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Batman the Killing Joke [German] [Paperback]

Alan Moore
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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Panini Verlags Gmbh (Aug 2008)
  • Language: German
  • ISBN-10: 3866076401
  • ISBN-13: 978-3866076402
  • Product Dimensions: 25.8 x 16.8 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 1.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,218 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The plot revolves around the Joker's attempt to drive Gotham City Police Commissioner James Gordon insane, and is intercut with the villain's flashbacks to his life before his disfigurement and criminal life.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Still not funny 19 Jun 2013
By No More Mr. Mice Guy TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
I read this when it was first published in 1988, and remember being disappointed by it, especially as the ending didn’t do anything for me. Reading it again 25 years later, it still doesn’t do anything. It is an excellent comic nonetheless, but other people have covered the same ground since, and with better jokes – see Ed Brubaker’s Batman The Man Who Laughs TP (Joker), which I read just before rereading this. At the time, this was heralded by DC Comics as a major event, but the creators later said that they were ‘just’ writing a Batman story, and that DC Comics decided to make it out to be something much bigger than they intended, in order to ride on the Watchmen bandwagon. Whether this was so, or just an excuse for not having another masterpiece, I have no idea. And of course, it might actually be a masterpiece, and it is me that is missing the joke…

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This is the origin story of the Joker, told in flashback, as he once more escapes from Arkham and goes on the rampage, shooting Barbara Gordon - putting her in the wheelchair, where she has remained until the New 52 - and kidnapping Commissioner Gordon in order to drive him mad, to prove that it isn’t his (the Joker’s) fault that he kills people, but that it could have happened, at random, to anyone… Batman of course disagrees, though the joke is (possibly) that his parents’ death did in fact send him off the rails, but in a different direction to the Joker. We also see in the flashback, the man who originally put on the Red Hood, how he met the Bat-Man, and ended up in the state that we see him today: Nature versus Nurture, perhaps, or just strength of character showing through for one, but not the other.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great comic! 4 July 2013
By Marie
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Interesting story and great drawings. As always a great DC comic with all the actions it requires, I Loved it.

Unfortunately, it's in german!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Beware - this version is in German 22 Dec 2011
Format:Paperback
Odered this version without checking the full description so was gutted when it arrived to find that it was in German. However, I don't expect to order a book from Amazon UK and it to be in a foreign language without clear warning that it is. Managed to buy the book elsewhere - in English. Once I had a version I was able to understand I found that it was a great book.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Its german 16 Jun 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Have reordered a special edition English version now so will review that one accordingly, but this book really needs to be clearly marked as German in the search result list not just the the product description.
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Only if you can speak German! 25 Dec 2012
By Stencil
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Look very carefully at the cover before you hit the 'buy' button.

Got a very unexpected surprise when this book arrived........it's written in German!

Going back for full refund!
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars what? 30 May 2013
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Format:Paperback
Where can i find this in english in the uk most comic books stores are hard to find in my area or anywere why is it in german if its in german sell it on Amazon.de -not .CO.UK also is Amazon going to fix this problem.
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Another dupe 22 Jan 2013
By MikeM
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
THIS IS IN GERMAN!!!!! CHECK...I didn't, not something you'd normally think to check before ordering... very irritated. Description of this really should have been more obvious
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1.0 out of 5 stars DONT BUY THIS!
Product description = English
Product name = English
You'd expect it to be fecking English then!

Dont buy this. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mr. Stephen A. Ryan
5.0 out of 5 stars love that joker
Well what an awesome novel the start of the joker, I don't want to give much away but if your a joker fan then go and buy this now!
Published 19 months ago by RedRobin117
1.0 out of 5 stars I don't speak German
The fact that this was in German was certainly a surprise to my husband when he opened it on Christmas morning! Read more
Published 21 months ago by Ruth
1.0 out of 5 stars Bad service
Unable to read to comic because it turned up and it was in German, then I ordered it again and nearly two weeks later it hasn't arrived, so all in all not a good read and not a... Read more
Published 23 months ago by Alex Simpson
1.0 out of 5 stars The book is written in German!
I'm sure it's an excellent book, but unfotunatelly it was written in German. I was not expect to order a book from Amazon UK and it to be in a foreign language without clear... Read more
Published on 15 Jan 2012 by Christos
1.0 out of 5 stars Not in English!
Very disappointed to find this book is in German - had not expected a German book on the Amazon UK site - bought as a gift,too.
Published on 1 Jan 2012 by mazd
1.0 out of 5 stars Buying this for a for a friend
Originally bought it from another listing, never read it properly and it arrived in French, in a hurry to hopefully get it by christmas i ordered this one as quickly as i could and... Read more
Published on 29 Dec 2011 by CallumSaunders
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