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And after that horrid night, the Joker never let the Penguin fill in for him at the Stacked Deck’s Comedy Night again, no matter how bad a flu he had.

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about-faces:

Has anyone else noticed that DC/WB has been pushing for a celebration of the Joker’s 75th anniversary alongside Batman’s? I find this a bit annoying for two reasons.

1.) His 75th anniversary isn’t until 2015.

2.) There’s no mention of anyone celebrating the 75th anniversary of Catwoman, who first appeared in Batman #1 alongside the Joker.

It’ll be interesting to see if we do get any kind of Catwoman celebration next year, assuming that it doesn’t get swallowed up by even more Joker celebration.

In any case, I look forward to 2017, when I can throw a meek little “Happy 75th anniversary, Two-Face!” party. *throws sad confetti*

At the rate it’s going, I’ll probably have my “Complete Origins of Two-Face” chart out by then.

Posted 18 hours ago
…And then there was that one time Jervis Tetch guest starred in the Simpsons.

…And then there was that one time Jervis Tetch guest starred in the Simpsons.

Posted 18 hours ago

Detective Comics #630: “And the Executioner Wore Stiletto Heels”, part 3 of 3. Written by Peter Milligan, drawn by Jim Aparo.

As our tale wraps to an end, I have to admit… it kinda all falls apart on that last page. There’s a hint of desperation on Milligan’s part, trying to make the title more meaningful than a mere pun, but it doesn’t quite click. Meanwhile, the revelation that Stiletto had managed an out-of-nowhere escape is very out of left field, even if it is logical.

And that final panel… remember what I said about Milligan’s Batman stories not really ending so much as stopping? Despite the “End” box there, it feels like we’ve been cut off in the middle of a scene. But then, maybe I’m just used to my Batman stories either ending on either some cheesy joke, some pithy observation from Bruce, or some scene of the villain stewing while they plot their revenge.

(Another continuity note: is that Milligan trying to tie the events of this story with “Dark Knight, Dark City” in that fourth-to-last panel? Sure looks like it.)

Posted 18 hours ago

Detective Comics #630: “And the Executioner Wore Stiletto Heels”, part 2 of 3. Written by Peter Milligan, drawn by Jim Aparo.

We get our first look at the infamous Stiletto, and I have to say, he’s another one of Milligan’s more memorable creations. His overwhelming, near-supernatural charisma is almost as subtly and disturbingly handled as the Hungry Grass had been in the last issue, and the man himself is very disarmingly written (and drawn).

But unlike the last issue, this one is played more as an offbeat cops-and-robbers tale instead of a horror story, so it’s a bit more action-packed and comes complete with a third antagonist: the bland, vaguely villainous scumbag FBI agent who cuts deals with killers. Batman himself is a little meaner than I’d remembered from Milligan’s other stories (see his crack about Florida in the last issue), too, and his narration comes off a little too much like some Mickey Spillane/Frank Miller imitator.

Posted 18 hours ago

Detective Comics #630: “And the Executioner Wore Stiletto Heels”, part 1 of 3. Written by Peter Milligan, drawn by Jim Aparo.

The second story in Milligan’s short Detective Comics run doesn’t hold up quite as well as his first one upon reread (though some of you may get a kick out of the title), but it’s still one hell of a ride. Milligan mostly forgoes all supernatural elements in this one, instead choosing to go for what I can only describe as a Dick Tracy story on acid. Seriously, look at that first page up there - it opens on a Siamese twin hitman who’s half-Caucasian and half-Black. Drawn by Jim Aparo, of course, because in order to be truly disturbing, the weird must have some element of the familiar and harmless buried in it.

Also, something about that poor guy being covered in glue just scares the hell out of me.

(Continuity note: this issue took place during the period when Jim Gordon had been hospitalized by a heart attack, hence why Milligan sets most of it as a flashback. Most of Milligan’s other Batman stories just plain didn’t use Gordon, which makes them seem all the more offbeat.)

Posted 21 hours ago

ifyouresosmart:

lego-joker:

all-about-villains:

Sengoku Batman - Doctor Fries (Mr. Freeze) by swadeart

So… this version of Freeze is a samurai…?

I NEED A RIDDLER VERSION OF THIS NOW
NOW I SAY

Eddie is… a tengu, I guess? Or would that be more the Joker’s territory?

Posted 21 hours ago

mind-shattering-mistress:

thedarkempath:

there’s literally no ship more painful than stevebucky

no ship

I see your SteveBucky and raise you practically any ship with the Joker.

What about Joker X Himself?

Posted 21 hours ago

askgoodolmothy:

lego-joker:

all-about-villains:

Sengoku Batman - Doctor Fries (Mr. Freeze) by swadeart

So… this version of Freeze is a samurai…?

Nothing gets past you, Eagle-Eye.

I say, I do think you’re engaging in that “sarcasm” thing that’s all hip with the children nowadays.

Posted 21 hours ago