The tragic shooting that resulted in 12 people killed and 50 injured in Aurora, Colorado at a mid-night Dark Knight Rises showing has many wondering what the shooter’s motivation was. The Washington Examiner is reporting on a 1986 Dark Knight Returns issue story portraying an individual shooting and killing 3 people at a Batman-inspired porn theater as a possible motive:
The horrific shooting at the screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Colorado late last night bears eerie similarities to a scene in the 1986 comic Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. In the comic, a crazed, gun-toting loner walks into a movie theater and begins shooting it up, killing three in the process. The passage concludes with the media blaming Batman for inspiring the shooting, though he is not involved in the incident at all.