Comics are important to culture because of how realistic they are. Nobody wants to read about Wonder Woman “saving the day”. That isn’t cool. They wanna read about how she’s plauged by the post-traumatic stress of being raped by her archnemesis and then breaks her moral code and kills him violently. They don’t want to see Superman doing the right thing. That’s completely unrealistic. Nobody does the right thing in real life and nobody wants to read about something that isn’t a perfect representation of what they deal with on a daily basis. It’s this realism that makes comics important. Extraordinarily unrealistic tales of valor aren’t important. Taking good characters and making them do terrible things and then brood about it for five issues…that right there, that’s important. That’s what comics are all about.
— Nobody (or Dan DiDio, possibly)
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