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Batman, Joker, and Life: STORY OFTHE BATMAN WON'T KILL THIS PSYCHOTIC PIECE WILL. Evening Gothamites! Our latest letter of our Joker alphabet discussed Judd Winick's arc 'Under the Hood', which brought back Jason Todd as the new Red Hood. Todd's tragic history wasn't told outside of comics until Brandon Vietti's 2010 animated feature 'Batman: Under the Red Hood' (bottom clip presented), written by Winick and inspired by his 2005-2006 storyline (top panels by Eric Battle from Batman (Vol 1) 650, 2006 presented). Batman (voiced by Bruce Greenwood) meets Jason as a young orphan stealing the tires off of his Batmobile. He takes him in and makes him the next Robin after Dick Grayson, yet Batman sees the bloodthirsty and violent streak in Todd. Ra's al Ghul sends Joker (voiced by John DiMaggio) to aid him in his current scheme, which leads the Boy Wonder to a trap where Joker beats him with a crowbar and locks him in a set to explode warehouse, where the Dark Knight is too late to save him and Todd dies. Unknowingly to Batman, Ra's feeling some guilt puts Jason in the Lazarus Pit to bring him back to life. However, the effects of the pit make him insane and he escapes. The film jumps 5 years later where Jason Todd has returned to Gotham City as the Red Hood (voiced by Jensen Ackles) and takes on the leader of the criminal underground, Black Mask. During this violent crusade, Batman and Nightwing discover that this new Red Hood is none other than Jason Todd back from the dead. After tricking Black Mask and his men to break out the Joker from Arkham Asylum to help, he captures him to seek his needed revenge on the Harlequin of Hate. In the end Batman is lured to an abandoned building with Jason Todd and Joker, Todd confessing his forgiveness to Bruce but his confusion and anger towards not killing Joker after what he did to him. After Batman disarms Todd who is about to kill Joker, Red Hood sets off a set of bombs which leads to a huge explosion and unresolved relationships, the film ending with a flashback to Jason's first day as Robin, the Boy Wonder. Thanks for following and we'll have more History of the Batman soon! [Sources: bit.ly-1LHRNKe] βœŒπŸΌπŸ’™πŸ¦‡πŸƒπŸ“½
Batman, Joker, and Life: STORY OFTHE BATMAN
 WON'T KILL THIS
 PSYCHOTIC PIECE
 WILL.
Evening Gothamites! Our latest letter of our Joker alphabet discussed Judd Winick's arc 'Under the Hood', which brought back Jason Todd as the new Red Hood. Todd's tragic history wasn't told outside of comics until Brandon Vietti's 2010 animated feature 'Batman: Under the Red Hood' (bottom clip presented), written by Winick and inspired by his 2005-2006 storyline (top panels by Eric Battle from Batman (Vol 1) 650, 2006 presented). Batman (voiced by Bruce Greenwood) meets Jason as a young orphan stealing the tires off of his Batmobile. He takes him in and makes him the next Robin after Dick Grayson, yet Batman sees the bloodthirsty and violent streak in Todd. Ra's al Ghul sends Joker (voiced by John DiMaggio) to aid him in his current scheme, which leads the Boy Wonder to a trap where Joker beats him with a crowbar and locks him in a set to explode warehouse, where the Dark Knight is too late to save him and Todd dies. Unknowingly to Batman, Ra's feeling some guilt puts Jason in the Lazarus Pit to bring him back to life. However, the effects of the pit make him insane and he escapes. The film jumps 5 years later where Jason Todd has returned to Gotham City as the Red Hood (voiced by Jensen Ackles) and takes on the leader of the criminal underground, Black Mask. During this violent crusade, Batman and Nightwing discover that this new Red Hood is none other than Jason Todd back from the dead. After tricking Black Mask and his men to break out the Joker from Arkham Asylum to help, he captures him to seek his needed revenge on the Harlequin of Hate. In the end Batman is lured to an abandoned building with Jason Todd and Joker, Todd confessing his forgiveness to Bruce but his confusion and anger towards not killing Joker after what he did to him. After Batman disarms Todd who is about to kill Joker, Red Hood sets off a set of bombs which leads to a huge explosion and unresolved relationships, the film ending with a flashback to Jason's first day as Robin, the Boy Wonder. Thanks for following and we'll have more History of the Batman soon! [Sources: bit.ly-1LHRNKe] βœŒπŸΌπŸ’™πŸ¦‡πŸƒπŸ“½

Evening Gothamites! Our latest letter of our Joker alphabet discussed Judd Winick's arc 'Under the Hood', which brought back Jason Todd as t...

Batman, Conway, and Disappointed: DEATH IN THE FAMILY Afternoon Gothamites! Established in Judd Winick's Batman Annual 25 from 2006, on this day (April 27) in Batman history the character Jason Todd is brutally murdered by The Joker in Jim Starlin's 1988-1989 4 issue arc "Batman: A Death in the Family" (SWIPE for full gallery). Created by Gerry Conway and Don Newton, Jason Peter Todd debuted in Batman (Vol 1) 357 in 1983. Becoming the 2nd Robin the Boy Wonder after the previous Robin, Dick Grayson, took up the more mature mantle of Nightwing, once the DC Universe reboot of "Crisis on Infinite Earths" occurred in 1989, Jason's origin story and personality changed to a rebellious orphan taken under Bruce Wayne's literal wing. Jason's tough exterior didn't translate well as the new Robin so readers voted for his death by the hands of Joker in Starlin's arc (Batman (Vol 1) 426 -429). The death of Robin haunts and guilts Batman for over a decade until he returns as the new Red Hood in Judd Winick's "Under the Hood" (Batman (Vol 1) 635 - 638 in February to May 2005). Winick also pens Jason's resurrection story, explaining how Superboy Prime during the Infinite Crisis saga punched the timeline, changing Todd's fate. After being thrown into the Lazarus Pit by Ra's and Talia al Ghul and learning the Joker was never stopped by Batman (death certificate panel by Shane Davis, Mark Morales and Alex Sinclair), Jason is disappointed and decides to train his mind and body once more to become the Red Hood; his mortality standing in between him and Batman. Jason Todd's journey from Robin to resurrected to Red Hood is one of the most favored in the DC Comics universe. Thanks for following and we'll have more History of the Batman soon! [Sources: bit.ly-YR4uND, bit.ly-YR4qx6, bit.ly-YR4zAJ ; History of the Batman is releasing this content under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 3.0.] βœŒπŸΌπŸ’™πŸ¦‡
Batman, Conway, and Disappointed: DEATH
 IN THE
 FAMILY
Afternoon Gothamites! Established in Judd Winick's Batman Annual 25 from 2006, on this day (April 27) in Batman history the character Jason Todd is brutally murdered by The Joker in Jim Starlin's 1988-1989 4 issue arc "Batman: A Death in the Family" (SWIPE for full gallery). Created by Gerry Conway and Don Newton, Jason Peter Todd debuted in Batman (Vol 1) 357 in 1983. Becoming the 2nd Robin the Boy Wonder after the previous Robin, Dick Grayson, took up the more mature mantle of Nightwing, once the DC Universe reboot of "Crisis on Infinite Earths" occurred in 1989, Jason's origin story and personality changed to a rebellious orphan taken under Bruce Wayne's literal wing. Jason's tough exterior didn't translate well as the new Robin so readers voted for his death by the hands of Joker in Starlin's arc (Batman (Vol 1) 426 -429). The death of Robin haunts and guilts Batman for over a decade until he returns as the new Red Hood in Judd Winick's "Under the Hood" (Batman (Vol 1) 635 - 638 in February to May 2005). Winick also pens Jason's resurrection story, explaining how Superboy Prime during the Infinite Crisis saga punched the timeline, changing Todd's fate. After being thrown into the Lazarus Pit by Ra's and Talia al Ghul and learning the Joker was never stopped by Batman (death certificate panel by Shane Davis, Mark Morales and Alex Sinclair), Jason is disappointed and decides to train his mind and body once more to become the Red Hood; his mortality standing in between him and Batman. Jason Todd's journey from Robin to resurrected to Red Hood is one of the most favored in the DC Comics universe. Thanks for following and we'll have more History of the Batman soon! [Sources: bit.ly-YR4uND, bit.ly-YR4qx6, bit.ly-YR4zAJ ; History of the Batman is releasing this content under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 3.0.] βœŒπŸΌπŸ’™πŸ¦‡

Afternoon Gothamites! Established in Judd Winick's Batman Annual 25 from 2006, on this day (April 27) in Batman history the character Jason ...

Computers, Joker, and Memes: 41 st: Yesterday in our session "50 Tales for 50 Years: A Celebration of Barbara Gordon" we covered Alan Moore's one shot graphic novel "Batman: The Killing Joke". One of the reasons this comic is so memorable is the fact that the Joker shoots Barbara Gordon, unknowing to him Batgirl, ultimately paralyzingly her from the waist down. At the time, even Moore himself believed the acts of Joker shooting and undressing Barbara was extreme for comic books. In recent news, Bolland's original art illustrated photos of a completely naked Barbara, with the exposure of her breasts, giving critics the illusion that Joker sexually assaulted her as well. In years to come, Barbara would be listed in Gail Simone's "Women in Refrigerators" list, one that has important female characters to superheroes either injured or killed as a plot device; Barbara's tragedy was not the main storyline, but a pawn in the grand scheme of Joker's origin and the defining of insanity between him and Batman. Many saw her paralysis negatively when the book was published in March 1988. Even creators such as Alex Ross and Paul Dini wanting to have a story where she is cured by a Lazarus Pit in the later future. However, the vulgarity in these panels made Barbara Gordon the metaphorical phoenix of DC; to assure she would not end up in complete obscurity, creators John Ostrander and Kim Yale gave Barbara a new persona, the genius computer hacker Oracle, who became one of the most important figures for heroes in the DC Universe until The New 52 reboot in late 2011 (Rafael Albuquerque's cancelled variant cover to 2015's Batgirl 41 presented). We will have more tales of Barbara in her role as Oracle as we continue our retrospect. βœŒπŸΌοΈπŸ’›πŸ’œπŸ“–πŸŽ¨πŸŽ‰
Computers, Joker, and Memes: 41 st:
Yesterday in our session "50 Tales for 50 Years: A Celebration of Barbara Gordon" we covered Alan Moore's one shot graphic novel "Batman: The Killing Joke". One of the reasons this comic is so memorable is the fact that the Joker shoots Barbara Gordon, unknowing to him Batgirl, ultimately paralyzingly her from the waist down. At the time, even Moore himself believed the acts of Joker shooting and undressing Barbara was extreme for comic books. In recent news, Bolland's original art illustrated photos of a completely naked Barbara, with the exposure of her breasts, giving critics the illusion that Joker sexually assaulted her as well. In years to come, Barbara would be listed in Gail Simone's "Women in Refrigerators" list, one that has important female characters to superheroes either injured or killed as a plot device; Barbara's tragedy was not the main storyline, but a pawn in the grand scheme of Joker's origin and the defining of insanity between him and Batman. Many saw her paralysis negatively when the book was published in March 1988. Even creators such as Alex Ross and Paul Dini wanting to have a story where she is cured by a Lazarus Pit in the later future. However, the vulgarity in these panels made Barbara Gordon the metaphorical phoenix of DC; to assure she would not end up in complete obscurity, creators John Ostrander and Kim Yale gave Barbara a new persona, the genius computer hacker Oracle, who became one of the most important figures for heroes in the DC Universe until The New 52 reboot in late 2011 (Rafael Albuquerque's cancelled variant cover to 2015's Batgirl 41 presented). We will have more tales of Barbara in her role as Oracle as we continue our retrospect. βœŒπŸΌοΈπŸ’›πŸ’œπŸ“–πŸŽ¨πŸŽ‰

Yesterday in our session "50 Tales for 50 Years: A Celebration of Barbara Gordon" we covered Alan Moore's one shot graphic novel "Batman: Th...