In this episode we discuss the history of Barbara Gordon becoming Batgirl, becoming Oracle, to becoming Batgirl again; how Alan Moore used the previous origin of The Joker to write the new origin of The Joker; Frances’s love of Katie Holmes; will Batman/Bruce Wayne ever be allowed to grow up; a theory that maybe The Joker isn’t as good in bed as we hope; the sexual assault of Barbara Gordon by The Joker; did The Killing Joke use the Woman in the Fridge trope, and if Batman finally broke it off with The Joker.
Thank you for listening our first episode of Graphic Novel Explorers Club. Please share your opinions and thoughts on Twitter, Facebook, or at GNExplorersClub@gmail.com. The next episode will be up 2 weeks from today. We will be reading and discussing Ghost World by Daniel Clowes. We embedded a link to Amazon but encourage you to shop at your local comic book store to purchase any of the graphic novels we will be reading during Season 1 of Graphic Novel Explorers Club.
Tonight Will Be Fine (Leonard Cohen cover) by The Walkmen
Songe d’Automne by Latche Swing