Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Best of The Best Villains: The Joker

The Clown Prince of Crime, The Agent Of Chaos, The Harlequin of Hate, The Ace of Knives, The former Red Hood. He killed the second Robin, Jason Todd. He paralysized Barbara Gordon. If you name something truly horrible in the Batman Universe, this guy is probably responsible. I'm talking about the Joker, of course and I'm compiling the best incarnations of this killer clown in the post below.
The Whacky, Barefoot Richardson Joker
Kevin Michael Richardson is normally forgotten in his role as the Joker, but not here. A black guy finally gets to be the Joker.
The Campy Romero Joker
I prefer his more scary counterparts, but you have to give Cesar Romero a nod. An entire geeration grew up loving his wild energy and the fact that he wouldn't shave hsi mustache.
The Silly and Crazy Nicholson Joker
If Jack Nicholson could have done his Joker sometime outside of the the 90's, I'm pretty sure he would have been number one on this list. As it is, Nicholson had to deal with some cumbersome face prothetics and a weird music video wedge right in the middle. His placement on this list has nothing to do with Nicholson's performance and everything to do with Nicholson dancing while splattering paint on paintings.
The Creepy, Crazy Hamill Joker
A serialized Joker, in my opinion, is the best way to do Joker. Luke Skywalker, Mark Hamill knocked it out of the park with his Joker. It was a very politically correct Joker, but you felt like he could have been the Joker from "The Killing Joker." His crazy and mean and you got glimpses of him being old and vicious, beating on Harley Quinn. He was funny, scary and almost perfect.
The Just Plain Scary Ledger Joker
Surprise, Surprise. A twenty-something who loves the Ledger Joker over the Nicholson Joker. Call me wrong. It's okay, but I feel like Heath's Joker is the best kind of Joker. This Joker wasn't a funny Joker. He did funny things, but he was a criminal, first. He felt worthy of Batman while more silly Joker don't. Some people love that. Some people don't.

Day Zero: November 28th 2012

The National Guard was called in to Ogden, Utah and was forced to open fire on a horde of Zero Virus victims. Though, the National Guard secured the area, soldiers sustained many injuries.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Day Zero: November 21st, 2012

The night sky over America blazed as Scud missles etched across the nights. Night became day for thirty seconds and Michigan became silence, seemingly for the rest of eternity.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Day Zero - November 14, 2012

The National Guard was called in to Lowell, Massachusetts resulting in seventeen people infected with the "Zero Cell" virus being shot to death.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Nano Battle Diaries: Day 10

They say it's always darkest just before dawn. I learned that fact today. Every minute grew into a gaping canyons saparating me from my victory and then, like a fleet of black hawks raining fire down on the eenemy, words came to launch me to my goal for today: 16,716 words. I love the sound of keys clacking in the morning.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Nano Battle Diaries: Day 09

I've reaached 15,051 words and was nearly killed doing it. I'm running a virtual write-in on and going into work from 9 to 3 in the morning. Nano is hell.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Nano Battle Diaries: Day 08

I've been late in reporting back to you. I've had my hands full, trying to get my word count up. I'm currently at 12,685 on my official Nano novel, Kid Silver: Alone.

The basic idea is, take Batman and Robin, make them mobsters, kidnap Batman and have Robin save the day. I've got to battle a bit more, trying to get to 13,333 words. If you don't hear from me, assume I'm dead.

Matt: Out-

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Day Zero - November 7th, 2012

Gun fire broke out in the cold night air of Pitsburgh, claiming three lives as fears of the "Zero Cell" virus spread.