Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan MooreFor the first time the Jokers 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 hopes of breaking the man.
But refusing to give up, Gordon maintains his sanity with the help of Batman in an effort to beset the madman.
BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE - THE DELUXE EDITION
Please refresh the page and retry. I t was the day the Bat hit the fan. What followed has gone down in the geek annals as a lesson in how not to market a movie. The Holy Controversy moment came in like a wrecking ball at the end of the presentation. Mark Hamill had just dialled in to express his regrets at not being there in person. He had reprised the part for the Killing Joke, perhaps his most demanding dramatic role as the Joker. As Hamill cackled gleefully, the room convulsed with laughter.
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The Joker's origin is presented via flashback, while simultaneously depicting his attempt to drive Jim Gordon insane and Batman's desperate attempt to stop him. Created by Moore and Bolland as their own take on the Joker's source and psychology ,  the story became famous for its origin of the Joker as a tragic character; a family man and failed comedian who suffered "one bad day" that finally drove him insane. Moore stated that he attempted to show the similarities and contrasts between Batman and the Joker. The story's effects on the mainstream Batman continuity also included the shooting and paralysis of Barbara Gordon a. Batgirl , an event that laid the groundwork for her to develop the identity of Oracle. Many critics consider the graphic novel to be the definitive Joker story and one of the best Batman stories ever published.
Batman: The Killing Joke is a DC Comics one-shot graphic novel featuring In , DC Comics reprinted the story in a deluxe hardcover edition, which.
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It has in its original form continuously been held in print since then. In it was reprinted in a deluxe hardcover edition. This Deluxe Edition features new coloring by Brian Bolland, meant to illustrate his original intentions for the book, with more somber, realistic, and subdued colors than the intensely-colored original. The reprint also included the story An Innocent Guy , which had earlier been included in Batman Black and White series of comics. The plot revolves around a largely psychological battle between Batman and his longtime foe the Joker , who has escaped from Arkham Asylum. Batman paid a visit to Arkham Asylum, and specifically to the Joker's cell. He then tells the Clown Prince of Crime that he's been thinking of their battles, more specifically how they're most likely going to end: One of them is most likely going to kill the other, whether it be Joker killing Batman, or Batman killing Joker, that most likely it may happen either sooner or later, and wonders if Joker himself is aware of that.