Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Wow, About Time

Some popular culture takes on Islamic terrorists. That's right, in the graphic novel Holy Terror the Caped Crusader takes on al Qaeda. Here is what creator Frank Miller, the guy who did Sin City, had to say about his latest creation:

"Not to put too fine a point on it, it's a piece of propaganda," he said.
"Superman punched out Hitler. So did Captain America. That's one of the things they're there for.

"These are our folk heroes. I just think it's silly to have Batman out chasing the Riddler when you've got al-Qaida out there."

Comparing Batman to Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry character - a lone urban hero fighting a crime wave - Miller said: "Batman kicks al-Qaida's ass ... I wish the entertainers of our time had the spine and the focus of the ones who faced down Hitler."

In the book, Holy Terror, Batman is "a reminder to people who seem to have forgotten who we're up against", the author said.

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