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July 04, 2008

It’s the job of the good guys to kill the bad guys

The ten commandments for superheros according to Frank Miller (via Agent Bedhead)

6. The hero has a reason, but he doesn’t need therapy.

“When I first got going on what became The Dark Knight, I just thought about him a lot, what kind of guy would do this stuff,” he says of his endlessly influential 1986 reinvention of Batman. That said, Miller says he’s sick of “therapy culture” and hand-wringing heroes like Spider-Man who go around whining all the time about the burden of great power. In 300 Sparta’s King Leonidas didn’t have to ponder the Persian Empire’s diplomacy—he kicked Xerxes’ diplomat down a well.

Also via AB, Kiera Knightley Kiera travels the yellow brick road.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 4, 2008 06:47 AM

Comments

Frank Miller is the man. I can't wait to see how his adaptation of Will Eisner's baby turns out.

Posted by: agent bedhead [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 4, 2008 11:10 PM