Batman: The Killing Joke

Batman: The Killing Joke

by Alan Moore, Brian Bolland

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Overview

New York Times best-seller

Presented for the first time with stark, stunning new coloring by Bolland, Batman: The Killing Joke is Alan Moore's unforgettable meditation on the razor-thin line between sanity and insanity, heroism and villainy, comedy and tragedy.
 
According to the grinning engine of madness and mayhem known as The Joker, that's all that separates the sane from the psychotic. Freed once again from the confines of Arkham Asylum, he's out to prove his deranged point. And he's going to use Gotham City's top cop, Commissioner Jim Gordon, and his brilliant and beautiful daughter Barbara to do it.

Now Batman must race to stop his archnemesis before his reign of terror claims two of the Dark Knight's closest friends. Can he finally put an end to the cycle of bloodlust and lunacy that links these two iconic foes before it leads to its fatal conclusion? And as the horrifying origin of the Clown Prince of Crime is finally revealed, will the thin line that separates Batman's nobility and The Joker's insanity snap once and for all?

Legendary writer Alan Moore redefined the super-hero with Watchmen and V for Vendetta. In Batman: The Killing Joke, he takes on the origin of comics' greatest super-villain, The Joker—and changes Batman's world forever.

Stunningly illustrated, Batman: The Killing Joke, The Deluxe Edition has been lushly re-colored by artist Brian Bolland, presenting his original vision of this modern classic for the first time.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"...a genuinely chilling portrayal of Batman's greatest foe." —Booklist
 
"Easily the greatest Joker story ever told, Batman: The Killing Joke is also one of Alan Moore's finest works." —IGN
 
“I loved The Killing Joke…It’s my favorite. It’s the first comic I’ve ever loved.”
—Tim Burton
 



 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401216672
Publisher: DC Comics
Publication date: 03/19/2008
Series: Batman Series
Edition description: Deluxe Edition
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 16 - 17 Years

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