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Comics for Film, Games, and Animation by Tyler Weaver

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CHAPTER 22

1986

From the multiversal destruction of Crisis on Infinite Earths was born a new DC Universe. One Earth. New origins. Marvel was still the dominating force in the comics market, amassing nearly 50 percent of sales (not 20 years before, DC outsold Marvel by a seven to one margin), but by the time 1986 turned over to 1987, it would be the other way around.

The Dark Knight Returns

Frank Miller burst on to the scene during the Marvel “Phase II,” period of experimentation with a stint as the artist on Denny O’Neil’s Daredevil. Eventually, Miller would take over writing duties, bringing his love of crime films and femme fatales to the streets of Hell’s Kitchen. He made Daredevil a gritty, street-level crime book; a Sam Fuller or Anthony ...

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