DC - joker /tags/joker-0 en Joker /characters/joker <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Joker</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:about content:encoded"><p>A homicidal artist and an agent of chaos, the Clown Prince of Crime is the embodiment of everything Batman fights against…and everything he fears.</p> <p>No name strikes terror into the hearts of Gotham’s citizens quite like the Joker. In a city overrun with larger-than-life criminals, the always-laughing villain stands alone. A complete psychopath with no moral compass whatsoever, the Joker, whose real name and identity remain completely unknown, is characterized by his chalk-white skin, green hair and a permanent rictus grin stretched across his face. But there isn’t a single thing funny about this particular clown, who only finds humor in the suffering of others.</p> <p>The Joker first appeared in Gotham City around the same time that the Batman arrived on the scene, and since their very first confrontation, the Clown Prince of Crime has been the Dark Knight’s most formidable nemesis. While Batman represents justice and order, the Joker is his complete opposite, seeing himself as an agent of chaos, the living embodiment of the cruel randomness of fate. The Joker’s psychosis causes his personality to shift between goofy prankster and mass murderer on a dime, making it impossible to predict his next move. It’s this unpredictability that really makes him such a dangerous opponent.</p> <p>Certainly, no villain has managed to inflict as much pain and suffering on Batman as the Joker, who has on more than one occasion brought death to Bruce Wayne’s extended family. As long as there is a Batman bringing justice to Gotham City, there will be a Joker to bring nightmares.</p> <p><br /><em><strong>For more on the Joker's history, <a href="https://www.dcuniverse.com/encyclopedia/joker/" target="_blank">visit his page on DCUniverse.com.</a></strong></em></p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-order field-type-number-integer field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Display Order:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="">6</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-profile-picture field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Profile Picture:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="" resource="/sites/default/files/Char_Thumb_Joker_5c4a42b7ef2011.52750480.jpg"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/Char_Thumb_Joker_5c4a42b7ef2011.52750480.jpg" width="384" height="582" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field 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datatype="">Villains</a></div></div></div><div class="field-collection-container clearfix"><div class="field field-name-field-custom-information field-type-field-collection field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Custom Information:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="field-collection-view clearfix view-mode-full"><div class="entity entity-field-collection-item field-collection-item-field-custom-information clearfix" about="/field-collection/field-custom-information/18666" typeof=""> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-label field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Alignment</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-value field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Villain</p> </div></div></div> </div> </div> </div></div><div class="field-item odd"><div class="field-collection-view clearfix 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class="field-item even">Base of Operations</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-value field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Gotham</p> </div></div></div> </div> </div> </div></div></div></div></div><div class="field-collection-container clearfix"><div class="field field-name-field-first-appearance field-type-field-collection field-label-above"><div class="field-label">First Appearance:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property=""><div class="field-collection-view clearfix view-mode-full field-collection-view-final"><div class="entity entity-field-collection-item field-collection-item-field-first-appearance clearfix" about="/field-collection/field-first-appearance/19131" typeof=""> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-label field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="">First Appearance</div></div></div><div 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rel="schema:url" resource="/characters/joker" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Joker" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Tim Beedle 270141 at /characters/joker#comments First Look: How Punchline Met the Joker /blog/2020/11/05/first-look-how-punchline-met-the-joker <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>First Look: How Punchline Met the Joker</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Tim Beedle</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 10:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/11-NOV/PUNCHLINE_Cv1_5fa36d97127558.22273163.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 1076px;" /></p> <p>If you’re a regular Batman reader, you’ve certainly met Punchline, the Joker’s new assistant and apparent love interest who managed to get the jump on both Batman and Harley Quinn during “The Joker War.” We’ve been learning new things about Punchline ever since she was introduced by James Tynion IV and Guillem March back in <em><a href="/comics/batman-2016/batman-89">Batman #89.</a> </em>We learned her real name is Alexis Kaye and she was a college student who found herself drawn to the Joker’s nihilistic ideology. We discovered she has a way with toxins—and even managed to dose the Dark Knight himself. We found out she’s a pretty strong fighter, capable of going toe-to-toe with anyone in the Bat-Family. And at the end of <em>The Joker War, </em>we found that Alexis had been put under house arrest and has a trial coming up for her role in the city’s destruction.</p> <p>But what we don’t know is how exactly she met the Joker. That tale hasn’t been told…until now.</p> <p>Spinning out of <em>The Joker War’s </em>shocking conclusion, <em>Punchline #1 </em>is an all-new one shot from Tynion, Sam Johns and Mirka Andolfo that promises to get up close and personal with Gotham’s newest menace, providing glimpses of her terrifying past while also setting up her next chapter. Speaking of that past, did you know that her first interaction with the Joker was as one of his victims? Nothing says romance like being held hostage, right? Look, we’re not going to judge Punchline (and we certainly don’t want to make her angry), but it’s clear after reading this first look at the comic that her history with the Clown Prince of Crime is far more complicated than we realized. Could she truly have been a victim of the Joker all this time? Check out our exclusive preview and decide for yourself!</p> <p align="center"></p> <p><em><a href="/comics/punchline-2020/punchline-1" target="_blank">Punchline #1</a> by James Tynion IV, Sam Johns, Mirka Andolfo and Romulo Fajardo, Jr. is in stores and available digitally on Tuesday, November 10.</em></p> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/punchline-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">punchline</a>, <a href="/tags/first-look-at-punchline" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">first look at punchline</a>, <a href="/tags/punchline-first-look" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">punchline first look</a>, <a href="/tags/punchline-comic" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">punchline comic</a>, <a href="/tags/punchline-one-shot" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">punchline one-shot</a>, <a href="/tags/first-look-at-punchline-1" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">first look at punchline #1</a>, <a href="/tags/joker-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">joker</a>, <a href="/tags/joker-war" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">joker war</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-1" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Batman</a>, <a href="/tags/punchline-1-preview" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">punchline #1 preview</a>, <a href="/tags/sneak-peek-at-punchline" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">sneak peek at punchline</a>, <a href="/tags/alexis-kaye" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">alexis kaye</a>, <a href="/tags/james-tynion-iv" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">James Tynion IV</a>, <a href="/tags/sam-johns" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">sam johns</a>, <a href="/tags/mirka-andolfo" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">mirka andolfo</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-universe-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc universe</a>, <a href="/tags/dcu" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dcu</a>, <a href="/tags/comic-book-preview" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">comic book preview</a>, <a href="/tags/comic-book-first-look" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">comic book first look</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-reader-cta field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Reader CTA:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Read Now</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2020/11/05/first-look-how-punchline-met-the-joker" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="First Look: How Punchline Met the Joker" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Thu, 05 Nov 2020 18:00:00 +0000 Tim Beedle 466494 at /blog/2020/11/05/first-look-how-punchline-met-the-joker#comments Batman: White Knight Puts Harley Quinn's Heart and Mind to the Test /blog/2020/10/23/batman-white-knight-puts-harley-quinns-heart-and-mind-to-the-test <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Batman: White Knight Puts Harley Quinn&#039;s Heart and Mind to the Test</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Tim Beedle</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Friday, October 23, 2020 - 13:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p><em>Batman: White Knight, </em>the visionary DC Black Label series first introduced by writer and artist Sean Murphy in 2017, has given readers one of the more unique takes on the Dark Knight mythos that we’ve seen in quite some time. It’s offered up new perspectives on the Bat-Family and iconic villains like Mister Freeze and Azrael, brought an added, modern-day complexity to Batman’s war on crime and boldly shaken up the status quo, even going so far as to end its most recent miniseries by sending its hero to jail. But one thing that doesn’t get discussed much is that more than any other series, <em>Batman: White Knight </em>has given us all a clear idea of what Harley Quinn saw in the Joker that made her fall in love with him.</p> <p>We suspect a lot more people will be talking about it after <em><a href="/comics/batman-white-knight-presents-harley-quinn-2020/batman-white-knight-presents-harley-quinn-1" target="_blank">Batman: White Knight Presents Harley Quinn,</a> </em>the new <em>White Knight </em>miniseries which debuted earlier this week, finishes its six-issue run. Scripted by novelist (and Murphy’s wife) Katana Collins from a story she cowrote with Murphy and drawn by artist Matteo Scalera, <em>Harley Quinn </em>is both a bold new step for the <em>White Knight </em>saga and what feels like its natural evolution.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/10-OCT/BWKP_HQ_Cv2__5f932dbe8f0660.49026204.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 1084px;" /></p> <p>“I know Sean's always had a fondness for Harley,” says Collins. “I think he always knew that she was going to be an integral part of the story, and I believe it sort of blossomed from there, especially now that she's carrying Joker's twins. There's just so much meat to that. How can you not make Harley her own story? And that's kind of always been the beauty about Harley Quinn, right? When she first premiered on the animated series, she just immediately caught people. I don't even know if they intended for her to become what she is today, but I think that's just the nature of Harley. She tends to make things her own.”</p> <p>But as the debut issue makes clear, what exactly that means can be surprising. Far from the fourth wall-breaking hijinks typically associated with Harley Quinn in comics, <em>Batman: White Knight Presents Harley Quinn </em>is a relationship-driven mystery that finds Harley hunting down a murderer who seems to be taking his or her cues from the Joker’s past crimes. It’s a psychologically driven detective story.</p> <p>“When Sean created this version of Harley, who was now a single mother, it was kind of this natural progression that she would be trying to integrate herself into what she thinks a typical mother should be,” explains Collins. “Also, we were watching a lot of <em>Mindhunter </em>at the time, and I was like, ‘I love this show! I feel like Harley Quinn should be the next <em>Mindhunter!</em>’ And that was sort of the birth of Detective Harley. It makes so much sense for Gotham. I mean, we kind of already have a Batman detective comic, so we’re taking a little bit of that but keeping her fun, playful Harleyisms. I think that there are some ways that maybe Harley has never really known who she is. She's kind of bounced back and forth between a lot of personalities and between being a doctor and being a harlequin with a jester hat. Now Harley is a mom. She’s nothing if not adaptable.”</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/10-OCT/BMWKPHARLEY_2_01_clr_5f932df2070ea2.23972406.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 1063px;" /><br /><span style="font-size:14px;"><em>Unlettered page from Batman: White Knight Presents Harley Quinn #2</em></span></p> <p>That approach to telling a Harley tale is a far cry from the wisecracking, mallet-bashing mayhem that’s typically associated with Harley, but Scalera for one is relishing the chance to tell a different kind of story with the character.</p> <p>“I think my hope for this book is that people will really enjoy its special rhythm,” he shares. “It's something that, especially nowadays, we're not that used to. In TV or movies or whatever, even in comic books, we're used to a really super-fast pace with, you know, a thousand flashy things happening here and there. You always have to catch the attention of the reader, otherwise they’ll get super distracted, so you're constantly bam, bam, bam, bam! This one has its own rhythm. I'm a fan of <em>Mindhunter </em>too, so when Katana said <em>Mindhunter,</em> I immediately understood it. It was like, ‘Oh yeah, that's something I can definitely see in the story.’”</p> <p>Scalera is only the second artist to draw a <em>White Knight </em>story other than Murphy, and the first to draw a multi-issue miniseries. Yet, it’s hard to think of an artist who’s better suited for it. A big fan and close friend of Murphy’s for many years, he describes working with Murphy and Collins as working with family, and regularly references Murphy’s work when drawing <em>Harley Quinn.</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/10-OCT/BMWKPHARLEY_2_02_03_clr_5f932fccdefe93.86788050.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 697px;" /></em><br /><em style="letter-spacing: 0.39px; text-align: center;">​<span style="font-size:14px;">Unlettered page from Batman: White Knight Presents Harley Quinn #2</span></em></p> <p>“He's always been one of my main inspirations,” Scalera shares. “This story in particular needs a lot of details in the settings and environments and in every specific thing. I tried to use some of Sean’s camera angles and the way he uses perspective. I’m trying to do that combined with my style. I don’t know if it's going to be visible on the actual pages, but when I watched some of my friends look at them, they told me they could see that I studied some of Sean's panels to create this specific effect or to have this specific camera angle.”</p> <p>While <em>Harley Quinn </em>is a mystery, it’s certainly not without its share of romance and drama. One of the things that Collins sought out to do was to shake up the beginning of Harley’s relationship with Jack. In the <em>White Knight </em>universe, she meets him before he becomes the Joker.</p> <p>“We decided that they didn't meet at Arkham,” she explains. “That was one of the earliest decisions that Sean and I made together. Jack and Harley did not meet as Joker and Harleen. They met as Jack and Harley. I really loved the idea of building that romance world for them and starting it even before she was a doctor. I absolutely wanted to go in that direction.”</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/10-OCT/BMWKPHARLEY_2_07_clr_5f93302ecfb211.24966459.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 1063px;" /><br /><em style="letter-spacing: 0.39px; text-align: center;">​<span style="font-size:14px;">Unlettered page from Batman: White Knight Presents Harley Quinn #2</span></em></p> <p>“The heart of this story is all about the people,” adds Scalera. “Basically, the whole story is a big mix of human interaction and emotions. So, we wanted to deliver that, especially in the Harley and Jack love story, which is something that hasn't been explored so far because it didn't exist before. So, we wanted to focus on not the two super-villains partnering up, but when they were just Jack and Harleen—just two young people that fell in love.”</p> <p>Of course, that’s not to say the book’s light on action. As you can see from the pages released from issue #2, the next chapter features Harley facing off against Neo-Joker—Jack’s second Harley Quinn who was introduced in the first <em>White Knight </em>series. Collins also is quick to tease the book’s new villains, Starlet and the Producer, who we’ll be meeting in issue #2 as well.</p> <p>“There’s a lot of mirroring certainly of Starlet’s relationship with the Producer and how it helps shed light on Harley coming to terms with her own past and why her own life unfolded as it did,” Collins promises.</p> <p>Along with <em>Harley Quinn’s </em>new characters, there were many established characters that Collins wanted to work into the story, including one that’s brand new to the world of <em>White Knight.</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/10-OCT/BWKP_HQ_Cv2_var__5f9330c9b2adc0.02129014.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 1079px;" /></em></p> <p>“We have Simon Trent, AKA Grey Ghost, pop in,” reveals Collins. “And he's not just a cameo, he’s kind of an important part of the story and he comes back throughout the book. It made perfect sense because Starlet is this kind of Golden Age serial killer who's targeting Golden Age actors and actresses past their prime, quote unquote. So, you could definitely see an argument that Simon Trent is one of those people who fits into that world.</p> <p>“Also, I really wanted Ivy to make an appearance. So, Poison Ivy’s in there.”</p> <p>But the one element that Collins insisted play a big part in <em>Batman: White Knight Presents Harley Quinn </em>from the jump are its heroine’s two beloved pets.</p> <p>“I am a huge fan of dogs,” laughs Collins. “So those hyenas… I told Matteo at the very beginning, ‘I sure hope you like drawing dogs because these hyenas, they're going to be everywhere.’”<br />  </p> <p><i><a href="/comics/batman-white-knight-presents-harley-quinn-2020/batman-white-knight-presents-harley-quinn-1" target="_blank">Batman: White Knight Presents Harley Quinn #1</a> by Katana Collins, Sean Murphy, Matteo Scalera and Dave Stewart is now available in print <a href="https://www.readdc.com/Batman-White-Knight-Presents-Harley-Quinn-2020-1/digital-comic/T2076100015001?ref=c2l0ZS9hamF4U2xpZGVyL2Rlc2t0b3Avc2xpZGVyTGlzdC8zNDg5NQ" target="_blank">and as a digital comic book.</a> Look for issue #2 in stores and at digital retailers on November 24th.</i></p> </div> <div class="field 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resource="/blog/2020/10/23/batman-white-knight-puts-harley-quinns-heart-and-mind-to-the-test" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Batman: White Knight Puts Harley Quinn&#039;s Heart and Mind to the Test" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Fri, 23 Oct 2020 20:00:00 +0000 Tim Beedle 466256 at /blog/2020/10/23/batman-white-knight-puts-harley-quinns-heart-and-mind-to-the-test#comments Batman: Death in the Family Reveals the Challenges of Choice /blog/2020/10/16/batman-death-in-the-family-reveals-the-challenges-of-choice <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Batman: Death in the Family Reveals the Challenges of Choice</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Tim Beedle</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Friday, October 16, 2020 - 12:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p>We’ve all made choices that we’ve come to regret. Decisions that either didn’t work out the way we’d hoped or expected, or that were made in such haste that we didn’t fully understand what was at stake. Sometimes the results of these choices are an inconvenience, other times they’re profound, and on occasion they may be life shattering. In all cases, however, we think the same thing—if I could do it again, I’d make a different choice. As they say, hindsight is 20/20.</p> <p>But is it really?</p> <p><em><a href="/movies/batman-death-in-the-family" target="_blank">Batman: Death in the Family</a> </em>is DC’s latest animated feature and it boasts a unique twist. The Blu-ray release is interactive, allowing you to decide how certain events are going to turn out. It’s a 21<sup>st</sup> Century update to the original <a href="/graphic-novels/batman-1940/batman-a-death-in-the-family-new-edition" target="_blank">“A Death in the Family” comic storyline,</a> in which DC fans were given the choice to call two phone numbers to determine whether Robin lived or died at the hands of the Joker. Infamously, they chose death, <a href="/blog/2020/10/12/how-a-death-in-the-family-shook-the-world" target="_blank">forever altering the direction of Batman comics and the DC Universe</a> and creating a pop culture moment that’s still discussed and debated to this day.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/10-OCT/DITF%20Batman-holding-Jason_5f88bbfb441745.85501447.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 506px;" /></p> <p>That decision, along with several others, is once again yours to make in the animated adaptation, giving you the chance to reverse that decision and let Robin survive the Joker’s attack. Doing that creates a sort of alternate continuity of what might have happened if fans had made that choice back in 1988.</p> <p>As someone who came to comics after the 1980s, I’ve often wondered what I would have chosen if I had voted on Jason Todd’s fate. I probably would have wanted him to survive—I’ve never been a big fan of death as a gimmick in comics. The fact that Jason’s demise didn’t stick and resulted in a new Robin who has contributed to a current overabundance of Boy Wonders suggests to me that everything would have been a whole lot cleaner if we’d just stuck with Jason in the first place.</p> <p>The <em>Death in the Family </em>interactive movie makes a pretty good case that you should be careful what you wish for. Much like we’ve been told by every time-travel movie or TV show we’ve seen over the past 35 years, you never know what might result from going back and changing something in the past, even something innocuous. And the death of Robin definitely isn’t innocuous. It had far-reaching effects that extended beyond comics into other media. Batman and the Bat-Family were never the same after Jason met his end.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/10-OCT/DITF%20Batman-Red%20Hood-Batarangs_5f88bc39e8f5c2.42941926.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 506px;" /></p> <p>Yet, <em>Batman: Death in the Family </em>reminds us that even if Jason had survived it, the Joker’s brutal attack on him was still a shocking, traumatic event. It was bound to have some profound impact on Jason’s life, even if it didn’t cut that life short. Discovering those possible outcomes in <em>Batman: Death in the Family </em>is undeniably shocking—and also a lot of fun.</p> <p>One thing that’s worth knowing is that while <em>Batman: Death in the Family </em>stands alone, it’s set firmly in the continuity of the 2010 DC animated movie <em><a href="/movies/batman-under-the-red-hood-2010" target="_blank">Batman: Under the Red Hood.</a> </em>If you’ve seen and enjoyed that movie, you’re probably going to love this one. If you haven’t seen it, you might want to check it out first. <em>Batman: Under the Red Hood</em> gives us our baseline—it’s what’s “supposed” to happen with Jason Todd. Part of the enjoyment of <em>Death in the Family </em>is seeing how the interactivity subverts a lot of those events, something that lands better if you’re already familiar with them.</p> <p><em>Batman: Death in the Family </em>is also arriving at a fortunate time. With the world entering its eighth month of a global pandemic, audiences are hungry for something fresh and different to be entertained by at home, and <em>Death in the Family </em>is certainly that. When watched start to finish, the movie isn’t long—the lengthiest variations run about thirty minutes. However, the point is to explore and make different choices, seeing what might result.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/10-OCT/DITF%20PUB-30_5f88bd0303b512.84146215.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 506px;" /></p> <p>I can tell you that my first result was…not good. While entertaining in a sinister way, it was so opposite of what I was hoping would happen if Jason survived that in my second attempt, I chose to let him die just to see some things play out in a way that I was familiar with. My third attempt is where things got interesting. It opened up further choices, none of which were easy to make, and landed me my favorite of the movie’s seven different endings. (I’m not going to spoil it, except to say that it plays like a Grant Morrison-inspired take on <em>Citizen Kane’s </em>“rosebud.”) Credit to writer, director and producer Brandon Vietti for making sure the endings each feel authentic and believable, while remaining dramatically different from each other.</p> <p>Does giving audiences the ability to choose which way the story plays out make for a better movie? It’s certainly different, but I’m not sure I’d say better. There’s still a lot to be said about a singular story told well. However, “A Death in the Family” is the perfect source material for an interactive movie like this. For all of the comic’s notoriety, the story’s not really anything special. It’s infamous entirely because of the gimmick at its center. <em>Batman: A Death in the Family </em>largely gets rid of the story and fittingly doubles down on that gimmick, putting poor Jason’s fate in the hands of his fans again…and again and again.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/10-OCT/DITF_Still_14_5f88bd2e835956.79215671.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 506px;" /></p> <p>I’d like to think they’ll treat him a bit better this time. Only, after experiencing <em>Batman: Death in the Family </em>myself, I’m no longer sure that treating Jason better is better for Gotham and the Bat-Family as a whole. <em>Batman: Death in the Family </em>reminds us that it’s impossible to predict what might happen if you could go back and make a past decision differently—there’s just no way to foresee all the possible outcomes. And if your eyes are closed to something like that, 20/20 hindsight isn’t going to do you much good.<br />  </p> <p><em style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;"><a href="http://www.dccomics.com/movies/batman-death-in-the-family" target="_blank">Batman: Death in the Family</a> is now available on Blu-ray and DIgital (note that the movie's interactive experience is only available on Blu-ray).</em></p> <p><em style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;">Tim Beedle covers movies, TV and comics for DC24ֱ.com, writes our monthly Superman column, <a href="/blog/2020/10/01/super-here-forlana-lang-returning-to-clark-kents-life" target="_blank">"Super Here For...",</a> and is a regular contributor to the Couch Club, our weekly television column.</em></p> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/batman-death-in-the-family" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label 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property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">joker</a>, <a href="/tags/joker-kills-robin" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">joker kills robin</a>, <a href="/tags/red-hood" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">red hood</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-under-the-red-hood" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman: under the red hood</a>, <a href="/tags/tim-beedle" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">tim beedle</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-reader-cta field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Reader CTA:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Read Now</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2020/10/16/batman-death-in-the-family-reveals-the-challenges-of-choice" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Batman: Death in the Family Reveals the Challenges of Choice" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Fri, 16 Oct 2020 19:00:00 +0000 Tim Beedle 466186 at /blog/2020/10/16/batman-death-in-the-family-reveals-the-challenges-of-choice#comments First Look: Surviving the Joker War /blog/2020/10/16/first-look-surviving-the-joker-war <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>First Look: Surviving the Joker War</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Tim Beedle</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Friday, October 16, 2020 - 10:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/10-OCT/Batman-Cv101-1_5f890dbe5ce1a3.59246741.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 1076px;" /></p> <p>The work doesn’t end when the war’s been won. In fact, it’s only just getting started. With the Joker defeated, Punchline under house arrest and the people of Gotham left to pick up the pieces, a weary city asks a desperate question—what happens now?</p> <p>It’s something fans are likely wondering as well. With “The Joker War” serving as the heart of the Bat-books for much of 2020, now that it’s done, we’re all a bit curious about what comes next. <em>Batman: The Joker War Zone </em>and the climactic <em>Batman #100 </em>both make it clear there are plenty of loose threads that stand ready to be unraveled. The Joker and Punchline may be down, but they’re definitely not out. Clownhunter doesn’t seem like he’s going to heed Batman’s warning to stop killing the Joker’s men. And Ghost-Maker…? Well, we don’t know what his deal is, but it doesn’t seem like he wants to take Batman out for nachos. No, the Dark Knight still has a lot to watch out for, and he now has far fewer resources to work with.</p> <p>But before he can face these new threats, he still has a few friends to check in on…and perhaps patch things up with. There’s Catwoman, obviously. Just when Selina and Bruce were back on solid ground, her dark past with the Designer was brought to light and now things between her and Batman seem…off. There’s Damian. We suspect that one’s going to be a LOT more complicated to resolve. And then there’s Lucius Fox. From what we’ve seen, Batman hasn’t checked in on him since Lucius was poisoned by the Joker. How’s his recovery coming along? What’s he been doing? And why is he now working with Cole Cash?</p> <p>That’s right, Grifter once again returns to the DC Universe in next week’s <em>Batman #101…</em>and if you caught yesterday’s <a href="/blog/2020/10/15/dc-future-state-a-glimpse-into-the-future-of-the-dc-universe" target="_blank">DC Future State announcement,</a> you know the Wildstorm character is going to be one to keep an eye on. In fact, it seems quite a few important characters are about to step into the Gotham City spotlight, so if you <em>are </em>wondering what comes next… Well, you might want to check out this exclusive preview of Batman’s newest chapter.</p> <p align="center"></p> <p><em><a href="/comics/batman-2016/batman-101" target="_blank">Batman #101</a> by James Tynion IV, Guillem March and Tomeu Morey is in stores</em><em> and available digitally on Tuesday, October 20.</em></p> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/batman-1" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Batman</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-first-look" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman first look</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-sneak-peek" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman 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property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Clownhunter</a>, <a href="/tags/joker-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">joker</a>, <a href="/tags/the-joker-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">The Joker</a>, <a href="/tags/punchline-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">punchline</a>, <a href="/tags/ghost-maker" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">ghost-maker</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-future-state" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">DC Future State</a>, <a href="/tags/james-tynion" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">james tynion</a>, <a href="/tags/james-tynion-batman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">james tynion batman</a>, <a href="/tags/james-tynion-iv" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">James Tynion IV</a>, <a href="/tags/guillem-march" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">guillem march</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-comics" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman comics</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-universe-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc universe</a>, <a href="/tags/dcu" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dcu</a>, <a href="/tags/gotham-city" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">gotham city</a>, <a href="/tags/comic-book-preview" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">comic book preview</a>, <a href="/tags/comic-book-first-look" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">comic book first look</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-reader-cta field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Reader CTA:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Read Now</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2020/10/16/first-look-surviving-the-joker-war" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="First Look: Surviving the Joker War" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Fri, 16 Oct 2020 17:00:00 +0000 Tim Beedle 466193 at /blog/2020/10/16/first-look-surviving-the-joker-war#comments Batman: Death in the Family (2020) /movies/batman-death-in-the-family <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Batman: Death in the Family (2020)</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-primary-coverimage field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="schema:primaryImageOfPage" resource="/sites/default/files/movie-covers/2020/10/Movies-Thumb_BMDITF_5f7b958460f585.33853508.jpg"><a href="/sites/default/files/movie-covers/2020/10/Movies-Thumb_BMDITF_5f7b958460f585.33853508.jpg" title="Batman: Death in the Family (2020)" class="colorbox" rel="gallery-node-466079-sLZcg1QeLxM"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/movie_cover/public/movie-covers/2020/10/Movies-Thumb_BMDITF_5f7b958460f585.33853508.jpg?itok=Tnp5OdHP" width="575" height="290" alt="" title="" /></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:summary schema:description content:encoded"><p>Trained as Batman’s protégé, Jason Todd brings a relentless sense of justice as Robin, who sets his sights on bringing down the Joker. But can Batman save Robin from a fate worse than death? Tragedy, revenge and redemption await in this groundbreaking DC film! Who will live? Who will die? Who will watch over Gotham?</p> <p><em>Batman: Death in the Family </em>is DC and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s first-ever venture into interactive storytelling that allows fans to choose where the story goes through an innovative navigation guided by your remote control. Central to the short film is an adaptation of “Batman: A Death in the Family,” the 1988 landmark DC comic book event where fans voted by telephone to determine the story’s ending.</p> <p>Produced, directed and written by Brandon Vietti, <em>Batman:</em> <em>Death in the Family</em> offers an inventive take on the long-demanded story. In the new animated presentation, the infamous murder of Batman protégé Jason Todd will be undone, and the destinies of Batman, Robin and the Joker will play out in shocking new ways as viewers make multiple choices to control the story. And while Vietti's previous DC animated movie, <em>Batman: Under the Red Hood,</em> provides a baseline, the story also branches in new directions and features several characters previously unseen in the original film.</p> <p>In addition, <em>Batman: Death in the Family </em>also includes four additional DC Showcase shorts: <em>Adam Strange</em>, <em>Sgt. Rock</em>, <em>The Phantom Stranger</em> and <em>Death</em>.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-cast field-type-text field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Cast:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">Bruce Greenwood</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">Vincent Martella</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">John DiMaggio</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">Zehra Fazal</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">Gary Cole</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">Karl Urban</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">Keith Ferguson</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">William Salyers</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">Audrey Wasilewski</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">Leonard Nam</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">Jamie Chung</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">Darin De Paul</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">Keith Szarabajka</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">Kari Wahlgren</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">Peter Serafinowicz</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">Michael Rosenbaum</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">Natalie Lander</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">Grey Griffin</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">Roger Craig Smith</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">Charlie Weber</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">Roger R. Cross</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">Kimberly Brooks</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">Ray Chase</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">Fred Tatasciore</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-directors field-type-text field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Directors:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:director">Brandon Vietti</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:director">Bruce Timm</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:director">Sam Liu</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:director">Butch Lukic</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-writers field-type-text field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Writers:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:author">Brandon Vietti</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:author">Louise Simonson</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:author">Walter Simonson</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:author">Tim Sheridan</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:author">J.M. DeMatteis</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:author">Ernie Altbacker</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-producers field-type-text field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Producers:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:producer">Brandon Vietti</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:producer">Bruce Timm</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:producer">Sam Liu</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:producer">Butch Lukic</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:producer">Jim Krieg</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:producer">Amy McKenna</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:producer">Sam Register</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-genre field-type-list-text field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Genre:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" 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datatype="">warner bros. home entertainment</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tweet-button field-type-tweetbutton field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Tweet Button:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="tweetbutton-tweet tweetbutton"><a href="http://twitter.com/share" data-size="medium" data-count="horizontal" data-via="" data-related=":" data-text="Batman: Death in the Family (2020)" data-counturl="/movies/batman-death-in-the-family" data-url="/movies/batman-death-in-the-family" data-lang="" class="twitter-share-button">Tweet</a></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-product-onsaledate field-type-datetime field-label-above"><div class="field-label">On Sale Date:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2020-10-13T00:00:00-07:00">Tuesday, October 13, 2020</span></div></div></div><div class="field 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class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/node/466078">Batman: Death in the Family Movie Gallery</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-video-tag field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Video Playlist:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/video-playlist/batman-death-in-the-family" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Batman: Death in the Family</a></div></div></div><div class="field-collection-container clearfix"><div class="field field-name-field-custom-buy-bar-links field-type-field-collection field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Custom Buy Bar Links:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"></div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/movies/batman-death-in-the-family" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Batman: Death in the Family (2020)" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Mon, 05 Oct 2020 22:07:18 +0000 Tim Beedle 466079 at /movies/batman-death-in-the-family#comments Batman: Death in the Family - "A Danger to Our Mission" (Exclusive) /videos/batman-death-in-the-family-a-danger-to-our-mission-exclusive <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Batman: Death in the Family - &quot;A Danger to Our Mission&quot; (Exclusive)</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:summary schema:description content:encoded"><p>Bruce Wayne reaches a painful realization and makes a difficult choice about Robin in this exclusive clip from the upcoming <em>Batman: Death in the Family.</em></p> <p><em>Batman: Death in the Family, </em>DC's first interactive movie, will be available on Blu-ray and Digital on October 13, 2020 (note that the interactive experience is only available on Blu-ray). For more on this unique new release: <a href="/movies/batman-death-in-the-family" target="_blank">/movies/batman-death-in-the-family</a></p> </div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/videos/batman-death-in-the-family-a-danger-to-our-mission-exclusive" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Batman: Death in the Family - &quot;A Danger to Our Mission&quot; (Exclusive)" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Mon, 05 Oct 2020 20:39:45 +0000 Tim Beedle 466074 at /videos/batman-death-in-the-family-a-danger-to-our-mission-exclusive#comments Justice League Action - The Best of the Joker /videos/justice-league-action-the-best-of-the-joker <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Justice League Action - The Best of the Joker</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:summary schema:description content:encoded"><p>The Clown Prince of Crime is the embodiment of everything Batman fights against...and everything he fears. Watch as the Justice League takes on the Joker the way they know best in this special <em>Justice League Action </em>retrospective.</p> <p>Rediscover <em>Justice League Action,</em> DC's most recent Justice League animated series: <a href="/tv/justice-league-action" target="_blank">/tv/justice-league-action</a></p> </div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/videos/justice-league-action-the-best-of-the-joker" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Justice League Action - The Best of the Joker" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Mon, 28 Sep 2020 22:13:10 +0000 Tim Beedle 465985 at /videos/justice-league-action-the-best-of-the-joker#comments Dark Nights: Death Metal - Sonic Metalverse Ep. 1 "Paradise Island" /videos/dark-nights-death-metal-sonic-metalverse-ep-1-paradise-island <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Dark Nights: Death Metal - Sonic Metalverse Ep. 1 &quot;Paradise Island&quot;</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:summary schema:description content:encoded"><p><span dir="auto">From DC and Loma Vista Recordings comes <em>Dark Nights: Death Metal</em>; based on the best-selling comic series by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo. Original Score by Tyler Bates. </span></p> <p><span dir="auto">Credits:<br /> Story by Scott Snyder<br /> Art by Greg Capullo<br /> Directed by Tyler Bates<br /> Edited by Lorena Perez Batista<br /> Batman – Andy Biersack<br /> The Batman Who Laughs, The Joker – Charles Fleischer<br /> Wonder Woman – Chelsea Wolfe<br /> Score by Tyler Bates<br /> Drums by Dave Lombardo<br /> Guitar FX by Zakk Wylde<br /> Mixed by Robert Carranza<br /> “Skull with a Forked Tongue” by Carach Angren </span></p> <p><span dir="auto">Stay connected at </span><a href="https://DCDeathMetal.world" rel="nofollow" spellcheck="false" target="_blank">https://DCDeathMetal.world</a></p> </div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/videos/dark-nights-death-metal-sonic-metalverse-ep-1-paradise-island" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Dark Nights: Death Metal - Sonic Metalverse Ep. 1 &quot;Paradise Island&quot;" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Tue, 15 Sep 2020 02:55:11 +0000 Tim Beedle 465653 at /videos/dark-nights-death-metal-sonic-metalverse-ep-1-paradise-island#comments Batman: Curse of the White Knight - Official Trailer /videos/batman-curse-of-the-white-knight-official-trailer-0 <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Batman: Curse of the White Knight - Official Trailer</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:summary schema:description content:encoded"><p style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;">The next chapter of Sean Murphy’s monumental Bat-saga is here! In <em>Batman: Curse of the White Knight, </em>the Joker exposes a shocking secret from the Wayne family's past with the help of a new partner...the avenging angel Azrael. Don't miss the sequel to 2018's runaway hit, <em>Batman: White Knight,</em> now available in bookstores, libraries and comic shops everywhere.</p> <p style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;">To read Batman: Curse of the White Knight digitally: <a href="https://www.readdc.com/Batman-Curse-of-the-White-Knight/digital-comic/T2061400018301" target="_blank">https://www.readdc.com/Batman-Curse-of-the-White-Knight/digital-comic/T2061400018301</a></p> <p style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;">Learn more about <em>Batman: White Knight:</em> <a href="http://ttps://www.dccomics.com/blog/2018/10/25/batman-white-knight-blurs-the-line-between-hero-and-villain" target="_blank">/blog/2018/10/25/batman-white-knight-blurs-the-line-between-hero-and-villain</a></p> </div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/videos/batman-curse-of-the-white-knight-official-trailer-0" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Batman: Curse of the White Knight - Official Trailer" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Mon, 14 Sep 2020 20:14:48 +0000 Tim Beedle 465639 at /videos/batman-curse-of-the-white-knight-official-trailer-0#comments