Sunday, February 18, 2007
Meet the New Joker, Same as the Old Joker
So I finally got around to reading Batman 663 last night. Overall, kinda "meh". There was a lot of Morrisonian mumbo-jumbo about the Joker being re-born into his latest incarnation. While I like the idea of using the Joker as a serial-murdering David Bowie to explain his changes in pathology over his career, I just don't think that the "new" Joker wasn't very clearly defined (which seemed to be the point of the story), except for a rather grotesque new smile cut into his face.
On another note, I've finally realized why Harley Quinn just doesn't work for me in print. It's her accent. In the animated series it's perfect, but, when written, it's kind of stupid.