After illustrating a few stories for Gold Key’s The Twilight Zone and DC’s Weird War Tales and Unknown Soldier, and following a story in Marvel’s John Carter: Warlord of Mars #18, Frank Miller landed a two-part fill-in job on Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #27–28, which guest-starred Daredevil, a character who he would define and which in return would define his early success. Miller took over as regular artist on Daredevil #158. By the time Elektra was featured on the cover of Daredevil #168, he was writing it as well. With inker Klaus Janson, he turned it into one of Marvel’s most popular titles.

He also illustrated the first Wolverine mini-series, unleashed Ronin, and then turned his attention to Bruce Wayne’s future with Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, which became a perennial best seller in its collected edition. Subsequently he wrote another run on Daredevil and Batman: Year One, both with artist David Mazzuccheli, before turning to creator-owned projects such as Sin City and 300. He continues to create in both film and comics.