Funnybook Babylon

November 4, 2008

FBBP #78 – Election Day Special

Filed under: Podcasts — Tags: , , , , , , — Joseph Mastantuono @ 3:43 pm

This week, Chris, Jamaal, Joe and Pedro bring you something to listen to while waiting in line for the polls.

On the table this week are Joe Kelly & Chris Bachalo’s Amazing Spider-Man #575 and Brian Azzarello & Lee Bermejo’s Joker.

And as an election special, Chris brings us a new “Yes, This is Being Published” about DC Decisions: “a master class in how not to publish a mini-series”.



  1. all climax porn!

    Comment by Tucker Stone — November 5, 2008 @ 6:35 pm

  2. All your criticism of Joker made me realize why I actually liked it.

    I think Harley Quinn being mute shows that there’s more potential to the character and her relationship to Joker than being loud, obnoxious, and obsessed with the word puddin’. Not to mention just being Joker’s punching bag.

    As for the Joker’s characterization, I think he was portrayed to be more emotionally crazy (see his wild mood swings) than the unrealistic Hollywood flavor of insanity he’s usually written with. I won’t defend the awful Joker-as-mobster concept, though.

    BTW, every review I’ve seen/heard missed the in-story explanation of why Batman didn’t intervene earlier. At one point the Joker accuses Batman (by yelling into the sky) of letting him do the dirty work by killing other criminals.

    Comment by Bogans — November 7, 2008 @ 12:48 am

  3. Yes, but that explanation only works if Joker is only killing criminals–OR if you have an extraordinarily cynical view of Batman which doesn’t really fit the character. I might see, e.g., Punisher being willing to view civilians as collateral damage, but I can’t see Batman doing that. The very foundation of Batman is the idea that innocents shouldn’t be harmed.

    Comment by DensityDuck — November 7, 2008 @ 6:32 pm

  4. The Joker book felt like something halfway between the Nolan films and a good old Elseworld.

    Comment by HitTheTargets — November 7, 2008 @ 9:08 pm

  5. no comment.

    Comment by oprah winfrey acai berry — January 20, 2010 @ 6:41 pm

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