A Frank Miller variant cover for this weeks Dark Knight III issue #4 has come under fire on twitter.
All of Miller’s variants for DKIII have been a bit, um, bold, with things like showing the outline of Superman’s junk and the like. This one has been castigated up and down the tweetosphere, although to be fair, the first version of it was a photo of an actual comic that distorted it to make it look even more…quirky.
A lot of artists find drawing babies very difficult, even the old masters who made a living painting nativity scenes.
I’m told that after overcoming his recent health issues, Miller draws all the time. All his talk in interviews about future books is not just talk but a burning urge to create and keep making comics.
James “Masterplasty” Harvey tweeted his own recolored version, which does look more “designy”
I recoloured that Wonder Woman. My theory is Miller's recent work is good, but DC have no idea what to do with it pic.twitter.com/88nI0FM6JZ
— James Harvey (@jamesharveytm) April 28, 2016
One thing;s for sure, Miller sure knows how to get attention, no matter what he does.
Just to cleanse the palette, here’s another variant for DKIII #4, this one by Paul Pope.
And for old times sake, a miller cover from The Comics Journal that someone tweeted.
PS: when I was writing this search, I did a reverse image search to try to determine where this image first surfaced. While I couldn’t figure this out. Google did suggest that these were images that it resembled, which I hope amuses you as much as it amuses me.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.