Holy Terror #1

Holy Terror #1

Writer: Frank Miller Artist: Frank Miller Publisher: Legendary Comics Release Date: September 28, 2011 Cover Price: $29.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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  • 5.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Sep 28, 2011

    What's unsettling about Holy Terror " or at least about my understanding and interpretation of what Miller offers as commentary through his extreme characters " is how the writer/artist seems to paint all facets of Islam and its believers with the same, blood-soaked brush. Having read the man's work over the years, I know he's an intelligent man, and I have my doubts he could fall victim to such a patently false generalization. But that's how this book reads. Maybe his intent is to demonstrate how the Fixer (and by extension, Batman) sees everything in black and white, how his distorted view of the world fails him. But then again, Miller portrays a mosque as a gateway to a huge, hidden world of violence and conspiracy, so I'd have to contend the impression with which I came away from the book has, at least, a certain degree of validity to it. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Sep 24, 2011

    This is an unrepentant Frank Miller book. Some will lambaste it for its crude attempts at prescience that come off as aggressively uninformed and demeaning while others will laud this for its stark depiction of superheroism and the attempt to finally force the medium to grow up in a world currently dealing with villains made of whole cloth and deadly fiber. There is no doubt there are moments of artistic genius buried within this document. Certain pages are unbreakably stunning. There is also little doubt this will halve the audience; personal opinions will strongly come into play with final thoughts. Personally, this book spent too much energy on style and impact compared to its efforts with narrative cohesion and world building. "Holy Terror" wants to be a piece of propaganda and there it succeeds, it is made from art and is at times of the highest degree, but as a comic it doesn't hit all the bases. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Book Bin - Koppy McFad Dec 22, 2011

    Miller may want to say something about Islamic extremism but this book could just as easily have been a story of Daredevil fighting Hydra. There is no realism in this story, either in the villains or the heroes. If Miller really wanted to rally people to stand up to Islamic extremists, he could have had a story about the troops fighting in Afghanistan. But then he wouldn't have been able to include any pictures of sexy girls in fish-net stockings. Read Full Review

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