Friday, May 09, 2014


And the UK magazine predictably decided to put Holy Terror at the bottom of the list of 19 or so stories he's written, in an obvious failure to appreciate the idea, any more than the finished product. They say that:
...the writing of Holy Terror descends into something more akin to a bigoted rant than an actual story.
Oh yeah, it's just like them to blurt straight off the bat that it's nothing more than some "bigoted" rant. Is that also what they think 9-11 Families who openly condemn Islamofascism are doing? Their weird little diatribe gets worse with the following paragraph:
It may not be as bad as seeing Batman punch out insurgents, but whatever the book amounts to is undeniably infuriating. Comics legends like Alan Moore and Grant Morrison – who had by turns lauded and cited as influence to earlier works by Miller – responded with outrage at the mere notion of Holy Terror, an outrage – not a polite disagreement between professionals, but actual anger – and it’s all something like the series could hope to fuel.
All those twosome managed to do was make it sound like they're against fighting crime and defeating violent criminals, and to lose my respect in the process. I guess if it's wrong for Batman to whack out "insurgents" then it's wrong for him to give the Joker - along with plenty of other violent thugs in Gotham - a smash to the face too, huh?

If they think the story itself isn't well crafted, that's one thing, but to say the idea of battling savages is reprehensible is only to deliver a whole slap in the face to what superhero comics are all about - fighting evil. If they don't like that, then maybe they shouldn't read any more superhero, fantasy or crime comics.

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