Celebrity Birthday of the Day – January 27

Frank Miller. What to say about Frank Miller? On the one hand, this guy has had an unbelievably successful career in the world of comics. On the other hand, Miller has lately been prone to shouting bigoted comments into the internet ether, and revealing himself to be a bit of a racist, sexist jerk. Miller started as an artist for The Twilight Zone comic book series in the 1970s and doing early work on Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man. In 1979, Miller took over the run of Daredevil comics, raising sales of the comic drastically and earning him credit within the world of comic books. In 1986, Miller made a huge splash when he did the four-issue mini-series Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, which is held up to this day as one of the best Batman comics of all time. The 1990s saw Miller create two of his most popular properties: Sin City and 300, which have both seen film adaptations since then. Miller also began moving into the world of film by writing screenplays for the films Robocop 2 and Robocop 3. If you can separate the man from his work, then you, like me, might enjoy the works of Frank Miller (I’m very excited to see Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For released this year), but if you can’t look past the artist, then I won’t blame you if you hate this guy. Frank Miller turns 56 today.

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