Comic Book Review: The Killing Joke
(Spoilers ahead containing lots of pictures from the comic also)
(I recommend to FULLY read the comic or at least look at its art style before reading this!)
The Killing Joke is one of the most famous DC comics as a result of it explain the Joker’s backstory. The Comic book was also made into a film but I will talk about that another time.
I personally believe that the comic book deserves the hype it receives due to its amazing art style and storyline. The story is so well written with snippets of the Joker’s life before crime being shown throughout the story.
Brain Bolland and Alan Moore clearly put lots of hard work into this comic . They made sure to show how dark this character can really be as well as making you feel sorry for what has happened to him. His insanity becomes more clear to us.
A brilliant part of this comic is the drastic personality change between the Joker and who he used to be. He started off a sad failed comedian who just wanted to make people laugh as well as make enough money for his pregnant wife.
The fact that this is not even the main reason who loses the plot and is just part of it makes this story more heart-breaking.
Since the Joker’s main ambition in this story is to prove that anyone can go insane after one bad day he runs to extreme lengths to make his point clear. (Pedantic much?) I was horrified by what he did to Barbra Gordon to try and make the commissioner loose his mind.
We then get a flashback to him talking to some criminals who long story short convince the Joker to help them break into Ace Chemicals by him pretending to be the Red Hood. The Joker agrees because he wants to prove himself and support his family.
I already thought I could see where this was going but was really surprised when the cops tell him that his wife and unborn child have died. You can see it really affected him and the fact he was still forced to go along with the crime just shows how cruel everyone around him was.
The whole artwork and scenery for the birth of Joker at Ace Chemicals is mind blowing. We begin to understand that Batman was there at the begging and most possibly the end.
(BREATHTAKING ARTWORK AHEAD)
This is the start of his philsophy that ANYONE can go insane after one bad day..
He willingly kidnaps Jim Gordan and uses the photo’s of his crippled naked daughter to drive him insane. This was an outstanding touch to the Joker’s madness and how his ego really makes him believe that everyone is just as mad on the inside as him. The fact he begins to sing about being looney though out this whole part just puts the cherry on the cake.
When finally confronted by Batman the Joker attempts to shoot him but the gun turns out to be a dummy.
I personally found it interesting that instead of Batman beating him up and sending him back to Arkham as usual he actually offered to help him and rehabilitate him. This was super interesting to add to his character, as if to show there is someone who lost someone they loved once too.
The fact that the Joker refuses was always going to be the case but the WAY he refused remined me that he is still human under the acidic burned skin.
I personally found that the joke could represent that the Joker and Batman. The Joker doesn’t want to go back to how he used to be and Batman was brave enough to take the jump . Either way this part of the comic was so symbolic as well as being genuinely funny!
Thank you for reading my review on this ICONIC comic book!
Just played Among us for the first time.
If you ask me the game is overhyped for what it is. I am not saying it is an awful game or a bad just simply overhyped for a casual game. The game is more fun played with friends and family but with strangers in public lobby’s there is not much communication and it turns into a meeting of just randomly voting without any evidence. Like I said this was my first time playing so this will not be my whole and final opinion on the game. The game uses little skill when you play as the crewmate because all you do is click and drag objects without any thought. Paper’s Please is a Click and Drag game but it requires analysis and puzzle solving. When playing as the imposter you do need to be more stealthy but personally I found there was not much fun playing as this role due to the lack of thinking you had to do.
In conclusion I would say that Among us is over hyped due to popular steamers playing the game and lacks depth. What you see is what you get and what I see is a casual game. I am not bashing the people who play the game nor am I trying to offend the game’s creators. It is just my opinion that this game is given more praise than it needs.
Me and my Brother’s are looking forward to be making some gaming video’s to post on our websites. Do not expect much, they will likely be very immature and silly. 😀
Have to self isolate due to someone in my school getting Coronavirus. I look forward to having more time to spend on my website!
Im looking for some cool Co-op video games to play. Any recommendations?
Cancer (The Crab!) ♋
Cancer is the fourth sign in the Zodiac Calendar. Your a Cancer if you are born between the dates of June 21st and July 22nd. You are a cardinal sign and your main colour is white. Cancer is a water sign.
Cancer’s have a huge imagination and are known to be creative. This means they are often very talented when it comes to Acting, Painting, singing or any type of artistic hobby. Cancer’s are very emotionally intelligent, they are able to see from someone else’s point of view and how they might feel. Cancer’s are also heavily persuasive people and if they really want something from someone they can get it. Loyalty is also a big Cancer trait especially when it comes to their friends! When it comes to the friend group Cancer’s are often one of the most loyal and sensory. They are very nurturing and love to be around children . (This applies mostly to female Cancer’s)
Cancer’s can be very manipulative and moody at times. They often don’t like to show their vulnerable side to those they are close with and will be suspicious of everyone if given the slightest wrong look. Cancer’s may like to act like they are happy and fine but you can never be too careful since if they are in a bad mood they can act out of character and become a lot more unstable. Whether that be in any emotion.
A Cancer is most compatible with other Water Signs and Earth Signs.
Cancer’s are most compatible with: Scorpio, Pisces, Taurus, Capricorn and Virgo
Cancer is least compatible with: Sagittarius, Aquarius, Gemini and Aries
Why you should love being a Cancer
Cancer’s are very creative and imaginative. Your ability to get anything you desire by being able to persuade others is scarily impressive and your loyalty to others is all to rare in this modern world. You are known for your artistic talents and friendly nature.
My Brother challenged me to a 1V1 look who came out victorious. ?
Game: Day of Defeat Source (Steam Version)
Gemini (The Twins!) ♊
Gemini is the third sign in the Zodiac Calendar. Your a Gemini if you are born between May 21st – June 20th. You are a Mutable sign meaning you tend to go with the flow and are able to adapt to changes and your environment. Your main colour is Yellow and you are an Air Sign.
Gemini’s whether they are introverted or extroverted are always fun to talk to. Even if they do not consider themselves sociable people often they are able to talk about every topic and exchange idea’s easily. Gemini’s are also very quick learners and extremely witty. They can be very curious and this makes them very studious or interested in certain subjects easily. Gemini’s love making people feel included in their conversations and they can come across as being the type of person who likes have friends and cant stand being alone or feeling lonely. This makes them excellent friends! Their wit also makes them quite intelligent and funny.
Gemini’s despite being butterflies of conversation can also be very gossipy. They struggle to keep secrets and often will end up telling someone. Gemini’s are also very nervous and unreliable at times. Despite being go with the flow people they definitely struggle to commit to plans and schedules. Making choices is also something they hate to do and being indecisive can cause them to have split personality like behaviour. Gemini’s are not a very popular zodiac sign and this can be why.
Gemini is most compatible with other Air signs and Fire Signs
Gemini is most compatible with: Aquarius, Libra, Aries, Leo and Sagittarius
They are least compatible with: Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio and Capricorn
Why you should love being a Gemini?
Gemini’s are one of the most witty and sociable out of the zodiac signs. Like I said even if they are introverted they are still pleasant to talk to. Gemini’s like to keep those they care about the most in good care and usually having a split personality allows them to see things from both points of view without seeming biased or rude. Gemini’s are also capable of having multiple types of intelligence!
Taurus (The Bull!) ♉
Taurus, the second sign in the zodiac calendar. You are a Taurus if you are born between the dates of 20th April- 20th May. You are a fixed sign meaning that you struggle with change and can often refuse to accept it at first. Your main colour is green and you are a Earth Sign.
Taurus’s are very reliable individuals, if you want some help they are the best person to ask. They are very grounded and see things realistically and are very resourceful. They are very good at learning to love where they are being comfortable with their surroundings. They are very sensory loving individuals and have excellent taste in music and art. They are very artistic and love to surround themselves with what in their opinion they consider art which makes them very cool people to be around since they will always have a very comforting presence. Taurus’s are also very kind and have good intentions usually.
Taurus’s are very stubborn and this can lead to them being hard to deal with and if they cant get their way they can come across as rude and ungrateful. This ties into them being very materialistic. Taurus’s are also very possessive and selfish, they can come across as controlling and harshly hurtful when angry.
Taurus is most compatible with other Earth Signs and Water Signs.
Taurus is most compatible with: Another Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn. Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces.
They are least Compatible with: Leo, Aries, Sagittarius and Aquarius
Why you should love being an Taurus!
Taurus’s are one of the most kindest zodiac signs and the most reliable. They are always looking to expand their minds creative wise and have excellent taste in food. You love making sure your friends happy and never let yourself or others have negative or pessimistic mindsets. Your romantic and have a strong connection to nature.