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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.
edited 29th Dec '17 1:59:22 AM by Nikkolas
Awesome to hear. I hope more people buy it. It's really good.
Um...I found this message:
"The page or image you are trying to access is not available on this site!"
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/
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.
Read through that, thanks for sharing that, it was really good!
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