Tag Frank Miller

Time Capsule: DC Releases July ’86

A continued look at pre-internet publisher’s comics solicitations, this time: DC Releases July ’86. Cover spotlight on Graphic Novel #7: Metalzoic, by Pat Mills and Kevin O’Neill. Interior highlight on Son Of Ambush Bug: man did they flog this line every…

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RONIN (revisited), Part One

In 1986, at the height of the 80's comic boom, DC comics published Watchmen and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (DKR). If you were to ask any comic fan which books are considered to be the “best” the medium has to offer, these two titles would top most lists, even today. Terms like “best” or “great” are blanket expressions of course. They are meant to communicate affection but in reality are kind of meaningless. There are so many genres, tastes and interests that any meaningful response should be more specific. As well, comics have such a long history..., to continually reference the same books over and over and over again, I feel does a disservice to all the other “great” stories out there. But, I do find it very curious how amongst all the great stories, amongst all the many fickle tastes… how is it that these two stories are universally appreciated?
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