>>93552004>I feel like "Joker actually going crazy for real" would've been an interesting story.
It could be if this wasn't nearly every Joker story since The Killing Joke.
Nearly every Joker story after TKJ has been the same. He goes loose, kills a bunch of people, lures Batman into a trap, makes some fakedeep speech about chaos and anarchy and whatnot, Batman grits his teeth, they fight and either the Joker is hauled by the cops or apparently dies. Rinse and repeat for a 100 times. The character is a moronic shell of his former self subsisting on moronic shock value.>if he actually did something really reprehensible like drop the whole "kill only when it's funny" thing
But that has been dropped. For a while now.
For a while now, writers have Joker commit intricate crimes which fit the loose definition of a "joke", but have the character as a whole be generally humourless and grim, with no wit to be found in his dialogue. Pretty much all the Joker does nowadays is either brutally torture people or engage in unsubtle homoerotic dialogue with Batman.
Writers should stop trying to make each new Joker appearence edgier and more shocking than the previous, because this
There is nothing that distinguishes nuJoker from characters like Mr.Zsasz or Carnage (except even Carnage gained an actual sense of humor recently).