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Review – Batman: The Killing Joke


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The Killing Joke is one of the most popular Batman graphic novel that is even playing a huge role in shaping DC’s mythology till date. When it was announced that this classic tale will be adapted in a animated movie there are no reason for comic book fans to get excited. This 28 year old graphic novel has been one of the finest works of Alan Moore.

Batman: The Killing Joke, centers around Joker and his dark psyche that makes him one of the most popular villains in comic book history, The movie dwells deep into The Joker’s life (Played by Mark Hamill). We meet him as a struggling comedian, to his encounter with Batman (Kevin Conroy) that changes their lives forever. The Joker escapes from The Arkham and now wants to prove that one bad day can make anyone as crazy as him.

Bruce Timm uses killing joke as a foundation of the DC Animated Universe created by him in the 90s. He explores the mythology of Batman Beyond and how Nightwing finds out that Bruce slept with Barbara Gordon. Honestly, I felt that the 30 minutes of backstory does no justice to Batgirl. She could have come out as a strong character, but instead we meet a reckless teenager.

Apart from this backstory, this movie gives you no reason to complain. The moment Joker comes on screen you know that this is where shit is going to get serious. The movie does justice to the Joker’s character and Mark Hamill proves why he is and will always be the voice of The Joker. So many segments of this film had made me feel Goosebumps: Barbara being paralysed, the emotional and sympathetic flashback segments, and the final, immortal panels of the comic brought alive by director Sam Liu,. Also full credits to the voices Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill, no one could have done a better job. Trust me when I say that these moments make Batman: The Killing Joke worth watching. Mark Hamill simply outshines Heath Leadger’s joker, because he is so brilliant.

There are a couple of moments that could have been a lot better. Barbara waking up in hospital could have been a lot emotional but she sounded like as if someone reading a book.

Batman: The Killing Joke is awesome if you forget the first half of the film. If not then I hope that it doesn’t repeat again with any other character in future.

Rating 3.5 out of 5

My Christmas and New Year’s wish list


Since everyone is coming up with their Christmas and New Year’s wishlists so I decided to come up with my own. Here are stuffs I wish to have soon and better if I get any of them as a gift 😛

1. Batman: Hush (hardcover) : Any Batman’s Graphic novel other than Frank Miller’s Batman Year One and The Dark Knight Returns,on which the current trilogy is being made,is a must then it is Hush.Hush is always on everyone’s best Batman graphic novel list, either in the top 10, top 5, top 3, or at number 1.The Jim Lee’s artwork is so awesome,like the nasty look of Killer croc.Also I want to read something from Joeph Loeb before he went to Marvel . This book has almost every Batman villains including the introduction of Hush and a appearance by Superman, Catwoman, Nightwing, and Tim Drake. I really want this book.

 

2. Wolverine Sweatshirt : Something I instantly fell in love with when I saw one in lifestyle this awesome sweatshirt is by Marvel comic original merchandize with lifestyle as its partner. Do check out once

3. Blackest Night Entire Hard Back Collection Series : Green Lantern’s Blackest night saga which was one of the major turning points in entire DC comics with appearances by many of the formal deceased green lanterns including Abin Sur and a war fought by all the four Green Lanterns of earth. The Entire read and artwork is too good and a must read for all green lantern fans.

4. Deadpool 6 Inch Pencil Cup Desk Accessory : This is what Deadpool is all about,too bad it don’t talks. But it looks as insane as our merc with a mouth is. A real collectible before his movie releases.

5. Captain America: The First Avenger – DVD : The Best superhero movie of the year 2011 is something I’ll like to keep in my collection.

6. NERF Stampede Automatic Heavy Blaster : This is called awesomeness, The Machinegun of the Geek.

7. Absolute Sandman Volume 2 : Absolute editions of Sandman,Constantine and Watchmen are every collector’s dream.Being a fan of Neil Gaiman makes me a sandman fan more than rest of the two. Somehow I got the first volume of Absolute Sandman and four and more to go. Volume 2 is the something I want in my possession soon.

8. Batman Arkham Asylum : There are no words to describe how awesome this game is.

9. Spider-Man: The Clone Saga Epic, Books 1-5. : The Book is again a read for every Spider man fans. The Clone Saga brings in a new arch nemesis for Spider man and Peter Parker who still continues to make his life hell,Dr Jackal.

10. Dexter’s Kill T-shirt : Nuff said

11. Music of DC Comics: 75th Anniversary Collection: Some truly great songs here including music from Batman Begins, Smallville, Batman Beyond, and Justice League Unlimited

12. Optimus Prime and Megatron Giant Action Figures : Both available at Crosswords and Landmark by Hasbro and Playskool,These are gonna be the biggest action sets in my collection when I have them

13. Joker t-shirt : Another reason why lifestyle is my favorite store. Also why so serious ?

14. Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers vol 2 : The 2nd volume of the awesomeness from issue 11 to 20 where Captain America resigns from Avengers and change in roster with Scarlet Witch,Quicksilver and Hawkeye Joining  roster. Another gem for a collector and a must have.

15. Set of Indrajaal comics : Want those missing gems from my treasure of Indrajal Comics is another of my primary missions and since that collection is now available on eBay I’ll like to have it soon

16. Bazinga T-shirt 

17 . Mjolnir : What commoners call as Thor’s Hammer and the name that is really hard to spell and pronounce is what I kept last in the list because right now I am not worthy of the it.

So friends here was my wishlist which you can gift me anytime of the year I wont mind. Whats your present idea for yourself post in the comments section.

Awesome Fan Art By Kuldeep Babbar Part 1


Posting some awesome fan arts by Kuldeep Babbar here

Bhokal

HUSH BAD DREAMS

Heroes Nagraj and Parmanu

Dedicated to Heath Ledger Joker

Nagraj and Visarpi Raj Comics

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