Comic Book Entrepreneur
This week we shine the spotlight on a young and talented entrepreneur who turned his passion into a business. New York artist, Ian Miller, is the co-owner of Triple Threat Comics and creator of the Codename Hunter comic series.
Miller began drawing comics at the age of seven. He was introduced to comic books by his godfather, who used them to help Ian with his reading.
Regarding his early reading Miller says,
“My favorite comic was Batman. Always Batman. Then I got into Superman comics, Green Lantern and The Flash.”
He fell in love with the art form and eventually earned a degree at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
He counts among his influences Bruce Timm (Batman: the Animated Series), Frank Miller, and Jim Steranko (Nick Fury: Agent of Shield). Sterankos’s take on the spy genre inspired Miller to pursue his own secret agent comic.
Last year, Miller released his first comic, Codename Hunter, through his indie comic company, Triple Threat Comics.
The sci-fi thriller follows the adventures of Sean Wade, an intergalactic spy charged with protecting the allied planets from internal and alien threats in the year 3039.
Issue one finds Wade pursuing an arms dealer who is selling more than just weapons.
Batman Meets Godzilla
Miller says that he was a fan of Adam West's Batman before he became a fan of Godzilla.
“I first saw Batman '66 when I saw the movie,” says Miller. “Then they started showing episodes of the TV Show on TV Land. I wanted to drive the Batmobile. I did get a chance to sit in the driver's seat but that was later in life. I saw the first Godzilla film on TV one night and never looked back.”
Miller is a regular at local comic conventions like Eternal Con and Wintercon. He loves meeting fans and drawing sketches. You can follow Miller on twitter or pick up the latest issue of Codename Hunter here.
Project Batzilla is a group of fans dedicated to resurrecting the lost Batman Meets Godzilla movie.