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No one does dark and stylish like Frank Miller. By Jesse Schedeen The sequel to is finally hitting theaters this week. And while Rise of an Empire isn't directly based on a Frank Miller comic like the original, it still has us reflecting back on Miller's long, impressive career in the comics industry. Miller is a versatile creator who distinguished himself as a writer and an artist, and often both at once. He was instrumental in the evolution of characters like Daredevil and Batman in the 's.
Puzzlingly, he suggests that an adaptation is not necessarily a remediation, though this definition would seem to position adaptation either as a specific case of remediation or a phenomenon existing at a different level altogether.
In order not to get sidetracked by the difference in cultural and industrial practices in Japan and in Europe, Morton focuses exclusively on contemporary films , from Superman to Man of Steel based on American comics. This is an important and effective concept, in that the Scott Pilgrim comics, film and video games do echo and reinforce each other but does not reward involvement through interlocking narratives. This fidelity is manifest in the way certain storylines are referred to, in the implication of fans or even of the original creators — Frank Miller being credited as the co-director of Sin City — and in some cases in stylistic remediation.
The high point of this chapter is the discussion of the Superman film and its stylistic choices, which has received less attention from academics that the later Batman movies, for instance, though it inaugurated the modern age of superhero movies with panache and a historical awareness of its predecessors.
Finally, American Splendor allows Morton to examine the remediation of the specific relation between texts and pictures in comics, notably through the inclusion of on-screen thought balloons. They also resort to the same theorists for the most part, from Groensteen and McCloud to Bordwell and Thompson to Jenkins, which reinforces this overlap and strongly suggests that a core theoretical corpus exist for these comics adaptation studies.
The thematic approach in The Comic Book Film Adaptation also produces a more satisfying overview of the phenomenon of comic book films, and the framework of genre theory proves helpful in charting the various discourses which surround these films. The Comic Book Film Adaptation, also the longer of the two books, is therefore a preferable entry point into the phenomenon, grounded in an impressive amount of original research, undergirded by a solid and extensive theoretical framework.
The book is thus focused on examples of overt remediation, which have often been widely discussed by other scholars, including Burke. Miller offered a coming-of-age tale where the hulking robo-warrior Rusty and his Astroboy-esque replacement, Rusty, must band together to save their city from rampaging monsters.
This series reunited Miller with artist Geof Darrow after their previous collaboration on Hard Boiled. Darrow's intricate, energetic work was a perfect fit for the story, which might not have worked as well as it did had Miller illustrated it himself. Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot also deserves credit for despite some violence being more family-friendly than most of Miller's work.
It seems even Miller has a soft side. Miller offered his own take on the Battle of Thermopylae, the famous clash between King Leonidas and his uber-elite Spartan warriors against a massive Persian invading force.
As much as the series simplified the real events of Thermopylae as recorded by Herodotus, proved to be a rousing tale of a courageous few defending their home against a seemingly insurmountable enemy. It was also a terrifically violent and stylish look at Spartan warfare.
Would you expect anything less of Miller? It helped that adopted a novel widescreen format.
Each issue consisted of a series of double-page spreads, which really paid off when the book was collected in hardcover format. The already cinematic comic was faithfully and lavishly adapted by Zack Snyder for the film, which relished in every display of Spartan machismo and gushing torrent of blood. Several years ago, Dark Horse announced a follow-up to called Xerxes, which will explore the origins of the self-proclaimed "god-king" and the events of the Battle of Marathon.
Xerxes was supposed to have been released in time for the theatrical debut of Rise of an Empire, but seems to have dropped off the radar for now. This, however, is a trick by Leonidas, and signals Stelios, a loyal Spartan soldier, to jump from his back and kill a general. The Spartans fight. Leonidas throws his spear at Xerxes, intending to make the "God-King" bleed, and succeeds. The Spartans are killed to the last man by a storm of arrows. The story then shifts about a year later and ends as now-Captain Dilios relates the heroic sacrifice of Leonidas and his Spartan comrades to his troops before the historic Battle of Plataea.
The Spartans were famous for something other than holding the bridge at Thermopylae, they were quite famous for actually enforcing man-boy love amongst the ranks as a way of military bonding. That specific example probably says more about Frank's grasp of history than it does about his grasp of homosexuality, so I'm not impugning his moral situation there.
I'm not saying it was homophobic ; just wasn't very well researched.
If I wrote to please grievance groups, my work would be propaganda. For the record: being a warrior class, the Spartans almost certainly did practice homosexuality.
There's also evidence they tended to lie about it.
It's not a big leap to postulate that they ridiculed their hedonistic Athenian rivals for something they themselves did. What's next? A letter claiming that, since the Spartans owned slaves and beat their young, I do the same?
The times we live in.