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Nitz the Bloody

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little kon-el

Subj: Re: I think it is as dark as, say, Harry Potter or Doctor Who...
Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 05:34:20 pm EDT (Viewed 177 times)
Reply Subj: I think it is as dark as, say, Harry Potter or Doctor Who...
Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 12:27:05 pm EDT (Viewed 11 times)



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    I get that it is dark, but it isn't as dark as Millar can go. It isn't Chosen or Unfunnies dark. It isn't even "Wanted" dark.


Not explicitly, but almost all of Millar's work has a cynical and even nasty tone to it. Very few Millar characters ever do anything for altruistic reasons, and their heroic deeds tend to be either heat-of-the-moment impulses or deliberate acts of self-aggrandizement.

For example, the Ultimates; Cap does what he does because he's used to following orders for the (perceived) good of God and Country. Hawkeye and Black Widow are black ops goons who are even less picky about what orders they'll do, and enjoy the killing. Iron Man's a thrill seeker with a desire to die with a good reputation once his brain tumor kills him. Banner and Pym are troubled man-children who want to be respected but will use force to achieve that respect (especially Pym). The only character who fits into the classic hero mold is Thor, and even he's hardly above using situations to promote his political agenda (such as refusing to fight the Hulk until America doubles its foreign aid budget).


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