"In the way that the BBC drama Doctor Foster is based on Medea (written in 431 BC) some future playwright will produce an epic for the ages based on Batman: The Killing Joke. Or, better yet, The Invisibles. Take that Taxi Driver, which (when I think about it) SIMPLY IS Scorsese's Joker movie."
"Perhaps the most interesting difference between the DC and Marvel universes is that the former seems to be the inevitable product of a mythic and historical process that began eons ago, while the latter is the product of myriad contingencies set in motion less than a century ago."
"Stan Lee used myth and history to show the best AND the worst of us. He gave nerdy kids like me in the 70s who bought Marvel back issues from second-hand stores for a quarter, read them over and over voraciously, and realized superheroes for us now are what gods once were for the ancients that we didn't have to stand by in the face of evil, or even in the face of the everyday banalities that make us small, petty and cruel."