This is Serious Business: Batman – Death of the Family Edition!

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The G1 panel debates the literary significance of face removal in Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Batman: Death of the Family. The gang also predicts winners some of the nerdier Oscar categories.

Moderator: Jeff

Panelists: Christin, JONROB

Table of Contents:

Part 1: Start – 19:20
– Intros + what Batman comics have you read?
– Favorite Jokers over the years.- Initial impressions to Death of the Family

Part 2: 19:20 – 49:00
– General Death of the Family discussion.- The contrived nature of comics.
– Thoughts on this version of the Joker.
– The consequences (or lack there of) of the story.
– How we would’ve ended it.

Part 3: 49:00 – End
– Final thoughts
– Oscar predictions: Best Animated Short, Visual Effects, Adapted Screenplay, Original Screenplay, Sound Editing, and Sound Mixing
– Open Discussion
– Wrap

Audio Credits:

Break one audio is The Joker’s theme from Batman: The Animated Series.

Break two audio is “Why so Serious?” from The Dark Knight OST by Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard.

Bonus Material:

  • http://twitter.com/NerosLyre Christin

    For reference:
    Adapted Screenplay
    Jeff: Argo
    Christin: Argo
    Rob: Silver Linings Playbook
    Jon: Silver Linings Playbook

    Visual Effects
    Jeff: Life of Pi
    Christin: The Hobbit
    Rob: Life of Pi
    Jon: The Hobbit

    Original Screenplay
    Jeff: Moonrise Kingdom
    Christin: Django Unchained
    Rob: Zero Dark Thirty
    Jon: Zero Dark Thirty

    Animated Short
    Jeff: Paperman
    Christin: Paperman
    Rob: Paperman
    Jon: Paperman

    Sound Mixing
    Jeff: Les Miserables
    Christin: Les Miserables
    Rob: Life of Pi
    Jon: Skyfall

    Sound Editing
    Jeff: Zero Dark Thirty
    Christin: Zero Dark Thirty
    Rob: Life of Pi
    Jon: Django Unchained