This motion comic trailer for Frank Miller’s upcoming Holy Terror graphic novel debuted at SDCC yesterday, and, well, it looks like every other Frank Miller project from the past 20 years or so. That’s certainly not a knock, but it doesn’t exactly stir my inner fanboy either. (Of course I’ve also spent much of the past week obsessing over Samm Schwartz’s 1960s Jughead comics work, so maybe I shouldn’t give my opinions on dystopian comics right now). As Robot 6 reminds us, Holy Terror was initially envisioned as a Batman book in which the Caped Crusader would have tangled with al-Qaeda. Neat! That concept eventually involved into the finished project as seen above. At the heart of the story is a new character named The Fixer, and while exact details are still being kept under wraps it’s probably safe to assume that he will embark on a typically Miller-esque mission of bloodshed and revenge that will be clouded by his complicated past. Publisher Legendary Comics will be “unlocking” more images/whatnot over the weekend through a Facebook/Twitter marketing campaign, so keep checking their website for more information if you can’t wait until the book is released in September.
Chris Cummins is a pop culture writer and Archie comics historian who has contributed to The Robot's Voice, Den of Geek US, Philebrity, Geekadelphia, Uproxx, and Unicorn Booty. He is the co-producer and co-host of Nerd Nite Philadelphia, and is regularly involved in producing and hosting New York Super Week events. In 2014, Chris began Sci-Fi Explosion, a mix of live performance, trivia and funny clips celebrating the weirdest in science fiction that regularly travels around the United States. He wrote the introductions to the compilations Archie's Favorite Comics From The Vault and (with Paul Castiglia) Archie's Favorite High School Stories. You can find Chris on Twitter at @bionicbigfoot and @scifiexplosion.