Batman writer Tom King has an excellent grasp on what makes Batman an interesting character underneath the cowl. But what of tackling The Dark Knight’s mightiest foes?
If you thought the Joker was dead, you were dead wrong.
Batman’s a hot topic these days. Chris Nolan’s movies, the DC Animated Universe films, Batman V. Superman, Batman comics, Lego Batman, everything is Batman. So when Fox put together a Batman prequel television series featuring the rise of Jim Gordon, it was presumed that it would be a thrilling and compelling comic book story, with the same fanfare as Arrow. It has garnered the same amount of attention to a certain extent, but if fans were expecting to receive the same quality material as the other DC-based television shows, they’re likely disappointed.
What does it take to become a full-fledged superhero?
Can a hero kill and still be a hero?
I keep assuming that at some point, the combined talents of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo will max out and they’ll stop topping themselves. I don’t know why I keep assuming that, because it seems like every issue they prove me wrong once again.
Few villains have made as much of an impact on the lives of their respective heroes as the Joker has in the life of Batman. He draws much of his enjoyment from throwing chaos into Batman’s life, having killed the second Robin and paralyzed Barbara Gordon (although that was later written out of continuity). This time the attack gets even more personal, which is why issue 13 starts a storyarch aptly titled “Death of the Family.”