Caught this little two-panel commentary in the Batman 80-page Giant 2010 and it struck me.
In an age of celebrities being famous for being famous, of You Tube celebrity, of Facebook friends and blog hits, this seems to be a loudly clanging bell of truth.
Maybe the media not only creates the celebrity, it also creates the audience.
Hmmm … may have to chew on that one for a bit. Seems like this could definitely be linked to Neil Postman … something about Amusing Ourselves to Death … Amusing … Joker … Hmmm …
Anyway, it could just be that the Joker isn’t so batty after all.
(Note: For the record, the two panels are from a story called “Reality Check,” written by Peter Miriani, art by Szyman Kudranski, colors by John Kalisz, and letters by Dave Sharpe.)