Comic Book Resources is running a poll: Which comic writer made the biggest impact on the industry in 2008?
The choices are: Brian Michael Bendis, Ed Brubaker, Geoff Johns, Robert Kirkman, Jeph Loeb, Mark Millar, Frank Miller, Grant Morrison, J. Michael Straczynski and Joss Whedon.
How exactly has Frank Miller made an impact on the industry in 2008? He only had 3 comics published (ALL STAR BATMAN & ROBIN #8-10). What's the impact of that? Showing that a big name talent can do almost nothing and still be a big name? Working on the Spirit movie doesn't count. 1) It barely impacts the comics industry and 2) We won't really see it's impact until it comes out...one week before the year 2008 is over.
While people like Gail Simone and Dwayne McDuffie, who both have had some critical acclaim (how much love does ASB&R get?) and actual product on the market, are snubbed.
I'm not a Frank Miller hater (not really a huge fan, either), but really, what did he do that qualifies him for having made a big impact on the comics industry in 2008?