WATCH: Frank Miller on the genesis of DC's Superman: Year One

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Oct 8, 2017, 1:00 PM EDT

Legendary writer/artist and iconoclastic genius Frank Miller (Sin City, Daredevil) barely needs an introduction as one of the most influential talents in comics over the last 30 years.

Among his many memorable projects, Miller was the architect behind the immortal classic, The Dark Knight Returns, which envisioned Batman as a retired, middle-aged crusader with the intoxicating thrill of violence still burning in his veins. This became the archetype for origin stories and deconstructive superhero titles to come in books like Mark Millar's Old Man Logan and Mark Waid and Alex Ross's Kingdom Come.

Miller's newest diversion is DC's Superman: Year One, with the master returning to the same arena he worked in on 1987's Batman: Year One story arc with artist David Mazzucchelli. It's not necessarily a retelling of the Man of Steel's story, but more of a Superman: The Younger Years-like take on the material which examines the time after Pa Kent discovered him in the cornfield and how he goes from youth to manhood. John Romita Jr. is collaborating with Miller on this intriguing project due sometime in 2018.

SYFY WIRE talked with Miller at NYCC to hear him describe Superman: Year One (the title may change), a revealing mini-series centered around the gradual exploration of Kal-El's powers and just how "an alien kid turns into Superman."


Additional material by Jeff Spry.