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Author Topic: Superman in "The Dark Knight Returns" by Frank Miller  (Read 21025 times)
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« Reply #32 on: December 31, 2006, 03:12:30 PM »

My vision of DKR has always been only for the metaphor,
Miller has used a comic book story in order to criticize the behavior the of his government and the public opinion in a determined historical moment, and in order to make this he has used the two heroes who more better than anyone other incarnate the ideals of the America, therefore it is not only the atmosphere in which they move to seem extreme, but also the protagonists are forced to become it, arriving to the excess, until becoming parodies of theyself.The first time that I have read it sincerely I have found nearly annoying Superman because in fact not only prevented  Batman to make the right things but also he had "forced" himself to accept the absurd demands from the government to continue its “job”,now after many years I'ts still hard for me to appreciate this version but i can understand it much better.

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