Does Batman find the Joker funny?

#1 Posted by TeenTitansFan94 (264 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm willing to bet that Batman secretly laughs at a lot of the Joker's jokes. But this is the only time I know where Batman has actually laughed at one of them. What do you think?

#2 Posted by kgb725 (10522 posts) - - Show Bio

Hes not big on laughter

#3 Edited by PeppeyHare (4328 posts) - - Show Bio

No

#4 Posted by AllStarSuperman (28302 posts) - - Show Bio

NO!

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#5 Posted by The Stegman (29621 posts) - - Show Bio

No. the Killing Joke was just Batman relapsing briefly into madness.

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#6 Posted by LordoftheNorth (1395 posts) - - Show Bio

Well since most of the Joker's joke involve mass death so i dought Batman finds Joker funny and in the Killing Joke Batman really isnt laughing becuase what Joker said was funny his laughter repersents the breaking down of Batman's last barrier it ending with Batman killing the Joker

#7 Posted by Zjun_ (494 posts) - - Show Bio

No, not usually.

But I wouldn't be surprised if Bats lost it sometimes.. After all, he's been fighting the same villain for like 50 years.

#8 Posted by Onemoreposter (4263 posts) - - Show Bio

Idk what was going on there at the end of the Killing joke. I use to have a big problem with that ending. After all the Joker does that night Batman decides to share a laugh with him like a pal? Doesn't sit quite right. Now there definitely is something else going on there. Something beneath the surface of the panels. It's Alan Moore, that's the only way he does things. I don't know if he quite hit the nail on the head with this one though. Hmmm. The Killing Joke....

#9 Posted by PunyParker (14953 posts) - - Show Bio

It was just a moment.

#10 Posted by MatteoPG (1950 posts) - - Show Bio

Idk what was going on there at the end of the Killing joke. I use to have a big problem with that ending. After all the Joker does that night Batman decides to share a laugh with him like a pal? Doesn't sit quite right. Now there definitely is something else going on there. Something beneath the surface of the panels. It's Alan Moore, that's the only way he does things. I don't know if he quite hit the nail on the head with this one though. Hmmm. The Killing Joke....

Please don't tell me you're one of those who thinks that Batman was strangling him in the last panel... :s

Back to the OT. No, he doesn't, he despises him. That story is very particular because it explores the dangers that Batman's psyche is exposed to fighting such a cunning madman.

#11 Edited by JonSmith (4231 posts) - - Show Bio

He's been fighting the Joker for a LONG time. Stands to reason in all that time the Joker has told at least one joke that got a laugh out of Batman. Not that that's a pleasant experience, as Harley Quinn found out...

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#12 Posted by Black_Claw (3280 posts) - - Show Bio

Nope.

#13 Posted by six_gun_guerrilla (1 posts) - - Show Bio

I think he appreciates the sick irony of their relationship

#14 Posted by The_Deathstroker (8096 posts) - - Show Bio

No, but I do.

#15 Posted by JetiiMitra (9339 posts) - - Show Bio

Why wouldn't he? Joker's a funny guy.

#16 Edited by RulerOfThisUniverse (6518 posts) - - Show Bio

No.

#17 Posted by Jokerpoker (3079 posts) - - Show Bio

At first I thought so.

#18 Posted by lifeofvibe (3774 posts) - - Show Bio

are we talking about all the batman? like dick?

because terry migginis has

#19 Posted by BigCimmerian (10101 posts) - - Show Bio

Well since most of the Joker's joke involve mass death so i dought Batman finds Joker funny and in the Killing Joke Batman really isnt laughing becuase what Joker said was funny his laughter repersents the breaking down of Batman's last barrier it ending with Batman killing the Joker

Joker didn't die lol, actually he's still alive.

#20 Posted by LordoftheNorth (1395 posts) - - Show Bio

@bigcimmerian: look at the last planels again what do you see Joker's laughter than nothing and its never stated what happens next people assume Batman just takes Joker to arkham

#21 Posted by BigCimmerian (10101 posts) - - Show Bio

@bigcimmerian: look at the last planels again what do you see Joker's laughter than nothing and its never stated what happens next people assume Batman just takes Joker to arkham

Yes he takes him back to Arkham. This story is canon, Barbara was crippled all these years. She gained ability to walk in New 52.

#22 Posted by Nathaniel_Christopher (2072 posts) - - Show Bio

@bigcimmerian: look at the last planels again what do you see Joker's laughter than nothing and its never stated what happens next people assume Batman just takes Joker to arkham

What? Killing Joke is and always has been canon. At no point did Batman kill the Joker, you even see the police lights heading towards them and see the sound for the sirens. People say he took Joker back to Arkham because that's where he went.

#23 Posted by Jonez120 (6944 posts) - - Show Bio

I love The Killing Joke and I love the ending too.

I think it fits perfectly with the story.

#24 Posted by SilverPool (3484 posts) - - Show Bio

@lordofthenorth said:

@bigcimmerian: look at the last planels again what do you see Joker's laughter than nothing and its never stated what happens next people assume Batman just takes Joker to arkham

Yes he takes him back to Arkham. This story is canon, Barbara was crippled all these years. She gained ability to walk in New 52.

It wasn't originally intended as canon though. It became canon after it's success.

#25 Posted by LordoftheNorth (1395 posts) - - Show Bio

@silverpool: Exactly Alan Moore left the ending ambiguous so people wouldnt freak out seeing Batman killing the Joker and since it was popular and it gave them future story potential of course DC made it canon

#26 Posted by tupiaz (2258 posts) - - Show Bio

@bigcimmerian: look at the last planels again what do you see Joker's laughter than nothing and its never stated what happens next people assume Batman just takes Joker to arkham

He actually do. The last panel is the same as the first. So the ending is when Batman questioning Joker and the beginning is when Joker is at the circus. It is never explained who the joker got out of Arkham or who he is hidden. It could also be a circular reading. At least that is one of several readings another being Batman killing the Joker. the story is ambiguous and that is the strength.

#27 Edited by BigCimmerian (10101 posts) - - Show Bio

@tupiaz said:

@lordofthenorth said:

@bigcimmerian: look at the last planels again what do you see Joker's laughter than nothing and its never stated what happens next people assume Batman just takes Joker to arkham

He actually do. The last panel is the same as the first. So the ending is when Batman questioning Joker and the beginning is when Joker is at the circus. It is never explained who the joker got out of Arkham or who he is hidden. It could also be a circular reading. At least that is one of several readings another being Batman killing the Joker. the story is ambiguous and that is the strength.

But Joker survived lol.

#28 Posted by tupiaz (2258 posts) - - Show Bio

@tupiaz said:

@lordofthenorth said:

@bigcimmerian: look at the last planels again what do you see Joker's laughter than nothing and its never stated what happens next people assume Batman just takes Joker to arkham

He actually do. The last panel is the same as the first. So the ending is when Batman questioning Joker and the beginning is when Joker is at the circus. It is never explained who the joker got out of Arkham or who he is hidden. It could also be a circular reading. At least that is one of several readings another being Batman killing the Joker. the story is ambiguous and that is the strength.

But Joker survived lol.

Huh? In one reading he does in another he doesn't.

#29 Posted by AssertingValor (7026 posts) - - Show Bio
#30 Edited by BigCimmerian (10101 posts) - - Show Bio

@tupiaz said:

@bigcimmerian said:

@tupiaz said:

@lordofthenorth said:

@bigcimmerian: look at the last planels again what do you see Joker's laughter than nothing and its never stated what happens next people assume Batman just takes Joker to arkham

He actually do. The last panel is the same as the first. So the ending is when Batman questioning Joker and the beginning is when Joker is at the circus. It is never explained who the joker got out of Arkham or who he is hidden. It could also be a circular reading. At least that is one of several readings another being Batman killing the Joker. the story is ambiguous and that is the strength.

But Joker survived lol.

Huh? In one reading he does in another he doesn't.

What are you talking about lol? Have you read any comic book after The Killing Joke? Joker appears in many of them.

#31 Posted by LordoftheNorth (1395 posts) - - Show Bio

@bigcimmerian: The story was never meant to be conan but Moore left the ending ambiguous so that no one would flipout that Batman killed the Joker

#32 Posted by BigCimmerian (10101 posts) - - Show Bio

@bigcimmerian: The story was never meant to be conan but Moore left the ending ambiguous so that no one would flipout that Batman killed the Joker

But it became canon. So Joker didn't die. Sorry about that :D

#33 Posted by LordoftheNorth (1395 posts) - - Show Bio
#34 Posted by tupiaz (2258 posts) - - Show Bio

@lordofthenorth said:

@bigcimmerian: The story was never meant to be conan but Moore left the ending ambiguous so that no one would flipout that Batman killed the Joker

But it became canon. So Joker didn't die. Sorry about that :D

You care to much for continuity and to little about the story.

#35 Edited by BigCimmerian (10101 posts) - - Show Bio

@tupiaz said:

@bigcimmerian said:

@lordofthenorth said:

@bigcimmerian: The story was never meant to be conan but Moore left the ending ambiguous so that no one would flipout that Batman killed the Joker

But it became canon. So Joker didn't die. Sorry about that :D

You care to much for continuity and to little about the story.

I care about continuity yeah, but I care about story too :)

#36 Edited by Deathstroke52 (3722 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think so lol. In the Killing Joke I think that there was a specific reason why Batman laughed but I can't remember what it was

#37 Edited by TeenTitansFan94 (264 posts) - - Show Bio

@bigcimmerian said:

@lordofthenorth said:

Well since most of the Joker's joke involve mass death so i dought Batman finds Joker funny and in the Killing Joke Batman really isnt laughing becuase what Joker said was funny his laughter repersents the breaking down of Batman's last barrier it ending with Batman killing the Joker

Joker didn't die lol, actually he's still alive.

Yeah. Even if Batman did kill Joker, he probably would've come back anyways. Joker has cheated death so many times. He's like Baron Samedi from that one James Bond movie. If you kill him he just comes back!

#38 Posted by TDK_1997 (15986 posts) - - Show Bio

Not at all.

#39 Posted by sinestro_GL (3568 posts) - - Show Bio

Homicidal maniacs don't draw many laughs

#40 Edited by MasterDetective (1175 posts) - - Show Bio

yes he thinks he's really funny when he kills people

#41 Posted by KamenRiderHellhound (34 posts) - - Show Bio

@tupiaz: He's not dead... in the actual transcripts for the comic, it's states that BATMAN IS RESTING HIS ARM ON JOKER'S SHOULDER AS HE'S LAUGH SOO HARD HE'S HAVING A HARD TIME STANDING UP!

Official script: http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/9/1/7/233917_v1.jpg

#42 Edited by Jayc1324 (18290 posts) - - Show Bio

No only in the killing joke. And joker died in that story. It was never meant to be canon, and after zero year only the part where Barbara is shot is canon since jokers origin has changed. You know joker died because of how the laughter just suddenly stopped.

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#43 Edited by OhItsThatGuy (798 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm willing to bet that Batman secretly laughs at a lot of the Joker's jokes. But this is the only time I know where Batman has actually laughed at one of them. What do you think?

Alan Moore wanted to have Batman kill Joker at the end of the comic, but DC said no, so he changed the ending to this. Batman doesn't laugh at Joker's jokes. There's no one Batman hates more than Joker.

#44 Posted by tupiaz (2258 posts) - - Show Bio

@tupiaz: He's not dead... in the actual transcripts for the comic, it's states that BATMAN IS RESTING HIS ARM ON JOKER'S SHOULDER AS HE'S LAUGH SOO HARD HE'S HAVING A HARD TIME STANDING UP!

Official script: http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/9/1/7/233917_v1.jpg

Really doesn't matter for the reading. It could also be a way for Moore to go under the Radar from DC editorials.

#45 Posted by RustyRoy (14938 posts) - - Show Bio

No.

#46 Posted by Bruxae (16777 posts) - - Show Bio

I think he might, but he keeps it to himself.

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