15-year-old Frank Miller's 1972 fanzine art that predicted 300

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Dec 14, 2012

Before Zack Snyder's 2006 film version of 300, there was Frank Miller's 1998 comic-book version of 300. And before that, there was ... what? Turns out there was a 15-year-old kid who couldn't resist doodling gladiators.

Frank Miller's earliest comic-book work was done when he was 15 and had been in fandom for under a year. The top drawing was created by the adult Miller, but the two other drawings first appeared in the fanzine Love: Where the Fen Are Pen.

We're not exactly sure what that subtitle means, but we're happy to see how much Miller has improved over the years. It gives the rest of us hope!

(And for more early Miller art, check out Bleeding Cool.)