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Don’t Miss: Batman #13 with Scott Snyder

Show Notes


Send in the Clown Prince of Crime! A year after losing face in the pages of Detective Comics #1, the Joker returns to Gotham with grim new purpose in Batman #13. Writer Scott Snyder drops by to psychoanalyze Arkham’s favorite son, delving deep into the Joker’s twisted relationship with the Dark Knight. What stories inspired Snyder and artist Greg Capullo’s vision of the iconic villain? What is Joker’s true endgame as he plots the “Death of the Family?” Crank up the nitrous oxide, kick back, and listen to the madness.

Batman #13
Written by Scott Snyder
Art by Greg Capullo, Janathan Glapion, FCO
Backup story by James Tynion IV

DC Comics – $3.99

“Send in the Clowns”
Barbara Streisand


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  1. Paul: Great pick on the intro music. I was literally laughing out loud.

  2. sounds like a very existential joker

  3. Excellent conversation. I really enjoyed this one.

  4. Great introspective look into scotts take on Joker cant wait to see where it goes!

  5. Synder’s love and respect for these characters makes it easy to root for the guy. Great interview!

  6. Snyder’s version of the Joker should just kill off a bunch of characters out of love for the Batman and reader’s like myself who don’t want to buy random issues of books to complete a story arc. I know I know… it’s not essential to buy all of the books but call me OCD.

  7. Maybe the Joker really loves Gotham more than Batman. Maybe the Joker realizes that Batman can be even more effective in stopping crime by persevering through these horrible trials the Joker seems to put him through. Maybe the Joker is also disgusted by himself. After everything he has done (killing Jason todd, shooting Gordon’s wife and Barbara), Batman has more allies than every before. So in reality the Joker is responsible for Batman becoming weaker. The stronger Batman gets, the more evil the Joker has to become to play the game as he likes to put it.

  8. One nitpick, how is Batman “a demon”? To paraphrase Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust, he’s not so bad. He just dresses bad. Cool to hear he’s a fan of Miller’s stuff.

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