I think it was in the early pages of Jim Starlin's "A Death in the Family" arc, back around 1988, that we were told the following:
Originally Posted by tony ingram
1. Joker had been confined at Arkham Asylum (again!) since his last arrest, and had seemed to be doing pretty well.
2. In fact, he had volunteered to perform some housekeeping tasks -- routine cleaning, that sort of thing.
3. So he was given access to bottles of cleaning chemicals.
4. Gosh darn it -- nobody in Arkham's management ever anticipated that he might use those chemicals to brew up some poison gas! Specifically, something similar to his classic "Joker toxin" which causes people to die with smiles on their faces!
5. By the time Batman was called in to look at the aftermath, Joker was long gone from the asylum, leaving a collection of dead bodies as something to remember him by!
That's the sort of thing that really makes me wonder about the average IQ of the people who apply for jobs at Arkham Asylum . . .
Yeah, they're displaying the intelligence level of the TS, and doing a good job of it.....Although TS is more than likely trolling.
Originally Posted by Aaron King
Last edited by Christopher Cross Is God; 12-18-2012 at 03:24 PM.
He would be, if, I guess, editiorial didn't think that either emasculated him or ran counter to the Good Ol' Boy American image, depending on the editorial in question.
Originally Posted by BillyN831
Mark Waid presented Supes as a vegetarian in Birthright, which for several years was the canonical take on the character.
Reason being that Superman values sentient life in all forms above everything.
This is presumably the status-quo in Grant Morrison's current run, considering that Grant is a vegetarian and is Mark Waid's pal, wherein they brainstorm together sometimes.
Then in other Superman things the writer is conscious of the fact that Superman doesn't even need to eat, and it doesn't come up.
All depends on the writers.
Regardless, the level of moral hypocrisy and/or inconsistency, depending on how you want to term it, is pretty equivalent in each publisher.
Last edited by PupsOfWar; 12-18-2012 at 04:01 PM.