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Friday, July 20, 2012

Life imitating art? Did John Holmes read a 1980s BATMAN comic?

As the nation grapples with the Dark Knight midnight massacre shooting in Colorado, a Washington EXAMINER story points out that the situation that developed shortly after the film began in Aurora at 12:30 AM is very similar to a BATMAN comic from the 1980s..
The EXAMINER reports:

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

Another story from Nikki Finke's DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD points out that Warner Bros placed a trailer before DARK KNIGHT RISES of a gangster movie in which a movie theater was shot up.. The studio took this down now that Finke complained of the trailer..
There is no word on this time whether suspect James Holmes was even a BATMAN fan, but according to reports today his apartment is wired with booby traps and the search of his possessions could go on for days..


Still developing story.. stay tuned for more..

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