DC Announces Five-Project Deal with Frank Miller
Comics Legend Frank Miller is continuing his relationship with DC Comics with a five-project deal announced last week by DC Publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee.
Among 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).
The Carrie Kelley project joins the previously announced DC Black Label 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,” said DC Publisher Dan DiDio in the official announcement. “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.”
In addition to the Carrie Kelley and Superman books, Miller will pen three additional projects yet to be announced.
“I am psyched to continue my partnership with DC,” said 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.”