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.

 

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But when Batman does it, it's cool, right?

I enjoyed that story, but no.  Batman sees the Hulk, he should be on the horn to Clark, Diana, Billy, Kara, Karen and J'Onn and say, "As many of you as possible get down here right away."

Philip Portelli said:

But when Batman does it, it's cool, right?

Also there's Superman fighting Solomon Grundy then there's Batman fighting Solomon Grundy! 

Granted they said (much later on) that Grundy's strength fluctuates and that as a supernatural being is a better match against the Man of Steel but c'mon, Bats should have been crushed to paste! 

And while Batman fought the Earth-One Grundy while Superman clashed with the original Earth-Two version, two points must be made: first, Superman also faced the E-1 Grundy and second, usually the E-1 versions are more powerful than their E-1 counterparts.

I don't like to pick on typos too much (I make plenty of my own), but should the highlighted part read "E-2"?

Philip Portelli said:

usually the E-1 versions are more powerful than their E-1 counterparts.

Yes, it should! Sorry about that!

The Baron said:

I don't like to pick on typos too much (I make plenty of my own), but should the highlighted part read "E-2"?

Philip Portelli said:

usually the E-1 versions are more powerful than their E-1 counterparts.

If the Earth-1 Grundy is/was stronger, it's probably because DC tried to make him their version of The Hulk.

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