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Holy Terror Hardcover – October 11, 2011

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Legendary Comics LLC (October 11, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 193727800X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1937278007
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 12.2 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #64,421 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Frank Miller is one of the seminal creative talents who sparked the current gigantic sub-industry of motion pictures featuring comic book- initiated product. A sub-industry which had become a super-industry. This most profitable aspect of this millennium's film production, now producing an annual flow of box office profits in the Billions of dollars, was launched when Frank Miller's graphic novel re-take on the classic comic book hero, Batman, resulted in an entertainment industry-wide reconsideration of the genre in the deeper and darker vision Miller brought to it.

Miller re-defined the presentation of comic book characters and heroic fiction with his grand-daddy of graphic novels, "The Dark Knight." This revolutionary work
not only kicked off the series of Batman films based on his redefinition, but a craze for such material that has thrown dozens of such heroes into multiple film franchise heaven. Certainly chief among these has been Miller's uniquely classical take on superheroic narrative, "300," and his "Sin City" books, each of which entered motion pictures with historic successes, and each now in Miller's creative phase of achieving its highly-anticipated sequel. Miller's co-direction of "Sin City" has made him one of the hottest
directors... as well as a guiding creative force...for the new genre. Or one might say "super genre."

Miller's latest graphic novel, Holy Terror, is his first original graphic novel in ten years. Join The Fixer, a brand new, hard-edged hero as he battles terror in the inaugural release from Legendary Comics.

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241 of 312 people found the following review helpful By NazzNimrod on September 30, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Although I had some reservations about the subject matter compounded by the "quality" of Frank's recent work, there's so much he's done right (albeit more than 15 years ago) in comics that I have remained willing to give him another, then another, chance to make good on his early promise.

"Holy Terror" is puerile garbage of the lowest order. Miller's "art" has devolved from his last outings (hard to imagine!), and although the earliest pages are invested with some kind of experimental energy, they are also the least comprehensible in a book that makes little sense. But at least they have a spark, even if the actions depicted are near-impossible to follow and the writing/dialogue is shameful.

I assume these early pages were done almost a decade ago, when this was originally envisioned as a Batman vehicle for Miller to funnel his 9-11 anger into. Vengeful anger may not be the best motivation to tell a story, but those emotions have fueled some powerful art in the past. This isn't one of them.

This opening sequence has "Batman" (I read it this morning and cannot even remember what the lead's name was changed to after DC declined to publish it) pursuing "Catwoman" (did this character even get a name here?) after she commits a theft. They engage in a brutal extended acrobatic/arial battle, before becoming aroused and "Batman" admits he loves her - In what world does this make sense? They appear to have (or be ready to have, who can tell?) post-battle sex when a terrorist's nail bomb goes off, catching "Catwoman" in the leg.

Apparently Miller doesn't think we readers would understand that A NAIL IN THE LEG HURTS because she keeps talking about it for what seems like four pages.
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116 of 166 people found the following review helpful By Veese on October 1, 2011
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Be forewarned. The only reason to purchase this worthless mess is to see just how far Miller has sunk to the depths of madness and contempt.

Originally I was compiling a lengthy review of "HOLY TERROR" covering story, plot, etc. but realized this horrendous tomb was not worth any more effort on my behalf than Miller exhibited on any page of this book.

Like others here I am in total agreement that this is not only Frank Miller's worst output in his storied career, this is an example of Miller's contempt for the Graphic Novel genre and any audience his work is intended for. No matter if you are a fan of his work dating well back into the `80s (Daredevil, Dark Knight) as I was or a potential reader completely new and curious about the "controversial" 911 subject matter, Miller has delivered nothing less than a punch in the face and kick to the groin of anyone who pays to suffer through this utter garbage.

I use the word "contempt" for the genre and audience because this is a creator who has professed over and over his influence and mentor in comics has always been Will Eisner. Eisner was one of the most respected proponents, teacher even of comic book or graphic novel storytelling. Miller spits in the face of every rule here and you can't even defend he does so for some sort of artistic "voice" or groundbreaking storytelling advantage. Even the most hardcore fan of Miller's work will struggle to get through the story and decipher action on many, many pages.

I'm not offended by a "plot" centered around a superhero (Fixer/really Batman) avenging himself against a 911 terrorist attack, I'm talking about obvious lack of engagement between creator and reader and even creator and his own vision.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Angela on April 26, 2015
Format: Hardcover
i thnk frank is still a good writer and a good arist holy terror is not bad ithnk it`s a fun cool and badass comic with a charater that was more brutel then batman the fixer in this book is a man who was doing the right thing and that is saveing his city.p.s. i can not wait for dkmr i hope miller draws the art.p.s.s frank miller is the man. i like it becuase it is frank`s reaction to 9/11
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By sonofccn on February 20, 2015
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I enjoyed it. Not Miller's best work in my opinion but a nice guilty pleasure were Not-Batman teams up with Not-Catwoman to brutally kill some god forsaken terrorists. Not PC in the slightest, which you either like or hate, or remotely "nuanced" but a 21st century update of Captain America punching Hitler in the face.Which if that's wrong I don't want to be right.
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20 of 30 people found the following review helpful By M Waddington on March 1, 2012
Format: Hardcover
When Holy Terror was mooted, I was excited. I love Frank Miller's work and the idea of bringing a super hero's fists to the face of Islamic terrorism sounded, to me, like a great idea. It wasn't a first day purchase because I couldn't afford it, but I planned on buying just as soon as I could. Then I started reading the reviews. They weren't good. In fact, they were terrible. It seemed that in one fell swoop Miller had gone from feted comic book hero to despicable, graphic novel demagogue. I spent a good while reading the vitriol aimed at Miller and at Holy Terror and decided that I HAD to read this. The reviews brought an expectation with them - would I come to despise Miller? Would this book cause me to re-evaluate how I thought about the man and his work?

I consider myself to be a liberal. I'm not the natural bedfellow of, say, American Republicanism. I'm all for justice, liberty, freedom of speech, of thought, of action, and equality. I'm against war and the misuse of power and privilege. I support women's rights. I support gay rights. I'm a secularist, a humanist and an atheist. I think that part of a Government's job is to look after its most vulnerable citizens (whether they are indigenous or not). I am not given to right wing indignation. I don't think I truly "hate" anyone or anything (although now and again I will use the word without meaning it in its true sense).
But I live a fairly middle class existence in a fairly ok neighbourhood in a fairly ok city in England's North West. To my recollection I have never experienced real hardship and I certainly haven't had my neighbourhood attacked by remorseless terrorists, with no care for their own lives let alone the lives of other people.
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