Friday, July 22, 2011

SDCC '11: Frank Miller's Holy Terror

If you know who Frank Miller is, then you're probably well aware that many of his works in the world of comics like Daredevil, Batman, 300, and Sin City, with the latter two eve made into blockbuster movies. His contributions to both film and literature are diverse and well known to fans of popculture, but arguably he is best known for bringing Batman back to his dark roots with his work on Batman: Year One and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. Those titles became legendary in status, and helped set the pace for future tales of the Caped Crusader to be told in a much more grittier and realistic fashion. Recent years have seen Miller return to writing sequels to his "Dark Knight universe" with The Dark Knight Strikes Again and All-Star Batman and Robin, but those books weren't as highly acclaimed as his previous two storylines (with the exception of coining the phrase "The Goddamn Batman" with his exceptional dialogue writing and script).

Originally pitched as a Batman story in 2006 but was eventually cancelled by DC, Miller is now working on a new graphic novel called "Holy Terror", in which a masked vigilante garbed and styled like the Dark Knight wages a one man war against the Al-Qaeda and Terrorism. A trailer has been released and can be seen below just to show just how graphic and serious this story is going to be, and it leans on the political aspect of the concept being used here. Check it out below for your reference and, if necessary, your amusement on what Mr. Miller has in store for his readers next.

Holy Terror trailer

Well, there you have it. For more info and details on the book, visit the source post at Bleeding Cool.

Holy Terror is scheduled to be released on September 2011, to coincide with the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

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