Legendary Comics debuts with Frank Miller’s HOLY TERROR in September

In the white-hot days following the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, a lot of art was planned and some executed. One near legendary project was Frank Miller’s Holy Terror, Batman, which was just what it sounded like…the Batman taking on the terrorists. With Miller’s increasingly right-wing views, it was expected to be a real barn burner.

However, it turned out to be a little too hot for DC– as did the project’s editor Bob Schreck, who left for IDW and now a start-up line at Legendary Pictures. With a main character recast as “The Fixer,” the book is now planned to come out this September, in time for the 10th anniversary of a day most people would rather forget.

The Legendary Comics line has been quietly ramping up for some time — a publishing arm for Legendary Pictures, the powerhouse production company behind the Batman movies, THE HANGOVER, and many more films. Editor Schreck was seen hanging around the Comics Pavillion at BEA with new assistant editor Greg Tumbarello, and the imprint is busy setting up a distribution deal yet to be announced.

There’s a deadly menace somewhere in Empire City and The Fixer only has until dawn to save his town — and civilization as we know it! Legendary Comics presents an all-out, head-busting, bone-breaking, neck-snapping brawl of a tale from the one of the most celebrated storytellers of the medium, Frank Miller. Years in the making, Holy Terror features a desperate and brutal quest of a hero as he is forced to run down an army of murderous zealots in order to stop a crime against humanity.


  1. Dave says

    I know this will frighten the beejeezus out of al Qaeda. Well done, Mr. Miller.

  2. Sphinx Magoo says

    Man… Almost 10 years later? Talk about striking when the iron is hot.

  3. Kate Willaert says

    @Sphinx Magoo: since our culture has this weird thing about 10 year anniversaries, its probably better from a promotional standpoint to time it for 10 years after than somewhere random in between. I have a feeling we’re going to be seeing 9/11-related things left and right come September.

  4. horrabin says

    I can think of no better distillation of the complex realities of a global, post-industrial society confronted by international terrorism than a guy in a costume fighting a mummy.

  5. Al B says

    This is coming out the same month as Craig Thompson’s HABIBI. That should be quite the contrast.

  6. Apollokid9000 says

    If nothing else, this will be interesting. Wonder how major news outlets report on it.

  7. says

    Is it bad that I initially had trouble telling who was supposed to be who on that cover? Two angry figures in identity-obscuring garb – it’s not just me, right?

  8. Scratchie says

    @Angelica, I assume the guy holding the curvy knife with “rags” on his “head” is the bad guy.

  9. Snikt Snakt says

    This has ‘POS’ written all over it.

    oh Frank, what happened to you?!? When/why did you become such a HACK?!? :-(

  10. Omar Karindu says

    Given that the original idea was to have Batman tracking down Osama bin Laden, this doesn’t even have the power of wish fulfillment driving it anymore.

    It’s at best going to be Marv vs. Al Qaeda, which will be trashily entertaining for a certain segment of the readership, and at worst it will be a silly “topical” Batman story with the serial numbers filed off. But really, 24 and Tom Clancy have, I think, covered the bases on this sort of premise pretty well.

    I wouldn’t really call Miller a hack, exactly, but his work is getting rather predictable of late — as is the outrage directed against it. The OTT silliness is really all the work and the responses to it have going for them anymore.

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