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All grown up: Comic book fans are transforming popular culture

David Kronke
Los Angeles Daily News
Sept. 1, 2004 12:00 AM

“Consider the once-lowly comic book. Long the domain of gibbering animals, planet-saving musclemen in ridiculously revealing tights and the silly teens of Riverdale High, comics came of age more slowly than ‘Archie’ and his pals.
In the ’80s, Frank Miller’s ‘The Dark Knight Returns’ grimly reimagined Batman, and Art Spiegelman’s landmark ‘Maus’ deconstructed Nazi Germany as a literal cat-and-mouse game and became the first illustrated novel to win a Pulitzer Prize.”

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