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superfangirl1 ([personal profile] superfangirl1) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2010-01-22 12:50 am

The Brave and the Bold #31

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Joker is dying and the doctors at Arkham Asylum call the Atom. His unique, diminutive abilities are needed to save him from a complicated neurological condition. The Atom at first is reluctant to help save the Joker life because it's the Joker,he agrees to it once he finds out that in trying to save the criminal, he very well might end up killing him. Also being guilt into it because after all he suppose to help people being a hero and everything.

While in the joker body atom get overcome by mr. j firing brain synapses and see memories of his life.







It show other crimes that joker committed throughout his life,but unfortunately not the dip in the chemical bath.

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[personal profile] drakyndra 2010-01-22 10:11 am (UTC)(link)
Blatant The Dark Knight movie reference ahoy!

But seconding the whole hope that this is just one of many potential pasts. I really dislike the idea of him being bad from birth, BTW.
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[personal profile] yaseen101 2010-01-22 04:05 pm (UTC)(link)
I really dislike the idea of him being bad from birth, BTW.

Me too.

[identity profile] daningram.insanejournal.com 2010-01-22 07:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Well, DC's apparently grabbed hard on the idea that people are born evil from birth. Even people like Jericho and Cassandra Cain.

Eugenics isn't a bad thing as far as DC's concerned, oh no...
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[personal profile] yaseen101 2010-01-22 07:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Eugenics isn't a bad thing as far as DC's concerned, oh no...

Can you say, Unfortunate Implications?

Well, DC's apparently grabbed hard on the idea that people are born evil from birth. Even people like Jericho and Cassandra Cain.

True.

I find the whole entering into the Joker's mind pulled off much better in Joe Kelly's JLA run. The JLA goes inside his mind to find out he is just a guy who does not fight his demons hard enough. In another Batman story called 'Going Sane' in the big finale, Joker actually willingly lets go of his victim when Batman negotiates with him. It's scenes like that that gives weight to the Bat-Family's belief that the Joker can be redeemed one day and that there is someone good inside of him that will get out one day.
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[personal profile] espanolbot 2010-01-22 07:43 pm (UTC)(link)
I think that the "You are destined to be good/evil/a screw up from birth" thing could be said to be one of the reasons why they killed off Steph Brown originally.

IE, her dad is a crap supervillain, and her mum is a flake and a drugg addict, so she's a flaky, crap superhero who is addicted to something (the job) even though it would eventually kill her.

Luckily they've reversed that now though, the policy I mean, what with Cass being heroic again and Steph once more being (increasingly) competant.

Probably something to do with Damien becoming Robin.

[identity profile] daningram.insanejournal.com 2010-01-22 08:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Actually, Steph died before the editor mandate came around. Sometimes around Infinity Crisis, I think the order came from on high, so to speak.

That said, they haven't mentoined Cluemaster by name yet, and have downplayed his role in the creation of her heroic career. We see this best when Steph talks to Damien, who expresses confusion to to why she's in the game, as it's not vengeance. Ironic, as Damien is only Robin because of who his father is.