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Frank Miller’s Holy Terror to hit stores in September

Rich Johnston and Heidi MacDonald are both reporting that Frank Miller’s long-awaited graphic novel Holy Terror will be published this September, the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks to which the book is a response. The project began as a “Batman vs. al-Qaeda” book for DC before Miller, feeling he’d taken the story too far outside of the Batman comfort zone, rejiggered it with an original hero called the Fixer and took it elsewhere. That elsewhere turns out to be Legendary Comics (the publishing subsidiary of the Legendary Pictures film shingle), helmed by former Oni/DC/IDW editor Bob Schreck. This oughta be a pip.

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Looking forward to this. When he first announced it I was excited and then less so when Batman was taken out but I think this could be great.

Way to go Bob. What a great way to get Legendary out there.

More reactionary crap from Miller.

“Rich Johnston and Heidi MacDonald are both reporting that Frank Miller’s long-awaited graphic novel Holy Terror will be published this September”
A strange way of phrasing this news. They are both reporting this because it was prominently displayed in the online Previews catalogue released for all to see on Friday.

Miller has said that this is a hearkening back to the Golden Age WWII comics that used fictional characters to defend nationalism. Have you seen those comics, with their anti-Jap and anti-Kraut imagery? They were simplistic, two-dimensional caricatures that were flat-out racist. If Miller thinks we can or should go back to those times again, he’s wrong and I’m not looking forward to what will probably be a hideously offensive racial portrayal of Muslims. Just look at that cover! The hero is white? Really, what a surprise!

I’m not going to say it won’t be good but I somehow doubt it will. Having said that apparently I’m in a small minority of Bat-fans who didn’t like The Dark Knight Returns.

Why does the Mummy hate our freedoms?

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