I've written about my love of Frank Miller's Ronin before. It is my favourite comic book of all time - more so than Watchman or Dark Knight or Bryne's X-Men or Simonson's Fantastic Four. It blew my 14 year old mind when it came out and it continues to do so now.
There's been a craze recently of releasing large format books containing art scanned directly from the artist's artwork, showing them in their purest sense. I love these books and have Simonson's Alien and Manhunter books, Byrne's Fantastic Four and Mignola's Hellboy. However all pale in comparison to the Ronin edition just released. First of all its massive, twice the size again of all others. You can literally see the ink on the page (and the white out and the coffee and the mad sweat genius of it all). There's so much energy and excitement in every page as Miller experiments and grows as an artist.
But the greatest compliment I can give it is that it makes me want to draw again, to go and create art of my own. It fills my head with endless wonder and opens doors to new worlds and new stories.
I'll never be able to own a page of Frank Miller art but through this book, I'll come close.