Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Before You See the New Batman Movie!
Joker: Hey Bats! Did you hear the joke about the two lunatics that escaped from the asylum?
Batman: No, never heard it!
Joker: Well, there are these two loons who escape at night and once they get to the roof they realize that it's too high and too far to the next building to jump across then one of them comes up with an amazing idea. He has a flashlight and he says to his loon in arms, I'll flash the beam to the roof of the other building and you just slide down on the beam of light!
The other lunatic replies " Hey! what da ya think I'm Crazy! You'd shut the light off when I was halfway down!
Bats: Ha ha ha ha aha ha ha!
The Killing Joke!
Years ago and I mean years.....! I read this graphic novel called Batman the Killing Joke! I was in my early twenties at the time and I had read some great horror, seen some pretty scary movies, been an avid heavy metal fan and grew up in the bloody eighties in Compton Ca. This book left me disturbed. The great writer and artist Frank Miller may have redefined Batman as the dark brooding vigilante Detective we all know and love but this book effectively redefined the Joker! Not as a crazy, giggling miscreant! But as a complex, multifaceted, tortured Homicidal Maniac! A Manic!
The Dark Detective realizes that the Joker is his deadliest enemy and of all the villains he has faced, some super powered, he knows the least about the Joker! The Clown Prince escapes the Arkham Asylum for the criminally insane. This must be the easiest joint to escape from in the history of prisons! Ever!
The Jokers on a mission to explain to the Batman and the world that it's easy to go LOOOOONY! If you just have a bad enough day. He kidnaps Commissioner Gordon and proceeds to prove his theory by subjecting him to a series of horrors. Sorta of like this is your life! In Hell!
Now I ain't gonna tell you the details but this has to be some of the source material for the Dark Detective and the Joker movie!
It's graphic! It's not restricted or banned but there are some disturbing scenes in The Killing Joke! Be Warned!
Be Mindful! Be Prayerful! Be Careful!