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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The New Joker.

No... Just... No. Any whimsy that Batman used to have is now forsaken for gore and titillation. I am a fan of Moore, Gaiman, and Ennis so I don't exactly avoid the more GRAPHIC graphic novels, but it would be a shame to see too many comic books move over to the dark side.


Evorgleb said...

We've been talking about Heath Ledger's Joker at Highbrid Nation. I'm usually a traditionalist but I think I like the direction they are going in. Though some are saying the recent pic is fake. I honestly beleive it is real.

ra said...

real or not, shadows i see and i like.

haven't read many comics lately, but when i was a kid always liked edgier stuff. it was a more real world to me.

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TeacherLady said...

I've read some truly nasty, nasty stuff ("Preacher", anyone?) so I can stomach truly repulsive imagery, but I guess because I grew up with a totally different Batman than today's Dark Knight and I'm finding it hard to make the transition. I know that he's always been a brooding, dark figure, but the fun was the contrast of whimsy and humor in his enemies, which made them even more creepy to me.
It will probably be a very clever concept, and will be the next step in Batman's continuous evolution, but I'll miss the Joker of old.