Oct. 14th, 2018

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I thought, I don't want to do superhero comics. Or, if they resembled superhero comics, I want them to be based upon a different premise. So with both Promethea and Tom Strong, which turned out to be very different books, I was actually looking at the original origins of the comic book superheroes, which was in the pulp magazines. The pulp magazines of the 20s and 30s, that was where most of the heroic archetypes, people like Doc Savage or the Shadow, first appeared. So I thought, all right, if we rolled the tape back... Forget everything that's ever happened in superhero comics, just roll it back to that point and then apply it forward in a slightly different direction, and see what happens. -- Alan Moore

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For DC Nation #4, DC hired John Foster Elliot, screenwriter/psychoanalyst, to write psychological profiles on Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Booster Gold, and Harley Quinn, the major characters of Heroes In Crisis. The response has been... well, the people who are in favor of it are saying that it's intentionally BS.

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Basically, if left to my own devices, I’d have just done a 40 issue series in the style of 12 ANGRY MEN called 12 ANGRY GODS. In terms of my outline, I knew that the pantheon would have a schism at this point. Until Brexit happened, I didn’t realise that it would be by something as clear and true as a simple democratic vote. -- Kieron Gillen

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