Batman: The Killing Joke (Hardback)
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DescriptionWritten by Alan Moore & Brian Bolland Art and cover by Brian Bolland The classic Batman tale by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland returns in an all-new special edition! This edition - celebrating the 20th anniversary of the landmark work - features all-new coloring by Bolland, and includes the story "An Innocent Guy," previously featured in BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE! Advance-solicited; on sale March 19
- Published: 19 March 2008
- Format: Hardback 64 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781401216672 ISBN 10: 1401216676
- Sales rank: 632
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Reviews for Batman: The Killing Joke
An Interesting Insight
Initially, I had bought this book for my Barbara Gordon collection (does that make me a sadist?) but in reading it you come to truly understand the complicated nature that is the Joker. As someone who was not interested in the Joker or even Batman for that matter, I was surprised by how engaging this once. At times you may even find yourself feeling conflicted about your view towards this villain.
One thing about the book itself, and I don't know if this was done on purpose to mess with people, but the outer cover for the book is upside down when combined with the actual book itself. It's a rather odd printing error/joke. by Chi
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 Brewer
- Top 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.