprise you.

That’s pretty astonishing when you consider that we’re talking about a character who debuted in 1938, written and drawn by Frank Miller and John Romita Jr., two stalwarts of comics that have been working in the medium for several decades. And yet, Superman: Year One still manages to feel unexpected, distinct and like a new high-water mark for the character and all those involved in the story’s creation. Part of this is undoubtedly due to the format and imprint that the comic is a part of. 

Releasing in three, large-format periodicals in June, August and October of this year, Superman: Year One is the third new book to come out as part of the DC Black Label line. However, it’s also clearly a labor of love for the two men behind it, as we learned when DC spoke to both of them about their much-anticipated new project.

Read the interview HERE.

Superman: Year One #1 by Frank Miller, John Romita Jr., Danny Miki and Alex Sinclair is available in print and digital on June 19, 2019.

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Check Out These Superman: Year One Covers

DC Comics has debuted all three of John Romita’s covers for Superman: Year One along with Frank Miller’s cover art for the collection which will arrive shortly after the final issue’s release.

The first issue of the large-format series is slated to arrive in stores in June 2019. The following two issues will be released in August and October, with the series’ collection hitting stores in November 2019.

In addition to the cover art, DC has released a new description for the series:

Superman: Year One is a coming-of-age story for the future Man of Steel, featuring a young alien-boy just trying to find his place in a new world. Faced with the need to hide his heritage and powers in order to survive, Clark will find his humanity through the grounding of the Kent family and the relationships that will define the man he will become. Told by two of the most revered voices in comics, Superman: Year One is more than a superhero story – it’s about the choices made by Clark Kent on his path to becoming a legend. It’s a testament to the importance of choosing to become a hero.

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The Dark Knight Returns A Call To Arms Mini Battle Statue

Coming in 2019 is a new line of mini-statues, each a re-creation of one of the most popular statues from DC Collectibles history, with the same quality and detail but at a reduced scale and price.

Long retired due to age and a changing world, an elder Batman makes his homecoming to the crime-ridden streets of Gotham City in the seminal Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller. In this epic statue crafted from the art of the book, Batman leads the charge against a new foe, mounted atop a horse as dark as night. This high-quality mini-statue is made from polyresin, giving a rich depth of detail to both Batman and his steed. This is a must-have for fans of Batman and the Miller classic.

– Limited to 5,000 pieces and individually numbered
– Statue measures approximately 7.9″ tall
– Sculpted by Phil Ramirez
– On sale September 2019 for $150

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The Dark Knight Returns Batman Vs. Superman Mini Battle Statue

Coming in 2019 is a new line of mini-statues, each a re-creation of one of the most popular statues from DC Collectibles history, with the same quality and detail but at a reduced scale and price. 

Batman and Superman are longtime allies and founding members of the Justice League, but sometimes rifts emerge and they find themselves on opposite sides. Of these showdowns, there is none more iconic than the one from the seminal Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by the legendary Frank Miller, where an aging and heavily armored Dark Knight faces down a reluctant Man of Steel. Cast in high-quality polyresin to fully re-create this beloved clash, this ministatue will be a great addition to the collection of any Superman fan!

– Limited to 5,000 pieces and individually numbered
– Statue measures approximately 6.40″ tall
– Sculpted by Derek Miller
– On sale September 2019 for $150

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Frank Miller’s Batman #62 Variant Cover Revealed

Legendary artist Frank Miller’s cover art for Batman #62 has been revealed. 

Miller is well-known for his contribution to the lore of Batman, having served as the writer and/or artist on Batman: Year One, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns and Batman: The Dark Knight Knight Strikes Again . 

Batman #62’s solication information: 

The Eisner-winning creative team behind Mister Miracle is back together as artist Mitch Gerads rejoins the Bat team for a special issue! Professor Pyg is loose in Gotham, and you know that means things are going to get weird… and bloody!

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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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