As King of Atlantis, I made it my sacred oath to protect all of Atlantis, as well as the world above. As King of Atlantis, I was to be a harbinger of peace and prosperity for two worlds. As King of Atlantis, it was my place as King to lay down my life first, to stand and fight when all arms had fallen, to bring about an everlasting peace. But as King...I failed. As King...I fell short. As King...my soul shook and my hands trembled with fear; I failed all of Atlantis. Is my title to be casted aside and another to rule in my stead? Is my position as monarch of the seven seas to be cast as nothing...as filthy rags? If so, let us hope the next ruled after me does what could not.
Day 21: Origin #zeroyearchallengeoctober - #batman#thekillingjoke variant cover by @rafaelalbuquerque81 for #batgirl issue 41. The cover was pulled before the comic's release, due to its dark content - this was requested by #rafaelalbuquerque after public objections. The Killing Joke is the origin story of the #thejoker and rebirth of #batgirl as #oracle - a storyline which caused mass controversy, written by #alanmoore and art by #brianbolland . Shortly after Batman discovers that #Joker has escaped from #arkhamasylum , the Joker turns up at #jimgordon 's front door, #barbaragordon answers and is immediately shot through the stomach, paralysing her from the waist down. Joker and his thugs kidnap Jim and take him to Joker's Fun Land. Throughout the story there a flashbacks, showing a struggling stand up comedian trying to provide for his pregnant wife. He decides to help two mobsters rob a chemical plant where he used to work, in return for payment, but he day before he finds out that his wife has been killed - the mobsters force him to go through with the job. He is given the #redhood disguise but the job goes wrong, our comedian falls into chemical waste and he emerges, his hands and face burning. He starts laughing hysterically and the Joker is born. Back to present day and Batman is frantically interrogating criminals to find out where Joker has taken Jim. Meanwhile, the joker is using naked pictures of Barbara in an effort to drive Jim insane (it is never confirmed whether Joker sexually assaults Barbara). It's working but Batman intervenes and the confrontation ends with Batman pleading with Joker to let him help him - a uniquely touching moment. The transitions between past and present are seamless, a mirror image of each other. The story is also depicted in the #dcanimateduniverse . It was bulked out with a romantic side story involving Batman and Barbara - changing the story and surrounding the comic with even more controversy. The origin story of Joker is a true classic and can be called the staple piece of anyone's collection. #dc#dcau#detectivecomics#instachallenge#photochallenge#darkknight#thedarkknight#dcuniverse#dceu#dccomics#comic#comics
Good afternoon Gothamites! SWIPE to see some of my panels at NEXT WEEKEND'S @StanLeeComicCon at the Los Angeles Convention Center October 27-29! Use my promo code BATMAN & get 10% OFF your tickets on @StanLeeComicCon's website: StanLeesLAComicCon.com!
On Saturday, October 28th at 2pm, I'm having a panel discussion with "Batman/TMNT" and "Detective Comics" writer James Tynion IV @Jamesthefourth (PANEL 2)! Following at 3pm I'm moderate "Voices of DC" for the 2nd year in a row (PANEL 1)! Panelists include @GregCipes (voice of Beast Boy on Teen Titans and Teen Titans GO!), Diane Pershing (voice of Poison Ivy on Batman: The Animated Series and The New Batman Adventures), Andrea Romano (legendary voice casting director for Batman: The Animated Series and the DC Animated Universe) and Phil LaMarr (voice of Green Lantern in Justice League and Justice League Unlimited and Aquaman in Young Justice)!
On Sunday, October 29 at 12pm, I'm hosting "Dragon Ball Z: A Phenomenon" (PANEL 3) and taking with @Realkirbymorrow (voice of Goku, Ocean dub), @KyleHebert (voice of Gohan, Funimation dub), Chuck Huber (voice of Android 17, Funimation dub) and @DameonClarke (voice of Cell, Funimation dub) about their work on this fan favorite anime! Following at 1pm, I'm hosting a panel discussion with the cast of @CartoonNetworkOfficial's popular tv series Steven Universe: @Zachcallison (voice of Steven), @DeedeeMagnoHallofficial (voice of Pearl) and @Whammybah (voice of Amethyst) (PANEL 4)! See all panels for next weekend at StanLeesLAComicCon.com! ✌🏼💙🦇