But there’s one crossover I can’t help but think absolutely needs to happen. I believe that Death Note and Batman need to have a 6 part “What If” story line where Batman tries to hunt down Kira. Batman is the world’s greatest detective after all, so having him go toe to toe with Kira would be rather fantastic. I mean really, Batman is L but with a bunch of cool tools.
If only some one at DC Comics would think of this.
Anytime The Dark Knight comes up some one says “Heath was so great… he’s the best joker” and all I can think to myself is that I still really really REALLY love Cesar Romero. I grew up on 1960s Batman reruns. My mom watched it as a kid and I did too. We both loved how goofy it was, the theme, the colors, the relationship between Batman and Robin was amazing… and then there were the villains.
Were all the villains good in 1960s Batman? Nope. The Penguin was great, Mr. Freeze was a bore, and every version of Catwoman the show had was sexy… but The Joker was iconic. Cesar Romero is the Joker to me. As much as I love what Mark Hamill did for the character, I really love Cesar Romero’s slapstick take on the clown prince of crime.
What I love most of all is that Cesar Romero was a person of color and nobody made a big deal about it. Nobody said “Oh but The Joker is white!” Today you can’t have Donald Glover play Spider-Man because he’s black… but nobody said anything about a Latino playing the greatest comic book villain of all time for YEARS. He set the standard for how The Joker should be, and would be portrayed for the next few decades. Until the 1980s rolled around, every version of The Joker was like Cesars. That’s powerful stuff.
I’m not trying to say Heath’s joker was bad. I like it as a performance, I think it’s just funny enough, just crazy enough and of course it’s stylish too. That suit is amazing after all. BUT, he’s played differently from every other Joker that came before him. Even Nicholson’s which was dark, was far funnier than Heath’s. That’s the thing about The Joker… His main goal isn’t to cause chaos for the sake of chaos… it’s to make himself laugh. It’s a twisted sense of humor thing… He thinks the world is a joke and he’s the punch line. That never comes across in Heath’s take on him.
These new photos of Heath came out… the ones all the posters from the Dark Knight were based on and that’s what inspired me to write this. Oh and by no means think that if you like Heath the most I’m saying you’re wrong. I can see the appeal of liking his performance… he won the Oscar for it after all. I guess it’s kind of like The Doctor on Doctor Who. Everyone has THEIR doctor… Everyone has their Joker too… and Cesar Romero is mine. (on a side note, he also rocked a bitchin’ mustache under the make up.)
I try not to fight the internet on what it likes to do. I’ve learned over the years of being online that you’re just going to have to accept that some people have weird fetishes and in some cases you have to fight for their right to have said fetishes. You also have to just understand that fans of fiction want certain relationships to happen and sometimes you can totally see why and in other cases it makes zero sense but it doesn’t really effect you so who cares… then there’s Batman and Robin.
Batman and Robin have a rather strange relationship that comes out of a place of innocence from decades and decades ago. In fact Robin first appeared in 1940, 72 years ago. That’s older than most people. When he came onto the scene in 1940, Dick Grayson was 8 years old. That’s right… 8. He’s not the teenager most versions portray him as now. Bruce Wayne helped him solve the murder of his acrobat parents and then basically adopted him and became a father figure.
That’s where the relationship gets awkward for me. So many people seem keen on pairing Batman and Robin together in a gay relationship and I don’t get why. I understand that yes it’s a little odd for single man to adopt an orphan child and then raise him as a crime fighting machine, but we are still talking about comics for kids, and in the 1940s. Robin was a boyhood dream for kids reading about him. He was the side kick super hero, who gets to hang out with the greatest literary character of the past 100 years. It’s no different from little orphan Annie, except there’s even less of a father relationship and the character is inspired by Robin Hood. So why ship them?
If some one can answer this please do. Why do certain fans want Batman and Robin to be a couple? And because some people will wonder what my motives for asking are I’ll simply say this. It’s not that I don’t think Batman or Robin can’t be gay. Green Lantern is gay now and I’m all for that, and if some one wanted to write Batman or Robin being gay, that’s fine too… but there’s an incredibly perverse theme going on when Batman is adopting an 8 year old boy, raising him, dressing him up in that outfit, nearly getting him killed for years, and then taking him to bed at night. That’s something I don’t understand.
Technically Batman is about 22 years older than Robin, and I’m not saying relationships with large age gaps are a bad thing either, but 22 years is quite a bit and… like I said… it’s being warped into an incredibly perverse Father/Son relationship.
Recently I saw one of my Facebook friends, Lana Zane doing a series of chaptered posts on why she HATED the Avengers and her reasons didn’t seem to make much sense to me so I thought I would tackle them one by one in a blog post here.
Spoilers within! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
I just saw a bunch of gifs for a scene from The Avengers. This is NOT from the trailer. It is not something that’s been out all over the internet. This was from the bootleg. The movie came out in the UK a while back and now there are bootlegs of the film all over the web.
THAT DOESN’T MEAN YOU GET TO SPOIL IT FOR THE REST OF US! If you have the privilege to see something great sooner than the rest of us, that doesn’t mean you get to make gifs about it and post them all over the web. You’re spoiling it for us.
You took that moment from me. I don’t like watching trailer for comedies because all the best jokes are in the trailers and I don’t laugh at things I’ve seen twice. I don’t appreciate them as much. So here you are taking that moment from me and now I won’t enjoy the surprise of that moment.
Oh and I can tell you that I was surprised. The moment seemed cool. But I didn’t want to experience it for the first time on Tumblr in gif form.
I am extremely excited about The Avengers. How excited? Well I’ve coordinated an outfit that consists of an Incredible Hulk fitted New Era cap, a black and green t-shirt, a green watch, green glasses, shoes with green accents and hopefully a green smoke jumper belt will be here on time.
Yeah that’s the kind of dork I am. I also have an outfit picked for The Dark Knight Rises that consists of a limited edition grey PAX shirt for Gotham City Impostors, black cargo shorts, custom Nike ID yellow, black and grey running shoes, a Batman fitted new era cap.
Also as I’m probably going to see The Avengers twice I also have a captain America outfit picked out that consists of a red white blue black and grey striped polo shirt, a Captain America fitted cap by New Era and black cargo shorts, clean white nike dunks and a pair of nike glasses that are also blue and red.
I take pride in my geek wear.