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Here is the latest cool comic book moment in our year-long look at one cool comic book moment a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the moments posted so far!
Today is the mid-point of the calendar year, so to celebrate the occasion, I’ve chosen a particularly classic scene from Batman: The Dark Knight that I’m surprised that I have not featured yet! It’s a chilling example of how twisted the Joker is.
One of the themes of Batman: The Dark Knight is that as soon as Batman returns, so do his villains, with Two-Face and Joker, in particular, coming out of almost hibernation upon the return of the Bat.
Batman: The Dark Knight #3 (which was written and drawn, of course, by Frank Miller, with inks by Klaus Janson and colors by Lynn Varley) shows us the Joker’s rampage, and Batman’s desperation to bring the Joker down, once and for all.
How it happens, though, is quite chilling.
“The” moment is tough, because while, yeah, it’s pretty much the bit when Joker chooses to kill himself to frame Batman, but the final panel, where we see Batman basically REACTING to the situation is almost a stronger “moment” to me than the actual death of the Joker.
What say you all?
Here’s to the second half of the year!!
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