Batman to kick al-Qaida’s head in

Frank Miller is apparently working on a new graphic novel in which Batman chases after al-Qaida and kicks their collective butts. Marvellous. I’m not sure how tongue in cheek Miller is being, particularly given that Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again was such a blatant piece of anti-Bush propaganda. Could be entertaining kitsch, could be arse, particularly given how poor The Dark Knight Strikes Again was. It may even put a dent in the “Batman as serious, realistic hero” bubble that’s been forming in the last 15 years or so, as everyone realises that a man dressed as a bat is not the best option for fighting crime, terrorists, rent arrears, etc. I wait with great anticipation, though.

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