The man who brought the world The Dark Knight Returns and Batman: Year One (Two of the greatest Batman stories ever told), is finally gearing up to tackle the Man of Steel. For years, fans have accused Frank Miller of mishandling Superman given that he was featured as the Dark Knight’s antagonist in The Dark Knight Returns, but that could change as Miller will tell a Superman story that’s not about the Man of Steel long after retirement, but will rather be a retiling of the origin story like he did all those years ago with Batman: Year One.
Frank Miller‘s neo-noir comic series Sin City has held a special place in the hearts of comic fans since it was first published between 1991 and 1992. Through the interweaving stories of the citizens of Basin City, it explored humanity’s deepest, darkest instincts, pitting prostitution rings and drug cartels against a force of corrupt police officers who are armed to the teeth and willing to use their paramilitary power to own the city through brute force. There are endless possibilities for gripping and exciting stories that could occur in such a city, and writers, artists and filmmakers are well aware of this. (more…)
Marvel and DC may have a cinematic stranglehold that tightens with each new release, but there’s always room for other studios to get in on the act. Historically Dark Horse Comics have given Marvel and DC the odd nip on the heel with the Hellboy, 300 and Aliens vs. Predator movies, but things have been quiet around the stables for a while. That is, until now. The Dark Horse tosses its head and whinnies once more, with an adaptation of Frank Miller’s ultraviolent sci-fi comic Hard Boiled under negotiation at Warner Bros. There are some intriguing choices for director and lead.
In the year 2046, DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow find themselves face to face with a much older Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and a besieged Star City. That’s right, we’re getting a look at Old Man Oliver in the future! Amell, ever the Social Media Butterfly, posted images to his Twitter and Facebook page and you can check them out here. (more…)
Relax, this is comic book news, not TV news. You’re first reaction, like mine, might have been that the idea of a Sin City TV series was a bad one given how the last movie, A Dame to Kill For, turned out. But more Sin City comic books? Sure, why not? That’s another piece of news that’s come out of New York Comic-Con, which is currently going on through Sunday at the Javits Center. While at a press conference for the new, highly anticipated The Dark Knight III: The Master Race, Miller reveled that he’s still working daily, and is ready to revisit a hive of scum and villainy worse than Gotham, Basin City. (more…)
Without reservation, we can say that Frank Miller‘s The Dark Knight Returns is one of the most seminal graphic novels ever published. The sequel, The Dark Knight Strikes Back, not so much. The latter book, published in 2000, is largely seen as part of an overall decline in quality from Miller in the last several years, including heavily critiqued works like 300, Holy Terror, and All-Star Batman and Robin: The Boy Wonder. Now those books may have their good points too, but Miller criticism will go to a whole new level if the following piece of art is a hint at what we might be getting with the upcoming The Dark Knight Returns III: The Master Race. (more…)
Considering Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns series kicked off back in 1986, it’s a legitimate question as to why DC would choose now to reveal its conclusion, The Dark Knight III: The Master Race. The answer appears to be that Zack Snyder’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice film is heavily influenced by The Dark Knight Returns comic arc. Miller will be co-writing with Brian Azzarello, who has written titles like 100 Bullets, Batman: Flashpoint, and Wonder Woman. Starting this fall and marking the 30th anniversary of The Dark Knight Returns original run, the 8-part series will be published on a twice-monthly schedule. (more…)
It’s the final countdown! No, not that awful 80s hit by Europe that’s now more commonly known as the theme music of GOB’s magic show on Arrested Development. We’re getting off topic, but what we’re talking about here is Daredevil. It maybe Marvel Studios third series, but it’s their first one for Netflix, and a drastic change in tone and purpose as recounted in the advanced review by Nerd Bastards el hefe Luke Gallagher. Still, we’ve been plagued by a singular question about the series that has to do with a very specific item: costume design. We’ve all wanted to know if the costume that Daredevil’s worn for much of his 50 year history will be the one worn by Charlie Cox at some point in the series, and now we have an answer… (more…)
There are a million rumors about the upcoming live-action Suicide Squad flick swirling around the interwebz, but we’ve all been waiting for the answer to one question: “Where does Batman fit into all of this?” Well, brothers and sisters, the answer may be below. Warning: spoilers follow. (more…)
The great thing about a shared universe is having characters not necessarily a part of the comic book a hero is based on, pop up in movies that all take place in the same world. You know what I mean. Like when Tony Stark rolled up to General Ross at the end of The Incredible Hulk, or when Loki did a very authentic Captain America cosplay in Thor: The Dark World. Of course, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment are thinking along those same lines as they construct an interconnected world for the DC Comics-based characters. Exhibit A is the team-up of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman in Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice. And now it looks like that Exhibit B is going to be 2016’s Suicide Squad, which, according to rumors, may want to be called Batman V. Suicide Squad. (more…)