Creator Frank Miller Discussion

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Severen
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09:19:54 PM Nov 18th 2011
edited by Severen
Cut this:

  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: He was already pretty crazy but many take Holy Terror as the definitive sign that he's totally lost it. Still, comparatively more sane than Alan Moore.
    • He fiercely hates Muslims since 9/11, going so far as to basically say "You're either an American or a Muslim and thus a terrorist" with his critically-panned propaganda graphic novel Holy Terror.

To whoever wrote this garbage, this isn't the place for you to rant about how much you hate Miller and his works. Please refrain from doing so in the future.
Mercy
08:26:52 PM Jul 23rd 2012
And fair enough too; creator-bashing isn't what we're here for. On the other hand, I do think the entry under Hollywood Atheist should be deleted or heavily edited. Whatever its merits as a work, it is hard to argue that Holy Terror represents any attempt to treat the religion of Islam with any respect at all.
Severen
07:17:03 PM Sep 16th 2012
"Whatever its merits as a work, it is hard to argue that Holy Terror represents any attempt to treat the religion of Islam with any respect at all."

Watch me.

I think you should go back and read the work once more. I've read it through several times, and the words "Islam" or "Muslim" aren't written even once. Not once. Even in his interviews on the subject, he never mentions Islam by name; he only talks about those who engage in terrorism, referring to them simply as "them" or "they". A later interview more or less confirms this, where he says that he doesn't really know anything about Islam (i.e. doesn't care), but hates those who kill and terrorize in its name (this followed a similar statement about Catholicism and the Spanish Inquisition). Maybe, just maybe, his problem isn't with Islam proper, but with people like those who knocked down a couple of towers in New York.

Also, even if he doesn't respect Islam, who cares? Compared to the utter hatred of organized religion spewed by the likes of Warren Ellis or Garth Ennis (which, unlike Frank's work, is routinely praised by the comic community), Frank is completely tame. There's no comparison at all.

Enough already.
neoYTPism
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05:50:10 PM Oct 21st 2010
... my mention of Critical Research Failure was deleted. What article (besides Critical Research Failure and Artistic License - History; I'm referring to about articles about him) would my mention of it belong in?
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