Re: Comics and Graphic Novels Vol. 2
Yeah i prefer Morrison's interpretation that Joker knew who Batman was and just didnt give a fuck. He alluded to it at several points in his run
First was in his Arkham Asylum story, where Joker delivers a brilliant line. When someone (maybe black mask) asks to see Bat's face, Joker answers "dont be so predictable, that is his real face". I think it showed how much those two understand each other on a basic level
Another one was the battle in RIP as WCW said where he fights Bruce unmasked, and doesnt even comment. He just tries stabbing him. And even he even goes into detail later about how he understands Batman and how fucked the Black Glove are
And then finally theres Batman and Robin, where Dick and Joker basically act like some sick family. Almost like Joker is Dick's creepy uncle
Its one of the few things that bothered me about Batman 14. Ive read far, far better Joker stories, but I'd definitely like to see where this is going. It feels like a 'Joker's greatest hits thing', but somehow more self aware. Hes no Morrison, but I have faith in Snyder. Still feel this is below his Detective run though
Capullo's art is still untouchable though. for me, the top two artists in DC comics are working in the same comic book. Someone needs to give jock a full decent run.
Last edited by reDREDD : 11-18-2012 at 12:18 AM.