The Joker shoots Barbara Gordon in the stomach, paralyzing her, and kidnaps her father, Commissioner James Gordon. The Joker imprisons Gordon in a run-down amusement park. His henchmen then beat Gordon and cage him in the park's freak show. It is implied but not explicitly said that the Joker gives Gordon LSD to continue his mental torture. The Joker chains Gordon to one of the park's rides and forces him to view giant photos of Barbara, lying down naked, bloodied, and in pain. Once Gordon has run the horrifying gauntlet, the Joker puts him on display in the freak show, ridiculing him as "the average man," a naïve weakling doomed to insanity.
Tags: killing-joke, ledger, heath, the-joker, gotham-city
An Ode to two of my favorite things growing up: Batman stories and the works of Shel Silverstein. **In the Basic Shirts: While the default color is listed as Kelly, the shirt looks best on the Vintage Green color in Regular and Tri-Blend styles, and Green in the V-Neck style.
Tags: comics, shel-silverstein, the-giving-tree, the-killing-joke, joker