Sunday, July 28, 2013

ARP - 04 - Killing Joke and Death in the Family

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:

Talking points
KJ - Sadistic Joker

KJ - One Bad Day turned this struggling commedian 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 - Misogany of leaving Barbara paralized until the New 52. Would DC have left Nightwing in this state had he been the one paralized?

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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