Frank Miller may not be a "historian" in the strictest sense of the word, but who needs to be hung up on what really happened when you can read tales of days past with lots of butt-kicking mixed in to spice things up? Let's face it, The Cuban Missile Crisis would have been a hundred times more exciting in Miller's universe -- where a 'roided out JFK would have gone mano-y-mano with a bug-eyed Khrushchev while nuclear warheads flew in the background. Just look at '300.' Is it historically accurate? Not exactly. Spartans and Persians did square off, but Miller definitely made it far more exciting than any history book thanks to his "factual liberties."
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