In the recent Joker/Daffy Duck comic (Side Note: The latest batch of DC/WB crossovers are neither especially good or especially bad), there's a scene in which the Joker kills the patrons of a comedy club and has his gang take their stuff (Another Side Note: Who in the Blue Hell would go to a comedy club in Gotham City? That's just asking for trouble!), and this scene inspired in me a sudden realization.

Now, I'll say up front that I'm sure I'm not the first person to have this realization (or the tenth, or the hundredth, or the thousandth...), it's just something that I never really thought about all that much before.

Anyway, the great realization was this:  

There's no (expletive gerund omitted) way that someone wouldn't have killed the Joker by now.  Victim's grieving relative, vigilante, fed-up cop, "accident in the cells", a villain who's sick of the Joker's crap - someone would have wasted him by now.   I can no longer sustain my suspension of disbelief as regards this character.

 

Views: 3247

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Not of the the question. My step-grandfather was 30 years older then his brother.

The Baron said:

Was it ever established how old Uncle Ben and Aunt May were supposed to be?  Ben looked like he might be around seventy, but May always looked to me like she might be pushing ninety.  I feel that Grandpa and Grandma Parker must've had Ben and Richard forty years apart.

Well, it wasn't intended to be a one-shot. Stan and Steve had a few short Spidey stories prepared that wound up being used during the first year of ASM.

Randy Jackson said:

It could also be that since Amazing Fantasy #15 was a one shot, Ditko drew Aunt May and Ben older than anyone intended and they just went with it moving forward. 

A signal watch is one of those things that must've sounded really cool back in dinosaur times the Silver Age, but sounds kind of mundane now.

It's still pretty cool. It's not like Superman keeps his cellphone handy, even if his plan roamed far enough.

The Baron said:

A signal watch is one of those things that must've sounded really cool back in dinosaur times the Silver Age, but sounds kind of mundane now.

Two comics that can't fit into continuity anymore.  The original cast left Saturday Night Live about forty years ago, not to mention that Radner's been gone for 32 years and Belushi's been gone for about 39.  So, unless Pete's a lot older than he looks, he can't have met them.

And since Late Night With David Letterman ended 28 yeas ago, that one's problematical, too.

The perils of tying unaging characters to real-life people.


Those two comics do come in handy for linking "The Seven Degrees of Kevin Bacon" to comic book universes, however. 

Heck, here's Presidents Jimmy Carter (before his inauguration), Gerald Ford (on his way out) and Ronald Reagan (four  years before his election) from Fantastic Four #178 (Ja'77)!

Famously, Superman met President Kennedy on more than one occasion.

Peter Wrexham said:

Famously, Superman met President Kennedy on more than one occasion.

 

Roger that.

"Superman's Pal, President Kennedy"

http://captaincomics.ning.com/profiles/blog/show?id=3370054%3ABlogP...

President Jimmy Carter and Califonia Governor Jerry Brown... coming soon to a discussion ("MMW Hulk") near you!

"Jimmy Carter" from Marvel Two In One #27!

And someday Spider-Man attending Obama's inauguration will look as dated.

Reply to Discussion

RSS

Groups

Latest Activity

MethodEng replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"In the Silver Age  Odin would alternate rapidly between proud father praising Thor for his…"
1 hour ago
Richard Willis replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"Here's the dc.fandom.com synopsis of the cover story. You can't make this stuff up (but…"
3 hours ago
JD DeLuzio replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
3 hours ago
Lee Houston, Junior replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"Another long day, so once more am just now getting here. Bruce Wayne and his youthful ward Dick…"
7 hours ago
The Baron replied to The Baron's discussion The World War Two Super-Hero Story That I Would Tell If I Could Use Any Characters I Wanted
"To be honest, I don't know much about characters not from DC or Marvel.I mostly stuck with…"
8 hours ago
Captain Comics replied to The Baron's discussion The World War Two Super-Hero Story That I Would Tell If I Could Use Any Characters I Wanted
"I suppose you've already considered 1940s characters not from Marvel or DC. But maybe…"
10 hours ago
Richard Willis replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"The comic title Space Family Robinson started in 1962. Although I never bought the title, I…"
12 hours ago
Richard Willis replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"I quoted the "No Wire Hangers" line to my wife soon after we were married. It made her…"
12 hours ago
Jeff of Earth-J replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Swamp Thing
"Oh, yeah. I remember that now. ISSUE #80: The story begins with Swamp Thing and Abby arranging…"
12 hours ago
Jeff of Earth-J replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion A Smithsonian Book of Comic-Book Comics
""But the single drawing he is (or was) most famous for was the depiction of 'Lena the…"
13 hours ago
Steve W replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"How about I follow a milestone issue like "Superman #200" with "Superboy #100"…"
14 hours ago
Philip Portelli replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
""NO WIRE HANGERS!!!""
15 hours ago

© 2022   Captain Comics, board content ©2013 Andrew Smith   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service