Frank Miller Obituary | Frank Miller is an American comic book writer, penciller and inker, novelist, screenwriter, film director, and producer best known for his Daredevil run and sequel Daredevil: Born Again, The Dark Knight Returns, Batman: Year One, Sin City, and 300.
Frank was a broker with Twin Lake Realty in the Paris Landing region and worked in real estate and auctions for Bogard Realty and Auctions. Frank then became a Senior Advisor for Phillip Traylor Auctions and Land in Clarksville, Tennessee.
Frank was also active in real estate development and land investments. He and his family formed a partnership to grow the family’s Hereford Farm near Sango, Tennessee.
Frank belonged to the First Christian Church, the Blue Wing Hunting Club, the Spout Springs Hunting Club, the Clarksville F&AM Masonic Lodge #89, the Al Menah Shriners, the Jesters Club, the Scottish Rite Bodies, and all three bodies of the York Rite.
Frank’s father, John Frank Miller, mother, Rebecca Foster Miller, and brothers, John William Miller and Mark Foster Miller, all died before him.
His daughters Katy Rebecca Miller and Abigail Miller Scurlock and her husband Devon, as well as his sister Anne Miller Moore and nephew Thomas Edwin Moore, survive him in addition to his wife, Sarah Luton Miller.
The family has decided to conduct a Celebration of Life in October instead of a formal funeral or visitation. More details will be sent out at a later date. Please contact the family if you like to offer your respects or learn more about the arrangements.
Donations can be sent to Shriners Children’s Hospital and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Before retiring in 1996, Frank worked as a Deputy Fire Chief for the township of North Bergen. Frank was a NJSIAA member and a high school softball and volleyball official.
Frank is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Mary Ann, his daughters Leigh and Jim Lepis, Lauren and Jimmy McHale, and his five grandchildren Michael, Kaely, Brooke, Aidan, and Sean.
Frank’s siblings, Mary Ann Dougherty, Virginia Affuso, and Sharon Golodik, as well as several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews, survive him. Frank’s brother Bill predeceased him.
Miller was a comics lover growing up, and a letter he submitted to Marvel Comics was published in The Cat #3. His first published work was at Western Publishing’s Gold Key Comics brand, where he was recommended by comics artist Neal Adams.
Miller had displayed prototypes in New York City and received much criticism as well as informal training. Though no published credits appear.
he is provisionally credited with the three-page narrative “Royal Feast” by an unknown writer in the licenced TV series comic book The Twilight Zone #84, and the five-page “Endless Cloud” by an unknown writer in the following issue.
Miller earned his first verified credit in Weird War Tales #64, in writer Wyatt Gwyon’s six-page “Deliver Me From D-Day,” inked by Danny Bulanadi.
The intention to make Miller the guest star of the Thought Bubble Festival was met with controversy at this time.
This festival, which has been held in the English county of North Yorkshire since 2007, has grown to become one of the most important in the United Kingdom. The creators are proud of the festival’s diversity and emphasis on the needs of comic creators.
Former Marvel editor-in-chief Jim Shooter recalls Miller joining DC Comics after breaking in with Marvel “…I believe it was a minor gig from Western Publishing.
He went to DC, and after being savaged by Joe Orlando, got in to meet art director Vinnie Colletta, who saw his skill and arranged for him to receive a one-page war comic work “.
The Grand Comics Database does not list this job; there could have been a one-page DC story, or Shooter could have misremembered the page count or been referring to the two-page story.
“Slowly, painfully, you dig your way from the cold, choking debris” in Weird War Tales #68, by writer Roger McKenzie.
Other early DC work included the six-page “The Greatest Story Never Told” by writer Paul Kupperberg in the same issue, as well as the five-page “The Edge of History” by Elliot S. Maggin in Unknown Soldier #219. His debut Marvel Comics effort was a 17-page story titled “The Master Assassin of Mars, Part 3” in John Carter, Warlord of Mars #18.
Frank Miller, a US artist and novelist, is one of the international comic scene’s superstars, thanks to publications like “Sin City” and his critically acclaimed “Batman” stories, which updated the genre in the 1980s.
And the 64-year-old, whose work has also been effectively adapted for film, has long been one of the most divisive comic book authors. Many of his writings are filled with sexualized violence, misogyny, racial stereotyping, and anti-Islamic rage.
The latter was now the source of a public uproar, as a result of which Miller was barred from attending the renowned British comedic festival Thought Bubble on Wednesday.
He was due to arrive as a “special visitor” from the United States in mid-November. Instead, on Wednesday, the event issued a terse statement saying, “Frank Miller will no longer be a guest at Thought Bubble Festival.”
The reason for the unloading was a public controversy concerning Miller’s words and depiction of Muslims, particularly in his controversial comic book “Holy Terror,” in which he reacted 10 years ago to the terrorist assaults in the United States. In the novel, a Batman-like superhero battles Islamist terrorists.
Netflix will premiere a 10-episode series based on Cursed in July 2020, with Miller and Wheeler serving as both creators and executive producers.
In July 2020, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For producer Stephen L’Heureux filed a $25 million defamation and economic interference lawsuit against Miller and co-producer Silenn Thomas.
L’Heureux claimed the pair made “false, misleading, and defamatory statements” to Skydance Media CEO David Ellison and other Skydance executives about L’Heureux’s ownership of the development rights to Sin City and Hard Boiled.
preventing the creation of a film adaptation of Hard Boiled and a TV series based on Sin City. Miller’s lawyer, Allen Grodsky, refuted the allegations, saying, “The accusations claimed in Mr. L’Heureux’s case are bogus, and we will vigorously defend this litigation.”
On April 28, 2022, it was announced that Miller would create Frank Miller Presents, or FMP, an American comic book publishing firm.
Miller will serve as president and editor-in-chief of the company, with Dan DiDio as publisher and Silenn Thomas as chief operational officer.
FMP anticipates producing two to four titles each year, with Miller’s first contributions including Sin City 1858 and Ronin Book Two.