Wednesday 19 September 2007

Dostoyevsky's Batman

Dostoyevsky's classic Crime and Punishment, adapted as a comic book by R. Sikoryak, rendered through a Dick Sprang Batman filter. An interesting amalgam. A worthwhile one? Certainly so, according to Brian Hughes of Again With The Comics (Link via Boing Boing):

"This marriage of Classic Russian Literature and the Caped Crusader of Gotham also serves as further proof, if any were needed, that everything is better with Batman."

The man might have a point.

I cannot help but wonder how Bertie Ahern et al would fair if they sat not in front of the Mahon Tribunal, but the Batman Tribunal... The (alleged) twinkly-eyed Machiavellian techniques of a certain few might struggle against Gotham's finest... It would certainly make for more interesting radio broadcasts anyway.

To finish, a quote from Fyodor Doystoyevsky's classic (chapter 19, I believe):

"If he has a conscience he will suffer for his mistake. That will be punishment - as well as the prison."

Prison is quite unlikely. The conscience?


RapturePonies said...

That looks fantastic,

everything IS better with Batman!

John Cav said...

I know! I desperately want a copy. Yet alas, the comic is no longer in print. Amazon ahoy :)