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The Dark Knight Rises: Bane and The Joker by kinjamin The Dark Knight Rises: Bane and The Joker by kinjamin
Ok I've been sitting on this one for a couple weeks. Felt like something was missing in the design. But unfortunately I have to move on.. have other things to do.

This was an idea that's been sitting in my head since the movie came out. I 100% believe this is exactly where the Joker has been. I find it ridiculous that people feel like the Joker would of been one of the inmates from Black Gate that would of been released.

A.) He would of been in Arkham. NOT Black Gate.. Arkham=criminally insane, Black Gate=criminals not necessarily insane
B.) Why the hell would Bane release the one man in Gotham that -save for Batman himself- would of been the biggest monkey wrench in the plans. I don't think anyone would be dumb enough to release the most unpredictable person in Gotham (maybe the world)

I wanted to make a clear distinction between the Arkham hall and Joker's cell. Compared to Joker's dank, chaotic abode, the halls of Arkham are almost pristine. This is all relative of course... there's something horrifying about the antiseptic corridors of Arkham.

The other two players are indeed Dr. Crane (who is still given high-level access to Arkham) and Harley (who, as you can tell, is amused at the frustration her favorite patient causes on Bane)

(UPDATE: It didn't occur to me that the graffiti was going to take such a hit in the jpeg compression.. so here is all the text...)

Joker's graffiti has a lot of easter eggs.
- Left wall: The paragraph above Bane's arm is incoherent.. simply sentences I wrote that were lingering in the surface of my brain. Wanted to do an exercise in writing where I kept the "id" part of my mind free-flowing.. ignoring the "ego" and "super-ego" parts. Joker runs on Id. So don't sweat that one... buuuuut..
- Left wall: The sentence just below Bane's arm reads: 'Britta'd It' (it's from NBC's Community - it's an insult.)
- Left wall: That's the Bat symbol above the toilet.... Joker's ironic way to pay respects to his nemesis' icon
-Left wall: To the right of the toilet, the text reads: 'Help us oh BAT One.. you're our only hope!' --- Joker mock calling out to Batman in the wake of Gotham Occupation. But even he recognizes only Batman is going to save the day.
- Right wall: Bottom left corner, the text reads 'Found out today my doc's name was Dr. Perry' -- another Community reference. Implying that Harley's old name was Britta Perry
- Right wall: Scrawled in blood, near the top: "He will return" --- Joker knows that Bruce-Bat will return at some point from the pit.
- Right wall: Scrawled in blood, circle text: 'The Devil's in the details.. God's in Ambiguity' (not an attack on anyone's religion.. just something I'd imagine the Joker would say)
- Right wall: Scrawled in blood, text behind Joker's head (more visible in page 1) 'Roses are Dead, Corpses are Blue.. There's only One Demon Son.. is it YOU?' -- Joker is directly insulting Bane. Somehow the ever eerily aware Joker knows Bane's origins.. recognizes that Bane is NOT the attended prodigy of Ra's Al Ghul.. Batman is.
- Right wall: Black text above the insult... is a mock image of Bane's mask. Beneath it, it reads Morpheus (from Neil Gaiman's Sandman) -- Joker eerily recognizes that Bane's mask looks like a strange distorted version of the Dream King's
- Right wall: It's a hangman game that reads: 'Hav_ You M_t Harv_ys Twin'

(UPDATE: Adding a PSA)
P.S. Wanted to point out (which I do in the comments) that I 100% agreed with Nolan that the Joker was not referenced in TDKR. I find that kind of stuff distateful. When Christopher Reeve died, and they made some ridiculous reference in Smallville that his character was killed, I found it grotesque. Or if Batman said something like 'Good thing the Joker is still locked up!' -- it would of felt forced.

(UPDATE: Adding a second P.S.)
P.P.S.S I'm glad no one called me out on the fact that Arkham cell doors swing OUT. Ha.. you'll notice it in Batman Begins. That being said, I took creative freedom to make Joker's cell unique. Reason being.. I felt it was more ominous for the viewer (and Bane) to open the door INTO Joker's cell.. as if to briefly try to enter Joker's mind.
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:icontdmaniacxc626:
TDManiacXC626 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
Is that woman.... Harleen Quinzel?
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Rassilon001 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
That's kinda what I pictured as well... that one of his mooks would be reaching for a cell door, and Bane would stop him and go 'no... not this one...' and we get a glimpse inside of green hair and hear that distinct laugh... if you kept the face in the shadows you wouldn't even need Heath Ledger to pull it off.
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:iconmrwhite81:
MRWHITE81 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
this is truly epic as if straight from the movies
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:iconkaijukid23:
Kaijukid23 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
Whats that glasses man wearing? A fur suit?
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:iconrassilon001:
Rassilon001 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
Scarecrow... his suit was ripped and showing some of its lining in Rises to emphasize his tattered, 'scarecrow-esque' persona.
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:iconkaijukid23:
Kaijukid23 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
Ahhh.. i see. I havent watch the movie so please excuse that :)
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:iconhervissa:
hervissa Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
I love this too much.
IT'S BEAUTIFUL AND PERFECT AND YOU ARE AMAZING OKAY :3
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:iconjoremias:
joremias Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
great
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:iconhellsprincess013:
Hellsprincess013 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student General Artist
oh god i love the fruedian (pardon my spelling) theory. i love even more how you allowed your id to the thinking about the writing on the wall. i love it and you even gave me something to think about, it never crossed my mind that the joker was "id-ridden". thank you for both the awesome comic and the new insight on the jokers thinking pattern.
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:iconimdabatman:
ImdaBatman Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Finally, we get some explanation. (Please tell me the girl is Harley)
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:iconkinjamin:
kinjamin Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Professional Filmographer
it is indeed.
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:iconimdabatman:
ImdaBatman Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great
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:icontsg-arakara:
TSG-Arakara Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
An awesome idea. Though, I would have made the Joker with a biiig smile in the third panel. ^^
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:iconpersona22:
Persona22 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Totally would have been a scene in the movie if Ledger hadn't died.
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:iconcomicfilmexpert:
ComicFilmExpert Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Is 'Help us oh BAT One.. you're our only hope!' also a little tip of the hat to "Star Wars" :)

Love this. Excellent work.
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:iconkinjamin:
kinjamin Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional Filmographer
yup! of course. haha i figured it kinda goes without saying.  Glad you like it.
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:iconredwingsdragon:
RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
That.... Woulda hve been awesome work here
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:iconcity-of-zeroes:
City-of-Zeroes Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
imo Bane would kill the Joker

Top dog proving would be secondary to "This guy is just going to get in the way and I'm not stupid enough to *imprison* him"
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:iconrandomdc3:
RandomDC3 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Like the little cameo by Harley Quinn in this, great job.
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:iconprojectcorndog:
ProjectCornDog Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really awesome work! 
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:iconrexman1984:
Rexman1984 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013   Digital Artist
I love this! This should have been in the movie if Heath Ledger was still alive! He could have made a cameo in The Dark Knight Rises and in the fourth one the Joker returns! The fourth one would be the last one with Christian Bale and Heath Ledger. The Joker would kill John Blade Robin and Bruce Wayne would return as Batman one more time to stop the Joker. The Riddler would be the second main villain played by Jude Law. Catwoman would also return. That could have been the best movie! Could you draw a picture of Batman visiting the Joker in Arkham Asylum and the Joker talks about the Riddler leaving riddles at crime scenes like Hannibal Lecter does. I think your gritty Dark Knight style could really capture that! Have a good day.
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:iconmaxvision92:
maxvision92 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Some guys just can't take a joke.
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:iconviolanarrayya:
ViolaNarRayya Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I can't look away. I just have to stare at this cutted Mouth of the Guy with long Hair
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:iconrex3030:
rex3030 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
haha lol the joker is afraid of him. im with stupid is right lol.
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:iconoldmanwinters:
oldmanwinters Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Everybody who watched this movie wondered what this scene might have looked like.

Nicely done.
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:iconshadowsteed15:
shadowsteed15 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
This is just simply awesome. :-)
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:iconsupernormalman:
SuperNormalMan Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
The Joker has balls, I'll give him that. Then again, he might realize that Bane is just a red herring, and sees no reason to be polite to him.
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:iconwingpeanut:
Wingpeanut Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
I hope this could be the deleted scene from the dark knight rises film.
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:iconthedawrkknight:
TheDawrkKnight Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
do you have another site where you keep you E comic ?
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:iconkinjamin:
kinjamin Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I do not.... yet. Plan to do it eventually.
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:icondaw327:
daw327 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Awesome comic! Also if it's no trouble, could you draw Dr. Crane (TDKR Version) wearing his Scarecrow mask?
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:iconkinjamin:
kinjamin Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Professional Filmographer
you mean in general? I kinda did already..

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:icondaw327:
daw327 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Oh, so underneath the straightjacket, he's wearing his tattered, and stitched-up suit?
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:iconzerosenpie:
ZeroSenPie Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
:iconwhysoseriousplz::iconsaysplz:LETS PUT A SMILE ON THAT FACE OF YOURS
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:iconphantomgirl:
PhantomGirl Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
"I'm with stupid" XD
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:icontsuki222:
Tsuki222 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Increadible comic!
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:iconhunterxiii:
hunterXIII Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student
Lolz. Dr. Quinzel in the last panel
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:iconlittlechone:
LittleChone Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I see what you did with Harley Quinn!
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:iconronnierags:
RonnieRags Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
amazing work
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:icondocotto:
DocOtto Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
It just doesn't pay to be a henchman in Gotham. Either free the homicidal clown who would kill you and then mutilate your remains beyond recognition, or refuse to go anywhere near that cell and get your spine snapped by Bane.
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guywiththesuitcase Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I like that you put Harley Quinn there. <3
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:icontylerandkain:
TYLERANDKAIN Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist
HA ironic Joker was supposed to kill Bane in the movie by taking out big ass knife and yell to Bane nobody kills the bat but me right before he stabs Bane in the face many times god that would have been bad ass
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:iconthesandman115:
TheSandman115 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Was Joker referencing Shirley on Community when he said "Aw. That's nice", or was he just being crazy?
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:iconkinjamin:
kinjamin Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
you know, unlike the wall writing, that wasn't my initial intent... but Community is so ingrained in everything I do, it just might of been a nod to Community subconsciously.
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:iconbobbunyan:
bobbunyan Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
When do you think we'll be seeing the next Batman piece?
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:iconkinjamin:
kinjamin Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Filmographer
working on one right now.. sorry, been delayed by several things.
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:iconpiemaster1446:
piemaster1446 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Are you able to give any hints on what it is?
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:iconkinjamin:
kinjamin Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Filmographer
yah it's another Arkham strip during Occupation.. wanted to explain why I put Selina in the background of the Poison Ivy piece
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:iconpiemaster1446:
piemaster1446 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
O cool, can't wait. Hopefully it will be done this week. :D
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:icontheduderulez:
TheDUDERulez Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
So THAT'S where he was! Very well drawn and great Harley cameo.
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