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  1. "While I by no means disagree that the DC Universe needs diversity in its superheroes, whether it is based on gender, race, sexual orientation or ability. But within the DC Universe, a bullet to the spine shouldn’t be so permanent, considering other characters even go to the lengths of being killed off and coming back from the dead semi-regularly. Barbara Gordon was chosen to be the biggest victim of comics’ Dark Age as a mere consequence of being related to Commissioner Gordon, and she has carried with her that legacy for far too long. By reinstating her to her former state, the post-Moore and Miller “grim and gritty” doldrums can be exorcised in the same way that crippling her was a misguided attempt at making “adult” the fanciful excesses of the Silver Age."
     
     
  2. "I certainly consider myself a visual artist before a writer. The pacing of images, the way that the movements and design of a character tells the reader so much about them. The visual side of comics gives me the ability to show what is in my head when I am imagining a character, imagining how they live. Mostly I think what appeals to me about the visual side of comics is the ability to create a world, a mood, with images. The cartoonist Kathy MacLeod once told me she likes how a comic can sometimes “sear a world into you like an iron” — this is about right for me."
     
     
  3. "Not only is their creation a glorious, crack-filled mash-up of just about every play Shakepeare ever created — and how could it not be completely off-the-rails crazy considering the source material — I think they’ve brought levels of OMG!D’jooSeeThat?! to the story that Shakespeare would wholeheartedly approve of, while retaining the essential human element that makes Shakespeare’s works endure."