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Why so serious? And sober?
Image of the Day: Joker-faced Yoda asks, 'Serious, why so?'
Some new background information on The Joker, courtesy of a recent Dark Knight Rises tie-in book, hints at a connection that could point to a potential appearance by Batman's protégé Robin in the final film of Christopher Nolan's trilogy.
It's one of comics' oldest and most popular rivalries—The Dark Knight versus The Clown Prince of Crime—and it's gone on so long, in part, because Batman has a strict no-kill rule even when it comes to the most dastardly members of his rogue's gallery. But is sparing The Joker's life the right thing to do?
While Bob Kane is justly celebrated as Batman's creator, his one-time inker and frequent collaborator Jerry Robinson was the man behind the Joker, comics' most enduring villain. He then went on to live a rich life, championing creators' rights and comics scholarship.
There have been all kinds of team-ups in the DC Universe: Sometimes a hero'll encounter a villain they just can't handle alone. We wouldn't have thought, however, that "covering your nethers" was the cause to make the Joker join the Justice League.
Whoever said there are no second acts in American lives obviously wasn't talking about Mark Hamill, who went from sci-fi icon to video game FMV star to voice-over greatness. Now, he's bidding farewell to his most prominent role in that last field, and going, as it were, with a smile.
Alan Moore and Brian Bolland's chilling 1988 graphic novel Batman: The Killing Joke—which reminded us The Joker wasn't just a joke, but rather a homicidal maniac—is considered by many to be the greatest Joker story ever told. But who ever thought it could be just as chilling retold with LEGOs?
Image of the Day: Heath Ledger's joker without makeup