Over at i09 they got a chance to talk to the man himself Scott Snyner on the opening day of NYCC’12 about his new story “Death of a Family” . As you know Scott always has a lot to tell so buckle up and enjoy .
What differentiates Death of a Family from the grand tradition of Joker stories?
Scott Snyder: The Joker has a very particular mission in mind. He’s very unpredictable. One of my favorite monologues in the series comes from Batman in issue #15, when he talks about The Joker’s eyes and how inscrutable he is. But he does have a purpose and an axe to grind. And that axe has to do with Batman building up a family that he relies on.
In his mind, The Joker is the court jester of Gotham. He could’ve been Superman’s court jester or “The Joker of Star City.” Instead, he came here to be Batman’s jester, to bring his worst nightmares to life. What he’s saying essentially is, “I’ve served you as your jester and you’ve forsaken me for some false royal court. That pisses me off, and I’m going to kill them all to show you why they’re not worthy of you.” There will be massive ramifications of this psychology.
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Source – i09
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