This interview with Chuck Dixon has been inspiring a lot of reaction across the comic blogosphere.
Steven of the Roar of Comics is impressed by the interview and Mr. Dixon’s capacity for writing stories belying his own personal politics:
Specifically, he states that he’s pro-death penalty, which surprised me, because Joker: The Devil’s Advocate is one of the best arguments against the death penalty I have ever read.Now, I’ve made no secret of the fact that I’m a Dixon fan but Devil’s Advocate is a cut above. Not only does it feature some of Graham Nolan’s best art ever, as well as a Joker that is intelligent, vicious, crazy, and actually funny, it presents the ultimate test case for the death penalty: The Joker.
Girl-Wonder.org’s own Mary finds certain of Mr. Dixon’s remarks inconsistent:
Uh, Chuck, dude, remember that time you had a pregnant Spoiler preached to by Robin about how she shouldn’t keep her child, even though she wanted to, because it deserved to grow up with a mother and a father, not be raised by a young single mom? Despite the fact that having both parents in the family unit hadn’t exactly helped either Stephanie or Tim grow up fitter, happier, more productive?