Re: The Joker (The Dark Knight) vs. Bane (TDKR)
I always had a problem with Bane equating the despair of Gothamites to that of the prisoners in his pit. He claimed to have given them hope, similar to how the chasm of the pit gave hope to the prisoners. But the prisoners would rot in their cells, slowly, failing to grasp that hope every single miserable day until their deaths. While the Gothamites would only fathom blinding light for a milisecond and then nothingness. Hardly a despair warranting comparison.
Alan Moore on comics:
They've lost a lot of their original innocence, and they can't get that back. And, they're stuck, it seems, in this kind of depressive ghetto of grimness and psychosis. I'm not too proud of being the author of that regrettable trend.