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quote:There was only one rule for the writers and artists, says DC co-publisher Dan DiDio: No evildoer should be sympathetic. “If they’re villains, we want them to be villainous through and through.”
Evil is relative, Johns says, and readers will even see some notorious characters actually doing something heroic through the series.
Moral ambiguity is key to the overall story line, and so is the idea of there not being one absolute good or evil.
"Our characters are more complex than that,” Johns says. "In order for us to wrap our head around a world full of superpowers, people start categorizing heroes and villains. But the lines are pretty blurry with some of these characters."
Well done, gentlemen. I can see you’re really on the same page now.
DC’s problem in a nutshell.