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Dark Knight Returns writer Frank Miller has inked a 5-project deal with DC Comics

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Mar 23, 2018, 4:22 PM EDT

Frank Miller's fruitful relationship with DC comics just got a bit more fruitful. The legendary writer has just signed a five-project deal with the publisher, writes The Hollywood Reporter. The move was a no-brainer for DC, which got some of its best Batman stories from Miller like 1986's The Dark Knight Returns, which, along with Watchmen, made the case for graphic novels as genuine literature.

As part of the deal, Miller will be writing a book titled Superman: Year One, clearly inspired by his already popular Batman: Year One from 1987. John Romita Jr. will illustrate the book, which is set to be released under DC's Black Label imprint. The 61-year-old writer, known for creating 300 and Sin City, is also penning a spinoff series for Carrie Kelley, the first full-time female Robin in the history of Batman who made her debut in The Dark Knight Returns. Illustrations for this title will be handled by by Ben Caldwell.

According to THR, Miller said he was "psyched" to be taking on all these projects. “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," he said. "It’s also a lot of fun working alongside John on Superman: Year One, this project is a childhood dream come true for me," he said. 

Yesterday, it was announced that Miller would be writing a Young Adult novel at Simon & Schuster Books, based around the Arthurian legend of the Knights of the Round Table.