Culture The Joker DC Comics The first look at Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker came with very few details about the film itself, but a leaked Gotham City subway map highlights director Todd Phillips’ attention to detail. The image, captured from set video, teases dozens of Easter eggs. The most obvious is Kane County, a nod to Batman co-creator Bob Kane. Closeby is Adam’s Drive, probably a reference to Batman actor Adam West. Starlin Avenue likely refers to comic book artist/writer Jim Starlin, known at Marvel for Captain Marvel and Infinity Gauntlet (and characters such as Shang-Chi and Adam Warlock), and at DC for Darkseid and the four-part Batman story (#426-429) from 1988, “A Death in the Family.” It’s no coincidence Englehart Boulevard is closeby. Starlin and Englehart, known for their psychedelic adventures in and out of comics, co-created Shang Chi and wrote Master of Kung Fu together. A subway map from ‘Joker’ set video. Twitter / WB The Rogers neighborhood pays respects to the late Marshall Rogers, known for his spectacular run on Detective Comics (469-479) with Englehart. Those were some damn good Batman and Joker stories: “The Laughing Fish” and “Sign of the Joker” were adapted into the 46th episode of… Read full this story
‘Joker’ Gotham City Map Honors Marshall Rogers and Steve Englehart’s Batman Stories have 219 words, post on www.newsweek.com at September 24, 2018. This is cached page on GameMax. If you want remove this page, please contact us.