This should surprise no one who's familiar with my posts in this community, nor, really, anyone who pays attention to my username.
I. Love. The. Joker. Always have, probably always will.
Now, I'm fully aware of the "Batman/the police/some civilian should totally kill this asshole Villain Sue!" sentiment on many corners of the Internet, and I can understand them. Hell, in some ways, I emphasize
with them. For the last ten or fifteen years, the man who once proudly called himself the Clown Prince of Crime has been headed down a pretty steep slide into mindless, humorless violence (interspersed with those obnoxious events that shove themselves in our faces and scream "SEE! SEE? THE JOKER IS BATMAN'S #1 VILLAIN AGAIN! HE'S NO LAUGHING MATTER
NOW, BABY!"), and if anything, the DCnU and Scott Snyder have only exacerbated it.
And yet... and yet, no matter how low his low points get, they can never quite cancel out the highs. Perhaps those high points will never return, but even if that's so, he's already got plenty under his belt for us to peruse at our leisure.
Besides, I just can't hate a face like this.( The Best of the J-Man, behind the cut! )