[identity profile] benicio127.insanejournal.com posting in [community profile] scans_daily
So last post... last day... Joker/Harley week. Sniff, sniff.

Anyways this is my favourite scene from the novelization of No Man's Land by Greg Rucka. A lot of it a more detailed version of the comics, but he did add some great bits. I would highly, highly, highly, highly recommend this book to anyone. It's a great read and has some beautiful Cass/Babs scenes. His Babara Gordon is AMAZING. Seriously. Her anger over Huntress... gahhh... well I don't want to spoil it for you, but get it. GET IT!

And for legality, a scan from Mad Love.

This requires a bit of reading.... but it's only a couple of pages!

I'm not sure which is my favourite part of this page. "You have WHO tied up WHERE?" or Joker imagining Riddler saying: "Oh yeah... that's what's his name... you know... Mr. Harley Quinn." LOL!

I have that book

Date: 2009-05-10 11:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crinsommask.insanejournal.com
it's a fun little read

Date: 2009-05-10 11:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blake_reitz.insanejournal.com
I'm always impressed when these novelizations turn out better then the original material. It kind of makes me wish for a giant graphic novel of the novelization of the comic.

Date: 2009-05-11 12:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] proteus_lives.insanejournal.com
I like novelizations of comics and movies. They make for great light-reading. Alan Dean Foster has them done to a science.

Date: 2009-05-11 12:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blake_reitz.insanejournal.com
Man, I'm pretty sure that if I made a list of authors I read in middle (and high) school, Alan Dean Foster would be at the top of the "most read." I still recommend his novelization of "The Dig" to just about anyone.

Date: 2009-05-11 02:24 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] filthysize.livejournal.com (from insanejournal.com)
Last panel... is that supposed to be Mick Belker on the far left?

Date: 2009-05-11 02:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] filbypott.insanejournal.com
"Joker is God. Amen."

Well, maybe in the Gnostic sense...


Date: 2009-05-11 05:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] captain_clown.insanejournal.com
Noooooooooo! Clowns belong with clowns!!!

And Mark Hamill's voice was screaming that first panel in my ears.


Date: 2009-05-11 08:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] captain_clown.insanejournal.com
Yeah the Joker's thoughts in the car really should have been added, and, MYGOD a Joker/Harley show *drool* it could come on right after the Batman/Deadpool hour :D

I still don't have the complete BTAS only 1 & 2 because living in the UK means that those swines at WB won't release the rest until Nolan film number 3 :(


Date: 2009-05-11 08:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] captain_clown.insanejournal.com
Tried and failed, Amazon themselves are always sold out and only have people selling their copies, which from past experience buying from them is never a good idea. Its cool though, I've got the rest downloaded I just really want them for the commentary and to have a complete collection :D


Date: 2009-05-11 08:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] captain_clown.insanejournal.com
They didn't do a Mad Love commentary? What!? Was Paul Dini ill or something :S

http://community.livejournal.com/noscans_daily/70408.html annnnnnnd there go my plans for the day :D

Date: 2009-05-11 10:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daningram.insanejournal.com
What are the Cass/Babs scenes about?

Date: 2009-05-11 11:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] parsimonia.insanejournal.com
(Tho I'm not sure if Babs giving Cass her name is regular continuity??)

I don't think I've actually read Cass's first comic appearances during NML. But Babs is the only person I can think of who would name her Cassandra. Before Cass appeared, IIRC there were a number of instances where Barbara used "Cassandra" as a fake name. And there's the Cassandra from Greek mythology who had dreams about the future and made prophecies or whatever. I could be wrong but I think that makes Cassandra count as an oracle of sorts, so there's a connection.

Date: 2009-05-11 11:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mysteryfan.insanejournal.com
Okay, my heart is now officially broken.
I knew he didn't talk to her, but I never knew he didn't even name her.

Date: 2009-05-11 12:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] parsimonia.insanejournal.com
Well, if he never spoke to her, how could she have a name that she would be aware of? And when Batman and Barbara first met her, they didn't know Cain was her real father or where she came from, so they had no way of finding a birth record or anything.

Date: 2009-05-11 12:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mysteryfan.insanejournal.com
It hadn't occurred to me that *that* was the case. I got you, but ... even beyond the cruelty of doing so, it seems impractical to teach/train somebody without ever naming a person. It's the first thing we tend to do to all of the things around us: Name it.

Date: 2009-05-11 12:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] parsimonia.insanejournal.com
It's the first thing we tend to do to all of the things around us: Name it.

It's true. And when you think about how much restraint a person would have to have to never speak a word during all that time spent together...he might have found it best not to name her, so he wouldn't be tempted to call her something.

Mind you, they may have had some of non-verbal "names" of a sort for each other, kind of like sign language. But my impression is that Cass would have never heard a single word spoken in all the time she was being raised by Cain until she ran away.

Re: A bit of Cass love...

Date: 2009-05-11 12:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mysteryfan.insanejournal.com
Yes. I see her as a very noble character.

Re: A bit of Cass love...

Date: 2009-05-11 12:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daningram.insanejournal.com
Wish DC don't. They're on a massive pre determination kick at the moment, and Cass was the first POW of that war. At least she escaped though, unlike poor Jericho...


Date: 2013-01-31 11:44 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] lego_joker
That's usually how Bruce does it, right? Or is it more of a "Hrm."? ;)

I think that Greg Rucka's one of the worst Joker writers out there - how Endgame played out STILL leaves a sour taste in my mouth about all of NML, even though 80-90% of it was sheer awesomeness - but I do have to admit that the NML novelization featured some of his most competent moments with Mistah J.

This particular moment is meh, but that part where Rucka details exactly what Joker's been up to in Arkham before he met up with Harley? That, for the most part, was pure gold. Possibly because it didn't feature a single line of dialogue.


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