Batman: The Killing Joke (Hardback)
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Short Description for Batman: The Killing Joke The acclaimed author of "V for Vendetta" offers his take on the disturbing relationship between The Dark Knight and The Joker, in this special 20th anniversary deluxe edition.
- Published: 19 March 2008
- Format: Hardback 64 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781401216672 ISBN 10: 1401216676
- Sales rank: 690
Reviews for Batman: The Killing Joke
- Top review
A great portrayal of the joker.
Alan Moore offers a dark story focused on a scheme devised by the joker to get at commissioner Gordon and Batman intends to stop him.
Alan Moore shows us the dark nature of the joker and why he truly is the sickest and most feared of the villains. However, Moore also offers insight into what drove a man into being the pale skinned monster that now remains in Arkham city. Great mature story that is twisted and is one of Alan Moore's greatest works. Contains fantastic artwork and unforgettable characters. by Thomas Brewerunder review
A true novella
I will be the first to admit that I have never really gone much on comics. I never grew up near a comic book store and so always relied on regular novels and children stories. However, I recently was introduced to the world of graphic novels and I haven't left yet. It's sad that this art form has such a poor reputation amongst the mass reading community; almost as if these are not legitimate forms of literature. They are so much more than this: they wonderfully combine the world of visual arts with the written word to produce a unique medium. Alan Moore takes the character of the Joker and provides some dark insight into his deranged perspective. The Killing Joke removes the veil of camp kitsch storytelling and delves into the darkness that is Gotham City and its Dark Knight. Even though the story is brief, it reveals so much about these characters. If you've never delved into the comic world, this is the perfect entree. Sharp writing and polished, detailed imagery. Take the plunge into Gotham's underbelly and don't look back. by H.under review