Director Todd Phillips' Joker draws on several of the same ideas that were central to...
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Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo's 2008 graphic novel, Joker.
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Both narratives include Gothamites who see what the Joker is doing...
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And are enthralled in by the imagery and the actions he uses.
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But while Phillips' Joker seems to end with that idea being validated...
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The graphic novel ends by showing just how empty and pathetic Joker is.
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One Gothamite realizes how terrible Joker is, just before being killed.
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Todd Phillips' Joker is currently playing in theaters.
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