The Killing Joke


Welcome to another adventure within the multiverse! For this adventure, we're gonna be doing a little bit of time traveling. Way back when, we had ushered two spin off shows, The P.S. Midnight Cast & Reborn and Remembered. The former was the marriage of the 1990s and suicide prevention, while the latter focused on exclusively on DC comics and suicide prevention. For this episode, we're joined by one of the Reborn and Remembered hosts, Micah Kimber. Micah is now a spoken word artist, on the heels of his first album being released, Create. Join us as we discuss the new album. More past that though, we're in an interesting spot. Having just celebrated Batman Day & International Comic Book Day, while also drawing near to the release of the Joker movie. So it's a perfect nerd storm. To celebrate such a storm, we're talking about the Alan Moore classic, The Killing Joke.



Throughout it's short duration, there's a common theme of The Killing Joke. We'll all just one bad day away from change. Whether or not, that is the struggling career of the stand up comedian who becomes the Joker, Bruce Wayne losing his parents or the attempt to break Jim Gordon. A breaking point is bound to happen for any of us. That's one of the core themes within Joke, though, it's in how we respect that makes the difference. For the Joker, he embraced the crazy dark side. For Batman, he embraced the goodness within him. There are some responding to depression via medicine and therapy. While others embrace the nature of addiction or suicide. Please, dont let one bad day ruin the rest of your days. If you need to talk, reach out to us or go to any of our resources.


To say that The Killing Joke changed the DC mythos would be an understatement. The book has impacted Batman's big screen adventures in Batman '89 & The Dark Knight alike. While it also completely changed and reinvented the way we saw Barbara Gordon for the better part of nearly 20 years. Going from Batgirl to Oracle - The Killing Joke has a legacy worthy of its longevity. Even goes as far as shaping the first solo outing with the clown prince of crime. How would you say the Killing joke has impacted the Batman mythos.


And more importantly, if you or someone you know is struggling with suicide, addiction, self-harm or depression - please free feel to reach out. Use any our resources, call the suicide lifeline (1-800-273-8255) or text 741-741.

Credits: Music by Beggars. Batman: The Killing Joke is property of DC Comics. We do not own nor claim any rights.