September 13th, 2006

sharp, arrow, angry

Frank Miller is a Dick

For those who don't know the players, Frank Miller, comics legend (creator of The Dark Knight Returns), has lost his mind in the cranky-misogynist-curmudgeon direction, much like Dave Sim. Miller's new project is (no shit) Batman vs. Al Qaeda, and is apparently entirely without irony.

And to add insult to injury, Miller got to be the Morning Edition "This I Believe" essayist on September 11. And it's awful. I am ashamed of NPR, and I'm ashamed of comics as a culture (though I'm not surprised by it). andiwatson (an amazing man) quotes exactly the right words here:
Miller: "Imagining human villainy in all its forms. Now the real thing had shown up. The real thing murdered my neighbors. In my city. In my country."
Now put those words into the mouth of an Iraqi insurgent...
. Thank you Andi!