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Comic News: A disfigured Joker returns to wreak havoc on the Bat-family with Death of the Family!

Oct. 11, 2012by: Paul Shirey

DC Comics' Batvillain The Joker is getting a facelift...quite literally.  In the latest comic book arc of Batman, starting with issue 13, the infamous Clown Prince of Crime makes his return to the the DC Universe with one thing on his mind; death!  Last seen in the pages of Detective Comics, The Joker was in Arkham Asylum having his face removed by the Dollmaker before staging an escape.  He hasn't been seen since, until now, and has been preparing a very detailed agenda for Batman and his fellow teammates Nightwing, Robin, Red Hood, Batgirl, Commissioner Gordon, etc. 

Returning back to Gotham to hatch his well-laid plans, The Joker has now reclaimed his removed face and taken on a Leatherface-esque visage, which is kind of fitting for the psychopathic villain. 

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"For this story, we really wanted this to be Joker at his most unleashed and vengeful; this Joker has an axe to grind and a point to prove. He's gone away for a year for a very deliberate reason. During that year, he sort of set all of his traps and sharpened his knives and he's ready to come back to Gotham and make his point to Batman and the Batman family. He has a very strong mission in mind and he's very passionate about what he wants to prove to Batman this time around, and it's really twisted and dark and unpleasant," says writer Scott Snyder, who took over the regular Batman series with issue #1 of the new 52 with former Spawn artist Greg Capullo on art. 

Since then, Snyder and Capullo have helped guide Batman/Bruce Wayne into new territory and have big plans for "Death of the Family."  "This really is my love letter to the Joker. That way, we can give him the biggest, baddest, craziest story we could," says Snyder.  I've read Batman for nearly 20 years and it's been one of the most consistently awesome comics out there.  Thus far, Snyder and Capullo have absolutely crushed it and I can't wait to see where they go with this arc.

The Joker will next be seen in the animated second half of Warner Premiere's THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, based on Frank Miller's mini-series and can be seen in the monthly Bat-books for "Death of the Family" starting with Batman #13, which hit newsstands this week.

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8:59PM on 10/17/2012

If movies can invade comic con then comics can invade movie sites

Plus this is The Joker. If you don't see the appeal you're an idiot.
Plus this is The Joker. If you don't see the appeal you're an idiot.
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4:55PM on 10/13/2012

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Only for special issues and storyarcs. Not for every issue. Or, make a spinoff sister site for it so it doesn't clog up the movie news.
Only for special issues and storyarcs. Not for every issue. Or, make a spinoff sister site for it so it doesn't clog up the movie news.
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6:59AM on 10/12/2012

Stick to movies

Even for someone who loves The Walking Dead, you could stop coverage of that too and just do movies and I'd love the site. I think the more you branch out, the more diluted the site will become. What's next, book reviews?
Even for someone who loves The Walking Dead, you could stop coverage of that too and just do movies and I'd love the site. I think the more you branch out, the more diluted the site will become. What's next, book reviews?
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6:11PM on 10/11/2012
Well this might be a little unpleasent since joker in the past has killed some of batman's teammates in rather dispacable fashion so likely who ever gets it this time is gonna get it rather nasty. I remember joker killing robin was a rather nasty one. A crowbar i think it was. Ouch! I hope this doesnt get too nasty though.

As for the tidbit, I suggest focusing mainly on special occasion comics that really require special attention instead of the usual run of the mill comics. A good example
Well this might be a little unpleasent since joker in the past has killed some of batman's teammates in rather dispacable fashion so likely who ever gets it this time is gonna get it rather nasty. I remember joker killing robin was a rather nasty one. A crowbar i think it was. Ouch! I hope this doesnt get too nasty though.

As for the tidbit, I suggest focusing mainly on special occasion comics that really require special attention instead of the usual run of the mill comics. A good example is the epic scifi crossover of doctor who meeting star trek. So far the borg/cybermen combo has proven to be an interesting challenge for picard and the doctor.
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7:07PM on 10/11/2012
The intent is to focus only on big and/or interesting items that tie into movies/TV or that are just really cool items that you Schmoes may be interested in. We aren't trying to be CBR or Newsarama. However, with comic book movies being as popular as they are, the intent is to share some of the larger developments and projects that come about for both comic readers and non-readers.

Plus, a lot of filmmakers are using comics as a promotional medium, like Del Toro creating a graphic novel
The intent is to focus only on big and/or interesting items that tie into movies/TV or that are just really cool items that you Schmoes may be interested in. We aren't trying to be CBR or Newsarama. However, with comic book movies being as popular as they are, the intent is to share some of the larger developments and projects that come about for both comic readers and non-readers.

Plus, a lot of filmmakers are using comics as a promotional medium, like Del Toro creating a graphic novel for Pacific Rim or Tarantino teaming up with DC comics to adapt Django Unchained. Comics are on the gravy train with biscuit wheels. Why, they even sell them at WAL-MART...
9:32PM on 10/11/2012
Who buys comics from Walmart? There's stores that specialize and know that the best.

I mean, if you wanted to talk about hot celebrity girls under "Movie News" I guess you could, but too bad there isn't a website set aside for just that purpose...
Who buys comics from Walmart? There's stores that specialize and know that the best.

I mean, if you wanted to talk about hot celebrity girls under "Movie News" I guess you could, but too bad there isn't a website set aside for just that purpose...
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4:22PM on 10/11/2012

Stick to Movies

Joblo is for movies/tv, etc. I understand wanting to link comic books in now with the craze going over Batman, The Avengers, etc. but it's going to become too chaotic here, and become too much. Stick to what you do best, and do it to the best of your abilities.
Joblo is for movies/tv, etc. I understand wanting to link comic books in now with the craze going over Batman, The Avengers, etc. but it's going to become too chaotic here, and become too much. Stick to what you do best, and do it to the best of your abilities.
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2:47PM on 10/11/2012
Starting a Batman arc with the Joker as the antagonist the same week Marvel starts the Marvel Now. Well played DC, well played.
Starting a Batman arc with the Joker as the antagonist the same week Marvel starts the Marvel Now. Well played DC, well played.
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1:00PM on 10/11/2012

I am so effing excited for this!

That looks intense!
That looks intense!
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12:53PM on 10/11/2012

Everyone likes food, not everyone can sell it.

I remember when Wal-Mart first started selling fresh groceries (fruit, unfrozen meat, etc.) in addition to their housewares. At first, I absolutely refused to purchase there. They had no history of doing it at all and were clearly only doing so to make the place a one stop shop to drive up profits by attracting people to go there and only there for all their needs. Eventually I caved to convenience. It wasn't as bad as buying a sandwich from a truck stop vending machine in Alabama, but nor was
I remember when Wal-Mart first started selling fresh groceries (fruit, unfrozen meat, etc.) in addition to their housewares. At first, I absolutely refused to purchase there. They had no history of doing it at all and were clearly only doing so to make the place a one stop shop to drive up profits by attracting people to go there and only there for all their needs. Eventually I caved to convenience. It wasn't as bad as buying a sandwich from a truck stop vending machine in Alabama, but nor was it the best product available. The problem was, however, that in Walmart's attempts to please everyone led to a decline in quality all around, and what they were best at became watered down and unremarkable. I still stick to walmart for paper towels, air freshener, bargain bucket movies (such as blues brothers and jaws...for shame!), and the like but I continue to purchase food from the experts, companies who have devoted whole decades to the selling of food. Everyone likes food, but not everyone should sell it.


Oh, right, and about that tidbit...
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12:10PM on 10/11/2012
This is great! More demented for the demented. Can't wait to get my hands on this. I am digging the new 52 so far. Some are okay though. But I'm not complaining.
This is great! More demented for the demented. Can't wait to get my hands on this. I am digging the new 52 so far. Some are okay though. But I'm not complaining.
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10:46AM on 10/11/2012
Good stuff!! The first 13 issues of Batman were awesome and soo looking forward to this. Regarding the extra tidbit I think you guys should do reviews and updates on comics news.Since your more of a movie site I guess you guys could just cover the bigger titles that are out in the market right now. I'd love to get my movie and comics news from one site.
Good stuff!! The first 13 issues of Batman were awesome and soo looking forward to this. Regarding the extra tidbit I think you guys should do reviews and updates on comics news.Since your more of a movie site I guess you guys could just cover the bigger titles that are out in the market right now. I'd love to get my movie and comics news from one site.
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10:24AM on 10/11/2012
Extra tidbit: I don't mind actually. I'm a casual comic reader and usually pick up collected issues of certain storylines, i.e. Marvel Civil War collection (I don't buy every issue - just the one book that contains all the issues related to Civil War). So, any news about comic books is okay by me.
Extra tidbit: I don't mind actually. I'm a casual comic reader and usually pick up collected issues of certain storylines, i.e. Marvel Civil War collection (I don't buy every issue - just the one book that contains all the issues related to Civil War). So, any news about comic books is okay by me.
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