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Danger Doll Comics at Indy Planet!
If you don't get it then you never will.
http://ifanboy.com/potw/pick-of-the-...013-batman-17/Originally Posted by iFanWhore
Just examine any other corporate reviews of DotF in order to see just how overhyped this stuff can get.
In reality, the metaphor is just:
-Chaos vs Order
-Batman not wanting to cross a line (killing) in a way that conveniently ensures that DC can have the characters continue to do the same things over and over again.
It's a good hero/villain dynamic, but it isn't INFINITELY meaningful or endlessly interesting the way some people make it out to be. I don't object to people saying that Batman/Joker is a great good-vs-evil match, but it is absolutely ridiculous when readers (and writers) hide behind this sort of convenient tactic of assuming that EVERYTHING the two characters could possibly say to each other, no matter how uninspired or vague, just MUST be a peek into revelatory genius and the very depths of humanity.
"Blah blah blah blah MASKS AND FACES! blah blah blah blah THE JOKER OMG! blah blah blah THEY ARE IN *LOOOOOVE* WITH EACH OTHER! Blah blah blah blah...)
The premise of the thread is basically:
" I don't 'get' the hype of these so-called comic books. I can read books WITHOUT pictures and I'm proud of myself for that. Everybody else needs pictures to understand what's going on in a book but I DON'T!!
Please fill me in on all the insightful analysis you've provided throughout this thread that I've somehow missed ...
The original appeal is , A direct opposite of batman . It helps to have great actors,writers like Alan Moore ,Mark Hamil, Heath Ledger do stuff with the batman and joker dynamic
'The marquis. Well, you know, to be honest, he seems a little bit dodgy to me.'
'Mm,' she agreed. 'He's a little bit dodgy in the same way that rats are a little bit covered in fur."