Date: 2010-08-01 06:55 pm (UTC)
xammax: (Default)
From: [personal profile] xammax
I think this mini was where Ra's learnt that the Joker is in some sick way Batmans true equal.

Date: 2010-08-01 07:01 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Talia should be grateful Ra's didn't make her marry him then.

Date: 2010-08-01 10:28 pm (UTC)
jlroberson: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jlroberson
"But he smells of something chemical."

Date: 2010-08-01 07:03 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
I've never been sure, is there really an advantage to being an unpredictable chess player versus a seasoned player?

Date: 2010-08-01 07:51 pm (UTC)
q99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] q99
It's possible to be an unpredictable seasoned player, but being an unpredictable rookie will not. You still need to know what you're doing even if you play unconventionally.

This I thinks works because Joker is a master as well, just with a different style.

Date: 2010-08-02 03:43 am (UTC)
bradhanon: (Serious editor)
From: [personal profile] bradhanon
Yeah, put me in the "doesn't buy this game" camp. The point of the Joker is that people are always trying to play chess with him, and he's always playing Calvinball. His great genius is that his mind is completely unconstrained by ANY rules, and he's always coming up with some crazy-ass shit no sane person could have even imagined.

Joker-chess would be where any piece can move anywhere at any time, and an unknown percentage of pieces are equipped with concealed guns and explosives. And even that's limiting it.

Date: 2010-08-02 07:10 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
Yeah, but as they say, 'you have to know the rules before you can break them'. Joker may specialize in playing his own game, but that doesn't mean he can't play other games in his own unique fashion.

Date: 2010-08-02 07:12 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Joker-chess would be where any piece can move anywhere at any time, and an unknown percentage of pieces are equipped with concealed guns and explosives.

That would be AWESOME!!!

Date: 2010-08-02 05:11 pm (UTC)
shadowpsykie: Information (Default)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
think of it this way, who would even CONSCIDER that the Joker would play a straight game of chess?

Date: 2010-08-01 07:04 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] keeva
i hate the way fictional chess games are portrayed, and i disbelieve that the Joker could beat Ra's.

Date: 2010-08-01 07:49 pm (UTC)
darkblade: (Default)
From: [personal profile] darkblade
It's better than Code Geass. Lead with your King indeed. Symbolism only works if it's plausible people.

Date: 2010-08-01 07:52 pm (UTC)
q99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] q99
Joker is an actual genius, though, and could've played countless games with the other big minds at Arkham.

Date: 2010-08-01 08:00 pm (UTC)
another_murray: on nom nom (Default)
From: [personal profile] another_murray
What's up with Ra's' Ghul's face in that last panel? Looks like he has a tumor hanging on his cheek. Or is it just swollen from a fight?

Date: 2010-08-01 09:50 pm (UTC)
thosefew: bored death (Default)
From: [personal profile] thosefew
It was meant to be a comically oversized sweatdrop, but the colourist screwed up?

Date: 2010-08-01 10:20 pm (UTC)
thatnickguy: Oreo-lovin' Martian (Default)
From: [personal profile] thatnickguy
And this just reminded me of ANOTHER OPM:

Joker vs. Impulse in World Without Adults (I can't remember if that's the title; it was a prelude to Young Justice).

Date: 2010-08-02 03:51 pm (UTC)
ext_398513: (Default)
From: [identity profile]
Impulse 50 had Joker vs Batman and Impulse.
Is that the one? Or is there a whole nother issue I need to scour the greater Los Angeles area for because Joker/IMpulse always sounds delightful.

Date: 2010-08-02 03:54 pm (UTC)
thatnickguy: Oreo-lovin' Martian (Default)
From: [personal profile] thatnickguy
No, it was a two-part mini-series starring Impulse, Superboy and Robin (before Young Justice).

Ah ha. I just looked it up on Wikipedia. It was called "World Without Grown-Ups".

Date: 2010-08-02 05:12 pm (UTC)
shadowpsykie: (Happy Willow)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
Icon LOVE! though their pelvises should be touching... gently at first and then with more vigor and....

..... i'll be in my bunk....

Date: 2010-08-02 12:17 am (UTC)
althechi: (Default)
From: [personal profile] althechi
Hang on a second, how do you remove your king from check and mate the other side by just moving your bishop?

Date: 2010-08-02 07:13 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
This is an interesting scene, because Ras does not normally socialize with the Gotham crowd. If we didn't already know that Joker was the big boogeyman of them all, this would prove it - he may technically be just an insane clown, but an immortal world conqueror respects him enough to associate with him.


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