After many years of working for DC, Marvel and even indie publishers corresponding to Dark Horse, creator Frank Miller is placing out on his personal and launching a publishing banner.
Named Frank Miller Presents, the corporate may have the writer-artist behind The Dark Knight Returns, Sin City and 300 appearing as president and editor-in-chief, with the purpose of making and curating a line of comics that hope to seize Miller’s distinct visible fashion whereas additionally working with a variety of expertise, from comics veterans to rising artists.
The firm has been quietly within the works for months, if not a few years, and is coming to the launchpad with a number of titles, together with a brand new Sin City comedian and a return to Ronin, the sci-fi samurai creation Miller wrote and drew previous to mainstream crossover success with Dark Knight.
Joining Miller within the new enterprise is Dan DiDio, who acted as co-publisher of DC from 2010 to 2020 and can now function writer. Silenn Thomas, the CEO of Frank Miller Ink, will function COO of FMP.
“Investing in artists and the future of comics has always been my one true passion and creative calling,” Miller mentioned in a press release. “Dan, Silenn and I couldn’t be more proud to be launching Frank Miller Presents, which will serve as fertile ground for storytellers and new creations. Our focus for this publishing company is to cultivate a fellowship of artists and writers to mentor, collaborate and push forward not only each other but the art form as well.”
FMP will goal to provide two to 4 titles a 12 months, which will probably be a mixture of Miller’s creations and new works. Miller is returning to the world of his acclaimed movie noir collection, Sin City, with a Western story set within the metropolis’s previous, titled Sin City 1858. Ronin Book Two is a follow-up to the six concern mini-series that was initially printed by DC in 1983 and 1984 and centered on a ronin reincarnated in a bleak future.
The titles for the brand new, unique works are Pandora and Ancient Enemies.
Details weren’t given as to which titles Miller could be writing or drawing, nor on the inventive groups of the brand new books. In current years, for instance, when Miller has revisited his works corresponding to Dark Knight, he has labored with different artists. The Dark Knight: The Golden Child, launched in 2019, had artwork by Rafael Grampa — though Miller wrote the story and script.
The purpose is for the comics to start hitting the market later this 12 months and be accessible in comedian retailers and e-book shops in addition to digitally. The again catalog for his earlier creations will stay with their respective unique publishers.
“Frank has an incredible vision for this publishing company, which further expands on his commitment to storytelling and characters that connect people around the world,” acknowledged Thomas.
Miller lately has centered on display screen work and had the YA reimagining of the King Arthur fable he created with Thomas Wheeler, titled Cursed, tailored as a Netflix collection in 2020. He and Thomas acted as exec producers.
And final 12 months, his toe-dipping into the world of NFTs noticed one piece promote for a record-setting $840,000.