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A.V. CLUB: So you actually consciously set out to change things in the comics industry?

FRANK MILLER: Well, I set out to remark upon them. And seeing how all these heroes had been castrated since the 1950s, and just how pointless they seemed to be... In this perfect world of comic books, which was what it was back then, why would people dress up in tights to fight crime?

A.V. CLUB: Because there wasn't anything bad enough going on back then to justify that extremism?

FRANK MILLER: It was just a bunch of goofy villains. It was 1985 when I started working on this, and I thought, "What kind of world would be scary enough for Batman?" And I looked out my window.


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Here's another actually decent Diana moment! This time, it's about overcoming loss and the nature of grief, courtesy of the ragtag creative team behind DC Bombshells, whom should probably get a Sensation Comics monthly! (We do have Action and Detective, after all.)

Plus, Wonder Woman muses (weirdly) on the afterlife. Check it!

Words: Marguerite Bennett
Art: Matias Bergara
Colors: J. Nanjan
Letters: Wes Abbott


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Also from (and maybe the best of) the Young Animal line! Here's a quality, sometimes bubbly, sometimes poetic series about comic book resurrection, intergalactic pop culture, and the bittersweet journey of a second chance.

The CW should really look into this - it'd make a perfect sister series to iZombie. Check it!

Words: Cecil Castellucci
Art: Marley Zarcone
Colors: Kelly Fitzpatrick

How do you find a star to sail by \ when there is nothing but a black sky? \ You start with your heart. )

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In a B plot about family pride, New Super-Man does New Battle for the Cowl! Also, everything is a Hogwarts AU, even the Justice League.

Plus, I-Ching is right where he wants to be in life. Check it!

Writer: Gene Luen Yang
Art: Richard Friend, Viktor Bogdanovic

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