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« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2005, 04:27:04 PM »

Yeah DTO it was the speech written by Ted Sorensen for JFK coupled with the imagery.

Here it is 45 years later and we're so much in need of a  Newer Frontier - in every way. It's sad how much we've lost and need to get back - in America and our heroes.
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« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2005, 05:10:39 PM »

Well earned and well deserved. New Frontier was awesome. The scene that got me the most was actually the little scene with Robin, Batman and Superman. Those few pages wash the stink of Miller and those who have followed off in an instant.

Heck, the Afterword of the book alone is worthy of an award.
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« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2005, 05:48:13 PM »

Another thing that impressed me about Darwyn Cooke was his distinctive art style -- a wonderful "retro" look reminiscent of Fifties/Sixties advertising art and "men's magazine" cartoons.  This was SO appropriate for "DC: the New Frontier", and you can enjoy more in Cooke's recent "Solo" issue.  

He also contributed a story in the recent Green Lantern Secret Files and Origins, a "generations" tale about Hal Jordan's father sneaking the young kid onto an air base for his first jet flight, ending with Hal showing Kyle Rayner what "true" flying is like (leaving their power rings behind -- no "green parachutes" allowed).

If you want pure unapologetic DC superhero nostalgia without added sugar (John Henry's lynching in "DC: The New Frontier" vividly reminds us that the so-called "Silver Age" wasn't ALL shiny and bright), Darwyn Cooke is definitely the writer/artist to look for.  I'm looking forward to Cooke's next major project -- a new ongoing series featuring the legendary Will Eisner's famous character -- The Spirit!   See http://www.newsarama.com/SDCC05/DC/Spirit/cookespirit.html

It may be noted that Darwyn Cooke has also won the 2005 Eisner Award (Best Limited Series: "DC: The New Frontier") and the Harvey Awards for Best Artist and Best Continuing or Limited Series.  He also won the Shuster Award (named after Superman's co-creator) for Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Cartoonist.

Dave Stewart also won a Harvey for Best Colorist for "DC: The New Frontier", and a Best Coloring Eisner Award for a variety of DC and Marvel work, including "DC: The New Frontier".

"DC: The New Frontier" is already a classic, but who knows?  Maybe we can point back to this masterpiece as a pivotal moment, with the same lasting impact on DC Comics that Frank Miller's "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns" had in introducing the "grim and gritty' Iron Age.  Personally, I hope Darwyn Cooke and others can lead DC fans back to a truly "Renewed Frontier".  We'll see what direction DC takes after the Infinite Crisis...
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« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2005, 11:34:38 PM »

Outstanding!
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