For some reason I can’t picture Frank Miller any way other than how he is today. Perhaps that’s why I find it so entertaining to read a young Frank Miller showing his love for Spider-Man in this letter column from back in the day.
This piece of history was pulled by Jeff Lester from Savage Critic. The note comes from the letter column in Amazing Spider-Man #169 from 1977. That would make Mr. Miller just twenty-years-old at the time of writing it. Granted, the fan-love is directed at the art in the book, which makes sense coming from an artist. Part of me wishes he was exclaiming his devotion to Peter Parker himself though. Now that would have been something to read. Of course, it wouldn’t be too long before Miller would get a chance to draw Spider-Man himself, taking on Spectacular Spider-Man in 1979 for Marvel.
Pretty cool, no? Keep an eye on today’s letter pages, you never know who will turn out to be the next famous comic artist in the business.