DC Comics novels - Batman: The Killing Joke

DC Comics novels - Batman: The Killing Joke

by Christa Faust, Gary Phillips


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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 overwhelming poverty and a pregnant wife, a tragic, struggling comedian is forced to turn to crime. In his first heist, he is immersed in toxic chemicals that disfigure him bizarrely, driving him mad and thus giving birth to The Joker.

For years, the Clown Prince of Crime has been caught in a dance of violence with his greatest nemesis, the Batman. Escaping Arkham Asylum, he plots his most lethal caper. This will be the ultimate punch line... his KILLING JOKE.

In their mission to protect Gotham City, Batman and Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) pursue ruthless criminals such as the grandiose Maxie Zeus and Antonio "Python" Palmares. Simultaneously, Commissioner James Gordon and Detective Harvey Bullock take on a cartel distributing the latest designer drug—"giggle sniff," derived from a venom created by The Joker.

This rapid-fire sequence of events spirals together to threaten Batman's closest friends and allies, and locks the two eternal foes in their ultimate death match.

Copyright © 2017 DC Comics. BATMAN, THE JOKER, THE KILLING JOKE and all related characters and elements © & TM DC Comics and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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an outstanding expansion of the graphic novel...Think of it as an intimate literary offering akin to novelizations of feature films wherein we're gifted with added layers of detail and emotional depth” - SyFy

“a good read...the well-written prose provides another venue for fans of DC Comics to get their fix for their favorite characters. - Borg.com

"A very engaging book from start to finish that not only explores the world of Batman but is a successful re-imagining of a classic Dark Knight story that doesn’t stray too far from the primary themes but rather, pays homage and builds upon this." - Impulse Gamer

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785658129
Publisher: Titan
Publication date: 02/19/2019
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 113,448
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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