[ Posted: Jul 27, 2012 ]
Writer Derrik J. Lang of the Associated Press interviewed Arlen Schumer for a half-hour on Tuesday, and did great job in maintaining the integrity of Arlen's thoughts and quotes.
"Schumer, the comic book historian and author of "The Silver Age of Comic Book Art," isn't interested in that. Like some relatives of massacre victims, Schumer refuses to even utter Holmes' name so as to not feed the suspect's perceived need for attention. What's more, the author of "The Silver Age of Comic Book Art" is determined not to refer to the real-world tragedy in his future writings and lectures about the World's Greatest Detective because "to give any credence to what he did by analyzing it is enabling it and making us co-conspirators. Schumer knows that the Batman will, as usual, prevail." -- Derrik J. Lang
"Hopefully, the greatness and timelessness of the Batman mythology will conquer this particular tragedy," said Schumer, who lives in Westport, Conn. "I'll do my best in my corner of the universe to ensure that the focus of Batman is always on Batman and not what happened in Colorado."
To read the entire interview, click on the link below.