Frank Miller Still Working on “Holy Terror, Batman… Fixer??!”


For some bizarre reason, The LA Times has published an interview with Frank Miller, which focuses on his long rumoured Holy Terror, Batman! Project.

Miller first announced the project several years ago, inspired by the events of September 11th 2001, and envisioned it as an original graphic novel that featured Batman hunting down and killing Al Queda agents, in a terror ravaged Gotham city.

Some time last year, DC came to their senses, and decided to drop the project, finally seeing it for the crazy right-wing propaganda that it was. However, undeterred, Miller marched on, creating this crazed project, now without any publisher.

The LA Times caught up with Miller during SDCC, and got an update on the insanity. Here are some highlights:

“It’s almost done; I should be finished within a month,” Miller said. “It’s no longer a DC book. I decided partway through it that it was not a Batman story. The hero is much closer to ‘Dirty Harry’ than Batman. It’s a new hero that I’ve made up that fights Al Qaeda.”

Dirty Harry? This sounds interesting…

“The character is called The Fixer and he’s very much an adventurer who’s been essentially searching for a mission,” Miller said. “He’s been trained as special ops and when his city is attacked all of a sudden all the pieces fall into place and all this training comes into play. He’s been out there fighting crime without really having his heart in it — he does it to keep in shape. He’s very different than Batman in that he’s not a tortured soul. He’s a much more well-adjusted creature even though he happens to shoot 100 people in the course of the story.”

The Fixer? Come on! Really, that’s the best you could come up with?

“I had a talk with [former DC president and publisher] Paul Levitz and I said, ‘Look, this isn’t your Batman,’” Miller said. “I pushed Batman as far as he can go and after a while he stops being Batman. My guy carries a couple of guns and is up against an existential threat. He’s not just up against a goofy villain. Ignoring an enemy that’s committed to our annihilation is kind of silly, It just seems that chasing the Riddler around seems silly compared to what’s going on out there. I’ve taken Batman as far as he can go.”

So basically, Levitz told him “Frank, you’re insane, and we won’t let you do this to our valuable character!”.

What are the odds that some dirt-bag publisher will pick this shit up and release it on September 11th 2011? There’s nothing like cashing in on someone else’s tragedy, especially when you can forward your far-right agenda, and promote hatred of Muslims!

Nice work frank! You crazy old bastard…

Urgh… I think I was just sick in my mouth!

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