Bosch Fawstin's take on the Batman/Islam subject
...I think the DC people fails to keep the context sometimes. I once saw Superman with the Justice League, in the animated series, give "Doomsday" something as good as the Death Penalty. Doomsday had become too strong and was capable of killing not only innocent civilians but the heroes in the league itself. So they lobotomized Doomsday. And it was perfectly moral to do so. Batman was angry as hell and walked out on the league. I think it was very irrational for him to do so.Well this is surprising: Warner's animation department actually did a variation on Identity Crisis? It's not clear from this if the League was depicted positively or negatively, but if it was the former, it would certainly be odd that they'd take a better direction than DC's 2004 monstrosity. If it was the latter, however, I can only figure their animation writers have been corrupted along with the comics division.
It's really a good thing that this turned up in the same discussion, because it can tell how Identity Crisis stems from the same mindsets that concocted this newest propaganda. And I'd figured for quite a while that Identity Crisis was a metaphor for blame-America propaganda, and the magical lobotomy of Dr. Light was meant as a metaphor to attack psychologists who try to turn around dangerous criminals, and even an attack on interrogation of terrorists.
Update: in related news, Warner Todd Huston, who'd addressed this subject in the past week, has also noted it in his 2010 showbiz PC year in review topic at Big Hollywood, along with the Capt. America vs. Tea Party controversy and Archie Comics' own PC contribution.
Update 2: Breitbart put up an article from the AFP, which unsurprisingly, isn't particularly respectable of the conservative movement. But what really raises eyebrows here is where the writer of the propaganda tool, David Hine, comes from:
DC comics did not respond to an AFP request for an interview with David Hine, the writer of the album featuring Nightrunner, and declined to comment on the controversy.Now, it's becoming clearer: Hine hails from that isle of madness the French nicknamed Londonistan, because of how they allowed their country to serve as a hub for terrorist cells. A country overrun with bias, prejudice, and other horrific anti-Americanism and anti-Israelism, and, as Melanie Phillips, one of the few sane voices in the UK says, also suffers from obsession with multiculturalism. Robert Spencer once asked early in his official career if Britain will convert to Islam. One can only wonder if that will end up happening.
But the British-born author told a US website that he had tried to "come up with the kind of hero I would want to see in a comic book if I were French."
I think what's really galling about Mr. Hine's statements is that basically, this is his idea of what a "good" Frenchman should be, just like there are liberals out there with a pretty ludicrous idea of what a conservative should really be. Yet it doesn't surprise me that someone like him could pull a stunt like this, and pander to PC-ness and multiculturalism.