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February 13, 2006

Frank Miller To Release Batman Vs. Al Qaeda Comic!

Life is good. The writer (director?) of Sin City and of course of The Dark Knight Returns just gave me a dorkgasm:

Miller proudly announced the title of his next Batman book, which he will write, draw and ink. Holy Terror, Batman! is no joke. And Miller doesn't hold back on the true purpose of the book, calling it "a piece of propaganda," where 'Batman kicks al Qaeda's ass."

The reason for this work, Miller said, was "an explosion from my gut reaction of what's happening now." He can't stand entertainers who lack the moxy of their '40s counterparts who stood up to Hitler. Holy Terror is "a reminder to people who seem to have forgotten who we're up against."

It's been a long time since heroes were used in comics as pure propaganda. As Miller reminded, "Superman punched out Hitler. So did Captain America. That's one of the things they're there for."

"These are our folk heroes," Miller said. "It just seems silly to chase around the Riddler when you've got Al Qaeda out there."

Meanwhile, over at Marvel, the Punisher is railing against the industrial-military complex and Bush's phoney war.

But Batman... well, Batman's always old-school, isn't he?


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