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Batman as Comedy

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Other than with the campy television program from the 1960s, you’re probably not going to equate Batman very often with comedy.

Of course, there is ample room for dark humor in Batman stories. The Killing Joke by Alan Moore is great example. But this is not the same thing as comedy, in which the universe itself is funny. Read more …

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Superhrdinové, suverenita a stát ve státě

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Poznámka autora:

Poněkud zkrácenou verzi následujícího textu jsem přednesl na druhém setkání New York Forum 16. července 2016. Rád bych tímto poděkoval týmu NY Forum i všem přítomným. Read more …

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Justice League

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Watchmen is the greatest superhero movie of all time, and when it was released, its director Zack Snyder was poised to follow Christopher Nolan into the first rank of directors working today. But instead, he has directed an ever worsening series of turkeys: Sucker Punch, Man of Steel, Batman v Superman, and now Justice League, which is one of the worst movies I have ever seen: derivative, dumb, and dull. An assault on the senses and an insult to the intellect. It is also one of the most expensive movies ever made, costing an astonishing $300 million. It is really rather amazing that a director of Snyder’s proven talent, with a solid cast and a $300 million budget, could not have turned in a better movie. Clearly, there’s a lot of rot and a lot of ruin still left in Hollywood, and the sex scandals are just the beginning.  Read more …

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The Alt Knight:
A Retrospect of Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns for the Current Year

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Sometime in the near future, in an America crippled by degeneracy and stifling bureaucracy, two men of stature fight in the streets. One, an aging billionaire fed up with his society’s imminent collapse, has become a polarizing threat to the governing establishment. The other, a compromised but well-meaning foreigner wrapped in an American flag, bringing a false and used-up patriotism to a disenfranchised population.  Read more …

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A Dark Knight Without a King

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Christopher Nolan’s Batman Trilogy deserves its large audience among White Nationalists. Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises all comprise a canon in the superhero genre that stands above the rest, perhaps only succeeded by Watchmen in its representation of Right-wing themes and philosophy. Much has been said about the emphatically Right-wing character of Batman’s villains, especially the League of Shadows, but less has been said about the Rightist aspects of Batman himself.  Read more …

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Superheroes, Sovereignty, & the Deep State

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Czech version here

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This text was presented in somewhat abridged form at the second meeting of the New York Forum on July 16, 2016. I want to thank the NY Forum team and everyone who was present.  Read more …

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Tim Burton’s Batman:
Putting the Gothic into Gotham

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c7ce5d565bafd080d493ccfdef046f60Origins & Evolution of the Gothic in Film

The gothic is a quintessentially European aesthetic. Moreover, it pertains and appeals more specifically to those of North-West European descent and is to be found in various modes and tropes throughout North-West European culture and contrasts with the Classicism of Southern Europe. Gothic as a term was first applied to medieval art and particularly architecture by Renaissance critics in similar propagandist fashion to how the term Dark Ages was also used to describe the period following the collapse of the Roman Empire. Read more …

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Caesar Without Gods:
Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy

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Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises) begins with the evocation of fear which becomes the motivational impulse for Bruce Wayne’s story. As a child he accidentally falls down a disused well, and, whilst he lies trapped and injured, he is terrified by a flock of bats that appear like a chthonic force of nature from the bowels of the earth. Read more …

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Call for Papers
Dark Right:
Right-Wing Readings of Batman

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BatmanBroodingThis summer, Counter-Currents will publish a collection of essays and reviews edited by Greg Johnson and Gregory Hood on Batman as Right-wing superhero. Authors will include Trevor Lynch, Gregory Hood, Jonathan Bowden, Jason Jorjani, Andrew Hamilton, and James J. O’Meara. We are looking for a few more essays to round out the collection. Essays can deal with any versions of the Batman character and his opponents, in any medium, as long as they highlight Rightist themes.  Read more …

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Temný rytíř povstal

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Konečně se mi povedlo dostat se do města s kinem a zhlédnout třetí a závěrečnou část Nolanovy epické batmanovské trilogie Temný rytíř povstalRead more …

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

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In any matchup between Batman and Superman, I side with Batman. I’ve never liked the character of Superman, because he is not a man at all. He’s basically a god. He’s not a human being who has raised himself to the pinnacles of human excellence. He’s an alien who is simply endowed with superior abilities. There is nothing heroic about Superman, because he is almost invulnerable. He faces no risks. There’s nothing he must struggle to overcome.

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Temný rytíř

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Ve své recenzi Nolanova Batman začíná (Batman Begins, 2005) jsem napsal, že film dosahuje dramatického konfliktu navýšením sázek až do krajnosti: zničení moderního světa (ztělesněného Gotham City) tradicionalistickou Ligou stínů vs. jeho zachování a „progresivní“ vylepšení, o něž usiluje Batman.

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The Dark Right Rises:
Christopher Nolan as Fascist Filmmaker?

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Conservatism’s League of Stupidity

The egalitarian Left isn’t just evil — it’s boring. Unfortunately, the conservative “Right” doesn’t have anything better to offer. Read more …

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The Dark Knight

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Dans ma critique du Batman Begins de Christopher Nolan, j’ai affirmé que le film génère un conflit spectaculaire autour des enjeux les plus élevés qui soient : la destruction du monde moderne (symbolisé par Gotham City) par la “Ligue des Ombres” Traditionaliste contre sa préservation et son amélioration “progressive” par Batman.

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Pulp Fascism

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Editor’s Note: 

The following text is a transcription by V. S. of a lecture entitled “Léon Degrelle and the Real Tintin,” delivered at the 21st meeting of the New Right, London, June 13, 2009. The lecture can be viewed on YouTube here. (Please post any corrections as comments below.)

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The Comic Book as Linear Energy

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Modesty Blaise

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Edited by Alex Kurtagić 

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The following is excerpted from a book called Scum, written in 1992. Read more …

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The Dark Right Rises:
Christopher Nolan as Fascist Filmmaker?

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Conservatism’s League of Stupidity

The egalitarian Left isn’t just evil – it’s boring. Read more …

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The Dark Knight Rises

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I finally got to a town with a movie theater and saw The Dark Knight Rises, the third and final film of Christopher Nolan’s epic Batman trilogy. Read more …

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The Ponderous Weight of the Dark Knight

Arnold Schwarzenegger as Mr. Freeze in the Fourth Age of the last Batman cycle

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Reviewers of the new Batman movie on various alt-Right sites have been reasonably led to ask why comic books — excuse me, “graphic novels” — have come to dominate Hollywood. Since both industries were founded by and are dominated by You Know Who, the answer seems easy — ethnic networking — why pay royalties to the goyim?

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The Order in Action 
The Dark Knight Rises

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MAJOR SPOILERS BELOW. DO NOT READ THIS BEFORE SEEING THE MOVIE.

The Dark Knight Rises is beyond Left and Right, beyond good and evil, beyond any frame of reference that this society can understand. Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy closes with a vision of weaponized Traditionalism certain to be misunderstood by movie reviewers and talking heads who think in terms of Republicans versus Democrats. Read more …

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Christopher Nolan’s Batman Movies:
Weaponizing Traditionalism, Transvaluing Values

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Unless you’re living in Tora Bora, you probably know that Christopher Nolan’s third Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises, is coming out this week. Read more …

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Arkham Asylum: An Analysis

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Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth
Story by Grant Morrison, art by Dave McKean
DC Comics, October 1989

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Batman & the Joker

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The Brave and the Bold
A Team-up comic featuring Batman and the Joker
D.C. Comics, #111, March 1974

This comic was published in 1974 by DC comics or National Periodical Publications. It retailed for twenty cents, and I bought it in the United Kingdom for eight new pence. The author was the veteran scripter Bob Haney, and it was drawn by Jim Aparo. None of the other contributors—the inker, colorist, letterer, or editor—is recorded.  Read more …

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The Dark Knight

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In my review of Christoper Nolan’s Batman Begins, I argued that the movie generates a dramatic conflict around the highest of stakes: the destruction of the modern world (epitomized by Gotham City) by the Traditionalist “League of Shadows” versus its preservation and “progressive” improvement by Batman.

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Batman Begins

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After being blown away by director Christopher Nolan’s Inception, I decided to give his Batman Begins (2005) another chance. The first time I saw this film, I did not like it. Not one bit. I must have been distracted, because this time I loved it. Nolan breaks with the campy style of earlier Batman films, focusing on character development and motivations, which makes Batman Begins and its sequel The Dark Knight both psychologically dark and intellectually and emotionally compelling.

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