Batman: The Killing Joke

Batman: The Killing Joke

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For the first time the Joker's origin is revealed in this tale of insanity and human perseverance. Looking to prove that any man can be pushed past his breaking point and go mad, the Joker attempts to drive Commissioner Gordon insane.

After shooting and permanently paralyzing his daughter Barbara (a.k.a. Batgirl), the Joker kidnaps the commissioner and attacks his mind in hopes of breaking the man.

But refusing to give up, Gordon maintains his sanity with the help of Batman in an effort to beset the madman.

Title:Batman: The Killing Joke
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780930289454
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    Batman: The Killing Joke Reviews

  • Jayson

    (A) 85% | ExtraordinaryNotes: A discomforting, audacious book that compels re-readings and focused, lingering looks at specific pages and panels....

  • Sean Barrs

    “All it takes is one bad day to reduce the sanest man alive to lunacy. That's how far the world is from where I am. Just one bad day.”Now this was good, and I mean good. It’s such a simple idea,...

  • Anne

    All it takes is one bad day.This is one of the most iconic comics in the Batman/Joker mythos and arguably has a place as one of the most iconic comics out there period. I think most people will agree ...

  • Erin

    It causes me no joy to give any comic written by Alan Moore one star, but this is how it has to be. Now, before I write a single word more, let me start with this simple disclaimer: I consider Alan Mo...

  • Lyn

    I asked a GR friend: Marvel or DC?Her response made me think. She said, “Marvel over all. But DC has the better villains.”Whu - ?Well.Yeah, I’ll be damned, I think she’s right.Looking at all o...

  • Alejandro

    A truly masterpiece of the comic books! This is a prestige format stand-alone story.Creative Team:Writer: Alan MooreIllustrator: Brian BollandColorist: John Higgins HAVE COURAGE Nothing’s go...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    Batman: The Killing Joke (Batman), Alan Moore, Brian Bolland (Illustrator), Tim Sale (Introduction)Batman: The Killing Joke is a 1988 Comic graphic novel featuring the characters Batman and the Joker ...

  • Jon Nakapalau

    The best Batman/Joker story ever! Alan Moore asks the question no one else ever wanted to ask: how much of who the Joker is can be attributed to Batman? How much of who Batman is can be attributed to ...

  • Fabian

    The Killing Joke does much more for the iconic symbolism & stylistic edge of the Batman mythology than the serious-as-a-heart attack (overrated) Christopher Nolan films. But I am admittedly really in ...

  • Jeff

    Should some origin stories be better left untold? Comic publishers will embellish the backstory of character more than necessary or drag it out and milk it, or they’ll retcon the character one too m...