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Subj: Re: New banner! How important was FRANK MILLER to 80s and 90s comics?
Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 at 03:16:36 pm EST (Viewed 229 times)
Reply Subj: New banner! How important was FRANK MILLER to 80s and 90s comics?
Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 at 10:22:02 am EST (Viewed 463 times)
Coming to this chain a little late.
I really liked Miller's interpretation of Batman. I like my Batman a little crazy / obsessed, and Miller was the one to make this point the strongest. In Dark Knight, when a retired Bruce Wayne becomes Batman again, it's portrayed as falling off the wagon. Alfred strongly treats it as such. I kind of like that, because I feel like it's in keeping with the character's core motivation.
As for Wolverine - I know Miller did the pencils on Wolvie's famous (and excellent) mini-series, but to me it doesn't really feel like a Miller book - I think it's classic Claremont. Miller did a great job of the art though - far better than his work in Dark Knight.
I haven't read Miller's Daredevil work. I really should correct that one day. For me, Daredevil was only ever interesting when he showed up as a guest star in Spider-man's titles. They did an interesting job of portraying Matt as a foil for Peter. But I could never really bring myself to pick up a solo Daredevil title. I didn't find the character very relate-able.
I only know 300 and Sim City from the movies. They were entertaining but not masterpieces.
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