Pull List; seems to be too long to fit in my sig...
Last edited by jgiannantoni05; 05-31-2012 at 09:20 PM.
DC discarded their history, and now has none. DC will always be in the shadows of their past work.
Batman broke character, but I don't get why that's a problem. Is no one ever allowed to act different than they typically do? Are we all one note beings? The fact is that for this brief moment, Batman lost it. He's typically cool headed, and even keeled. However in this one particular instance the Joker breaks him. The Joker "wins" the mind game he's always playing with Batman. While Batman really does believe that he's doing the "right" thing, and is a sane, but driven and obsessive individual... for this one moment he realizes he's crazy. And folks lets face it, he is crazy.
This thread made me open me TKJ book, and it fell apart! All the pages separated from the binding. The pages are all still together so I just need to glue it back, but that sucked!
It is not about what I WANT Batman or the Joker to be; it is about what I have perceived them being. I am not claiming to be right, or wrong - I am sharing my opinion.
It doesn't fit my idea of Batman or the Joker. I feel like Moore altered the characters to make them fit his story. Just my perception, which is no more or less valid that anyone else's.
Quite of few of you seem to take personally me sharing my opinion. Enjoy the book. Why are you threatened that you enjoyed it more than I did?
Okay, maybe because Alan Moore was essentially writing a Joker story and perhaps didn't like the Batman character as much, and had that ending as a joke on us.
Wasn't this supposed to be an elseworlds type oneshot and not in canon story, I think? At least I've sworn I've read it was supposed to be like Batman's last case or something and he's laughing at the end cause he's snapped. Moore never intended it to be carried into the main canon (thus crippling Barbara) that's why the ending is so finite I think...
I find it dubious that this was intended as an elseworlds story because DC took the trouble to retire Barbara from the Batgirl role in Batgirl Special prior to the release of The Killing Joke.
Batgirl, Wonder Woman, Worlds' Finest, My Little Pony, Sword of Sorcery, The Flash, Animal Man, Birds of Prey, Lone Ranger
I've always seen the last panels as being purposefully vague. They might either show Batman finally snapping and killing Joker, or they might just show them leaning against eachother in continued laughter, or they might symbolize how Batman and Joker finally embrace, recognizing how twistedly alike they are. The lightbeams reflected in the water lends some credibility to the last theory, but as I said I've always read it as purposfully vague. A classic open ending.