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Beard Of The Day – May 2nd – Frank Miller

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Once again, it’s one of the best days of the year… it’s Free Comic Book Day! To celebrate, we’re picking one of the greats, Frank Miller. Miller got his first real break as a penciler on Daredevil in the late 70’s. While at the time comics were still only the domain of heros in tights, Miller realized his penchant for writing grittier darker crime stories that happened to have superheros in them. Taking over Daredevil, Miller brought the character from an afterthought in danger of cancelation and transformed him into one of Marvel’s most popular (which I’m sure will only increase due to the excellent Netflix series). After Daredevil, Miller was able to also bring his themes to Gotham with Batman: The Dark Knight Returns which hugely influenced both the Tim Burton and Christopher Nolan films. Miller is also widely known for original works like Sin City and 300.

With the weather as nice as it is, I’m about to go walk down to my local shop and see what’s going on, if you’re able, I suggest you do the same.

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