The Killing Joke
Originally published in Batman: the killing joke, Batman black and white 4
Superhero comic books, strips, etc
Comic books, strips, etc
Joker (Fictitious character)
Mentally ill offenders
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Alan Moore’s excellent Killing Joke is epic showdown between the Joker and the Batman as well as a psychological study of the two characters. Artwork by the great Brian Bolland.
Author Alan Moore, known most famously for penning Watchmen, focuses not on Batman but instead his chief antagonist for this tale: the Joker. Out of Arkham Asylum once again, the Clown Prince of Crime decides to make an example of Commissioner Gordon to prove whatever insane point he’s trying to ... Read More »
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Violence: lots of graphic violence
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As soon as I saw what a black awful joke the world was I went as crazy a hoot, I admit it why can't you?
All these years and I don't know who he is any more than I know than he knows who I am. How can two people hate so much without knowing each other?
Hello. I came to talk. I've been thinking lately. About you and me. About what's going to happen to us, in the end. We're going to kill each other aren't we? Perhaps you'll kill me. Perhaps I'll kill you. Perhaps sooner. Perhaps later. I just wanted to know that I'd made a genuine attempt to talk things over and avert that outcome. Just once.
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