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In BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE, he takes on the origin of comics' greatest super- villain, The Joker —and changes Batman's world forever. Editorial Reviews. Review. The Killing Joke, one of my favorite Batman stories ever, stirred a bit of controversy because the story involves the Joker. Adapting what may be the most popular of graphic novels, by the edgy Hard Case Crime author, adding layers and exploring the nature of morality. Faced with.

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He became a small time criminal out of necessity. He inadvertently gets dumped into a vat of Kool-Ade chemicals by Batman. As a result, he goes stark, raving bonkers. Do we need to add the fact that he was a struggling stand-up comedian and had a pregnant wife to the mix? Is sympathy necessary to appreciate and like the character even more? Can the collective comic reader brain fill in the blanks themselves, leaving something to the imagination and not have it spoon fed to us?

Do we need the complete story? Hey mister, you wanna download a truckload of alternate foil 1 issues of Spider-Man ? Bats comes off as weak, conciliatory, a step behind the Joker, his arch-nemesis. The Joker even gets the better of Batman in combat! More than once! Bottom line: This book has some panels that will be burned into your brain for the rest of your life.

The Joker shooting Barbara Gordon usually makes top five lists of most memorable comic moments.

View all 9 comments. I'm sure everyone and their cousin has already read this book, but I haven't so here we go. This is about how the joker turned nutsy cuckoo! He had a good job but left it thinking he could be a stand up comedian and support his wife and unborn baby.

Then he goes and tries to get some crime job with some idiots so he could have the money until he could figure something out. Being out in a warehouse with said "idiots".. I think it's brilliant. Then he goes and shoots batgirl, kidnaps the commissioner and puts him in some freak show at a carnival he bought or stole. It's just all so freaky and cool!

I'm going to leave it at that and close with some awesome graphics! View all 16 comments.

Jul 10, Ronyell rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Fans of The Joker!!! What is the story?

Also, we are introduced to the back story of the Joker and how he became the villain he is known as today. What I loved about this comic: I loved the way that Alan Moore made this story extremely disturbing and dark and I was actually cringing during the scene where Barbara Gordon is shot and then tortured, which proved how demented the Joker really is.

I also loved the way that Alan Moore portrayed the relationship between Batman and the Joker since it is rare that I see a hero and a villain have a sort of understandable relationship seeing as how they both had lost people dear to them, but viewed life in a different life. I enjoyed the psychological message that Alan Moore was presenting in this story as the Joker sees life as being a huge awful joke meaning that life is miserable while Batman is truly trying to see the reality of the situations in life.

I really enjoyed seeing the back story of the Joker as we learn what he was like before he became the villain he is known today and that really added so much depth to the story and to the character of the Joker.

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The ending of this story was truly terrifying yet amazing to see at the same time I will not spoil it for you, but let us just say it is the confrontation between Batman and the Joker. Brian Bolland had done a truly amazing job at providing the artwork of this story as all the characters look truly realistic and colorful. My favorite artwork in this graphic novel was of the images of the rain drops making small circles in the ground, as they look truly beautiful and yet give this story a truly ominous feel as these images appear at the beginning of the book towards the end of the book.

What made me feel uncomfortable about this book: For one thing, there is a scene where Barbara Gordon is shot and then tortured which would disturb many readers it definitely disturbed me a bit. Final Thoughts: So what is my final verdict on this story?

Review is also on: Rabbit Ears Book Blog View all 41 comments. Dec 29, Fabian rated it really liked it. Watchmen, From Hell, Fashion Beast View all 4 comments.

Oct 02, Michael Finocchiaro rated it really liked it Shelves: One of the classic and most brutal Joker vs Batman graphic novels, The Killing Joke is a Batman classic and should be considered one of the essential canonical books in the genre.

The Joker is as sinister and terrifying as ever and Batman is pushed to his limits and beyond. A fantastic fast-moving and beautifully drawn epic! View 2 comments. Just finished rereading this. The story is great and the illustrations are phenomenal. He is just completely insane and I love it.

I love getting backstories so I loved getting to see an adaptation of why the Joker was the way he was. It was really well done. However, after reading this I Just finished rereading this. However, after reading this I felt a little conflicted.

One big reason why I love the Joker is because he is quite mysterious. He's insane and because you don't know why, it makes him scarier.

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So Moore wrote this great back story BUT part of me wasn't really completely satisfied. I only realised after I read this, that the mystery was a big issue for me. Batman was such a douche in this even more than usual. I love Batman but I don't think Moore wrote him as a very likeable character.

I actually liked the ending a lot. I was smiling because I thought it was sweet. I know the ending is ambiguous and open to interpretation but I consider it a happy ending.

This comic was actually quite philosophical.

I kept reading things that reminded me of different philosophers I've studied. I especially liked the Joker's speech about insanity and reason. It is absolutely beautiful. It's crisp, clean, very detailed and the colours are just perfect. I was fangirling at how great the art was in every single panel.

Brian Bollard is brilliant. I would recommend this and I'll definitely be reading more from Moore and Bollard. Superhero fanatics. An accurate depiction of what these 45 minutes felt like: Nolan's movies are the reason I got hooked into the world of Batman. Not only did they become some of my favourite films of all time, but they also gave me one of my favourite villains of all time: The Joker.

And I figured it was about damn time I took a leap into where it all actually began— the comics. There's no doubt that this green-haired madman is universally hailed as perhaps the best antagonist to have ever been created, and one can An accurate depiction of what these 45 minutes felt like: There's no doubt that this green-haired madman is universally hailed as perhaps the best antagonist to have ever been created, and one can easily see why that is.

The Killing Joke presents us with his backstory: Whether or not you like the inclusion of this origin is entirely subjective but as for me, I feel like it only further added to this brilliant criminal mastermind's many layers and complexities and dare I say it, even a strong sense of sympathy.

The story centrally revolves around the Joker's sadistic quest to prove that all it takes is "one bad day" for a person to lose their mind, whilst flickering between flashbacks and current events, using beautifully done match-cut techniques.

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And can I just say how pleased I am at his decision to recolour the deluxe version? It does wonders in setting the right, creepy atmosphere, just take a look! This book was much better than "The Watchmen" to me. I may just not be a fan of Alan Moore's writing.

I mean it has this guy! It was an okay book for me though. You get the origins of the Joker.. It's a dark one though for those of you who don't like dark. Barbara Gordan aka-Batgirl gets shot by the joker and he doesn't stop there. He pulls out full assholeness for this one. The artwork is frigg 2. The artwork is frigging awesome though. Had to throw that in Jan 12, Scarlet Cameo rated it it was amazing Shelves: That is a masterpiece? It is, dialogue is amazing, the deconstruction of the Joker too, few stories have shown us so many layers of this character Why?

Easy, we have his underbelly, one that rarely had exploded, we also have the classic Joker, who, like Alfred would say, "Wants to see the world burn" And please don't say "because it is the other masked" in response to that question the last two pages are the most georgeous thing The way that Alan Moore takes this story is fantastic because yes, has its stamp, the character has depth, it loses that veil of idealization that has covered the Joker for years View all 6 comments.

Dec 18, Ahmed Ejaz rated it it was amazing Shelves: It's good! I liked this comic. I admit I was afraid because I thought it was published in and the work of graphics wouldn't be good. But at the same time I wanted to know the origin of Joker. In spite of its release date, the graphics were quite good. I enjoyed reading it. The origin of Joker is heart breaking and pretty typical for o "All it takes is one bad day to reduce the sanest man alive to lunacy.

The origin of Joker is heart breaking and pretty typical for our time. I didn't know about him much before this comic. Now I know there is one similarity between Batman and Joker. They both faced ONE bad day in the past.

And THAT day determined their personality. The only difference between them is of the choice they made. Now I have read both of their origin. They are good. Now I can read Batman comics without getting much hurdles. One more thing. Am I the only one who faced little problem with the ending? Here is the end! Jul 21, Dan Schwent rated it it was amazing Shelves: I'm probably risking a lynching from the fanboy mob but I liked this a whole lot more than the other well-regarded bat-book, The Dark Knight Returns.

Joker seemed like a psychopath rather than the buffoon he was normally portrayed as at the time. My favorite part was the Joker and Batman sharing a laugh while wai I'm probably risking a lynching from the fanboy mob but I liked this a whole lot more than the other well-regarded bat-book, The Dark Knight Returns.

My favorite part was the Joker and Batman sharing a laugh while waiting for the cops to show up at the end. View all 20 comments. Aug 22, Jon athan Nakapalau rated it it was amazing Shelves: Alan Moore asks the question no one else ever wanted to ask: How much of who Batman is can be attributed to the Joker?

Aug 20, Heidi The Reader rated it really liked it Shelves: I've decided to explore the world of superhero comics.

First on my list, Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore. The story opens on a dark and stormy night. We're heading into Arkham Asylum with Batman. After passing a few famous inmates, we're outside inmate , Name Unknown's cell. A shadowy figure is playing solitaire within the barred room.

It's The Joker. By far, one of the creepiest villains of the Batman pantheon. Madness is the emergency exit And, in that, is he so different from the rest of the human race? Who can blame them? In a world as psychotic as this The Killing Joke is no joke and one heck of a ride. Watchmen , also by Alan Moore, is one of my all time favorite graphic novels, so I was expecting to enjoy this one.

If you haven't had a chance to read it yet, it's another must-read for the graphic novel fan. View all 3 comments. Sep 02, Ahmad Sharabiani rated it really liked it Shelves: Oct 16, Sam Quixote rated it it was amazing. But Joker's not there!

He's escaped and plans on destroying the Gordon family. Will the Dark Knight save them? Or will Joker have the last laugh First off, this is an acknowledged classic and I utterly loved it when I read it several years ago. Re-reading it now, I can say this book most definitely holds up, this is a classic Batman book for a reason. While I am not in favor of attempts to make Batman "realistic," I do feel that some elements should be handled carefully if handled at all.

And that's really the problem here. Not only did Alan Moore use an absurd origin; he made it more so. In the original, the Red Hood was a hardened criminal before he became the Joker. In this version, he was a comedian having a really bad day. I think I understand what Moore was trying to do here. I believe he wanted to create an element of pathos in the Joker's past while playing up the absurdity of the medium. But the result felt sloppy.

Instead of adding layers to the Joker's personality, it just made him less interesting. Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers.

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