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5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect synopsis of the Batman/Joker relationship
I'm not sure where this story is supposed to fit in the greater Batman legend, but it pretty well sums up the relationship between Batman and the Joker, as well as providing some insights into their origins.
As usual, the Joker has escaped and gone on the rampage, but this time he has decided to take revenge on all the key characters that he believes have caused his...
Published on 1 Mar. 2004 by C. Verspeak

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3.0 out of 5 stars You're Killing Me!
Many plaudits have been thrown at Alan Moore's take on The Joker's backstory and I can see why. What Moore does well is to demonstrate that both Batman and The Joker have suffered similar tragedy but channelled their emotions differently. Where as Batman uses his parents death as a means to drive his desire to protect (made easier through the financial and loving support...
Published on 5 Oct. 2009 by Tubby


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5.0 out of 5 stars a great book, 11 Sept. 2014
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Great book and really good art if you are a joker fan get this highly recommend
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Joker origin story, 21 Feb. 2015
First Batman comic i read, loved me so much, i never stopped reading them
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5.0 out of 5 stars the best, 10 Mar. 2015
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The best batman graphic novel along with the dark knight returns.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 8 May 2015
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I wish the story was longer. Hence, only the four stars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 16 Feb. 2015
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fantastic book my son said said this book was brillant
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 8 Feb. 2015
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a very good and interesting story but quite overpriced
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4.0 out of 5 stars loved, 2 Dec. 2014
bought for my son who is a dc comic fanatic. loved it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 8 Oct. 2014
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Book came in excellent condition and a great value.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth checking out, 10 Dec. 2014
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A very good comic that is really worth your money.
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6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as great as it's made out to be...., 13 Aug. 2008
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I must admit to having had a copy of this book for quite a while now, and having read and re-read it a number of times, still cannot see why it is so lauded. Okay, the artwork IS wonderful (though Brian Bolland didn't like the colour much, apparently), and there are elements within the story which have subsequently proven pivotal within the DC Universe, but that's not really enough to explain it's status. I think that after an excellent set up, the ending is rather flat. I'd always assumed that I'd "missed the point" somewhere ... now I'm not so sure. It's quite interesting to review "The Killing Joke" in the context of the rest of Alan Moore's work at DC (and, as all but his "Swamp Thing" stuff is now collected in a single trade paperback, that's relatively easy to do). It's certainly not his most interesting or most imaginative during this period (his two comparable Superman stories are probably superior, whilst his Omega Men and Green Lantern Corps tales are better still) and I suspect much of the status comes from the general Batman "thing" that ran from Miller's "The Dark Knight Returns" to the Burton's two movies.
A good book, but not the great one everyone seems to think.
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