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The Joker

Author : Robert Moses Peaslee
ISBN : 9781626746794
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Along with Batman, Spider-Man, and Superman, the Joker stands out as one of the most recognizable comics characters in popular culture. While there has been a great deal of scholarly attention on superheroes, very little has been done to understand supervillains. This is the first academic work to provide a comprehensive study of this villain, illustrating why the Joker appears so relevant to audiences today. Batman’s foe has cropped up in thousands of comics, numerous animated series, and three major blockbuster feature films since 1966. Actually, the Joker debuted in DC comics Batman 1 (1940) as the typical gangster, but the character evolved steadily into one of the most ominous in the history of sequential art. Batman and the Joker almost seemed to define each other as opposites, hero and nemesis, in a kind of psychological duality. Scholars from a wide array of disciplines look at the Joker through the lens of feature films, video games, comics, politics, magic and mysticism, psychology, animation, television, performance studies, and philosophy. As the first volume that examines the Joker as complex cultural and cross-media phenomenon, this collection adds to our understanding of the role comic book and cinematic villains play in the world and the ways various media affect their interpretation. Connecting the Clown Prince of Crime to bodies of thought as divergent as Karl Marx and Friedrich Nietzsche, contributors demonstrate the frightening ways in which we get the monsters we need.

The Joker

Author : Harry Eiss
ISBN : 9781443894296
Genre : Philosophy
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To prepare for the role of the Joker, Heath Ledger locked himself in a London hotel room, trying to understand and become a character he saw as “an absolute sociopath, a cold-blooded, mass-murdering clown” who was not intimidated by anything and found all of life “a big joke.” In the end, Ledger’s obsession with his role contributed to his own death from drugs before The Dark Knight was released. The connections and irony are too close to ignore. The movie gives the world a curious twist on the roles of Batman and the Joker. It’s politically incorrect, and yet emotionally the Joker’s insanity becomes more endearing than Batman’s noble sacrifice. What is it? Why does this psychopath seem to have a sense of higher truths in his insanity? This is the role of the Joker or the Fool, a standard character in theatre, and a role consciously adopted by serious artists since the late 1800s. Just as Shakespeare’s Fool in King Lear used his riddles and puns and satire to reveal the truths the royal leaders of his world could not or refused to see, today’s artists are both revealing the darkness within the culture and offering a way out. Waiting for Godot has been proclaimed the greatest play of the twentieth century. But there are no great roles in it, no characters representing the equivalent of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Rather, the two main characters are closer to T. S. Eliot’s J. Alfred Prufrock, who says he cannot be a Hamlet, only, perhaps, Hamlet’s Fool. This book explores what has happened as Europe’s culture fragmented and the world lost its center. It explores a range of different arenas, from political and social and religious happenings to scientific and artistic expressions, in order to find the centers of the human condition and how the dark expressions of meaninglessness so commonly highlighted are more rites-of-passage than the final destination.

Joker S Playground

Author : Lynn Hale Shauingér
ISBN : 9781496970565
Genre : Poetry
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This book begins with the childhood sweetheart husband who was having strange behavior and nightmare flashbacks of Vietnam leaving his home. His wife and four young children are now stranded and alone. The wife is filled with two overwhelming emotions: (1) freedom, as no longer would she have to deal with this unfathomable behavior, and (2) extreme fear, fear of how she and the children would pay for food and rent in this most expensive city. As the endless calls come in from doctors, lawyers, police, and random women, the wife decides to test the city’s infinite possibilities of love and hope. This puts her on the brink of insanity.

The Joker Quiz Book

Author : Wayne Wheelwright
ISBN : 9781782346715
Genre : Games
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This book contains 100 questions on what is one of the most popular villains ever printed. Batman's nemesis the Joker. Questions on the comics and his various TV and movie appearances.

The Practical Joker S Handbook

Author : Tim Nyberg
ISBN : 9781449400293
Genre : Humor
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Tim Nyberg, author of the hilarious, definitive guide to practical jokes, is back with The Practical Joker's Handbook: The Sequel. This compendium of all-new practical jokes is a wild, diabolical follow-up to the original. Like The Practical Joker's Handbook, this sequel is built upon contributions submitted to his Web site from Nyberg's fans. Of course, the entertaining Nyberg has sifted though his warped fans' merciless suggestions to weed out the dangerous, the mean-spirited, and the potentially litigious. As Nyberg says in the book's introduction, it's only a good practical joke if "both parties (eventually) find humor in the prank." The Practical Joker's Handbook: The Sequel is a sly collection of blueprints for jokes and pranks to play at home, at work, at school, at the office--anywhere.

Joker S Wild

Author : Sandra Chastain
ISBN : 9780345542038
Genre : Fiction
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In this irresistibly sensual romance of broken hearts and second chances, Sandra Chastain once again proves that passion heals all wounds. Scars run deep for Olympic figure skater Allison Josey. After a devastating injury ends her career, she retreats to her grandmother’s home in Georgia, the site of her happiest childhood memories. Allison is expecting to find quiet solace—not a sexy stranger who sets her pulse racing and her suspicions on edge. Enthralled before he lays eyes on the woman, Joker Vandergriff is determined to heal the beautiful skater, body and soul. Though Allison’s heart might be guarded, her arms soon open to his heated embrace. Joker knows his touch is the medicine she needs. But he’s got a long way to go before he convinces Allison not to give up on love.

Old Abe S Joker

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ISBN : HARVARD:HX4P3W
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Heir To The Stars Joker

Author : Lionel Suggs
ISBN : 9781257201488
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King And Joker

Author : Peter Dickinson
ISBN : 9781497684492
Genre : Fiction
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In the cavernous halls of Buckingham Palace, a series of pranks lead to murder in this mystery by CWA Gold Dagger winner Peter Dickinson Princess Louise and her father, King Victor II of England, agree that life has become painfully dull. When she’s not in school, Louise spends her days roaming the palace and fulfilling her royal duties while her father fusses over budgets and attempts to keep his family out of the tabloids. So when a prankster begins placing frogs on the breakfast trays, Louise delights in the break from routine—as does King Victor. But this innocent mischief soon escalates into bloodshed when a body is found in the palace. In an attempt to quell his family’s panic, King Victor resolves to catch the killer. At last he has a purpose—but the palace may be in greater danger than either he or Louise suspects.

Joker S Wild

Author : Bill Matheny
ISBN : 9781434264855
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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"In this adventure starring The Joker, criminals are getting caught, then disappearing--but where? When The Joker plays police officer, it's ""Outlaw and Disorder"" for Gotham City and Batman!"

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