Ultimate Pop Culture - Fictional atheists and agnostics: Anarky, Ash Ketchum, Brian Griffin, Darla, Dean Winchester, Doctor, Edward Elric, Gregory ... Malcolm Reynolds, Misty, Savage Dragon

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9781234785086: Ultimate Pop Culture - Fictional atheists and agnostics: Anarky, Ash Ketchum, Brian Griffin, Darla, Dean Winchester, Doctor, Edward Elric, Gregory ... Malcolm Reynolds, Misty, Savage Dragon

Source: Wikia. Pages: 54. Chapters: Anarky, Ash Ketchum, Brian Griffin, Darla, Dean Winchester, Doctor, Edward Elric, Gregory House, Jen Lindley, Malcolm Reynolds, Misty, Savage Dragon. Excerpt: Anarky (Lonnie Machin) is a fictional character in the Template:DC Universe. Co-created by Alan Grant and Norm Breyfogle, he first appeared in Detective Comics #608 (November 1989) as an adversary of Batman. Originally intended to only be used in the debut story in which he appeared, Anarky was created to be a violent but highly intelligent youth who rationalized murder in the name of a higher cause. At the request of Dennis O'Neil, this early interpretation was altered before publication, and Anarky was instead portrayed as violent but non-lethal - a characterization that has remained consistent ever since. Following positive reception by readers, Grant briefly considered, in secret, transforming Anarky into a new Robin, to replace the then recently deceased Jason Todd. However, this was soon abandoned when he was informed that Tim Drake had already been created to do so. Stories revolving around Anarky often focus on political and philosophical themes. Named after the philosophy of anarchism, his creation was partially influenced by Alan Moore's character "V" from V for Vendetta. With Grant's transition to the philosophy of Neo-Tech, Anarky was transformed from a vehicle for socialist and populist philosophy, to rationalist, atheist, and free market based thought. The character experienced a brief surge in media exposure during the late '90s, beginning when Norm Breyfogle convinced Alan Grant to produce a limited series based on the character. The 1997 spin-off series, Anarky, was received with positive reviews and sales, and later declared by Grant to be among his "career highlights". Batman: Anarky, a trade paperback collection of stories featuring the character, soon followed. This popular acclaim culminated, however, in a financially and criticall...

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