Frank Miller, whose career has led him from comics to movies and TV and from Marvel to DC to Dark Horse and more, has announced plans to form his own comics company, Frank Miller Presents.
Miller will serve as president and editor-in-chief, according to The Hollywood Reporter, while former DC Comics publisher Dan DiDio will serve as publisher for the new company. Silenn Thomas, the CEO of Frank Miller Ink, joins them as COO of the new venture.
Per the article, the new company will not only serve as the home for a new Ronin sequel series and a Sin City prequel set in the Old West, it’ll also be the home of new titles by new creators — something Miller says is important to him.
“Investing in artists and the future of comics has always been my one true passion and creative calling,” Miller said on Twitter. “Dan DiDio, Silenn Thomas and I couldn’t be more proud to be launching Frank Miller Presents, which will serve as fertile ground for storytellers and new creations.”
They plan to start releasing titles later this year. In addition to the new Ronin and Sin City comics — which were originally published by DC Comics and Dark Horse, respectively — THR also mentions two new titles called Pandora and Ancient Enemies.
“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,” Miller added on Twitter.
It’s been awhile since we’ve seen new comics material from Miller. After writing Superman: Year One and a new Dark Knight Returns one-shot, both of which were drawn by others, he moved on to work on the Netflix series Cursed and sell NFTs. He did make headlines last year when publisher Legendary Comics told us that they never planned to reprint Miller’s 2011 graphic novel Holy Terror, his “screed against Islam, completely uninterested in any nuance or empathy toward 1.2 billion people he conflates with a few murderous conspiracy theorists,” according to Wired. But the new publishing venture may not have any qualms about reprinting it.