Spoilers for ‘The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Web page Super Spectacular’
There have been so many live-action variations of Batman and but in all these years, there has by no means been a Batman film higher than Christopher Nolan’s 2008 film ‘The Dark Knight’. That includes Heath Ledger’s definitive portrayal of the Joker, the film set a brand new customary for superhero movies so it is solely becoming that it obtained particular consideration in the Joker’s 80th-anniversary celebration.
‘The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Web page Super Spectacular’ is a status format one-shot celebrating eight many years of the Clown Prince of Crime. The collectible situation incorporates a collection of unique tales by acclaimed writers and a kind of tales is peppered with references to ‘The Dark Knight’.
‘Kill The Batman’ by Gary Whitta and Greg Miller reveals a doable future the place Batman has been killed by the Joker. With the Caped Crusader lifeless, his identification is lastly revealed and all of Gotham gathers to mourn the lack of its hero however the Joker is maybe sadder than any and he prepares to off himself with a suicide vest at a memorial for the fallen vigilante.
In the story, Commissioner James Gordon tells reporters “Bruce Wayne was the hero Gotham at all times wanted however by no means deserved,” a play on what’s probably the most well-known quote from ‘The Dark Knight’. He follows that up with a reference to ‘Batman Begins’ saying, “He informed me as soon as, way back, that I would by no means must thank him for every part he did for Gotham Metropolis. Effectively, Bruce, on behalf of everybody you ever helped, everybody you ever saved… thanks.”
That is not all although. Two-Face / Harvey Dent additionally seems in the story, healed and entire and a choose now, and he offers a speech at the memorial saying, “As Bruce Wayne, he was a beacon of hope and humanity for all of Gotham Metropolis. As Batman he was its silent guardian. Its watchful protector. Its Dark Knight.” And people are simply the apparent references. In the story, the Joker can be seen sporting a t-shirt that claims “Why so severe?”, referencing Heath Ledger’s iconic line.
By the finish of the story, Joker realizes that with out Batman, he has nobody left to struggle and that his life as the Joker has misplaced all which means. So what can a sadistic psychopath do moreover struggle the Batman? He takes a job at the DMV, in fact. ‘The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Web page Super Spectacular’ launched on June 9.