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The Joker

Author : Matthew Manning
ISBN : 9780789322470
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Explores the character of the Joker and his significance as the quintessential villain.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Joker

Author : Robert Moses Peaslee
ISBN : 9781626746794
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Along with Batman, Spider-Man, and Superman, the Joker stands out as one of the most recognizable comics characters in popular culture. While there has been a great deal of scholarly attention on superheroes, very little has been done to understand supervillains. This is the first academic work to provide a comprehensive study of this villain, illustrating why the Joker appears so relevant to audiences today. Batman’s foe has cropped up in thousands of comics, numerous animated series, and three major blockbuster feature films since 1966. Actually, the Joker debuted in DC comics Batman 1 (1940) as the typical gangster, but the character evolved steadily into one of the most ominous in the history of sequential art. Batman and the Joker almost seemed to define each other as opposites, hero and nemesis, in a kind of psychological duality. Scholars from a wide array of disciplines look at the Joker through the lens of feature films, video games, comics, politics, magic and mysticism, psychology, animation, television, performance studies, and philosophy. As the first volume that examines the Joker as complex cultural and cross-media phenomenon, this collection adds to our understanding of the role comic book and cinematic villains play in the world and the ways various media affect their interpretation. Connecting the Clown Prince of Crime to bodies of thought as divergent as Karl Marx and Friedrich Nietzsche, contributors demonstrate the frightening ways in which we get the monsters we need.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Joker

Author : Jean Malaquais
ISBN : UOM:39015004652718
Genre : Fiction
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Category: Fiction

Joker

Author : Ranulfo
ISBN : 9780062028372
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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It spits, snarls, screams, curses, and laughs at the world. It mocks leaders and followers. Restores our faith in love and security or drives us mad. Australian author Ranulfo has cracked open the story of Hamlet. This is what he's glued back together.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Batman Battles The Joker

Author : Laurie S. Sutton
ISBN : 9781481480130
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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"It’s Halloween night in Gotham City, but Batman isn’t getting any treats. A crime spree has Batman on the trail of the city’s spookiest villains: Scarecrow, Clayface, Silver Banshee, and Solomon Grundy. They are all working for the Joker, who wants to unleash a computer virus and “digital laughter” that will give him control over all of Gotham City’s technology! Joining forces with the Green Arrow, Cyborg, Nightwing, and Red Robin, can Batman save Gotham City? Find out in this thrilling chapter book with full-color interior illustrations!" --
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Joker

Author : Harry Eiss
ISBN : 9781443894296
Genre : Philosophy
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To prepare for the role of the Joker, Heath Ledger locked himself in a London hotel room, trying to understand and become a character he saw as “an absolute sociopath, a cold-blooded, mass-murdering clown” who was not intimidated by anything and found all of life “a big joke.” In the end, Ledger’s obsession with his role contributed to his own death from drugs before The Dark Knight was released. The connections and irony are too close to ignore. The movie gives the world a curious twist on the roles of Batman and the Joker. It’s politically incorrect, and yet emotionally the Joker’s insanity becomes more endearing than Batman’s noble sacrifice. What is it? Why does this psychopath seem to have a sense of higher truths in his insanity? This is the role of the Joker or the Fool, a standard character in theatre, and a role consciously adopted by serious artists since the late 1800s. Just as Shakespeare’s Fool in King Lear used his riddles and puns and satire to reveal the truths the royal leaders of his world could not or refused to see, today’s artists are both revealing the darkness within the culture and offering a way out. Waiting for Godot has been proclaimed the greatest play of the twentieth century. But there are no great roles in it, no characters representing the equivalent of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Rather, the two main characters are closer to T. S. Eliot’s J. Alfred Prufrock, who says he cannot be a Hamlet, only, perhaps, Hamlet’s Fool. This book explores what has happened as Europe’s culture fragmented and the world lost its center. It explores a range of different arenas, from political and social and religious happenings to scientific and artistic expressions, in order to find the centers of the human condition and how the dark expressions of meaninglessness so commonly highlighted are more rites-of-passage than the final destination.
Category: Philosophy

Jerry And The Joker Adventures And Comic Art

Author : Jerry Robinson
ISBN : 9781630087722
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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In this memoir, penned by the late Jerry Robinson in his final years, he tells the story of a seventeen-year-old college hopeful who became the artist on Detective Comics, and later Batman, shares his thoughts on creating the Joker as the first super villain, and relates the celebrity-studded journeys that a long life in comics afforded him. In this volume, you'll also find never before published original artwork from iconic comics like Detective Comics #76 and Batman #14 and cover artwork featuring Batman, Robin, and the Joker, delving deep into imagery that has shaped the evolution of comics' most famous villain. "I always thought that heroes were essentially dull. Villains were more exotic and could do more interesting things". -Jerry Robinson
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

The Dark Knight Batman Fights The Joker Virus

Author : Scott Peterson
ISBN : 9781434242181
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The Joker has created a virus that infects the latest videogame craze, and turns players into zombies--but in order to defeat him Batman must first discover where he is hiding with the kidnapped creator of the videogame.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Joker And Harley Quinn S Justice League Jailhouse

Author : Louise Simonson
ISBN : 9781496560032
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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With the financial help of Lex Luther, the Joker and Harley Quinn plan to trap the Justice League in a "jail" beneath Arkham Asylum, using Flash and the Huntress as bait--and Batman, Wonder Woman, and the rest of the heroes must rescue their friends, while avoiding the traps the Joker has set.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Joker Death Of The Family

Author : Scott Snyder
ISBN : 9781401248482
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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After having his face sliced off one year ago, The Joker makes his horrifying return in this new epic that features Batman's entire network of partners in crimefighting, including Batgirl, Catwoman, Nightwing, Robin, the Teen Titans and more. While The Joker threatens the very existence of Gotham City, these heroes --and villains--must find a way to survive. Collects Detective Comics 16-17, Catwoman 13-14, Batgirl 14-16, Red Hood and the Outlaws 15-16, Teen Titans 15, Nightwing 15-16, Batman and Robin 15-17, Batman 17. Also collects the portions of the following issues: Suicide Squad 14-15, Batgirl 13, Red Hood and the Outlaws 13-14, Teen Titans 14, 16, Nightwing 14 and Batman 13.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels