Posted by Bob, the Lord of Evil at 71-pool8.ras10.floca.agisdial.net on January 18, 2001 at 08:41:49:
In Reply to: Answer from a reformed comic geek posted by BrianLynch on January 17, 2001 at 23:40:52:
: Death in the family was just cheesy, in my humble opinion. A stupid way to sell comics. But Joker beating Robin to death with a crowbar, oh that was so funny and entertaining. Great covers by Mike Mignola, though.
Well, you're not wrong about that. But the Death of Robin in the long run was certainly a huge payoff. I agree, the story could have been a hell of alot better, but his actual death wasn't bad. Though I kinda liked the idea of Joker just killing him one, two, three, for pure shock value.
: See, that was sarcasm.
And what sarcasm it was.
: The Killing Joke's art was beautiful and the writing and fantastic, but the raping and paralyzing Batgirl was a tad much. Now, Joker raping her because of a phone-in poll, that would have been something.
She wasn't raped. She was simply stripped and photographed. Joker doesn't have much of a sex drive. And, aside of this, I think it was a suiting way to show how far everyone can be pushed. It added levels to the best supporting character in comics, it destroyed a lame superhero and made her a kick ass one...
I think that all these Batman stories when looked at from a bith farther away create this truly great epic. Its too bad it will never end. I think a REAL ending for Batman written by, I dunno, Frank Miller or Alan Moore or both.... Could help resolve everything we've seen.
God, I'm such a geek. Why am I on a messageboard debating about comics? On my birthday no less? Fucking A....
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