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Absolute DC: The New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke

Look, I’m a nigh-40-year-old man who reads superhero comics. (How nigh, you ask? T-minus 7 months and counting, so please get your grim reaper cakes and hilarious “over the hill” cards (with a picture of a hill) ready now.) I also have a shirt that says “Dungeon Master” that I proudly wear (even if my wife refuses to be seen in public with me when I do). So, I get that I’m particularly awesome, and that my opinion on a book like this has to be taken with a fanboy grain of salt.

But, I’ve been reading superhero comics for 30 years now, and one of the main reasons I keep reading them, despite the absurdity of massive crossover events that constantly reboot continuity and set fire to every single writer’s attempt to do anything in the way of characterization (looking at you, Marvel, even though I love you, for inflicting this, this, and this upon us), is to have that same feeling I had when I read my very first superhero comic (that would be the first issue of the Dark Phoenix Saga, incidentally): that there exists in the world a group of goodly people who will bravely battle the forces of evil no matter the odds, and they’ll do it not because they’re fearless, but because they are dedicated to defending those unable to defend themselves and will do so at any cost. And, ideally, they’ll do it with some clever banter and with visual panache.

It’s been a long time since I’ve read a comic that hit that sweet spot like The New Frontier. Cinematic in scope (not surprising, given Cooke’s background as an animator), pitch perfect in tone, and clever in its reinterpretation of classic DC mythos, this masterclass in sequential storytelling is everything you want in a superhero comic: deep characterization, plot twists and turns, kinetic action, and heroes that are simultaneously down to earth and larger than life. I used to hold up JLA: Year One as the gold standard for DC origin stories; I think The New Frontier is the new gold standard.

The world can seem very dark these days, and we need all the points of light we can get. This is one of those points of light. If you’re a comic fan, or even if you’re not, do yourself a favor and add this to your reading list. You’ll thank me. Or maybe ask to borrow my Dungeon Master t-shirt. Or give you lessons in how to be awesome. Or maybe teach you how to shimmy, because nothing says “for a good time” like these A-minus cups slinging from side to side. I’m happy to do all of the above.
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Justice League: The New Frontier (Movie)

One of the best comic books released this decade, Darwyn Cooke's The New Frontier casts a backward look at some iconic DC Comics characters by returning them to the '50s-giving-way-to-'60s setting that kicked off the second great age of superheroes. While New Frontier was at least partly about how cool characters like The Flash and Green Lantern looked filtered through Cooke's streamlined, jet-age-inspired illustrations, it worked on a deeper level as an examination of why those times produced those particular heroes. With an eye toward contemporary relevance, Cooke somehow made power rings, lonely Martians, Cold War paranoia, and the threat of nuclear annihilation all make sense together. The book's epic scope feels a bit reduced in translation. A story that could easily have filled a longer feature has been unavoidably trimmed without acquiring a faster pace.

The film was written by Stan Berkowitz and the story and visual consultant was Darwyn Cooke. Quotes [ edit ] Batman : [ to John Jones ] And one other thing, I'm not sure what you are or where you come from. But my instincts tell me you're to be trusted. All I need for you is a penny for a book of matches. Superman : This is what the government's afraid of, Diana, us acting like vigilantes.

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This site uses cookies and other tracking technologies to administer and improve your experience on our site, to help diagnose and troubleshoot potential server malfunctions, and to gather use and demographic information. See our cookie policy. Skip to Content. Get age-based picks. The superheroes are all brave and noble, even as they disagree about how to go about the superhero business. Strong sense of teamwork and mutual respect among the heroes, and these good guys even come through when the public, military, and government persecute them. Instead of being regarded as heroes, The Justice League is viewed by the government and the citizens to be violent vigilantes who hurt more than they help; they are regarded as "freaks" and even "communists" for having and using their unique skills and talents.

Watch the trailer! The New Frontier takes viewers on an action-packed adventure, exploring the origins of the Justice League. Strangers at first, these very different heroes must overcome fear and suspicion to forge an alliance against a monster so formidable, even the mighty Superman cannot stop it alone. If they fail, the entire planet will be "cleansed" of humanity. The story is told with a myriad of interviews tracing back the early days of DC Super Hero team ups during the Golden Age, to the Silver Age rendition where the established heroes emerged and beyond.

The film was written by Stan Berkowitz and the story and visual consultant was Darwyn Cooke. The film received a rating of PG for violent content and images, and was released on February 26, Animation ; the first release was Superman: Doomsday and the next film in the series is Batman: Gotham Knight. The film had its broadcast premiere on October 18, on Cartoon Network. In Gotham, J'onn J'onzz —the last survivor of the Green Martian race— is teleported to Earth; unable to return, J'onn disguises himself. Flash finds the five bombs hidden by Cold and captures him, before Cold is possessed by an entity. A doomsday cult that worships "The Centre" has kidnapped a child for a sacrificial ritual; J'onn and his partner Slam Bradley join Batman in battling the cult, but a fire renders J'onn powerless.


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    Justice League: The New Frontier represents the next evolutionary step for the Bruce Timm camp of superhero animation.

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