After the success of Dark Knight III: The Master Race and the announcement of Superman: Year One as part of the DC Black Label, DC Comics has signed legendary comic creator Frank Miller to a five project deal.
One of those projects will be an upcoming graphic novel starring Frank Miller’s creation Carrie Kelly, who began as Robin in his iconic Batman: The Dark Knight Returns series. Miller will be joined by Ben Caldwell, who will be illustrating the graphic novel which is targeted towards young readers.
Frank Miller’s Superman: Year One with artist John Romita Jr. is also included the five project deal.
“I am psyched to continue my partnership with DC,” explains Miller. “Developing the Carrie Kelley project and SUPERMAN: YEAR ONE with Dan and Jim has been a dream. 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. It’s also a lot of fun working alongside John on SUPERMAN: YEAR ONE, this project is a childhood dream come true for me.”
Along with Superman: Year One and the Carrie Kelley project, Frank Miller will pen three more projects that have yet to be announced.
DC Publisher Jim Lee praised Frank’s work and is excited to introduce new fans to Carrie Kelley.
“Frank Miller is an absolute visionary,” says DC Publisher Jim Lee. “He continues to push the boundaries of storytelling, and I can’t wait for a new generation of fans to meet Carrie Kelley. Joining Frank as collaborator on Carrie Kelley is one of my favorite artists–Ben Caldwell, a singular talent who brings his stylized, clean line and rock solid, playful storytelling to this project. We couldn’t ask for a better creative team.”
Dan DiDio also praised Frank Miller, “Frank is a creative force in this industry, not just with a transformative take on iconic characters like Superman and Batman, but also by tackling the young reader genre,” says DC Publisher Dan DiDio. “He is an icon. As a publisher, I’m thrilled—as a fan, I’m even more excited.”