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The horrific shooting at the screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Colorado late last night bears eerie similarities to a scene in the 1986 comic Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. In the comic, a crazed, gun-toting loner walks into a movie theater and begins shooting it up, killing three in the process. The passage concludes with the media blaming Batman for inspiring the shooting, though he is not involved in the incident at all.

The 1986 comic, written and drawn by Frank Miller, was a key inspiration for the Chris Nolan Batman films. It helped to reimagine the character away from his Saturday morning cartoon image and into a dark, grim avenger. The point of this particular scene in the comic was to show just how far Gotham has fallen since Batman had retired.

Was the shooter imitating this scene from the comic? Maybe, although in the scene the shooter is portrayed as inspired by his disgust at pornography and heavy metal music. The police's investigation will surely reveal more in the near future.
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In 'Dark Knight Rises' shooting at Aurora theater, eerie echo of seminal 1986 comic by Frank Miller

In the second issue of Frank Miller's "The Dark Knight Returns" a crazed gunman stands up in the middle of a Batman-inspired porn movie and opens fire inside the crowded theater.

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There are eerie similarities between the massacre at the Aurora multiplex during a showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" and a sequence in a seminal 1986 comic book.

In the second issue of Frank Miller's "The Dark Knight Returns" a crazed gunman stands up in the middle of a Batman-inspired porn movie and opens fire inside the crowded theater.

"Arnold Crimp fingers the cold steel thing in his pocket and stares at the movie marquee and does not throw up," the caption reads above one panel.

"The [movie] title is 'My Sweet Statan,' the narrator continues, as the red-headed gunman stands up in the darkened theater with a revolver in his hand. "Which is what Arnold Crimp is absolutely certain he heard when he played "Stairway to Heaven" backwards."

"On the screen, a nun a nun is doing something and she's painted exactly like a whore."

The scene then cuts to a television news telecast with a Batman logo in the background. "Three slain in Batman-inspired porn theater shoot-out. Details to follow..."

Novelist and comic book writer Brad Meltzer, however, told the News that real Batman fans know the super hero has an anti-gun code - especially since his origin involves his witnessing the shooting deaths of his parents.

"Listen, you're talking about a character that's been published over 60 years with a million stories, if you want to look through all those panels through Comic book fist fights, you're going to eventually find one that's could be construed as similar," said Meltzer. "But that's as like blaming the Columbine school shooting years ago on rock and roll music."

'Dark Knight Massacre' Echoes Scene From Frank Miller Story That Inspired The Film

Posted: July 20, 2012

One of Christopher Nolan's inspirations for The Dark Knight Rises, a 25-year-old Frank Miller Batman tome titled The Dark Knight Returns that changed the face of comics in its day, contains a scene with eerie parallels to the Aurora, Colorado "Dark Knight Massacre," causing some media outlets to speculate whether there's a connection between the actions of James Holmes and one of the stories that inspired the film.

hough long-running, comic books are usually separated into "story arcs" spanning over several issues. Think of these as episodes. Every once in a while, an industry writer collaborates with an artist to put together a "one-off," or a story that operates outside of regular continuity. Usually these one-shots are purely speculative, exploring the potential futures or alternate pasts of comic book heroes. Christopher Nolan pulled from various Batman story-arcs and one-shots to craft his Dark Knight Trilogy. A graphic novel titled Batman: Year One did most of the heavy lifting for Batman Begins. A book called The Long Halloween and another called The Killing Joke provided material for The Dark Knight. For this summer's The Dark Knight Rises? The 90s Knightfall arc in which film-villain Bane famously broke Batman's back and Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns which depicts Batman returning to Gotham after a long absence.

The Dark Knight Returns was published in 1986, and was considered a major game-changer for the Batman character and comic books in general at the time. The gritty, violent, mature story stunned contemporary comic fans, and is considered a classic of the medium today.

In the story, which focuses partially on Gotham City's media and street-level citizens/criminals, contains a scene where a red-haired gunman casually strolls into a movie theater and opens fire on the patrons within. The scene cuts before the nervous gunman opens fire, and coldly transitions to a television newscast with a reporter saying, "Three slain in Batman-inspired porn theater shoot-out. Details to follow... "

"The illustrations in the graphic novel bear an uncanny resemblance to the ghastly events that played out during a midnight showing of The Dark Night Rises on Friday," said Justine Costanza of the International Business Times. Though it's unknown whether or not Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns inspired Holmes at this time, "he apparently knows something of comic book lore," reports NY Daily. "James Holmes burst in through an emergency exit dressed as a comic book villain, police said."

Here are pictures of the specific scene from Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns. Could the story have played a role in the shooting? Even if not, aren't the similarities chilling?

Parallels between the film and the shooting

By The Associated Press | Associated Press - 8 hrs ago

There are general parallels to the Colorado shooting, "The Dark Knight" and the comic book character:

Bruce Wayne's drive to become Batman arose from witnessing the deaths of his parents, Thomas and Martha Wayne, at the hands of small-time criminal Joe Chill, who shot and killed them after they had left a theater.

A part of the Batman video game called "Arkham City" takes place in an abandoned movie theater (The Monarch, outside of which Bruce Wayne's parents were killed).

In the "Dark Knight" graphic novel by Miller, the Joker slaughters the audience of a television talk show with gas.

In the same book, a beleaguered man shoots up a porn theater after being fired from his job, killing three people with a handgun.

"The Dark Knight Rises" features at least two scenes where unsuspecting people are attacked in a public venue: the stock exchange and a football stadium.

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yes 22.Jul.2012 11:06


And while we're at it, have you seen what that evil heavy metal music is doing to our children?

Won't somebody think of the children?!?!?!

also we need to ban dungeons and dragons. It is obviously satanic.