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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Holy Terror: Frank Miller vs. The Islamic World

More Of Frank Ruining His Legacy

I like this quote;

“My guy carries a couple of guns and is up against an existential threat. He’s not just up against a goofy villain. Ignoring an enemy that’s committed to our annihilation is kind of silly. It just seems that chasing the Riddler around seems silly compared to what’s going on out there. I’ve taken Batman as far as he can go.”

Does it really matter if he's using sub machine guns, Bat-Shark-Repellent, or poison-tipped Batarangs (a la All Star Batman and Robin)? It's still blunt physical force, and it's still largely irrelevant against what Miller himself calls an existential threat.

This isn't in any better taste than publishing a graphic novel right after 9/11 where the actual Batman fights Al Qaeda. Just because you filed off the Dark Knight's serial numbers and gave him handguns doesn't mean you're doing anything more than one-dimensional propaganda.


  1. Wow. Congratulations, Mr. Miller; you have just offended all of your Muslim fans.

    Neil, here's a great sound that might describe how you're feeling:

    By the way, I really hope that has removed the bigoted comments on "Ruby's World."

  2. Thankfully, Vanessa, those comments were removed by a much more conscientious contributor.

    And yeah, those sounds sum it up. However, I don't think present-day Frank Miller has fans period, let alone Muslim fans. Even his staunchest supporters seem to face-palm at the sight of his degeneration from one of comics' best to one of comics' worst.