Batman Goes After Bin Laden

Holy Terror, Batman: That's the name of the upcoming comic by Frank Miller. The Joker and the Riddler can rest easy. "The caped crusader" will be taking on Osama bin Laden. The cartoonist says it's silly for Batman to chase old villains out of Gotham City when there are real threats out there. Miller admits it's a piece of propaganda. But hey, it worked for Superman and Captain America, who both he punched out Hitler.

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Holy Terror, Batman! That's the name of the upcoming comic by Frank Miller. The Joker and the Riddler can rest easy, the Caped Crusader will be taking on Osama bin Laden. The cartoonist says it's silly for Batman to chase old villains out of Gotham City when there are real threats out there. Miller admits it's a piece of propaganda. But hey, it worked for Superman and Captain America, who both punched out Hitler.

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