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Joker Trumps Red Queen by GrouchoM Joker Trumps Red Queen by GrouchoM
A request from MightyMorphinPower4:

Barbara Gordon finds herself in the clutches of The Joker and Harley Quinn. Does The Joker intend to use her safety as a blackmail chip against her father, Police Commissioner Gordon? Or has he discovered her most precious secret? And Harley clearly isn't thrilled with the way The Joker is pawing Barbara. Will she act on her feelings, and against which person?

Sort of swiped the plot for this picture from Yvonne Craig's debut on the old, despised (by me) Batman TV series. Although I hate the show for making Batman a laughing stock for decades, it had a few memorable elements. Julie Newmar's Catwoman was one. Yvonne Craig's Batgirl was another. Just sub Penguin for The Joker and you've got Batgirl episode one. And, of course, Joker is hidden in YET ANOTHER abandoned toy factory in Gotham (hi, Nomad). But I actually enjoyed that episode.

And, just to drag everybody down, Yvonne Craig was 73 on May 16. God, I'm old. . .
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Dog-earedArt Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014   General Artist
Don't know who has the most evil smile in that pic, Joker or that bear.
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lolsexe Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Nice drawing.
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Eeveegirl13 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
she looks more like kim possible
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puddin-pie Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
I'd personally pretend she just "got away" then have a discussion about how he was touching the bitch. A week later I'd probably heal from the wounds...
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snowcat202 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
You're one of my Favorite artists on here. Your stuff is GREAT!
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GrouchoM Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
Thank you.
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DarkJedi1991 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
The Joker's nightmare will come to life!
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DarkJedi1991 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
John DiMaggio, voice of Futurama's Bender & Gears of War's Marcus Fenix, voiced the joker in the newest Batman animated DVD.
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GrouchoM Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
I heard it. While he's no Mark Hamill, he is an adequate replacement since Hamill can't do it anymore.
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DarkJedi1991 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
I love John DiMaggio
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Godzilla713 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
Yeah Arkham should try locking the cells sometimes
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Evil-Doppelganger Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
Great pic... Was the odd angle of the shot meant to capture the feel of the old TV show (which often shot on an angle instead of straight on for some reason)? If so, very clever and well-done. If not, I guess you subconsciously absorbed more of the show than you realized!
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GrouchoM Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
Sub-conscious, mostly. I used the odd angle just because I'd done a run of "damsel tied in chair" pictures and I wanted a different look. Plus, the angle emphasizes "the undercurrent of looming menace from Harley", since she's the tallest figure in the shot at that angle. It was after I began reminiscing about Yvonne Craig that I realized that odd angle shot was a trademark of the old TV show.
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erikson1 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
great pic!
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Snapdragonparadise Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
That was back in the days when comics were dumb and TV was in its adolescence. But don't we all yearn to keep a small part of that alive in ourselves? The cameraman must have been laying on his side to film at that angle.
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spmandmtgr Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
awssome pic Yvonne Craig now i feal old i was in a old hotell back in the 90s i was young at the time but i found the one old ep where batgirl is tied up and gag by catwoman it was a amazing ep never forgot about it xd..

did you know that Yvonne Craig was tied up and gag again in a tv movie some one ask her what did you have to do to get in to the roll she sead thay tied me up and left for lunch.... oh the off camer clips had to be good i bet wounderd if thay did the same for that old batman clip as will??..bye all
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AlyshaBound Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
Love your work!
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Zefram Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yikes, I thought at first glance it was Kim Possible. >_>;

But my God... Yvonne Craig. Add to that the role she had as a green woman on Star Trek (back when women were about curves and not geometry) and you have decades of fetish fuel unleaded for so many.

Man, now I feel old too. :hmm:
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carmag34 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
great picture - love it :)
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TMason Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
Hey, you may not like the Adam West Batman, but it did bring the character to the mainstream for most people.

At any rate, awesome work!
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Uber-Stooge Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
Burton was seeking a "strange" vibe. His work was too S&M and too dark and the casting was off. Other then that I liked it
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SuicideDiDArt Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
Excellent work!
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Dynamoe Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
Rumor has it Adam West approached Tim Burton when he was directing the 1989 Batman to appear as Bruce Wayne's father. Burton declined apparently not wanting Mr. West anywhere NEAR the set to avoid "camp" rumors.
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GrouchoM Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
I'd heard that he also approached Burton wanting to play Batman himself. Thankfully that never happened.
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Dynamoe Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
Yeah, I didn't see that happening either ;-) However, I must admit to being concerned when I first heard Mr. Keaton got the role.
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Uber-Stooge Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
I always love your bondage art and I love the Adam West version of the Batman
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
Awesome one thanks a lot for doing it you really made Babs cute here
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jonnyrubberman Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
nice pic it's great
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