Along the lines of Batman Year One and The Dark Knight Returns, 1988’s Batman: The Killing Joke is considered a classic and one of the best Batman (and Joker) stories ever. Written by legend (and all around curmudgeon) Alan Moore and fantastic art by Brian Bolland, this one shot would lay the groundwork for many years to come in the Bat-books, particularly for one Barbara Gordon. It is here that the tragic events that turn her from Batgirl to eventually Oracle occur. (I kept that vague, just in case I have to worry about spoilers, which I probably do not.)
The book is violent and a physiological head trip for all involved, especially the Gordons. We get perhaps the most definitive Joker origin (if there can ever be such a thing), in the pre-New 52/pre-Zero Hour/can anyone keep track anymore? continuity. (On a sidenote, the upcoming issue of Justice League will supposedly reveal the Joker’s true name that Batman learned while God-ing out in the Mobius Chair.)
It will be interesting to see how honest the animated film is to the source material. Warner Bros. has reportedly given the ok to make the film R-rated (isn’t everything these days?) but a rating has not been given yet.
You can watch the “trailer” (and more) after the break. I found it a bit weak (and wonder how legit this is, more on that after the break as well) and I don’t know that it would draw in many fans who don’t already have some idea what is going on. But they still have time, and this feels more like a teaser trailer than a full trailer. But with Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill on board as Batman and the Joker respectively, count me in.
The Death of Captain Marvel is one of those stories that routinely show up on critics “best of” lists, but that you never get around to reading. Well, it has been that way for me anyway. But I recently remedied that as I had to read it to see if it fit in with the Spider-Man Complete Chronology. Given I’m writing about it in this column series and not in a Chronology update, I think reveals the answer to that.
More about The Death of Captain Marvel and it’s place in Spider-Man lore after the break.
2016. Did any of us think we’d live this long? Yeah, probably. We’re Geeks, not morbid.
So, what sort of Geek Entertainment has us here at Gabbing Geek at least a little curious? See behind the cut, with some items getting some expert Geek Commentary from the Geek Guru himself, Jimmy Impossible.
Welcome to the Friday before Halloween everyone, or what YouTuber Jordan Hanz likes to call HANZOWEEN! The Lich King (featured above), aka Arthas is one bad ass looking dude, so she wanted to do a skull inspired Lich “Queen” Halloween Makeup Tutorial to satiate her deadly desires. What’s super cool about Jordan, is that she has been doing this all month, so she has 30+ video tutorials on her YouTube channel. Check out some of our spooktacular favorites like Harley Quinn, Joker, and of course The Lich King after the break:
Watson and Ryan hold down the fort for Episode 54 of the Gabbing Geek podcast while Jenny recovers from Tiredofputtingupwithalltheircrapitis. It’s going around. So the Y chromosomes talk about Star Wars, Hunger Games, Mars, Alexander Hamilton, movie villains, and the summer of 2016 in movies. You should listen to it right the heck now, or jump after the break to read even more!
Movies are magic. So many iconic moments. Be careful. The photos here may diminish the magic. Once you see Joker and Batman having a quick coffee talk with Tim Burton, the magic fades a little. More after the break!