Joker Phoenix

Sooooooooooo . . . you remember all the internet howling and screaming when the first look at Heath Ledger’s Joker appeared all those years ago?

Here’s our first look at Joaquin Phoenix as “Arthur” in the now filming Joker movie, presumably set before his transition into the Clown Prince of Crime.

Now maybe their going for a particular vibe here, but I saw that and the first thing I thought was the background was wrong . . .

I reserve judgement on the film until I see it but . . .

New Freedom Fighters Series Coming Soon!

Hooray!

There’s a brief article on Newsarama about a new Freedom Fighters series coming in December, written by Robert Venditti whose work I’ve enjoyed over the last few years on Green Lantern. And, even better, it’s set on Earth-10 / Earth-X from the Multiversity series so we get one of my favourite teams and the multiverse in one go.

Just a shame it’s a 12 issue miniseries as opposed to an ongoing, but I will take what I can get, thank you very much.

100 Issues Ago

I came across this “100 Issues Ago” panel in an old Justice League of America and thought I’d tidy it up and re-purpose it. If one month = one issue, what was I reading 100 Issues Ago?

Blackest Night comes barrelling to an end with this issue, with a ton of dead characters restored to life with white rings, Nekron defeated once and for all and the whole of the DCU seemingly geared up to begin Brightest Day.

As mad, sprawling, interconnected crossovers go, Blackest Night was great fun, with the various Rainbow Corps really getting a chance to shine. Sure, it had what felt like a bajillion crossovers into other series, but Geoff Johns was still writing hopeful stories at this point; with Flashpoint and Forever Evil to come in later years, this was probably the last of Johns big stories that I really enjoyed.