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Father's Day: Brad Meltzer on dads who changed history

I never really cared about Father’s Day. Even when I became a father, I didn’t want to make a big deal — that is, until my own dad died.

Thankfully, I was lucky enough to tell my father how grateful I was for all he’d done throughout my life. But there’s nothing like the death of a parent to make you really examine their impact.

Over the past year, as I was researching a new series of children’s books that I was writing for my own kids, I took a look at the childhoods of American heroes like Amelia Earhart and Rosa Parks.

Do you know how Amelia Earhart got to ride on her first airplane? It was because of her father.

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Batman Day: DC Comics celebrates hero's 75th anniversary with free issue, Dark Knight timeline

DC Comics is celebrating 75 years of the Dark Knight with a free comic book. On July 23, a.k.a. Batman Day, DC Comics will give away copies of Detective Comics issue 27. No, not the actual 1939 comic book that introduced readers to Batman, but a retelling of that original story by best-selling author Brad Meltzer and artwork by the always amazing Bryan Hitch in an all-new, special edition of the mega-size New52 issue, designed by Chip Kidd (Bat-Manga!), and I have to say it’s nice to see one of the original creators, artist Bill Finger, credited on the cover of a Batman comic. READ FULL STORY

Hero Worship: Brad Meltzer takes on Abraham Lincoln, Rosa Parks, and ... Batman

Brad Meltzer has a hang-up about heroes. He keeps looking for real ones.

The thriller novelist (The Inner CircleThe Book of Fate) and conspiracy investigator (the non-fiction History Decoded) has  regularly explored the dynamics of good vs. evil in the comic book world, penning stories about Green Arrow and the Justice League of America. But as the father of three young kids, Meltzer says he started to rethink what it means to be one of the good guys. Superhuman crimefighters may be fun, but they’re fantasy.

As part of a new series of picture books, he decided to focus on real-life iconic leaders, adventurers, and trailblazers. But he found his stories of heroism in an unlikely place — their childhoods.

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