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"On this project, I have the opportunity to show heroism from different points of view, politically and otherwise. With Ollie Queen I have a left-wing radical. With Bruce Wayne, if anything, he's a bit of an idealistic anarchist. I'm gonna use The Question, and it's gonna be Steve Ditko's Question. No Denny O'Neil/Alan Moore- I'll-use-this-guy's-own-creation-against-him approach here. I want to have Ditko's Ayn Randian point of view as part of my story. Meanwhile, on the Establishment side, I'll have Superman who's in a very compromised position, to say the least. You'll finally understand why he was playing along all that time in the first Dark Knight."

- Frank Miller


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COMIC BOOK RESOURCES: How are you going to maintain the balance of exploring your themes and retaining the excitement of Batman, of that superhero archetype?

FRANK MILLER: By putting it in context. Think of Robin Hood, which is a deeply political story, but also a wonderfully heroic story. It's a simplistic political story, but it's nonetheless political. So is The Three Musketeers. The reason I need this context to do these heroes is because heroes are silly in a world that does not need them. If the world were the wonderful place that it was portrayed as in the fifties, then who would need a Batman? He'd be a clown! They even deputized him, for Christ's sake.


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"I'm also exploring the simple notion that superheroes should be heroes. Now we have ugly people fighting uglier people and the guy with the most guns wins. The fundament of a superhero is the guy in tights saving innocent people from bad things. It's amazing how infrequently that seems to happen in superhero comics these days.

Allow me a disclaimer: I'm talking about the overall direction I see superhero comics going, not damning each and every title out there. I'm sure there's some good stuff going on that I just haven't seen. But the trend is depressing, and dumb."

- Frank Miller

Source: http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=192


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Disclaimer: As with the previous part, the main villain is a rapist/serial killer. There's also graphic violence/gore and some nudity.

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In addition to the usual content warning for 'Sin City' -- violence, nudity, etc -- I'm going to preface with this a warning: one of the villains is a child molester/killer. We don't actually see anything related to that but it's mentioned so I figured it's worth a heads up.

I think this is one of the stronger Sin City stories but if you're not a fan of the previous ones or Frank Miller's style in general it's probably not for you.

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Kuljit Mithra: The Elektra Assassin comics feature many differing styles and it gave you more room to experiment than the DD graphic novel could. Did the both of you use the same technique, script-wise, or did you try some other approach? What were the different types of art styles you used?

Bill Sienkiewicz: Elektra Assassin employed a somewhat wider array of techniques because it tended to be a wilder ride. The DD graphic novel was actually much more restrained because, once the look for each character was established, it was fairly straightforward in its execution. Elektra was all over the place: "realistically" drawn characters interacting with caricatures interacting with cartoons interacting with photocopies interacting with "children's drawings". There were quite a few styles employed, but the determining factor for the choice of style was what the scene demanded. In essence, the scene dictated the style of artwork used, not vice versa.

Kuljit Mithra: When the series came out, some comics stores wouldn't sell me an issue of Elektra because I was under 18. Was there any concern at Epic about the comics getting into the 'wrong hands'? Were you or Miller concerned?

Bill Sienkiewicz: Not one bit. We weren't doing it for young kids. Matter of fact, when it came out the Dallas/Fort Worth newspaper did an article on Elektra stating "We've got to protect our kids from this". We used that quote in the ads for the trade paperback.


Heavy Trigger Warning for Child Abuse and Rape

Trigger Warning for Suicide/Self Harm


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