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'Man of Steel' Review: This Grimmer 'Superman' Might Not Soar, But It Flies

In 1986, DC Comics published two titles that would forever push the superhero genre toward what has been known as the "grim and gritty" look — Frank Miller's "The Dark Knight Returns" (whose tough-guy expressionism inspired both Tim Burton and Christopher Nolan's subsequent screen versions of Batman) and Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' "Watchmen" (which spawned Zack Snyder's nice-try effort to wrestle this dark and complex graphic novel to the screen).

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