Storytime of the 2008 Joker comic by Azzarello
sorry for the wait, trying to make some dinner
here's what the anon in the other therad was talking about
What does /co/ think about the implications of this Joker making the bank president jerk off to the picture of his underage daughter and fucking Jonny's wife as a form of punishment?
Eh, I don't see why people get bent out of shape over AU's
I think it's alright when the Joker is clearly shown to be an alternative take on the character. Why would a psychopath who gets his rocks off by mutilating an elderly couple in their own home be above sexual violence either way?
The pockets are the rabbit ears and his dick is the rabbit, that he's telling Croc to eat.
He's shown up once already, and soon again
Some would say that getting raped by the Joker is an acomplishment
He probably just had her growl and call him criminal scum in a low voice while he did it
It was nice.
Deathblow, Broken City, and Doctor 13 are on my list. Has anyone read those? How did you like them?
the plot and art in this gritty imagination, it's just a pity the writing is childish.
he'll probably pull through, people live all the time after losing their jaws (unfortunately)
1. Yes, but I thought it was also implied Croc got a shot at her too since Joker tells him to pay her 'whatever it was worth'. Notice how traumatized the henchman looks. He just watched his x-wife getting double-teamed by Joker and Croc.
Read it ages ago. I like Azz but I thought this was not very good. Honestly though... It might have been better for the character if it HAD been successful in making comics Joker more like the Dark Knight Joker. We probably wouldn't have gotten Ow The Edge face removal Joker.
Though at the time I remember thinking this was pretty unnecessarily edgy.
I remember a mate lent me this once. I liked it. Still do. It's a good, more "realistic" take on the whole thing. Certainly wouldn't want to cross paths with this Joker. The mood swings etc. put you on edge.
Only problem is that Batman himself breaks that immersion. He seems too...silly for this world.
Because it's a portrait of a criminal underworld filled with violence. Only absolute retards would describe this as edgy and only the cream of the crop of autism would use the buzzword edgelord.
Shit like this happen every day in the real world, how is it edgy? You faggots don't even know what that word means anymore.
The scenario of a regular small fry henchman being thrown into this world as we get to watch makes us be him and feel the constant tension of dealing with complete maniacs. It's a great modern noir story, it's not a Batman tale.
You're just a kid with shit taste 'is all.
I agree with you. It is a hyper realistic portrayal of what Batman villains would be in real life.
>Joker is a drug addled maniac who other criminals dislike due to his unpredictability
>Croc is a hulking gangbanger with a skin condition, who may or may not eat people
>Penguin is a money embezzler
>Two-Face is a mob kingpin with split personality disorder
>Riddler is a thief with a love for hard heists
Everyone likes to shit on it and call it edgy, but it's simply a more gritty take on the Joker.
If you want edgy read face-off Joker or Endgame.
In fact I would daresay this is the best Joker story we have gotten in a very long time
I know this is a great scene and all, but taking a step back and thinking about it again...
It really seems like a boneheaded move for Batman to agitate the Joker when he has someone at gunpoint. I know Jonny is a piece of shit too, but Batman would usually try to save anyone's life regardless. You could say he was trying to piss the Joker off enough that he would point the gun at Bats instead, but I'm pretty sure most hostage negotiators would say that's a no-no. Batman should know this stuff.
Then again we have the 2deep4u possibility: It could be that this is just from the Joker's warped perspective. As in, Batman didn't actually say anything at all, and Joker was going to kill Jonny regardless.
yes, his croc is clearly a Barracude ripoff
I always just viewed this Batman as "I don't need to save you", but the interpretation that Batman didn't actually said anything and Joker just hears him mocking as that's how he sees him is actually a good one.
Common misconception. It was released after The Dark Knight and it was actually meant to be a take on that universe, it was often described as the sequel to The Dark Knight.
>Actually, no, our project has nothing to do with The Dark Knight and was in production well before they began the film.
>Again, I pulled absolutely no influence from Dark Knight. This project was started on Brian's end in May of 2006 and finished in early March this year on my end. The movie didn't come out until July if I'm remembering things correctly...
>NRAMA: So where did your version of the Joker come from?
>LB: My vision of the Joker has been floating around for some time now. In fact, look closely at the newspaper Lex is reading in the first sequence of Lex Luthor: Man of Steel #3 and you'll see a little head shot of Joker with the carved smile. Before that, I had done a drawing of both Joker and Two-Face for a website called Batman-on-film. I'm certainly not saying that Nolan and company took any inspiration from my drawings because I really don't know. That said, it's easy for me to get combative when it comes to this subject because the truth of the matter is that I was doing my version of the Joker before Ledger was even cast. The only effect that movie had on us was in regards to the books release date.
>To add insult to injury, when Warner Bros released the first picture of Ledger as Joker, some of the fan base were actually blaming me for what they felt at the time was a desecration of an iconic, beloved character. Now that Ledger pulled the character off beautifully and more in the film, some people have conveniently changed their ideas but make no mistake, our book has nothing to do with The Dark Knight. The fact that they share similar traits is just good timing and similar taste as far as I'm concerned...
Minus Barracudas famous sense of humor but with more cannibalism.
Which he wasn't exactly lacking in.
Clothes when hooked will bunch up and increase tension, it's actually really hard to rip a jacket like that. The seams on the sleeves would probably rip before the actual hooked part.
I like it. It's a pretty entertaining take on a 'realistic' Joker. And like other anons have mentioned, the grimdark feel and exploitation-esque violence fits the universe its set in. Joker comes off a a total lunatic in it. I have no problems with that.