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A Villan Who's Story Transcends (The Legend Of Joker)

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From the pages of Batman comics, to Cesar Romero. Jack Nicholson. Heath Ledger. Jared Leto. Mark Hamill.
The Legend Of The Joker is not only stronger than the actor that plays him, but transcends the story itself. The origin can be shrouded in mystery (as many prefer it) or it can be told outside of a particular universe. The Agent Of Chaos is a story told, or not told, for many generations and however it is told it resonates with fans.
The upcoming version has been compared visually with a mixture of Romero and Ledger, yet is bound to be it's own thing. And however the end product is received, we all know the character is strong enough to last it's victories and defeats.
This may be DC Comics finest villain, one that ranks with any villain from any franchise, story, or creation. And we revel in his wanting to 'watch the world burn.' A terrifying thought in real life...a joy  in comic book escapism. Long Live The Joker!







A Tribute To Our Beloved Elvira (Happy Birthday Cassandra Peterson!)

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My first time discovering Elvira was as a young boy on television. How can you NOT have a lasting impression after that? It was the night they played "House Of Wax" starring Vincent Price. It was in 3D and you were able to purchase those old blue and red 3D glasses at your local market or liquor store. Ahhhh...those were the days! On Cassandra Peterson's (A.K.A. Elvira, Mistress Of The Dark) birthday, I would love to just appreciate the fact that we have her around. It's a blessing.  Whenever the horror genre and community get too gory and without humor and fun, I will always go back to those icons like Elvira that made me love the genre in the first place. And it's comforting to know there are other fright night hosts besides Elvira that are still doing it, from the legendary Svengoolie to youngsters like Marlena Midnite.  Halloween is a time for fun frights. To enjoy ourselves and not to take horror to the depths of reality. To cherish it as a part of our chil…

The Dark Hero That Strikes Fear (Happy Batman Day)

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Created in 1939 by Bill Finger and Bob Kane, Batman made his first appearance in "Detective Comics #27" and from there skyrocketed into the most popular superhero in the world.
What always made Batman different from his fellow superhero allies was his darkness. Dubbed 'The Dark Knight,' he uses the persona of The Bat to strike fear into criminals. Over time, he took over the title of Worlds Greatest Superhero from the 'Big Blue Boy Scout,' Superman, who was seen as a 'Dudley Do Right' to the modern generation. Batman went out of his way to scare you, and without superpowers, was relatable to the average person.
With superior intellect (commonly referred to as 'The World's Greatest Detective...' sorry Sherlock), superior fighting skills, and sheer will, Batman holds his own against any hero with God-like powers.
I grew up a Superman guy. I still consider myself one, but as a horror fan it's hard to not love the appeal of a vigilante to…