On Batman: The Killing Joke (spoilers)

In case the title was not any indication there will be spoilers. Normally spoilers are not something I’ll post within a respectable period of time after coming out so I don’t ruin it for anyone. The thing is, the story that this animated film was based on came out in 1988. So I think the grace period passed by quite some time ago. It’s like someone not knowing the Titanic sinks in the end. So if you’ve never read The Killing Joke before this is essentially the point where Barbara Gordon initially transitions to the Oracle role. Not in the actual story, or at least in the book but I’ll get to that later. This also serves as a sort of origin story for the joker, but they point out through dialog that it is just how the Joke remembers it at that time and that he routinely remembers it … Read more…

On Some Thoughts On The Comic Industry

So this is a post I’ve been meaning to write, but just haven’t had the time to actually sit down and type something up. Recently I purchased one of the Humble Comic Bundles that rotate selections every week or two. The one I picked up had around $300 worth of comics that you basically pay what you want for and the money goes to charity. What’s really cool here is that the comics that you are buying are all DRM free. Now that wouldn’t stop me from buying them anyways. If I had to put some code in to one of the apps (comixology, marvel, dc, image, etc..) I would be fine doing that. This specific bundle was for Image comics and contained several volume ones for some of their titles. Some I didn’t recognize, but the big draw was that for paying over a certain price you would get … Read more…