Frank Miller Drew This Monstrosity, and DC’s Publishing It

Look, we all know the original The Dark Knight Returns was pretty great (or at least we all remember it as being pretty great… I think… we had lower standards back then), but Frank Miller has long since gone round the bend. When a third installment in the Dark Knight series was announced last spring, we all kind of rolled our eyes.

And not just because it will be titled “The Master Race.”

Anyway, Miller will thankfully not be drawing the new comic… but DC did let him draw the cover for “The Atom” minicomic that will be packed in with the first issue. And… well… this is what happened:


So besides the fact that Superman looks like he’s been run over by an Acme branded steamroller, you can also clearly see the outline of Superman’s junk.

God damn it, Frank. This is why we can’t have nice things.

Via Bleeding Cool

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also wrote and drew the now completed webcomic UnCONventional, and produces the podcasts BS-Free Witchcraft, On This Day With Trae, Stormwood & Associates, and The Nerd & Tie Podcast. This leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”

3 thoughts on “Frank Miller Drew This Monstrosity, and DC’s Publishing It

  • October 6, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    It’s very important to note that Miller didn’t come up with this on his own and pitched it – DC, and specifically Dan DiDio approached Miller for this and asked him to do it. Yet again proving that the only reason DC hasn’t completely crumpled is the sheer will of Jim Lee.

    • October 6, 2015 at 12:40 pm

      But it WAS Frank Miller who decided to give us the outline of Superman’s turgid member.

      • October 6, 2015 at 2:39 pm

        Oh, I don’t disagree in the slightest – it’s just… everyone knows how insane Miller has become. DiDio should have known what he was getting into. And maybe he did, and is ecstatic with where Miller has taken us. Which really speaks to the editorial decision-making of DiDio more than anything else.


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