Comic book writer and novelist Frank Miller who revolutionised the Dark Knight with his gritty and dark Batman: Year One story has revealed that he’s writing a Superman: Year One origin story too.
Thirty some years after Batman: Year One, which helped reshape comic books and re-imagined Batman as a darker character, Miller announced that he is currently working on a new Superman origin story with artist John Romita Jr. It’s a project that The Dark Knight Returns writer has been meaning to do for years:
“I gotta new Superman project that’s getting started, telling his origins. It’s like my book Batman: Year One, it’s going to be Superman: Year One. It’s telling his beginnings from when Pa Kent discovered him in the cornfield, and the little boy goes to youth, and then to manhood.”
Miller continued to express his interest in the mythology of Superman and that he has had the opportunity to work with most of his favourite characters already, although he would love to do another Superman story:
“Through Dark Knight I got to touch just about all of the ones in the DC pantheon, but I never really had my real meaningful crack at Superman.”
Released in 1987, Batman: Year One is a fan-favourite comic book that tells the story of Bruce Wayne’s first year as a crime fighter. It also introduces James Gordon to Gotham and Selina Kyle’s transition from petty thief to Catwoman. The story also inspired Christopher Nolan during the making of his Dark Knight trilogy.
— DC (@DCComics) July 23, 2017