Comic Theme Time – Making Comic Book Lemonade Out of Lemons
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"This is the home that was... the scorched and blackened earth, the weeping sky, the stones that stood for thousands of years... thrown down. Burned. Destroyed. ...This was our home before the darkness fell ... Before the fires came. Before we were abandoned... Before the Gods themselves turned away from us."
"BRING FIRE! BRING STEEL! BRING PAIN! BRING DEATH! This is our home and we will not submit! BRING RAGE! BRING HORROR! BRING BLOOD! Our lives are our own and we will not surrender! Bring all you have against us! But we SHALL. NOT. YIELD!"
"I'm kind of bound to the bridge. It's a mandatory metaphor ... for being between two worlds, two places, two realities..."
"Now scram, beat it, take a hike, do a fast fade and cut to black, okay?"
"We did not say you can fly, only that in time you could fly, and in another time you did fly, and one day ... you will fly, but that day is not this day."
"They have scattered to the four winds, they are in hiding alone, waiting, waiting for vengeance. Waiting for the right moment. Waiting for their Princess to return to them. Waiting for you. Waiting...to be saved."
"One thing we talked a lot about during the pitch process was the idea that, in a place like Metropolis, there are all these young people who live and work in close proximity to these awe-inspiring heroes and villains, and they sort of build up the infrastructure that makes all the high-action stuff we see in comics normally possible in the first place. In a city like this, there would be a lot of interns, entry-level post-grads and junior executives for whom guys like Steel, Booster Gold and Lex Luthor aren't far-away legends; they get their coffee, handle their schedules and write up their press releases every day. The closest real world comparison I can make is to Washington, D.C., where you have all these idealistic younger types doing a lot of the behind the scenes work for The President and The Senate and whoever. Metropolis is exactly the same way, except there, we're talking about The Daily Planet, S.T.A.R. Labs, Steelworks, LexCorp, etc. Jimmy, semi-famously known as Superman's Pal, basically the closest thing he's ever had to a sidekick, would obviously be a very big part of that scene. It's a pretty interesting position to put him in and impacts our story in a lot of different ways."