Monday, February 13, 2006

Why Batman is Still Cool

Frank Miller is penning another Batman graphic novel. Thats a comic book for those of you who want to look down on the post-teenage men who buy such things. What is it about? According to Miller "Batman kicks Al Qaeda's ass." Via Michelle Malkin:
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."
Maybe now Marvel can follow suit and give Cap his balls back.

UPDATE: Hube, an even bigger comic nerd than myself, has similar thoughts and more of Miller's background for anyone not familiar with his work.

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