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Classy as Ever, Bluewater Announces Comic About Aurora Shooter and Other Joker-Inspired Crimes

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Hello, I’m Bluewater Productions. You might remember me from such travesties as the Honey Boo Boo Wonder Woman cover, or the One Direction “tribute” to the X-Men. But have you ever wondered how I can cash in on an IP I don’t own any rights to, in the worst possible way?

“We want to be able to use the comic book medium to educate as well as entertain,” said Publisher Darren G. Davis. “With the recent Joker-related shooting in Las Vegas as well as the Slender Man stabbings, it shows you that the idea of people being inspired by fictional characters to commit crimes is a real issue. This book is one that was very disturbing to produce, because we did not want to add glory to what these people did. At the same time, we felt it was important to explore the psychology and history behind the crimes–and we hope that we inform with this book.”

(Dear Darren – your company made a Paula Deen comic book about her alleged racism, and displayed her emerging from a tub of butter on the cover. Let’s not pretend “informing” is what you do.)

That’s Conrad Veidt in The Man Who Laughs on the cover. But any intent to make you think it was the actual Joker is probably “LEGALLY” coincidental, I’m sure.

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist