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Powerful images, weak story,
This review is from: Holy Terror (Hardcover)
Ten years have passed since the infamous September 11, 2001, when we stopped perceiving the world as a safe place. During this time, Frank Miller has been building this project, which was firstly described as a "Batman vs. Al-Qaeda."
The result is disappointing.
Holy Terror presents us with a simple and almost inexistent plot, attempting to show more than tell.
Miller has therefore created Holy Terror more as an album of striking images that as a story told in comic. The format of the book (landscape) supports this conclusion.
Of the 120 pages, over half contain just a picture or two. The dialogue is sparse. There is some symbolism and political criticism, but they are mainly irrelevant: they don't provide or give any depth to the story.
The imagery is very powerful. There are scenes that seem to have life and make us stop to savor them. Some narrative experiments work very well and the restricted and intelligent use of color is very effective.
There are pages I would bid high if auctioned on eBay. For many, these pictures may be reason enough to buy Holy Terror. However, the visual power of the album is not enough to compensate for its shortcomings and I fear that the negative reviews Miller received for his All Star Batman will be repeated with Holy Terror.
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Initial post: Sep 23, 2011 3:41:16 PM PDT
HAHAHA! Oh, god, this book looks terrible.
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