Holmes Acted Out 1986 Batman Comic

James Holmes Aurora Acted Out 1986 Batman Comic

July 20, 2012

Was the Batman movie shooting imitated from scene in 1986 comic?

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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
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