On a scale from 1-10 how mad are you that Frank Miller is writing Superman: Year One?
I don’t seem to recall gripping a monkey’s paw in my fist when hoping in spite of myself there would be some kind of notable Superman announcement at SDCC, a single rotted finger curling in my grip. And yet.
Flat-out: there’s absolutely a chance this could be great, but I would not bet on it. Miller’s repeatedly stated over the years that he actually really does like Superman and that it’s simply been obscured because he’s always writing from Batman’s point of view (and I’d even say the work he actually has done with the character is a lot more reverent than most seem to think). JRJR is one of the greats when he’s on his game, and Miller most certainly is too on a medium-defining scale. On the other hand…Jesus Christ, it’s 2017 Frank Miller doing Superman: Year One. I could spend days listing the innumerable ways this can and more than likely will go catastrophically wrong. Fingers crossed, but I’d say brace yourself for something on the…lower end of Miller’s oeuvre, and not in the delightful All-Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder sense.
I do wonder though, what’s the intended canonicity of this? It’d seem obviously to be its own thing, just banking on the title because it’s Miller, but Wonder Woman still recently used Year One as a title to signify that Rucka’s new one was her absolute official origin, so what’s that mean here, especially with so much up in the air in the wake of Reborn?