Fellow Anarchists – Prepare to Be Stabbed, Shot, and Bataranged

In the newest upcoming Batman animated series, “Batman teams up with swordstress Katana and his gun-toting ex-secret agent butler Alfred Pennyworth to face the criminal underworld led by the twisted Anarky ….”

Oh, wonderful.

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9 Responses to Fellow Anarchists – Prepare to Be Stabbed, Shot, and Bataranged

  1. zhinxy April 18, 2012 at 12:13 pm #

    Well… I think I may become fonder of The Batman by comparison after this little treat airs.

  2. Tom April 19, 2012 at 9:48 am #

    So such thing as bad publicity?

  3. Scott Trinh April 20, 2012 at 7:46 am #

    The wikipedia article for Anarky is fascinating. The creator of the character became an Objectivist and apparently used the character as a vehicle to espouse political and philosophical themes. Kinda interested in Batman now…

    • Roderick April 22, 2012 at 5:30 pm #

      Wikipedia’s Anarky page quotes me!

  4. zhinxy April 21, 2012 at 11:59 pm #

    Scott Trinh – Alan Grant did some good stuff, with and without Anarky. Aside from his famous run with Breyfogle, his long tenure on Shadow of the Bat produced a solid title showing his growing Neo-Tech/Objectivist influence in subtle and VERY not so subtle ways.

    Incidentally – For a specifically Randian old school character, The Question as written by Ditko is fascinating. (Denny O’Neil later made him a Zennist and softened the Randian edges. The same man who made Green Arrow the Liberal Pinko we know today. 😉 )

    Alan Moore’s Rorshach is a comment/deconstruction of Ditko’s version, and an aggressively Objectivist* Question is one of the few bright spots in Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight returns

    Ditko had another, less known Objectivist Comic Character, the obscure Mr. A.


    The “A” is a reference to the Law Of Identity – If Roderick didn’t know about Mr. A, I’m happy I introduced him to the Austro Athenian Empire.

    *Though at one particularly delicious point in that not-very-yummy tome, The Question screams at Green Arrow “I’m no Ayn Randian! She didn’t go NEARLY far enough!”

  5. zhinxy April 22, 2012 at 1:12 am #

    Oh, yuck, meant The Dark Knight Strikes Again, not The Dark Knight Returns, which is good.

    • Jason April 22, 2012 at 7:57 pm #

      Whatever issues there are with its quality, that entire book (DKSA) seems to be something like Atlas Shrugged with DC characters. I have yet to find a better Randian metaphor than the Flash forced to run on a hamster wheel that powers the country.

      • Roderick April 23, 2012 at 12:21 pm #

        One of Miller’s Martha Washington books — Martha Washington Goes to War — was also an Atlas Shrugged adaptation of sorts.

  6. Anton Sherwood May 1, 2012 at 12:14 am #

    How does anarky relate to autarky?

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