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Superman: Year One is a coming-of-age story for the future Man of Steel, featuring a young alien-boy just trying to find his place in a new world. Faced with the need to hide his heritage and powers in order to survive, Clark will find his humanity through the grounding of the Kent family and the relationships that will define the man he will become. Told by two of the most revered voices in comics, Superman: Year One is more than a superhero story – it’s about the choices made by Clark Kent on his path to becoming a legend. It’s a testament to the importance of choosing to become a hero.

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"I think there are human lessons to learn because human nature is a constant and an eternal. When people say that 'We have evolved,' they’re wrong. We finished evolving when we started walking upright — when we went from being hunter/gatherers to what we are today. But after that, it’s all been a matter of extrapolation. But we still stick to what we’ve always done. We eat. We mate. And we rule. But the main thing is that from cave times on, we have drawn pictures. Even before we wrote words we drew pictures. Comic book art goes right back to the cave wall. So we’ve extrapolated and gotten more complicated, but the only real leap we’ve made is into outer space. And at this point, we’ve stopped doing that." -- Frank Miller

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I'm such a simple writer. I only write sort of little simple themes, and there are two driving themes of the whole thing and those are Catwoman and Batman and their love, and Bane and Batman and their hate. It's contrasting those two just simple concepts. That's the driving engine of all 100 issues, from issue 1 to issue 103, which is where I'm gonna end the whole series. -- Tom King

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"Everything from the Persian Empire and the Greek Empire is a real study in how the course of the world — of civilizations and the power therein — could be changed so radically. Everything that’s come since then was forged by these wars. We’d be living very differently if Alexander hadn’t come along. To me, the largest issue is the concept of civilization itself, and the clash between Western and Eastern points of view, which has been ongoing ever since. It’s still playing a role." -- Frank Miller

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I'd be really hard-pressed to remember my first comic, or the first comic that made an impression on me, for three reasons:

1) The 1980's were a looong time ago :p
2) Having lived in Brazil I had access to some local comics (Turma da Mônica) since my early childhood, and I am almost positive I learned to read from those books;
3) I have two equally strong contenders from American comics.

But let's put those three in the equation after the cut:

Miller and O'Neil and de Souza )

There you are. Can't wait to read your testimonies :)
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"I've been a fanatic for a long time for old crime movies and old crime novels. But it started with the movies. And the old Cagney movies. Bogart and all that. I loved just how the morals of the stories are. They're all about right and wrong. But in Sin City in particular I wanted them all to happen to in a world where virtuous behavior was rare, which greatly resembled the world I lived in. It's kinda like the old Rolling Stones song, where every cop's a criminal, and all the sinners are saints, where the lowlifes would often be heroic, and the most stridently beautiful and sweet women would be prostitutes. I wanted it to be a world out of balance, where virtue is defined by individuals in difficult situations, not by an overwhelming sense of goodness that was somehow governed by this godlike Comics Code."

- Frank Miller


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“I've got a new Superman project that’s getting started, telling his origins. It’s like my book, Batman: Year One, it’s going to be Superman: Year One. It’s going to be telling origins from when Pa Kent discovers him in the cornfield. And the little boy grows to youth and then to manhood….I’ve never really had my meaningful crack at Superman. In the cast of DC Comics, which has far and away the strongest and richest mythology, there are those three pillars they have of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman.”

And a quote from earlier: "I've been particularly brutal to Superman, but that's not because I don't like the character; it's because the point-of-view has always been Batman's. If I did a story where Superman was the lead character, Batman would be the antagonist. I adore Superman, it's just that Batman does not, so when I'm writing Batman, I do not. It's very much a writer's job to take on a character's point of view."

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