Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
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Subj: Re: 1985 Interview
Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 at 03:25:15 pm EST
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Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 03:23:01 pm EST

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CBR has an interview with Millar about 1985, which is basically the villains from Secret War finding the real Earth in 1985 and invading the helpless with nothing but Marvel Savvy kids knowing their weaknesses. I found this final quote pretty funny, since the situation he describes is greatly due to his participation in the MU more than anything else \:\)

"I think it's coming along at exactly the right time because right now superheroes are all fairly cynical and controversial. They're all fighting each other and have some unlikable traits," Millar continued. "And there's something very pure about this. It really reminds you of the comics of your childhood without being old fashioned. Because you're seeing them done in a whole new way it makes you remember why you love Marvel Comics. It's terrifying, but it's also heartwarming; quite an unusual change of pace for me."

I thought the tender and warmer parts of Kick-Ass were the change of pace? Methinks Millar may be a softy at heart \:\)

Full interview at http://comicbookresources.com/news/newsitem.cgi?id=13184

> CBR has an interview with Millar about 1985, which is basically the villains from Secret War finding the real Earth in 1985 and invading the helpless with nothing but Marvel Savvy kids knowing their weaknesses. I found this final quote pretty funny, since the situation he describes is greatly due to his participation in the MU more than anything else \:\)
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> "I think it's coming along at exactly the right time because right now superheroes are all fairly cynical and controversial. They're all fighting each other and have some unlikable traits," Millar continued. "And there's something very pure about this. It really reminds you of the comics of your childhood without being old fashioned. Because you're seeing them done in a whole new way it makes you remember why you love Marvel Comics. It's terrifying, but it's also heartwarming; quite an unusual change of pace for me."
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> I thought the tender and warmer parts of Kick-Ass were the change of pace? Methinks Millar may be a softy at heart \:\)
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> Full interview at http://comicbookresources.com/news/newsitem.cgi?id=13184

Millar probably does his best work when he's playing with notions of nostalgia and boyhood. He reminds me of a big kid writing the stories of other kids as they learn to grow up. His excesses are what turn me off. "Chosen" is probably one of his better stories, because it makes use of a lot of these themes and ideas, but then it throws that big muther-effin' twist at the end that's pure Millar (or rather, pure Garth Ennis, but with Millar's bad dialogue \:\-p ).

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