Originally Posted by The Sage
I've read the "Five-Way Revenge" story (good read BTW). Still not clear on what is it about Nicholson's Joker that doesn't hold up well. Heck, I even think Five-Way Revenge was used as a reference for The Joker in B89, if I remember the extra stuff on the SE DVDs. Joker did use a lot of style and humor in killing his enemies. If you're referring to Joker choosing that Batman has to die from a battle of wits instead of a straight up death, then I somewhat understand you.
Yeah, it think that a big part of it. Plus, (which isn't Nicholson's fault) I didn't like that he was mob henchman to begin with and I didn't think he came across as insane or deadly (yes he killed people in that movie but I just didn't find him...scary.)