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By Christopher Xavier
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For many years, I've been planning the best BATMAN reboot ever, because I've never been happy with ANY version of it. None of them fit the character realistically. A billionaire kid who watches his parents be murdered before his eyes should NOT be 1% as nice as this mild Batman! (I grew up reading the comics, and enjoying the campy TV show. All the movies have been shockingly weak. Only Heath Ledger's joker got it right: this is SERIOUS shit.)................... I began MY version while being illegally held and tortured in Rikers Island (the largest concentration camp on earth today) for 7 months during 2006 [for whistle-blowing speech as an investigative reporter!?!]. [The judges who jailed me owed their pensions to the alleged victim: The Mayor! How's that for corruption and illegality?] .........I finished it this summer, while being illegally jailed and tortured in Rikers [where even Amnesty International is not permitted in to monitor!], for 100 days for free speech that upset our crooked govt! (By law they had to either try me or release me by day 30, but our govt has never been more corrupt than they are today!) .............With all the free time in Writer's, er, Rikers Island [and I only got 2 hours of sleep per day!], I finished the script and accidentally made the comic even more vicious, wicked, intelligent, ridiculous, and powerful. [C'mon! I was having my life threatened in jail by Bloods gang members and had to take them all on!]............ The script came out 400% better than I even intended, and I dare say it's not only the Greatest Graphic Novel EVER, but it may be the greatest BOOK ever written, as it's almost a complete game-changer (sneaking past the Establishment as "entertainment") because BAD-MAN learns that everything in this world is fake and corrupt (something I learned by age 9). And the readers will be shocked by what they discover, as the book throws in the kitchen sink and exposes the scams of everything from the American Revolution (as fake as anything else in Our Fake History), to the hoax of Romance; from the Organized Crime of MEDIA to the real reason police were invented! And all in the scrumptious (and semi-familiar) package of a Superhero who is fighting Everything and Everyone. There were some scenes I wrote that chilled me to the bone and others that brought me to tears, and they will you too. MY Bad-Man is merciless and even blinds and burns off the genitals of criminals (and especially billionaire mayors!) using acid! YIKES! I'm infamous for my gallows humor and having the darkest sense of wit ever, and that shows up thruout this brutal book. (I'm arguably the most controversial artist of all time, despite having won shitloads of awards and acclaim -- and even my enemies call me a "genius" which I guess is flattering. And the fact that I've won so many "Best EVER" awards in the Capital of the World [NYC], suggests that it's not my ego talking. I'm also banned from most periodicals in NYC and dozens of performing spaces in NYC, which should tell you how bold my words are! Yeesh!) ............THIS BOOK IS SO INTENSE, it could literally lead to the arrest of NYC's tyrannical Dictator Billionaire Media Mogul Mike Bloomberg! The script is ALL REAL, but as a satire, so it's not like any other comic book in the gravitas category! (Sorry, but MAUS exaggerates a bunch of shit about the Nazis and the Holocaust. And my book covers far greater horrors than the Holocaust!) I set my story in NYC rather than some dumb escapist fictional city. I don't want to give too much away, but there are scenes that you will never get out of your head ever again. (EX: when the police commissioner and District Attorney [based on the real genocidal ones we have here in NYC] rape the first girl Bad-Man ever loved, she jumps to her death naked in front of a subway train, seconds before Bad-Man can save her. I wrote this shit for maximum PAIN. Later, they all rape and slice up and mutilate the SECOND and final girl Bad-Man ever cared about!!) (It's far worse than I'm making it sound here!) ............I've changed most of the BATMAN legend --- for instance, instead of ALFRED, Batman is raised by his parents' housekeeper, Katarina... who it turns out is an ex-KGB russian scientist who builds some SICK gadgets for Bad-man! (...along with many other secrets I can't reveal here.).....I created this book to CHANGE THE WORLD (which it will probably not do in our lifetime, but it's certainly more powerful than 'Common Sense' by Thomas Paine!) (But, again, the American Revolution is almost a total fiction like almost everything else you still believe, which you'll learn in BAD-MAN.)  - cxb

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    You will get your name on the credits page of what is likely to be the Greatest Graphic Novel Ever (b/c the script came out 10000 percent better than I even intended) and the best Batman "reboot" ever!
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    (No, seriously. I've won all kinds of "Best EVER" awards, and that's in Manhattan (!), and this book is chilling and a stunning, game-changing work. Heck, I wrote it WHILE IN RIKERS being illegally tortured and imprisoned for free speech! How's THAT for gravitas?!)

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    1 - you will get your name in the credits page of the Citizen Kane of graphic novels!

    2 - you'll also get one of the first copies (free) and with one of my legendary autographs! (I hate vanity, so I always sign autographs using someone ELSE's name, from Ben Franklin to Liza Minelli!)

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    $500 or more gets your name used in the story somehow (but without a cartoon etc, as the over-$2000 reward gets you), plus all the other stuff, like an autographed copy fresh off the press.

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    For $2,000, I WILL DRAW AND WRITE YOU INTO THE COMIC (as either a good person or bad guy... your choice!) You'll also get the other perks, like a free autographed copy fresh off the presses!

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    Heck, you wanna get crazy? Donate $10k or more and I'll make YOUR OWN SUPERHERO Comic Book for you (with your full input [or not] if you'd prefer)!

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