I find Miller's stuff a little to severe for my taste as well. More upsetting than enjoyable really. Some people really like that hyper-realistic, ulrta-violent stuff. I'm not a big comic reader and am only really farmilliar with and fond of the Timm/Dini versions. All that Knightfall and death of Superman business made me sick back in elementary school. I don't want to see Superman die, or Batman get his back broken. Why don't they just make Snoopy get run over by a car while they're at it?