yeah, i just get so tired of reading comments about "ripoff" when virtually everything on this site is a ripoff. it's all like the pot calling the kettle black, over and over. it just makes everybody look ignorant and amateurish.
i used to do illustration like that back in the 1970's. i stole the style from some guys working in the 1930's, who were stealing it from some guy's from the 1900's who were ripping off some guys from the 1870's and so on and so on. nothing original about this stuff, especially frank miller. he's just managed to exploit it better than most. that's all. there's nothing all that unique here, or in frank miller.
i actually used to have a copy of this. as far as i could tell, it was a first edition, too. back in the early 70-'s, i 'loaned' it top a girlfriend to hang in her room (along with several other cherished posters i had). then we broke up. bye bye, posters.
this is probably one of those letterpress showcard bootlegs that fills the internet. a while back, some enterprising fella decided that he could print up "GEN-U-INE ANTEEK" showcard rock concert gigposters and sell them for big bucks. i first noticed them back in the early 90's for beatles/stones/woodstock/elvis - any act or show or event that was "historically significant". i remember getting fooled by one for the buddy holly/big bopper/richie valens show that got cancelled because of the plane wreck. i thought it was a real one and bought it. it (of course) was a total fraud. that was about 1990. so, these fake things have been on the scene for a very long time. now they have them for just about every band or gig or even fantasy gig imaginable - all for $9.99 on the internet. if you get into buying old showcards (grushkin calls them 'boxing posters', but that is inaccurate. they are properly called 'show cards'. they've been around since the 1800's), you'd better know something about them or you'll buy an awful lot of worthless junk.