Batman: The Killing Joke

Batman: The Killing Joke

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 For the first time the Joker's origin is revealed in this tale of insanity and human perseverance. Looking to prove th...

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Title:Batman: The Killing Joke
Author:Alan Moore
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:Batman: The Killing Joke
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:50 pages pages

Batman: The Killing Joke Reviews

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Sep 02, 2015
    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 written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Brian Bolland. The Killing Joke provides an...
  • Alejandro
    Jan 22, 2013
    A truly masterpiece of the comic books! This is a prestige format stand-alone story. Creative Team: Writer: Alan Moore Illustrator: Brian Bolland Colorist: John Higgins HAVE COURAGE Nothing?s going to be the same? ?not ever again. A writer shou...
  • Dan Schwent
    Jul 21, 2008
    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. It nicely illustrates the Batman/Joker dynamic as well as highlights their similarities. Joker seemed like a psychopath rather than the ...
  • Erin
    Mar 14, 2008
    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 Moore the best writer to have ever worked in comics. There are no qualifiers to that; no...
  • Fabian
    Dec 29, 2017
    The Killing Joke does much more for the iconic symbolism & stylistic edge of the Batman mythology than the serious-as-a-heart attack (ooverrated) Christopher Nolan films. But I am admittedly really in no position to analyze,* I leave this to the millions and lkegions of fans. The a...
  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    Dec 09, 2014
    2.5 stars rounded up. 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! and I still didn't fan-girl over it. It was an okay book for me though. You get the origins of the Joker..who I think is one of t...
  • Ronyell
    Jul 10, 2012
    5.5 stars!!! OH?MY?GOD? I thought I knew everything there was to know about the Joker, one of Batman?s greatest foes. But after reading ?Batman: The Killing Joke? and how the Joker was portrayed in this book, the Joker has officially become one of the most VILE,...
  • Anne
    Jan 25, 2010
    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 that Bolland's visuals are just unbelievable. The expressions on the faces, th...
  • Lenette
    Aug 22, 2010
    By now, Killing Joke is a book you have to read if you want to cover all the Batman "classics." And while the Joker/Batman matchup might be the greatest hero/villain matchup of all time, why this is considered a classic is beyond me. It's poorly written, offensive and violent towards w...
  • Lyn
    Feb 24, 2018
    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 of the Marvel villains, I think maybe only Red Skull or Bullseye co...
  • Sam Quixote
    Oct 16, 2011
    Batman goes to Arkham Asylum on a fool's errand - to try and talk sense to the Clown Prince of Crime, the Joker. 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 ...
  • Sarah
    Aug 15, 2015
    Just finished rereading this. It?s still such a cool comic! *Batman voice* "WHERE IS HE?" I can see why this is so popular. The story is great and the illustrations are phenomenal. I love the Joker, he's my favourite batman villain (and possibly my all-time favourite comic/su...
  • Heidi The Hippie Reader
    Aug 20, 2017
    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 #0801, Name Unknown's c...
  • F
    Jan 09, 2016
    I know nothing about Batman (apart from seeing the Christian Bale films) I know nothing about Marvell or comic books or superheros in general but i loved this comic! My first ever graphic read. ...
  • Saania Zee Jamal ϟ
    Sep 21, 2016
    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 fig...
  • Jeff
    Oct 11, 2013
    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 many times until the reader doesn?t know which way is up. If there?s a month, a...
  • Ana
    Oct 13, 2015
    "If I have to have a past, then I prefer it to be multiple choice." Brilliant, absolutely loved it! This is the best Batman graphic novel ever written. Here we have a collection that includes two of the greatest comic book characters. The Caped Crusader aka Batman and...
  • Mohammed Arabey
    Jul 22, 2016
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  • Ayman Gomaa
    Mar 09, 2016
    We must ask ourselves why we love the joker <3 !!!! why is he our favorite Villain <3 !!! The killing joke and indeed it was , this comic focused a lot about the joker and his philosophy and his twisted mind , but this was my first time to really get to know the real story abou...
  • Mario
    Apr 06, 2016
    So when you find yourself locked onto an unpleasant train of thought, heading for the places in your past where the screaming is unbearable, remember there's always madness. Madness is the emergency exit. Since the animated movie is coming out soon, I decided to finally read this ...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Mar 05, 2016
    MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List OMG! THIS BOOK WAS AWESOME! THE STORY LINE! THE GRAPHICS ARE FREAKING AMAZING! 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...
  • Scarlet Cameo
    Jan 12, 2015
    English review at the bottom Que puedo decir de esta historia que no se haya dicho ya? Qu es un obra maestra? Lo es, el dialogo es increble, la deconstruccin del Joker tambin, pocas historias nos han mostrado tantas capas de este personaje Porqu? Fcil, tenemos su p...
  • Will M.
    Jul 02, 2014
    While Joker is one of my favorite villains of all time, this graphic novel didn't amaze me. It isn't the perfect backstory that I was expecting. I read this because the animated movie is about to be released soon and I wanted to read the graphic novel first. I'm hoping that the animate...
  • Jayson
    Aug 29, 2016
    (A) 85% | Extraordinary Notes: A discomforting, audacious book that compels re-readings and focused, lingering looks at specific pages and panels. ...
  • Foad
    Aug 31, 2014
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  • Bookdragon Sean
    Mar 11, 2016
    ?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, but so real and powerful. I mean one bad day is all it takes. One push, one snap,...
  • Jaya
    Nov 13, 2016
    "All it takes is one bad day to reduce the sanest man alive to lunacy. Thats's how far the world is from where I am. Just one bad day." Absolutely brilliant ...
  • Michael Finocchiaro
    Oct 02, 2016
    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...
  • Ahmed  Ejaz
    Dec 18, 2017
    "All it takes is one bad day to reduce the sanest man alive to lunacy."--JokerWow! It's good! I liked this comic. I admit I was afraid because I thought it was published in 1988 and the work of graphics wouldn't be good. But at the same time I wanted to know the origin of Joker. In spi...
  • Jon(athan) Nakapalau
    Aug 22, 2016
    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 the Joker? 'Primordial Unity' and the 'tragic birth' of both the Joker and Batman has ...