->''"Revamped for {{the nineties}}!''\\
''So much more exciting!''\\
''[[RobLiefeld Pointy elbows]] and [[CyberpunkWithAChanceOfRain lots of lightning!]]''\\
''[[TrueArtIsAngsty Edgy and angry]], [[EvilTastesGood so zesty and tangy]]!''\\
''There's new demographics''\\
''When nobody asked for it!"''
-->-- "Xeriouxly Forxe" theme song [[http://homestarrunner.com/aprilfool10.html (Homestar Runner April fool's toon)]]

->''"'Cause no one wants to know the man who stands for things we outgrow\\
He's [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids too noble and too blind]]\\
We're all older now and we don't need someone to care about\\
The innocence we left behind\\\
Don't touch that dial\\
It's just that goodness is out of style\\\
Be dark, be cold (So conflicted)\\
No hand to hold (Heart constricted)\\
Dark knight, bright soul, ([[EvilIsSexy We're addicted]])\\
[[CrapsackWorld No room here for the bold]]"''
-->-- '''I Fight Dragons''' - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjqqRlgzv6c No One Likes Superman Anymore]]

->''These '[[ARealManIsAKiller no-nonsense]]' solutions of yours just don't hold water in a complex world of [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks jet powered apes and time travel]]."
-->--'''Superman''', ''JLA Classified''

->''"Meet Switchblade [=McGurk=], another punk-looking anti-hero running around a [[CityNoir depressing post-apocalyptic city]] that's ripped off from Film/BladeRunner. Crammed with plenty of violence and sleaze that readers will defend as '[[RatedMForMoney cutting edge.]]"''
-->-- ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' #382, "If Truth in Advertising Laws Applied to Comic Books"

->''"I tend to think that I've seen a lot of things over the past 15 years that have been a bizarre echo of somebody else's bad mood. It's not even their bad mood, [[{{ComicBook/Watchmen}} it's mine]], but they're still working out the ramifications of me [[SillyRabbitCynicismIsForLosers being a bit grumpy]] 15 years ago."''
-->-- '''Creator/AlanMoore''' on what he partially set in motion, [[http://www.avclub.com/article/alan-moore-13740 AV Club interview]]

->''"At the time, it was a dreadful setback for the idea of 'grown-up' superhero comics. In hindsight, it was [[{{Eagleland}} America's]] inevitable reaction to ''Watchmen'', and the only response that could possibly be effective: Fuck realism, we just want our superheroes to [[MisaimedFandom look cool and kick ten thousand kinds of ass.]]"''
-->--'''Creator/GrantMorrison''', ''Supergods''

->''"Comics in the '90s were profoundly shitty -- they were dreadfully cynical exercises in whorish crap."''
-->-- '''Creator/HowardChaykin''', [[http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=53510 "On Superhero Absurdity"]]

->''"In the eighties, some comic book writers '[[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructed]]' heroism by showing the good guys to be unpleasant, greedy, lascivious -- traits many readers found titillating, especially when [[CerebusRetcon grafted onto heroes from earlier eras]]. Those stories had some immediate shock value -- they certainly got the audience's attention -- but, over time, deconstruction is a very limiting narrative strategy. Where do you go, once you've shown your hero to be a creep? You've given readers [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy no one to admire, to root for, no one to identify with]] (unless they're the kind of readers you don't want to meet); eventually, they'll tire of someone who, in real life, they'd cross the street to avoid."''
-->--'''Denny O'Neil''', ''The DC Comics Guide to Writing Comics''

->'''David''': Both Batman and Robinís costumes also come with [[{{Squib}} blood packs]]. These guys really should be bulky like Liefeld heroes, if you think about it.\\
'''Laura''': BLOOD PACKS sounds like it should have been an insane ''Comicbook/{{New 52}}'' comic written and drawn by Rob Liefeld. Just blood-filled pouches as far as the eye can see.\\
'''David''': ''Blood Pack'' [[PoesLaw was a DC comic]], Laura.\\
'''Laura''': NO. Did I just [[RealityWarper invent the past with my mind?]] When was this? Was it the í90s?\\
'''David''': Of course it was.
-->--'''[[http://comicsalliance.com/batman-odyssey/ Laura Hudson and David Wolkin]]''', "The Complete and Utter Insanity of ''ComicBook/BatmanOdyssey''"

->''"For a brief period during ComicBook/{{the Clone Saga}}, before Bob Harras waded in and decided ComicBook/NormanOsborn needed to come back to be Peter's BigBad, the Green Goblin trademark was just kind of sitting around unused... hey, why not work a ''heroic'' Green Goblin into the Spider-Man universe? ('Because that's fucking stupid,' isn't an acceptable answer, either.)... The fact that Urich tried to call himself Green Goblin as a hero is the part of all this stupidity that really kills me. He could've used, like, the Flying Prankster or Happy Halloween Man, or anything that hadn't been used by a guy who killed people. Instead, he opts to do the equivalent of dressing up in a magical Adolf Hitler costume and striding out to become a superhero. This is not a fucking good idea. People aren't going to take it well. [[LeeroyJenkins That didn't stop motherfucking Phil Urich.]]"''
-->-- '''Topless Robot''', [[http://www.toplessrobot.com/2008/11/the_13_dumbest_spiderman_storiesjust_from_the_clon.php "The 13 Dumbest Spider-Man Stories... Just from the Clone Saga"]]

->''"As stated, it was the 90s when this comic was written. Creator/AlanMoore and Creator/FrankMiller's darker, grittier comics were already huge in America. Everyone was more inclined to damn [[TheManIsStickingItToTheMan The Man]] and less inclined to salute him, and so {{Superman}}'s principles of [[ForGreatJustice justice and truth and whatnot]] were looking more and more old fashioned every day... The creators felt that Superman's moral, by-the-books boyscout routine was getting a little hokey, so they went ahead and violated everything that Superman stood for by having him grow a wicked beard, go shithouse-crazy on a couple of Hitlers and burn himself alive, and it was still one of the worst comics of all time."''
-->-- '''Website/{{Cracked}}''' on ''SupermanAtEarthsEnd''