Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Holy Ink Buckets, Holy Terror Is Published!

Comic book legend Frank Miller's reply to 9/11 is finally hitting the newsstands after 10 years of waiting in the wings.

Holy Terror is finally available.

And not being a powerful and influential member of the media, I didn't receive an advance copy to review. So I'll have to go to the comic book store just like everyone else to pick up my copy.

It's not a Batman tale as Miller had first intended it to be. It's someone named 'The Fixer' instead, sort of a wink, wink, nudge, nudge nod towards Batman's direction. Much the same way Die Fledermaus is Ben Edlund's nod in The Tick's universe.

Former Journolist member Spencer Ackerman isn't happy with it.

Not that everyone didn't already know that Spencer Ackerman is a world class douche nozzle but he illustrates it here yet again:

To bring the point home Miller draws 14 stereotypical Muslim faces around the righteous anti-hero. Naturally, the only way to learn more about the next attack is to torture a surviving terrorist — which Miller illustrates pornographically [Emphasis mine]

If this was Daredevil going up against Hydra, the book wouldn't of raised any eyebrows at all. But since it's about Muslim extremists-- something that most everyone alive today has had an experience with-- Spenny feels the need to take Miller to task.

If anyone should know something about writing violent porn, it's Ackerman:

[F]ind a rightwinger’s [sic] and smash it through a plate-glass window. Take a snapshot of the bleeding mess and send it out in a Christmas card to let the right know that it needs to live in a state of constant fear.

It's telling to see who the left views as their enemy and who they defend.

In Ackerman's case, you can easily tell what he violently wishes for in a pornographic manner.

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