From The Desk Of Superdrag’s John Davis: “The Dark Knight Returns”

johndavisc1John Davis wanted rock ‘n’ roll, but he didn’t want to deal with the hassle. The Superdrag frontman broke up his band in 2003, got religion and issued a pair of solo albums, putting a seemingly tight lid on the legacy of his Knoxville, Tenn., outfit. Apparently, Davis is willing to be bothered again: Superdrag’s original lineup reconvened to record Industry Giants, a new album due March 17.

This week, MAGNET celebrates the return of Superdrag by handing Davis the reins to our website, where he’ll share his favorite music, films, food, literature and more. Read our Q&A with Davis about the comeback here.


Davis: Written by Frank Miller with Klaus Janson and Lynn Varley, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns is easily one of my all-time favorite works of fiction from any genre. I’m a habitual re-reader, and I’ve re-read this one no less than 25 times. It’s routinely described using words like “operatic,” “fortissimo” and “masterpiece”—I’ll buy that. It’s Miller’s operatic, fortissimo masterpiece.