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Frank Miller: ‘The 1940s-style Gentleman Needs To Make A Comeback’

Frank Miller by Gavin Bond for Playboy
Frank Miller by Gavin Bond for Playboy

For anyone who still had a little doubt in his or her mind about whether Frank Miller -- the man who wrote and drew Sin City, which is basically all about tough guys fightin' over dames (and also lady ninjas hanging out with prostitutes) -- is nostalgic for a perceived golden age of dudeliness, look no further than his new 20Q interview in Playboy.

One of the interview's wrap-up questions is about whether Miller prefers an old-fashioned ideal of masculinity, and Miller answers that he'd like to see "the 1940s-style gentleman" make a comeback.

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Stan Lee Bemused By Kirby Controversies, Not As Rich As You Think He Is

Photo by Lorenzo Agius for Playboy, used with permission
Photo by Lorenzo Agius for Playboy, used with permission

Describing Stan Lee as "the original genius behind Marvel Comics and most of the superheroes you've ever loved or watched on the big screen" probably isn't doing the 91-year-old comic book veteran any favors as he tries, seemingly, to rehabilitate his reputation for glory-hogging in a wide-ranging conversation to be published in this Friday's new issue of Playboy. Indeed, the (in)famously self-promoting Lee uses the interview to deliberately undermine the public perception -- one he worked hard to create, as recently as last year with his reality show Fangasm -- that he's a tremendously wealthy comic book mogul primarily responsible for the success of some of Marvel Comics' most iconic -- and profitable -- superhero characters.

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Grant Morrison Discusses Batman’s Sexuality, His Wonder Woman Graphic Novel in ‘Playboy’


On sale now, the May 2012 issue of Playboy features a new illustration by Frank Quitely depicting frequent collaborator Grant Morrison, as well as an interview with Morrison that includes characteristically provocative remarks from the frequent Batman writer, including his belief that the Batman concept is "utterly gay," that there is "nothing noble" about Magneto, and an update on his long in-progress Wonder Woman story...

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AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ Adds [Spoiler] for Season 3


As last night's season finale for AMC's The Walking Dead demonstrated, it's not just the Governor who'll be crossing from the original Robert Kirkman/Tony Moore/Charlie Adlard Image Comics series to the television adaptation with the show's third season...

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Link Ink: Skateboarding ‘ThunderCats’ Toys, Noah Van Sciver’s ‘Blammo’ #7 Commercial and James Kochalka Does Cell Biology


Toys: Bandai's upcoming ThunderCats line adds skateboarding scamps Wily-Kit & Kat to its ranks. Sweet half-pipe sold separately.

Hollywood: Columbia's already signed The Amazing Spider-Man movie writer James Vanderbilt to pen a sequel. Th...

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Link Ink — Rejected Playboy Cover Girls, Google Maps Canvas, Maurice Sendak Invites Parents to “Go to Hell”


Art: The Etsy shop of "theGorgonist" has some great Alice in Wonderland illustrations, plus this totes adorbs Star Trek bro-down between Kirk and Spock performing an intergalactic fistbump. (Super Punch)

: "Where the Wild Things Are" author Maurice Sendak answers a question about whether the movie will be too scary for kids by telling overprotective parents to "go to hell...

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Marge Simpson Poses for Playboy


The November issue of "Playboy" will feature an unusual surprise for "Simpsons" fans; Hugh Hefner had hinted at the news in a recent Twitter message, and now it's out: On October 16th, Marge Simpson will be appearing on the cover of the legendary men's magazine, as well as a three-page pictorial feature with "implied nudity...

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Stewie Griffin Outed as Gay, No One Surprised


"Family Guy" creator Seth McFarlane reveals in the new issue of Playboy that as virtually every fan of the series has always suspected, the matricidal toddler Stewie Griffin is, in fact, gay:
We had an episode that went all the way to the script phase in which Stewie does come out...

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Playboy: Now With More “BASTERDS”


If yesterday's preview of Vertigo's new Crime line in Playboy wasn't enough for comic fans, it looks like the gentleman's magazine has plenty more in store for the comics-inclined audience with a six-page comic book adaptation of a scene from "Inglourious Basterds," Quentin Tarantino's upcoming Nazi-killing opus...

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