Frank Miller Taking On 'Superman: Year One' Comic Book Project

The new series will follow Clark Kent from his initial discovery in Smallville forward.
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Thirty years after Frank Miller reinvented the origin of the Dark Knight in the classic Batman: Year One comic book storyline, he has announced that he's planning on doing the same for the Man of Steel.

Miller announced the project onstage during the DC Master Class panel Saturday afternoon at San Diego Comic-Con. In an interview with Vulture, Miller said, "I've got a new Superman project that's getting started, telling his origins … 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's most recent comic book work appeared in the Dark Knight III: The Master Race series, which he co-wrote with Brian Azzarello. Miller's also artwork appeared in the additional "mini-comic" material that was released with certain issues throughout the series' nine-issue run. He is also working on another follow-up to a fan-favorite work, 300, with Dark Horse's Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander due to launch next year.