Dylan and John discuss the Killing Joke by Alan Moore and Death in the Family (Batman 426-429) from 1988-89. These comics were published by DC comics and focus on Batman, Robin, and Barbara Gordon.
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Follow along with the podcast with our notes:
KJ – Sadistic Joker
KJ – One Bad Day turned this struggling comedian into the Joker
– Joker trying to create another crazy person by inducing One Bad Day with Jim
KJ – Joker not ‘remembering’ his origin (Dark Knight has this nod with Ledger)
KJ – originally designed as an Elseworlds story (DC wikia)
KJ – Misogamy of leaving Barbara paralyzed until the New 52. Would DC have left Nightwing in this state had he been the one paralyzed?
DITF – Politics of the time (Lebanon/Israel conflict, Reganomics, Iran)
DITF – Killing Jason Todd (the vote line)
– after 427, 50 cents a call, over 10,000 votes. 5343-5271 was the final tally
DITF – Writer acknowledging that the Joker is not dead even though he appeared to be in the crash
DITF – Would Batman have killed Joker if given the chance?
DITF – Is it a believable story? (nuclear missle)
DITF – Does Joker know that Bruce is Batman based on putting the pieces together of Jason’s death the same time that he killed Robin?
-Batman changing in front of Joker in the assembly
DITF – Should Jason have stayed dead?
Our next podcast will be a supplemental where we will give a bit of our own history with comics and superheroes as well as discuss some topics that do not fit in directly with a specific story arc. This podcast will be uploaded on August 11th. In 4 weeks, we will be covering Armor Wars from the Iron Man comic series.
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