Posts tagged: nightrunner
Bats of Color
I know i’m still jetlagged because i keep wanting to say “late-night doodling” but it’s actually 2pm in the afternoon. Anyway, a
late-nightsketch request of the amazing Nightrunner! ^_^
OH MY GOD OH MY GOD BILAL IS SO GOOD I AM SO BLOWN AWAY BY HOW GOOD THIS MAN IS I WAS ACTUALLY JUST SITTING HERE CLUTCHING MY HEAD GOING “SO COOOOOOOOL!!”
RIGHT? COOLEST DUDE ILHIM
The worst part about being obsessed with him though is that there’s hardly any fic or art of him
making out with Dick Grayson. Someone should fix that :(
you guys he is so
hot badass i can’t even
Batman, ‘The Daily Show’, and the Fall of Western Civilization
An editorial I wrote last December condemning right-wing racist reaction to Bruce Wayne selecting a French-Arab Muslim to be the Batman of Paris was the inspiration for a segment on last night’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. My ComicsAlliance colleague and professional Batmanologist Chris Sims was interviewed for the show, which you can see now on the site. Along with it, I’ve written an apocalyptic follow-up to the whole affair, which I hope you will recognize as a suicide note for our society.
Contrary to Huston’s claims that DC whitewashed (heh) the sociopolitical realities of France, the story of Nightrunner — which we strongly suspect Huston didn’t actually read — begins in the Clichy-sous-Bois area of Paris, accurately depicted by writer Kyle Higgins and artist Trevor McCarthy as a hotbed of immigrant frustration. The young Bilal Asselah tells us he can’t remember a time when people weren’t rioting and setting fires, but his pious Muslim mother has obviously kept the boy on the straight and narrow path. Unfortunately, 16-year-old Bilal and his best friend accidentally run afoul of some police officers who confuse the young men for rioters, and Bilal ends up in the hospital. His mother manages to talk Bilal down from the ledge of revenge, but his friend is not satisfied and is killed by French cops after burning down a police station. It’s this event that opens Bilal’s eyes to the terrible cycle of violence his mother had tried to protect him from, and he weeps.
As he grows older, Bilal’s instincts are to take some kind of action, but he can’t think of what to do that won’t cause more violence in his community. Instead, he teaches himself parkour, which beyond calming him down also gives the neighborhood something to talk about besides riots. But when a series of high profile murders appears ready to claim an inspirational Muslim musician and ignite the ghetto once again, Bilal puts on a mask and sets out to stop the unthinkable from happening.
Read More: http://www.comicsalliance.com/2010/12/28/racists-batman-muslim-paris/#ixzz1FTG6Xysn
Here’s the lineup of all the Batman Inc drawings.
Huge dl here:
This has been a while coming, but introducing a new batfam member: Bilal!
Keywords: french, parkour, muslim, pretty darn awesome.