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 (02/05/2013) [-]
Whatever happened to the caped crusader?



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?
User avatar #2 to #1 - HardyUndertook [OP]ONLINE (02/05/2013) [-]
okay....that was saddening
#3 to #2 - drwonderful (02/05/2013) [-]
Seriously pick that book up.

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

User avatar #8 to #3 - viscerys (02/05/2013) [-]
But didn't The Killing Joke explain the origin of the joker?
#15 to #8 - drwonderful (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.
User avatar #21 to #15 - viscerys (02/05/2013) [-]
I must read it at some point. What's the book?
User avatar #32 to #21 - blokrokker (02/06/2013) [-]
OH wait, never mind, that guy's talking about a completely different story.
User avatar #26 to #21 - blokrokker (02/05/2013) [-]
The Killing Joke
User avatar #17 to #8 - coolalliki (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.
User avatar #130 to #3 - ghostninja (02/07/2013) [-]
whats the book
User avatar #4 to #3 - HardyUndertook [OP]ONLINE (02/05/2013) [-]
what book?
#5 to #4 - drwonderful (02/05/2013) [-]
"Whatever happened to the caped crusader? "

It's the name of that book.
User avatar #9 to #5 - lewiskinnaird (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?
User avatar #18 to #9 - coolalliki (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 (02/06/2013) [-]
Hush is a personal favorite
#36 to #18 - mollike (02/06/2013) [-]
Never read The Cult before.
#16 to #9 - drwonderful (02/05/2013) [-]
Batman Year one is a damn good one.
User avatar #6 to #5 - HardyUndertook [OP]ONLINE (02/05/2013) [-]
oh okay that makes sense
User avatar #65 - steelpanther (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.
User avatar #77 to #65 - kevinzheng (02/06/2013) [-]
#85 to #77 - anon (02/06/2013) [-]
It's from the comics, one of the storyline called Flashpoint
User avatar #80 to #77 - shadowstepone (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
#103 to #77 - anon (02/06/2013) [-]
Flashpoint: Batman, Knight of Vengeance
#39 - boondrax (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.
User avatar #78 - Lambda (02/06/2013) [-]
So, after all that, in the very end... THE BUTLER DID IT.
#56 - lordraine ONLINE (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.
User avatar #102 to #56 - CrashingSea (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.
User avatar #60 to #56 - kerfufflemachtwo (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 ONLINE (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.
User avatar #72 to #61 - kerfufflemachtwo (02/06/2013) [-]
Another fairly good Marvel one is Deadpool: Wade Wilson's War.

The ending really makes you go "...huh."
User avatar #63 to #61 - kerfufflemachtwo (02/06/2013) [-]
Alternate future take on the Marvel universe. Pretty awesome.
#49 - vladcobhc (02/06/2013) [-]
#115 to #49 - thatmetalkid (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 (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?
User avatar #69 to #67 - vladcobhc (02/06/2013) [-]
The Killing Joke
#71 to #69 - alucord (02/06/2013) [-]
Batman I,

(just clipped this and made it for you, thank you)
User avatar #107 to #71 - sherlockbatman (02/06/2013) [-]
dat chin
User avatar #83 to #71 - HARDSTYLESHUFFLER (02/06/2013) [-]
God damn those cheek bones...
#70 to #69 - alucord (02/06/2013) [-]
thank you
#24 - killyojoy (02/05/2013) [-]
Comment Picture
User avatar #31 to #24 - irockout ONLINE (02/06/2013) [-]
isnt that from the new 52?
User avatar #81 to #31 - blackscales (02/06/2013) [-]
It is.....
User avatar #121 to #24 - afrogeist (02/06/2013) [-]
Dear god that is terrifying. By the way what was the name of the villain who cut off Joker's face?
#10 - isolotop (02/05/2013) [-]
Is this legit o.o

I'm scared
User avatar #29 to #10 - taintedangel (02/06/2013) [-]
Try the one from Batman: Knight of Vengeance.

Bruce died when the mugger attempted to rob the Waynes and it basically resulted in Thomas Wayne being Batman and Martha Wayne being Joker.
User avatar #33 to #29 - ScottP (02/06/2013) [-]
It's also a pretty different Batman. The Thomas Wayne Batman wasn't afraid to kill
User avatar #34 to #33 - taintedangel (02/06/2013) [-]
Yeah. Especially when he drives a machete through Killer Croc's frontal lobe.
User avatar #11 to #10 - neogrungist (02/05/2013) [-]
it's an alternate storyline
#12 to #11 - isolotop (02/05/2013) [-]
that's a sweet alternate storyline then
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#84 - Ulmer (02/06/2013) [-]
Just gonna leave this here
User avatar #13 - vuican (02/05/2013) [-]
I thought his face was white because of a chemical thing?
User avatar #58 to #13 - derangedberger ONLINE (02/06/2013) [-]
In the 1981 Batman it's white because he put on makeup to cover scars from chemical burns or something
#20 to #13 - myaccountwasdelete (02/05/2013) [-]
Im not sure about the comics, but in the new movies im pretty sure they mention that its makeup, plus you see him without it at one point
User avatar #30 to #20 - soysauce (02/06/2013) [-]
nolans movie it was makeup comics it was radioactive
User avatar #22 to #13 - rhiaanor (02/05/2013) [-]
yes, he fell into some chemical bat and it ****** up his face
User avatar #64 - residentblackman (02/06/2013) [-]
What if, after witnessing the murder of his parents, young Bruce Wayne became insane and eventually went to Arkham? And Batman is just a figment of his imagination.
User avatar #73 to #64 - bossmanholms ONLINE (02/06/2013) [-]
well only criminals go to arkham but i see your point
#79 to #73 - anon (02/06/2013) [-]
arkham asylum was for the mentally unstable so that actually could happen if he became crazy after there murder
#92 to #79 - Uranium (02/06/2013) [-]
Criminally insane**
#50 - theist ONLINE (02/06/2013) [-]
My brother went to California last summer (we live in Washington). This is a pic of a guy he took on the streets.
#119 to #50 - rogger (02/06/2013) [-]
yay Washington
User avatar #124 to #119 - theist ONLINE (02/06/2013) [-]
you're in washington too? where at? im in spokane
#125 to #124 - rogger (02/06/2013) [-]
Kent / Seattle area, but i have a lot of family in Spokane so i go there a lot.
#19 - achphoenix ONLINE (02/05/2013) [-]
#62 - outdrewfortytwo ONLINE (02/06/2013) [-]
User avatar #89 to #62 - HARDSTYLESHUFFLER (02/06/2013) [-]
The artist who created this is Sam Spratt. He does some really amazing work. Probably some of my favorites of his are the covers of a few issues of Game Informer. He also made those illustrations of most of the rage faces. You need to login to view this link
#88 - christanych (02/06/2013) [-]
Tell me, have you ever danced with the devil by the pale moonlight?
#91 to #88 - anon (02/06/2013) [-]
Have you ever licked a lampost in winter?
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#82 - anon (02/06/2013) [-]
despite being a huge marvel fan the joker will always be my favourite villain
#45 - anon (02/06/2013) [-]
This is from the Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? comic. Neil Gaiman was the writer. Fantastic take on the Batman world. The comic sees all of the allies and villains of Batman united for his funeral. Some of them share eulogies and stories about his death, though they are all different stories from person to person. It's a bit surreal and I'm pretty sure that some parts aren't meant to be taken as literal truths; they are simply possibilities.
#51 to #45 - trevorswim (02/06/2013) [-]
The entire comic is nothing but the different ways he could die. Each person recounts a possible death in which they are the primary cause/witness while batman watches in as a ghost of sorts and talks to a woman who's identity is unknown until the end.

Also major feels at the end.
#113 - Urfriedrice (02/06/2013) [-]
EVERYONE! ALFRED IS NOT THE JOKER. All loyal Batman fans should know this. However, the lament don't. This scene was from the "Batman Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader" series. Batman began having weird dreams from the Omega Sanction Beam, which created fictional possibilities. In this case, Afred was the Joker.
User avatar #114 to #113 - HardyUndertook [OP]ONLINE (02/06/2013) [-]
dude that has been mentioned so often throughout the comments
#117 to #114 - Urfriedrice (02/06/2013) [-]
Obviously it's been mentioned, but I guarantee people will still trust what the post entails, then act upon it by quickly posting. THEN go to the comments and find out they're wrong. If you look at the comments, people still acted on their first instinct.
#110 - honkeytonk (02/06/2013) [-]
Anyone seen B:TDKR Part 2? Its a freaking cinematic masterpeice.
User avatar #112 to #110 - blarggman (02/06/2013) [-]
Hell yeah dude. ******* amazing
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