holy shit. i was blown away.. Whatever happened to the caped crusader? ... Nice. my favorite story was Clayface's. It was three panels long and pretty much the one time I actually...dear I s the joker
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#1 - drwonderful
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(02/05/2013) [-]
Whatever happened to the caped crusader?

...

Nice.

my favorite story was Clayface's. It was three panels long and pretty much the one time I actually...dear I say it? Tear up?
#2 to #1 - HardyUndertook [OP]
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(02/05/2013) [-]
okay....that was saddening
#3 to #2 - drwonderful
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(02/05/2013) [-]
Seriously pick that book up.

Plus Alred's story is flat out amazing on the WHY he is Joker.

#8 to #3 - viscerys ONLINE
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(02/05/2013) [-]
But didn't The Killing Joke explain the origin of the joker?
#15 to #8 - drwonderful
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(02/05/2013) [-]
Um...yes and no?

It wasn't supposed to be made canon but DC loved it so much they made it canon. Alan Moore hated the story (like he so often does when it comes to DC). Anyhow this story is showing a universe in which Bruce's becomes Batman...only for NONE of his rogue gallery to show up. This cause our pointy ear friend to worry about his life choices and go into breakdowns for days on end. Alfred, hired his friends to pose as Batman's colorful rogue gallery with Alfred taking the lead as The Joker.

However, after several years Bruce figured out that it was all a scam, however one of the actors, Eddie Nash, get very deep into his role as the riddler and kidnaps several children.

Alfred pleads with Bruce NOT to go after Eddie since the police could handle him, however Bruce want to deal with Eddie himself...

The picture explains the rest.

Words fail me, I ******* love that story.
#21 to #15 - viscerys ONLINE
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(02/05/2013) [-]
I must read it at some point. What's the book?
#32 to #21 - blokrokker
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(02/06/2013) [-]
OH wait, never mind, that guy's talking about a completely different story.
#26 to #21 - blokrokker
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(02/05/2013) [-]
The Killing Joke
#17 to #8 - coolalliki
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(02/05/2013) [-]
Nah, he says that he forgot most of the reason why he became the Joker, and that the story that was told in the Killing Joke was one of many versions. "If I'm going to have a past, I prefer it to be multiple choice!" was a line he used.
#130 to #3 - ghostninja
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(02/07/2013) [-]
whats the book
#4 to #3 - HardyUndertook [OP]
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(02/05/2013) [-]
what book?
#5 to #4 - drwonderful
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(02/05/2013) [-]
"Whatever happened to the caped crusader? "

It's the name of that book.
#9 to #5 - lewiskinnaird
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(02/05/2013) [-]
I've never read any Batman graphic novels...
I take it you have! :L

What would be a good one to start on?
Or the best 3?
#18 to #9 - coolalliki
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(02/05/2013) [-]
Batman: Year One
The Dark Knight Returns
The Cult
The Long Halloween
The Killing Joke
Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth
Dark Victory
A Death in the Family
The Knightfall-arc
#59 to #18 - anon
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(02/06/2013) [-]
Hush is a personal favorite
#36 to #18 - mollike
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(02/06/2013) [-]
Never read The Cult before.
#16 to #9 - drwonderful
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(02/05/2013) [-]
Batman Year one is a damn good one.
#6 to #5 - HardyUndertook [OP]
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(02/05/2013) [-]
oh okay that makes sense
#56 - lordraine
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(02/06/2013) [-]
If you think this is awesome, you should see the alternate-universe run where it was Bruce who died that night, and his father became Batman, while his mother snapped and became an insane female joker that hunts criminals.

That's one thing I'll definitively give DC over Marvel. Their experimental oneshots and altverse shorts are usually a hell of a lot more entertaining. It's the difference between some new and different ******** with Cyclops or Wolverine or something, and Alfred being the goddamn Joker.

Pic related, it's from Flashpoint, the run in question.
#102 to #56 - CrashingSea
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(02/06/2013) [-]
That's something I HATE about DC actually... well all comics do it but DC is the worst... They can totally just give mary sue powers to whoever they want and always has it make sense... I can't stand Superman or Batman anymore because of it.
#60 to #56 - kerfufflemachtwo
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(02/06/2013) [-]
Have you read "Old Man Logan"? I haven't read Flashpoint myself, but I can say Old Man Logan was just awesome. Loved it.

Gonna have to find Flashpoint now. Was it named that, or was it run under a different name?
#61 to #60 - lordraine
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(02/06/2013) [-]
It's called "Flashpoint." It's a five-issue crossover with Booster Gold, and it's really good. It severely alters a lot of the status quo of the DCverse, and it's definitely worth picking up if you haven't read it.

I haven't seen Old Man Logan, though. I'll have to look into it.
#72 to #61 - kerfufflemachtwo
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(02/06/2013) [-]
Another fairly good Marvel one is Deadpool: Wade Wilson's War.

The ending really makes you go "...huh."
#63 to #61 - kerfufflemachtwo
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(02/06/2013) [-]
Alternate future take on the Marvel universe. Pretty awesome.
#65 - steelpanther
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(02/06/2013) [-]
I still like the alt universe where Bruce was killed at the theater and his dad ended up turning into batman and his mom became the joker.
#77 to #65 - kevinzheng ONLINE
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(02/06/2013) [-]
source?
#103 to #77 - anon
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(02/06/2013) [-]
Flashpoint: Batman, Knight of Vengeance
#85 to #77 - anon
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(02/06/2013) [-]
It's from the comics, one of the storyline called Flashpoint
#80 to #77 - shadowstepone ONLINE
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(02/06/2013) [-]
i think it's from one of the tv shows, not the original comic. batman brave and bold, or something like that
#39 - boondrax
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(02/06/2013) [-]
Because he's the villain Batman deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we'll hunt him, because he can take it.
#24 - killyojoy
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(02/05/2013) [-]
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#31 to #24 - irockout
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(02/06/2013) [-]
isnt that from the new 52?
#81 to #31 - blackscales
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(02/06/2013) [-]
It is.....
#121 to #24 - afrogeist
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(02/06/2013) [-]
Dear god that is terrifying. By the way what was the name of the villain who cut off Joker's face?
#78 - Lambda
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(02/06/2013) [-]
So, after all that, in the very end... THE BUTLER DID IT.
#104 to #78 - MrMustacho
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(02/06/2013) [-]
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#49 - vladcobhc
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(02/06/2013) [-]
feels
#115 to #49 - thatmetalkid
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(02/06/2013) [-]
See, there were these two guys in a lunatic asylum... and one night, one night they decide they don't like living in an asylum any more. They decide they're going to escape! So, like, they get up onto the roof, and there, just across this narrow gap, they see the rooftops of the town, stretching away in the moon light... stretching away to freedom. Now, the first guy, he jumps right across with no problem. But his friend, his friend didn't dare make the leap. Y'see... Y'see, he's afraid of falling. So then, the first guy has an idea... He says 'Hey! I have my flashlight with me! I'll shine it across the gap between the buildings. You can walk along the beam and join me!' B-but the second guy just shakes his head. He suh-says... He says 'Wh-what do you think I am? Crazy? You'd turn it off when I was half way across!

by far one of the best joker stories ever
#67 to #49 - alucord
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(02/06/2013) [-]
I'm sorry, but do you know where this is from?
I'm sorry, but do you know where this is from?
#69 to #67 - vladcobhc
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(02/06/2013) [-]
The Killing Joke
#71 to #69 - alucord
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(02/06/2013) [-]
Batman I,

(just clipped this and made it for you, thank you)
#83 to #71 - HARDSTYLESHUFFLER
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(02/06/2013) [-]
God damn those cheek bones...
#107 to #71 - sherlockbatman
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(02/06/2013) [-]
dat chin
#70 to #69 - alucord
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(02/06/2013) [-]
thank you
#74 to #70 - vladcobhc
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(02/06/2013) [-]
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#35 - sammyjankiis
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(02/06/2013) [-]
Someone explain please.
#37 to #35 - secondtimearound
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(02/06/2013) [-]
Nobody really knows the identity of the joker, but in this comic, it says that the Joker was Bruce Wayne (batman)'s butler, Alfred, the whole time.
#41 to #37 - Dragonchampion ONLINE
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(02/06/2013) [-]
Actually, it's another dimension if I recall correctly. In the batman comics, his original name was quite well known.
#42 to #41 - azraelthemage
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(02/06/2013) [-]
The Joker's real name is still a mystery even to this day. Alternate realities give hime a name, but the mainstream universe keeps it a mystery...unless the reboot ****** that part up.
#96 to #42 - fitchy
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(02/06/2013) [-]
there isn't a name in the main line, but in the killing joke it gives his backstory
#99 to #96 - azraelthemage
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(02/06/2013) [-]
Look down. You're kinda late to that party.
#100 to #99 - fitchy
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(02/06/2013) [-]
ah it would appear so, thanks. Disregard then
#44 to #42 - ilovetocuddle
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(02/06/2013) [-]
The killing joke goes over it no?
#46 to #44 - azraelthemage
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(02/06/2013) [-]
Yes, however, his name is never revealed. He also says, "Sometimes I remember it one way. Sometimes another. If I'm going to have a past, I'd prefer it to be multiple choice." Meaning, his backstory still isn't definite.
#43 to #42 - Dragonchampion ONLINE
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(02/06/2013) [-]
Huh, sorry, had to reread the wiki because I haven't read any of the comics. My bad; you're right. Right from the wiki: "Though many have been related, a definitive history of the Joker has never been established in the comics, and his true name has never been confirmed. The "
#38 to #37 - sammyjankiis
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(02/06/2013) [-]
Thanks alot!
#40 to #38 - secondtimearound
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(02/06/2013) [-]
sure, anytime :)
#25 - fearlessdeeds
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(02/05/2013) [-]
I thought the Joker was a guy who dressed up like a clown for a robbery once and while being chased by the police, ran into a toxic waste dump or something and fell into some radioactive liquid which drove him insane.
#52 to #25 - stopsdropsand
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(02/06/2013) [-]
>Implying that any dc comic hasn't been redone 100 times over by now
#27 to #25 - taintedangel
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(02/06/2013) [-]
He didn't dress as a clown. He had like a black suit and bowtie with a red cape and a red hooded mask and was going by the name "Red Hood" before Batman chased him to the chemical plant where he had his accident. It ****** up his clothes, which he still wears, btw.
#28 to #27 - fearlessdeeds
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(02/06/2013) [-]
Huh... never knew this.

Thanks!
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