Jesus: Your work to defeat the Marty McFly meme was just OK. It was solid, but not perfect. It has the makings of a good meme. At least you learned Lesson 1.
Lesson 1: Fight memes with memes.
Jesus: On to Lesson 2. There's a meme down the street that--
Robin: You haven't explained shit. You didn't even tell us why you tried to kill us.
Jesus: Use your brain, kid. Memes can't be killed in a car accident.
Batman: We're not going anywhere, until you explain what you want from us.
Jesus: Fine. Batman, get one of the newspapers from that box.
Meme: This meme has been censored because the artist is afraid of jihadists. #JeSuisCharlie
Batman: Who did this?
Jesus: It hardly matters. This was truly the work of an atrocious and powerful meme. I can't fight memes by myself anymore. I grow weaker every year. I'm a joke. I've made mistakes in the past. But now I need your help.
Batman: ... OK. What do you need me to do?
By Watching You took a serious turn this week when Jesus confronted Batman with the power that a meme can have.
This episode is dedicated to all those who lost their lives in the Charlie Hebdo shootings last Wednesday and in the days that followed.
One frame of this comic is censored out. It wouldn't have contained anything that a jihadist would care about anyway. "Censorship" is a strong meme and it can work to highlight evil just like censored material can. Like the Streisand Effect or when the statement "No Comment" actually is a comment.
Here's me heaping scorn on whomever kills just because they are offended and brainwashed. #JeSuisCharlie