Nemesis: Batman-Type Supervillain vs everyone


Ich liebe dieses Teaser-Bild für das neue Comic von Mark Millar: Nemesis. Und der Plot davon klingt auch extrem abgefahren, wahrscheinlich wird das hier endlich mal wieder eine Heftserie von Marvel, die ich wirklich lesen werde. Die Story kippt die klassische Superhelden-Geschichte nämlich auf den Kopf: Es gibt nur einen Menschen mit Superkräften und der ist ein krankes Arschloch, Joker-Style. Simpel, genial! Comic Book Resources hat ein Interview mit Millar und Zeichner Steve McNiven.

Yeah, a lot of people who've read it have been coming up with hilarious tag-lines. "What if Batman was The Joker?" is the tame one. "What if Batman was a total cunt?" is maybe my favourite, although it's hardly going to be an ad. Marvel President Dan Buckley sort of paid me a compliment, saying, "This is such a stupidly simple and obvious idea. I can't believe nobody's ever come up with it before. You are the master of the stupidly simple idea." Which I suppose is kind of flattering because everyone said that about "Kick-Ass" too. It's almost too simple.

But, yeah. "Nemesis" is a reversal of the Bruce Wayne or Tony Stark archetype. What if this genius billionaire was just this total shit, and the only thing that stood between him and a city was the cops? It's Batman versus Commissioner Gordon, in a weird way. Or maybe a super-villain version of "Se7en." A billionaire anarchist up against ordinary people. The Joker's the best thing in the Batman movies, so this guy is a bit of an amalgamation of all the stuff we like.

"Nemesis" Asks: What if Batman was The Joker? (via io9)