Today's panels come from All-Star Comics #38-40:
Why do the boys in the Justice Society look so confused? Because they just saw The Dark Knight and there's something they (like me, Beloved and Friend Kyle) can't seem to figure out:
THERE BE MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD in this question, so if you haven't seen the movie, you may want to skip today's post.
Okay, you've been warned.
I'm serious. I'm about to give a big reveal in this question, so if you haven't seen the movie and don't want me to ruin anything for you, just tune in tomorrow. I really won't mind.
Okay, we've waited long enough. If you're still here, you've seen the movie and are okay with me asking a very spoilerous question:
Harvey and Rachel are at separate locations with bombs about to kill them. Bruce tells Gordon he's going to go save Rachel. Instead, he ends up saving Harvey. Gordon is either where Rachel is or where Harvey is when the bombs go off (that isn't really clear, but we think it's where Rachel is).
Since Bruce told Gordon he was going to save Rachel, why did they end up at opposite places? Beloved had the best theory, that the Joker had intentionally gotten the addresses mixed up so that not only would Bruce have to choose who to save, but he would accidentally doom that very person.
But, BUT!!! Bruce admits to Harvey during the end of the movie standoff that he deliberately saved Harvey.
What are we missing? Can someone 'splain this to us?
I also have a problem with people believing Batman went around and shot all the people Harvey did, but Friend Kyle tells me I'm expecting too much.
So, help us understand so we can simply bask in how awesome a movie this was.
Nothing says comic book greatness like a portly fellow discharging noxious fumes as a weapon. It turns out I've been a super-villain for years and didn't really know it.
I know I posted part of this before, but I re-read the story and the whole page is worth it:
Again, I know they meant well, but what exactly were they trying to accomplish? I don't think your average 8 year-old comics reader in the 1940's is going to get much out of this other than nagging thoughts of his own delinquency because he doesn't like school or has acne (physical defects contribute to "Creating Joe Delinquent" dont'cha know).
Too much social responsibility. Cue the talking pigeon!:
Better! Better! Now show the Black Canary spanking a leprechaun!:
The lesson for the day:
That's right. Arouse the JSA at your own risk.
See you tomorrow!