Batman Takes on Al-Qaida

Bored with pitting his wits against the Joker and the Riddler, Batman is setting his sights on a more challenging target – Osama bin Laden.

Frank Miller, the famed Batman writer, sees the caped crusader facing off against al-Qaida operatives who attack Gotham City in “Holy Terror, Batman!”

Miller, who has inked his way through 120 pages of the 200-page opus, told a recent comic book convention that the novel was an unashamed “piece of propaganda” in which Batman “kicks al-Qaida’s ass”.

Miller said the use of comic book heroes for propaganda had an honourable tradition.

“Superman punched out Hitler. So did Captain America. That’s one of the things they’re there for,” he said.

[Source: Al Jazeera]

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