Video: My “Joker” Movie Trailer Reaction

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My reaction to the new Joker movie trailer, plus observations on *other* people’s reactions. Is this Joker “problematic?” I also go into what I call the real-life “Joker copycat crimes,” how I became an amateur Jokerologist, and the Jason Todd/Joker theory. Lastly: I talk about the big “trade” I made to uncancel James Gunn in exchange for Quentin Tarantino.

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Robins, Jokers And Horus-Set: The Mythology Continues

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In my post “The Holy Trinity: Osiris, Isis, And Horus In Popular-Culture” I wrote of a persistent basic archetypal trio or “trinity” that has operated in pop-culture (especially comic books): Isis (the Mother), Osiris (the Father) and Horus (the Son). It didn’t matter if these characters were actually related to each other, or what their specific relationships with each other were. If there was a Woman (say, Supergirl) a Man (Superman) and a Child (Superboy): that was a Trinity!

For the very popular Batman franchise, this was a natural fit: Batgirl or Catwoman was the Isis-figure, Batman was Osiris, and Robin (dressed in his bird costume) made a fitting hawk-Horus.

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