Holy Jihad, Batman!
Osama watch out! The Dark Knight, the Caped Crusader, the World's Greatest Detective is joining the war on terrorists.
According to legendary comics artist and writer Frank Miller, whose reinvention of the classic character revived the franchise in the late 1980's, "Batman kicks al Qaeda's a**!"
In Miller's "Holy Terror, Batman!" Bruce Wayne's alter ego takes on Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda after terrorists attack Gotham City. "Emotionally, it's really raw. Imagine the powerful rage when someone crosses the passion between ... a man and his city.
"The Greeks had their gods and heroes. We have ours. ... What are they there for? ... Superman punched out Hitler. So did Captain America. That's one of the things they're there for," Miller said. "These are our folk heroes. It just seems silly to chase around the Riddler when you've got al Qaeda out there."
Miller said his anger over Sept. 11th and acts of terror around the world since inspired this latest project. He has completed about 60% of the graphic novel and release is expected in 2007. "Not to put too fine a point on it -- it's a piece of propaganda," Miller said, addressing about 1,000 fans at San Francisco's Wondercon comic convention.
I say, welcome to the fight, Batman!