29 Facts About Frank Miller


Frank Miller was born on January 27,1957 and is an American comic book writer, penciller and inker, novelist, screenwriter, film director, and producer known for his comic book stories and graphic novels such as his run on Daredevil, for which he created the character Elektra, and subsequent Daredevil: Born Again, The Dark Knight Returns, Batman: Year One, Sin City, and 300.


Frank Miller has received every major comic book industry award, and in 2015, he was inducted into the Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame.


Frank Miller's first published work was at Western Publishing's Gold Key Comics imprint, received at the recommendation of comics artist Neal Adams, to whom a fledgling Miller, after moving to New York City, had shown samples and received much critique and occasional informal lessons.


At Marvel, Frank Miller settled in as a regular fill-in and cover artist, working on a variety of titles.


At the time, sales of the Daredevil title were poor but Frank Miller saw potential in "a blind protagonist in a purely visual medium," he recalled in 2000.


Frank Miller went to writer and staffer Jo Duffy and she passed on his interest to editor-in-chief Jim Shooter to get Frank Miller work on Daredevil's regular title.


Frank Miller's fortunes changed with the arrival of Denny O'Neil as editor.


Sales rose so swiftly that Marvel began publishing Daredevil monthly rather than bimonthly just three issues after Frank Miller became its writer.


Frank Miller added a martial arts aspect to Daredevil's fighting skills, and introduced previously unseen characters who had played a major part in the character's youth: Stick, leader of the ninja clan the Chaste, who had been Murdock's sensei after he was blinded and a rival clan called the Hand.


At Marvel, O'Neil and Frank Miller collaborated on two issues of The Amazing Spider-Man Annual.


Frank Miller's first creator-owned title was DC Comics' six-issue miniseries Ronin.


Frank Miller was involved in a few unpublished projects in the early 1980s.


Frank Miller illustrated the covers for the first twelve issues of First Comics' English-language reprints of Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima's Lone Wolf and Cub.


Frank Miller wrote the scripts for the science fiction films RoboCop 2 and RoboCop 3, about a police cyborg.


In 1991, Frank Miller started work on his first Sin City story.


Frank Miller lived in Los Angeles, California in the 1990s, which influenced Sin City.


Frank Miller later lived in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York City, which was an influence.


In 1994, Frank Miller became one of the founding members of the comic imprint Legend, under which many of his Sin City works were released via Dark Horse Comics.


Frank Miller was one of the artists on the Superman and Batman: World's Funnest one-shot written by Evan Dorkin published in 2000.


Frank Miller was pleased with the result, leading to him and Rodriguez directing a full-length film, Sin City using Frank Miller's original comics panels as storyboards.


On July 10,2015, at the San Diego Comic-Con, Frank Miller was inducted into the Eisner Awards Hall of Fame.


Frank Miller co-wrote it with Brian Azzarello, and Andy Kubert and Klaus Janson were the artists.


In 2017 Frank Miller announced he was writing a Superman: Year One project with artwork by John Romita Jr.


Frank Miller will act as the company's president and editor-in-chief, working alongside Dan DiDio as publisher and chief operating officer Silenn Thomas.


Frank Miller was married to colorist Lynn Varley from 1986 to 2005.


Frank Miller has been romantically linked to New York-based Shakespearean scholar Kimberly Halliburton Cox, who had a cameo in The Spirit.


Frank Miller sketched the roofs of New York in an attempt to give his Daredevil art an authentic feel not commonly seen in superhero comics at the time.


Daredevil's New York, under Frank Miller's run, became darker and more dangerous than the Spider-Man New York he'd seemingly lived in before.


Frank Miller considers the renowned Argentinian comic book artist Alberto Breccia as one of his personal mentors, even declaring that, "It all started with Breccia".