Tampa (Schnittshow.com) – Chuck Dixon, creator of the ‘Bane’ character featured in the latest “Batman” theatrical release, “Dark Knight Rises”, phoned into the nationally syndicated “Schnitt Show” radio program Tuesday, with his own unique insight into the media’s attempt to pin his villain on Mitt Romney.
In an exlusive interview he pointed out that he and collaborator Graham Nolan created the “Bane” character in 1992, Dixon told Schnitt, “Graham and I are both staunch conservatives, so from our angle, there’s no liberal agenda. I’m a life-long right-wing extremist.”
Dixon and Graham came up with ‘Bane’ when they needed a powerful villain to put ‘Batman’ out of commission for a year. ‘Bane’ broke ‘Batman’s’ back, and has been a recurring character across all platforms ever since.
Dixon said ‘Bane’ has been a “merchandising goldmine…everything from action figures to a SpaghettiOs shape.”
As for the mainstream media’s attempt to usurp the character, Dixon said, “It’s ridiculous. Obviously Bane was not created as an attack on Mitt Romney. We never heard of Romney twenty years ago.” Also, within the context of the movie, Dixon said the comparison between Bane and Romney does not make sense. “My understanding is that Bane is more of an Occupy Wall Street type. Romney is more like Bruce Wayne.”
Still, Dixon seems amused. He is paid every time the character is used. He said, “He’s been my own Bane Capital!”
Listen: (Chuck Dixon starts at about 3:15)