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annotateddc:

In the Justice League story A Better World, the regular universe team visit an oddly quiet, well-lit and peaceful Arkham Asylum where the Superman of the Justice Lords had lobotomised a fair chunk of Batman’s rogues gallery.

The Justice Lords evidently seemed to think that the heat vision-induced brain trauma would fix the violent urges of the patients (the Joker is the de-facto Warden, a dispassionate Poison Ivy is seen cutting the heads off roses etc.)… but implictly the Joker is still kind of the same, just a lot more calm. As he’s still quick enough to guess that the Justice League aren’t the Justice Lords, and manages to activate a security team of Superman-robots before running off. So yeah, even post-lobotomy the Joker is at least somewhat capable of being malicious, even if it isn’t in big ways.

The thing is, that back in the 1930s and 40s, it was actually semi-common for “heroic” characters to assume that brain surgery would somehow “fix” violent criminals. The proto-superhero pulp character Doc Savage, for example, used to send defeated criminals to his “Crime College”, where “delicate brain surgery” would be employed to turn them into valuable citizens… which when you actually know about the social causes of crime, is actually kind of disgusting.

Batman himself actually planned to abduct the Joker from a hospital in one of the villains early appearances in order to lobotimise him. Which makes sense in the context of the time, but is still pretty horrifying. Even for a Batman who had only recently stopped, say, machinegunning criminals from his Batplane or punching them into vats of acid.

Another time, Jack took a call. A voice on the other end said, ‘There are three of us down here in the lobby. We want to see the guy who does this disgusting comic book and show him what real Nazis would do to his Captain America’. To the horror of others in the office, Kirby rolled up his sleeves and headed downstairs. The callers, however, were gone by the time he arrived.

Mark Evanier, Kirby: King of Comics (via nerdhapley)

It’s Jack Kirby’s birthday, so here’s that story of him being bad ass all of the time.

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True fact: during WWII Kirby was assigned as a scout due to his art skills, meaning that he went in alone and unarmed, ahead of Allied attacks so that he could draw enemy fortifications.

Once he was ambushed by three Nazi soldiers, all of them with guns. He killed all three with a knife he stole from one of them.

Dude was verifiably grade-A stone-cold badass.

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And that’s why Jack Kirby was the King.

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“You fool. No man can kill me.”

How many times am I allowed to reblog this before it gets weird?

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Fun facts: Tolkien constructed this scene because he came out of Macbeth thinking that Shakespeare had missed a golden opportunity with the ”Be bloody, bold, and resolute; laugh to scorn the power of man, for none of woman born shall harm Macbeth” prophecy

Being letdown by Macbeth is apparently a significant factor in Tolkien’s writing because the Ent/Huorn attack on Isengard was the result of his disappointment that the whole “til Birnam Wood come to Dunsinane” thing was just some dudes holding sticks and not actual ambulatory trees.

so he basically took his favorite shakespeare headcanons and put them into his AU fic

This revelation just knocked me over.

LET ME TELL YOU A THING ABOUT JOHN RONALD REUEL TOLKIEN. BACK THE FUCK UP SIT THE FUCK DOWN YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT ANYTHING YOU’RE FUCKING JON SNOW HERE. LET ME TELL U A THING

JONNY T WAS LITERALLY THE BIGGEST FANBOY TO EVER WALK THE EARTH. LITERALLY THIS FUCKIN NERD WENT INTO WORLD WAR ONE AND WROTE NORSEFIC EDDA FANFIC IN THE TRENCHES AND SENT IT TO ALL HIS FRIENDS WHO WERE PRESUMABLY LIKE “JOHN WHAT THE FUCK”

BUT IT DOESN’T END THERE

HIS WIFE? MADE HER AND HIMSELF INTO SELF-INSERT OCS IN SAID FIC. ALSO MADE HIMSELF A TOTAL TYR SELF INSERT CHARACTER. ALL VERY DRAMATIC. KEPT WRITING THIS FIC UNTIL IT WAS HUGE. AFTER HE DIED HIS SON PUBLISHED IT AND CALLED IT THE SILMARILLION. JRR YOU FUCKIN NERD

WAIT I’M NOT FUCKING DONE YET. TREEBEARD? BASED THE WAY HE TALKED OF HIS OLD FRIEND JACK WHO YOU ALL MIGHT KNOW AS CS LEWIS. THAT’S RIGHT. THAT NARNIA MOTHERFUCKER. WROTE HIM INTO LORD OF THE RINGS AKA THE SEQUEL TO THE SEQUEL OF HIS ORIGINAL FANFIC MASTERPIECE. CS LEWIS FUCKING HATED LORD OF THE RINGS. TOLKIEN FUCKING HATED NARNIA. BASICALLY THEY STARTED THE OXFORD PROFESSOR LIVEJOURNAL CLUB AND THEY FLAMED EACH OTHER’S SHIT RELENTLESSLY YET REMAINED BFFS

SHELOB? FUCKING TARANTULA BIT J-TIDDY ON THE FOOT WHEN HE WAS LIKE 3. WROTE IT INTO LORD OF THE RINGS.

HIS AUNT’S HOUSE? NAMED BAG END. YEAH YOU GUESSED IT WROTE IT INTO LORD OF THE RINGS

THIS FUCKING DORKUS SUPREME MADE UP HIS OWN LANGUAGE. WAIT NO IM WRONG. HE MADE UP LIKE 80 LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS AND ALPHABETS AND SHIT 

BEST PART OF ALL?? HIS OWN LAST NAME, TOLKIEN, WAS DERIVED FROM THE GERMAN “TOLKHUN” MEANING “FOOLHARDY”. DOES THAT RING A BELL TO ANYONE FAMILIAR TO LORD OF THE RINGS??? BECAUSE YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT PEREGRIN “PIPPIN” TOOK’S LIKE FUCKING CATCHPHRASE WAS “FOOL OF A TOOK”. TOLKIEN FIC’D HIS OWN FAMILIAL LINGUISTIC HISTORY INTO HIS WORK WHAT A DWEEB

IN 2008 HE RANKED 6TH ON A LIST OF THE TOP 50 BRITISH WRITERS SINCE 1945. HE WAS A PROFESSOR OF LANGUAGES AND OTHER IMPORTANT STUFFY SHIT AT OXFORD

AND JRR TOLKIEN WAS THE BIGGEST DWEEB EVER TO LIVE

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NEVER CENSOR THIS RANT.

Seriously, I’m not kidding.  This is the most epic rant about Tolkien I’ve ever read.  I stood on my chair and applauded.  Fucking hell, you go, my friend.  RANT ALL THE TOLKIEN/LOTR RANTS!

(But you forgot Tolkien’s tombstone.  He and his wife Edith are buried side by side.  Her stone reads, “Luthien.”  His?  ”Beren.”  They are memorialized as the most famous lovers in his epics.  Tell me THAT is not fanon taken to the infinite power.)

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Under the Dog anime project directed by Masahiro Ando (Sword of the StrangerBlast of TempestCANAAN)

"Under the Dog takes place in 2025 in Neo Tokyo, five years after a devastating terrorist attack at the Tokyo Olympics. In the wake of the tragedy, the U.N. formed a covert ops unit dedicating to seeking out, then eliminating those responsible for the attack. Anthea Kallenberg, a girl of Swedish descent is a member of this elite group who has honed her combat abilities and has become a deadly assassin, but must come to terms as to who she really is."

Support it on Kickstarter!

You guys like Fire Emblem? I’m supporting to nab another art book by Yuusuke Kozaki, who does the character designs for Fire Emblem Awakening, No More Heroes, Speed Grapher, etc. And also cuz this show looks neat! Let’s support the creators we love!

DAILY REMINDER TO SUPPORT UNDER THE DOG ON KICKSTARTER COME ON DO IT

Neo-Tokyo? Olympics?

Hmmm.

In all seriousness though, this looks neat. :D

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"Ghostbusters" starring Mindy Kaling, America Ferrera, Aubrey Plaza, and Rebel Wilson

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annotateddc:

One of the things that kind of irked me about the DCAU version of Nora Fries is that we didn’t really get to see that much of her as a person, rather than as a thing for Victor to avenge or cure. This isn’t helped by her being frozen for all of her appearances, save for a non-speaking part at the end of the Subzero movie in which a team of surgeons and doctors hired by Bruce Wayne actually manage to finally cure her illness.

However, the comics set after the events of Subzero actually manage to flesh Nora out as an actual person and character, in ways that I thought were quite neat. For example, we know from what Victor told us that she was kind and beautiful… which was about it, really. But in the comics it’s implied that she was actually an accomplished biochemist in her own right (Clayface impersonate her to trick Victor into making a serum, and since most of the work was already done prior to Victor’s involvement, logically Nora must have had some experience in the field in order for Victor to buy the scam in the first place).

And, after her second husband (one of the medical team that helped her recover from her cryogenic sleep and surgery) turned out to be framing Victor for a series of murders to keep her from doing back to him (even hiding the letters Victor wrote to her from Arkham), Nora promptly dumped his ass. She then tracked down Koonak, the Inuit child Victor had adopted prior to Subzero after saving his life, using some shrewd detective work, and then hiked off into the Arctic Circle to find her lost ex-husband.

Those are the kinds of things that SHOW why Victor is so madly in love with her, rather than just expecting us to accept it on his word. Without the extended canon, Nora’s a just a prop in Victor’s story, something to motivate his actions. WITH the extended canon, she’s an actual person who you’d believe Victor would go through all those lengths to get her back.

Which he did… for like five minutes before Batman accidentally blew him up, and his living severed head discovered by someone working for the father of the Batman Beyond villain Blight. But still!

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The continued post-the New Batman Adventures stories of Victor and Nora can be found in Batman: Gotham Adventures 5, 40, 50, and 51.