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Nikkolas Politically Confused from Texas Relationship Status: Anime is my true love
Politically Confused
May 3rd 2017 at 5:03:39 PM

So I saw in the Eisner Award nominations there was a book called Frank Miller's Daredevil and the Ends of Heroism. I know Miller's reputation - both good and bad - but as I planned to read The Dark Knight Returns for the first time ever, I thought it be good to know the context in which it was written. A lot of writers make their comics a commentary on the time and place they were written. You can appreciate the story all on its own of course but it can't hurt to have some look into the writers' psychology or ideology.

The book is, as the title implies, ostensibly about Miller's legendary DD run but it's also more generally about Miller himself. What he was trying to craft, not just in DD, but other comics as well, like Ronin or TDKR or his newer, more controversial stuff.

I figured people here might be interested in reading choice snippets from the book that discuss both Batman specifically and Miller's overall ideas.

I would just post it all here but it's rather long.... Here is a choice selection of the topics I found most interesting. It really deals with Miller's ideas of superheroes and politics and all that stuff fascinates me.

https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/posts/8428090/

edited 29th Dec '17 1:59:22 AM by Nikkolas

CharlesPhipps Author from Ashland, Ky Relationship Status: Lovey-Dovey
Nikkolas Politically Confused from Texas Relationship Status: Anime is my true love
Politically Confused
Dec 28th 2017 at 7:34:35 PM

[up] Awesome to hear. I hope more people buy it. It's really good.

TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Much more than meets the eye!
Dec 28th 2017 at 8:52:35 PM

Um...I found this message:

"The page or image you are trying to access is not available on this site!"

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Nikkolas Politically Confused from Texas Relationship Status: Anime is my true love
Politically Confused
Dec 29th 2017 at 1:58:28 AM

[up] Yeah, sorry. I uploaded it over half-a-year ago and they delete it after a while, I guess.

You can find all the quotes I had in that PDF in this post: https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/posts/8428090/

CharlesPhipps Author from Ashland, Ky Relationship Status: Lovey-Dovey
Author
Mar 20th 2018 at 8:35:26 PM

Finished the book and it was...okay.

The author has a serious case of Broken Pedestal as he basically talks about how Holy Terror wrecked his opinion of Frank and wonders how he's become such a wreck of himself. It also tends to natter on about the early years and its meaning to him versus analysis but it's still not bad. I had fun with it.

Author of The Supervillainy Saga, Cthulhu Armageddon, The United States of Monsters, and Lucifer's Star.
Sigilbreaker26 Serial Procrastinator
Serial Procrastinator
Mar 21st 2018 at 1:15:21 AM

[up][up]Read through that, thanks for sharing that, it was really good!

"And when the last law was down and the Devil turned round on you, where would you hide, the laws all being flat?"
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