*(the Three DKRSB pages are the first 3 from issue #:3).
>Back to story
So we spin on we are now around the year 2007. And here's the recap and snapshot so far.
>America builds a wonky mash up "Coalition of the Willing"
>Chinese out sourcing flies into overdrive
>American Action Cartoons are mostly gone and kinda off of the air
>4 years post Anonymous 1 year before Chanology
>Six years in on the War on Terror now turning into a dysfunctional Sicilian Expedition
One Year prior to 2007 Miller punched out a column that got posted on NPR : https://archive.ph/LcyS
- That Old Piece of Cloth :
Then came that sunny September morning when airplanes crashed into towers a very few miles from my home and thousands of my neighbors were ruthlessly incinerated — reduced to ash. Now, I draw and write comic books. One thing my job involves is making up bad guys. 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. Breathing in that awful, chalky crap that filled up the lungs of every New Yorker, then coughing it right out, not knowing what I was coughing up.
For the first time in my life, I know how it feels to face an existential menace. They want us to die. All of a sudden I realize what my parents were talking about all those years.
Miller at this time was between some Hollyweird projects Sin City on one hand two years prior and of course the bigger hit, Zack Snider's adaptation 300 on March the 5th 2007 exactly.
What most anons on here won't get is that this movie when it came out right in the middle of the 2007, some of the biggest bass boosters came from the then ascendant conservative blogsphere during the Bush II years.
For example Neo Conservative historian Victor Davis Hanson : https://archive.ph/n4WA5
With 300 it looked as if there was new audience that would come in to read Frank Miller's work, or that they just preferred using 300 as part and parcel of their own biases and simply not bother to either hire the guy away from Hollyweirdness towards their side. And in the process the Holy Terror Batman! book was not going to come out through DC in 2006 for the well obvious reasons that Wahabist / Salafist Muslims tend to want to blow you the fuck up or stab you or groom you for a bad opinion, and with DC trying to get it's shit in order in the Time Warner Hierarchy the last thing you wanted was that happening on your shift.
But with Miller having solid allies at Legendary Pictures and all that Hollyweirdo movie money in his pocket he was now super hot shit, and really he didn't need DC anymore to put it out. Because Legendary Pictures was about to go all in on the "nerd culture" shit, with their own comics imprint line. Now he really could do whatever including making Gucci commercials : https://vid.puffyan.us/watch?v=7weB4XiqQ70
So that Holy Terror project would get released, after some reworking and then 2011 rolled around for release.