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‘Batman’ massacre reveals ‘eerie similarities’ with 1986 comic book story

Last Updated: Sunday, July 22, 2012 - 12:21

Washington: The ‘Dark Knight’ massacre incident has ‘eerie’ similarities with Frank Miller’s second comic book issue of “The Dark Knight Returns”, in which a crazy gunman stands up in the middle of a Batman-inspired porn movie and opens fire inside the crowded theatre.

“Arnold Crimp fingers the cold steel thing in his pocket and stares at the movie marquee and does not throw up,” the New York Daily News quoted a caption, as reading below a panel, in the 1986 comic book.

“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 captions follow in the comic story.

The suspect, James Holmes, who has been accused in the midnight massacre incident, during the screening of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ at movie hall near Denver, killed 14 people and injured over 58 others.

He is currently in a Colorado jail and has been put under ‘suicide watch’ in solitary confinement.
“He said he was the Joker, enemy of Batman,” a police officer investigating the case said.

Holmes, who was a PhD student in the neuroscience department of the University of Colorado at Denver, withdrew from the doctoral program after enrolling there in June 2011.


First Published: Sunday, July 22, 2012 - 12:19
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