The Batman: Endgame storyline reached a dramatic conclusion last week, as Batman and Joker both apparently perished deep beneath the surface of Gotham City. It's a twist that will feed into the next phase of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman saga, as the Batman family mourns the loss of Bruce Wayne and a new armored Batman rises up to defend Gotham.
As we learned in Endgame, the only thing worse than Joker is Joker with superhuman powers. That said, Joker's dionesium-induced regenerative ability pales in comparison to the godlike power he gained in this Superman crossover. Joker managed to steal the majority of Mr. Mxyzptlk's power, gaining the ability to warp and remold reality to his whim. Joker took special joy in using this newfound power to enslave Batman and kill him over and over. However, once again Joker's attachment to the Caped Crusader proved to be his undoing. His plot to destroy all of reality stalled when Joker realized it would mean erasing Batman for good.
Actor, writer, and director Kevin Smith got his start by making his own low-budget film, Clerks (1994), which became a cult classic, and his role in it as the lovable Silent Bob, who became one of the most memorable characters of the 1990s. Smith has reprised the role for multiple films and shows and has also directed several films since his debut, including Mallrats (1995) and Chasing Amy (1996). He is presently working on filming Clerks III. A self-described nerd, Smith has lent his voice to several superhero and science fiction cartoons, movies, and video games. 153554b96e