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    Default The Joker 2021 Annual #1 Preview

    The Joker 2021 Annual #1 Preview
    Writer: James Tynion IV and Matthew Rosenberg
    Artist: Francesco Francavilla


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    The hostage situation and the trigger happy SWAT is reminiscence of Year One, but since Bullock, Babsgirl and Catman are there, and seems to lead up to Killing Joke this should be the early 80s

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    Oh, damn . . . those pages make me want to possibly buy a comic book written by Tynion?!?

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    So Tynion can write The Joker as genuinely funny .

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    By the way, have the comic books (or at least Tynion) moved to the idea of an early relationship between Gordon and Bullock that feels more like what they did in the Gotham TV show? (Granted, I never really watched the show, but what I saw/read about it seemed like they weren't really adversaries.)

    Back in Bullock's original (pre-CoIE) appearances, the two didn't exactly hit it off.

    From Batman #361 (July 1983):

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    Related to that, Batman Earth One and Gotham tv series have used the idea that Bullock has been there with Gordon since the beginning. So I wonder... anyone remembers if he's in War of Jokes and Riddles?

    He's not in Zero Year.

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    I have dropped basically all my floppies. I just am tired of trying to keep up with everything and I've fallen behind. My plan is to just focus on hardcover of runs I enjoy.

    Having said that I am going to get this annual because I've really enjoyed this book.

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    Finally got to a comic book store yesterday and picked this up.

    While I loved seeing Jim Gordon back in the days when he was with the GCPD, the story felt like it wasn't really complete . . . like it should have a "To be continued . . . " at the end.

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    This issue basically does serve as a slightly more in continuity Prelude to TKJ, sort of in a "right after Bullock lightens up because Jim's heart attack" period.

    Appropriate enough, This Week's issue is a Coda or Sufilude ... Postilude? Follow-up to TKJ. Almost directly. Interesting choices, never complaining about more Francavilla.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorHoy View Post
    By the way, have the comic books (or at least Tynion) moved to the idea of an early relationship between Gordon and Bullock that feels more like what they did in the Gotham TV show? (Granted, I never really watched the show, but what I saw/read about it seemed like they weren't really adversaries.)

    Back in Bullock's original (pre-CoIE) appearances, the two didn't exactly hit it off.

    From Batman #361 (July 1983):
    Very much so. This is from memory, but one I think it was one of the New 52 #0 issues that had Bullock as the one good cop Gordon found at the start of his time in Gotham. He even saved Gordon from a hit by other crooked cops.

    Anyone else remember when Bullock was in Vigilante and Checkmate? I think that did more to create the Bullock we know than the original run. That said, his eventual switch to Gordon's side in that first run is a fist-pumping "YES!" moment. Great character work.
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