Ragdoll (deadringrancor) wrote in nerdcorenews,

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Batman vs. Osama

In a forthcoming graphic novel, Batman is off to the middle east to punch out Osama bin Laden*. The story will be written by (here's a surprise) Frank Miller.

“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.”

It is my opinion that it's about time someone punched out Osama. Considering comics were such a big influence in the WWII era, I'm disappointed at the publishers' soft stance on the issue.

(Though, this was tried before, in a book called American Power by CrossGen. But it was pulled because of reader outcry. I'm not entirely sure why, but I believe it had something to do with intolerance.)

*Apologies for linking to an article about Batman with the pandering headline “Holy comic book!” and the inane opening line “Holy terror, Batman!”

Edit: I just found out that the comic is actually going to be called Holy Terror, Batman! Frank, you disappoint me.
Tags: batman, comics, frank miller
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