When you think about comic books, one of the names that will most certainly come up in that is Frank Miller. Be it die-hard or a casual reader, everyone is aware of what Frank Miller has done for the industry.
Miller has crafted some of the most beloved stories and some of the most detested ones as well, but regardless how one might feel about Miller himself, his name does still carry a lot of weight around, which gives whatever he announces what his next project is an already built-in level of excitement attached.
Miller recently spoke at Comic Con Experience in Sāo Paulo, Brazil on a panel with Paul Pope and Rafael Grampa and touched on what he hopes to do at DC Comics after work on Dark Knight III: Master Race has wrapped up.
The Sin City creator expressed his interest towards doing a World War II story set within the DC Universe saying, “I have a fixation by World War II and I’m talking to DC on a project with their heroes at that time.” This shouldn’t be too difficult for Miller to handle given his past projects like 300 and the use of the military and themes set around them in other projects. What’s interesting is that those were the only details he gave up on it and said nothing more about it really, so not its just a waiting game to see if that project will ever see the light of day.
Miller’s words about the potential project harken back to something he said earlier this year when he said he’d be interested in exploring Superman’s Jewish roots. He said, He has a history in World War II, and I’d like to put him there again. Superman needs to confront his Jewish roots, and I’d like to write that. I’d like to have him face a death camp.”
Superman and Judaism go way back, not just in being the religion of creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, but also the allegory of Superman’s origin to that Moses so one can certainly now speculate if both of these ideas might soon intersect.
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