Frank Miller's Holy Terror Batman

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  1. Darkred Registered

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    So Miller is writing, drawing, and inking a story that will see the dark knight colliding with terrorists after an attack on gotham. I think this will be interesting but what are your thoughts.
     
  2. Two-Face Harvey Dent

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    Is this one where Batman chases Bin Laden's men?
     
  3. hippie_hunter The King is Back!

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    I think that this is going to suck as hard as All-Star Batman and Robin :o
     
  4. Punisher RULES Live Simple

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    Miller's art seems to be getting a MAJOR upgrade from his dreadful All Star covers.
     
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    Any images been released yet?
     
  6. Darkred Registered

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    Apparently he has already penciled a 200 page piece and thats all i know. Miller talked about how he liked the idea of superman and capt america clashing against hitler. So we could see bats knocking out bin laden. Should be interesting.
    :D
     
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    i think somewhere within the All Star Batman thread, there are screen caps of some video interview with Miller where he shows some poster sized panels from the story. Black & White....very Sin City

    i think this is gonna be cool. I have a feeling the art will beat the piss out of his all-star covers. I also wouldnt mind seeing it as a black & white piece, rather than color. If he does color it, i want it hand colored, not crazy digital color like DKSA.

    i think this story will kick ass too. If Captain America can punch out Hitler, and Superman can beat up a bunch of enemy japs, Batman surely has the comic book right to beat the piss out of Bin Laden.
     
  8. trustyside-kick The Marine Marvel

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    I hope he doesn't screw this story up too.
     
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    The funny thing about him saying that it's "unabashed propaganda" is that he used to come across as very critical of the government with his Batman stuff, and often with Sin City as well. DKSA in particular had a lot to say about the U.S. government, and how evilly it would respond to an attack. As we know, the same week that DKSA was released, the government did, in fact, end up responding to a terrorist attack in much the same way Miller's book predicted that it would. Pre-911 Frank Miller is a guy who you wouldn't think would support the government of unashamed wiretaps, the USAPATRIOT Act, informational warfare, and preemptive strikes. Post-911 Frank Miller is a blindly nationalistic *****ebag.

    I can only pray that this whole "unabashed propaganda" is a joke. That somehow this whole thing will end up being a satire of wartime propaganda. But I know that won't happen. **** you, Frank Miller. You have successfully ruined yourself. First All-Star Batman, then this crap. You better not **** up the new Sin City story you're writing for the new movie.
     
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    A blindly nationalistic *****ebag? You couldn't be more wrong. DKSA was extremely critical of the administration. But as for Batman taking on Al Queda? **** YEAH! Miller is against a terrorist group who flies planes into buildings and bombs their own people. That has nothing to do with being a *****ebag.
     
  11. theMan-Bat Team Classic DC

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    Yeah, that's why I think it's not going to be complete and utter "propaganda." He's still a bit of a left-slanter, I'll bet dollars to donuts about that.

    I think while it's along the same vein of "superhero comes in and beats the s**t out of bad dude," I'll bet there's going to be some low blows to both sides.
     
  13. trustyside-kick The Marine Marvel

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    Wait...it is really going to be called Holy Terror Batman? wow what a gay title. I thought this guy titled the thread that as a joke since Robin in the Golden Age and 50s/60s show would do those gay phrases.
     
  14. theMan-Bat Team Classic DC

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    Yes, it's really going to be called Holy Terror Batman. Miller said the title is a pun on the old TV series.

    http://www.spacecast.com/videoplayer_1696.aspx
     
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    the art looks ok, but i still don't like the idea of the storyline :(
     
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    I'm not impressed one bit with the way Batman looks. I'm sorry, he looks like a middle aged man with a mask that looks like its a cheap wrestler's mask, a la Nacho Libre. I guess thats catwoman he is rescuing. The rest of it looks kind of interesting. Holy Terror Batman? Sigh.

    You can see Nacho Libre here: http://www.nacholibre.com/site/downloads/desktops/get_desktop.php?path=nacho_desktop_md_2.jpg

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    Watching the video though, has shed some light on the comic. Its suppose to be a satire of the comics DC did in the 1940s during WWII. Miller says its supposed to be direct and abrupt, meaning we will get some un-P.C racial slurs perhapse and some cardboard cutouts of villians and cultures. I understand the "look" of Batman, because Batman is supposed to look like he is from the 1940s. I think it will be interesting. I didn't know he did his art on giant sheet. For some reason I was under the impression he used 8 1/2 by 11. Silly me.
     
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    I don't think this is a good idea, particularly with tesnions between the West and Islamic worlds running so high(Iraq, "blasphemous cartoons of Mohammed" et al).
    True ,previous comic books had Captain America or Superman punching out Hitler, or other heroes taking on the Soviets(Iron Man, FF) during the Cold War, but those were secular nation states or ideologies(German Nazism, Soviet Communism et al) not a terror group widely seen as motivated by one of the world's three major faiths-in this case Islam. ( Even the PIRA was motivated by secular nationalism-not Catholicism per se).
    Trust me, this is NOT a good idea!
     
  18. Two-Face Harvey Dent

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    So he's gonna take piss out of Bin Laden with 1940s Batman and we gonna have like 60s tv series? I don't like the campy at all.

    Miller should have gone something like Dark Knight Returns.
     
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    I dout it, it'll probably suck harder:o
     
  20. trustyside-kick The Marine Marvel

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    Yea cause only thing saving All Star Batman and Robin is Jim Lee's art.
     
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    oh word to that :up:
     
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    i think it's a good idea. If they wanna put a death warrant on Miller, that's fine by me....aslong as the book gets published first.
     
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    where did you get that idea?

    think about it...forget the blatently obvious 60's pun in the title. Think about it.

    Osama Bin Laden...muslim terrorists...HOLY TERROR....see where i'm going with this?

    as for it being set in the 1940s, i dont think so.The STYLE might be very 40's like, becuase Miller always incorporates that noir-feel in his works. So it might LOOK 40's, but wont be set in the 40's...much like BATMAN'89.
     
  24. cass Registered

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    You know what? I'm sick and tired of people cowering. I say if people are going to kill because of a comic book, then bring it on. How pathetic can you truly be?
     
  25. Two-Face Harvey Dent

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    Either way, I don't like where Miller is going with this.
     

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