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Batman: The Killing Joke (Deluxe Edition) Hardcover – Special Edition, 25 Apr 2008

4.6 out of 5 stars 354 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books Ltd; De Luxe Ed edition (25 April 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845767721
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845767723
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 1 x 25.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (354 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 236,947 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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-Easily the greatest Joker story ever told, BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE is also one of Alan Moore's finest works. If you've read it before, go back and read it again. You owe it to yourself.---IGN
-...a genuinely chilling portrayal of Batman's greatest foe.---Booklist

"Easily the greatest Joker story ever told, BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE is also one of Alan Moore's finest works. If you've read it before, go back and read it again. You owe it to yourself."--IGN

..".a genuinely chilling portrayal of Batman's greatest foe."--Booklist --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Alan Moore is one of comics' most respected and admired writers. His work includes Watchmen, V For Vendetta, and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Brian Bolland is one of the highest-demand cover artists in modern comics, his portfolio includes Batman, Superman, Tank Girl and The Invisibles, in addition to Judge Dredd, and Camelot 3000.

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Classic!
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Even better then i imagined
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INCREDIBLE.
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If you didn't already know, this comic is supposedly the one that gives us The Joker's mysterious origin or the reason why he is so unstable.
The man who laughs escapes Arkham Asylum (again!) and decides to 'make a point' or example of Jim Gordon and his poor daughter Barbara, which of course, leads to the inevitable showdown with Batman.
Some of the scenes are quite shocking, especially involving Barbara and the torturous carnival trip Jim Gordon is then subjected to.
The artwork here is simply stunning, and having not seen the original I can only think this is an improvement - I only have the liner notes to attest to that mind!
Whilst the quality of this classic comic cannot be denied, I personally consider the price to be a bit much for how much pages you get. True, you get a foreward and an afterword and a few original sketches...but who really cares!? It's not worth the extra cost! The 10 page 'Innocent Guy' mini story, whilst excellently drawn, is a bit strange and pretty unspectacular story-wise and is again more of pointless extra in my opinion than anything that enhances your reading experience or the comic you've just read.
Still, nothing can deny this is a game-changing comic in the Batman world, and an essential comic for fans of the Clown Prince of Crime and of course The Dark Knight.
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Really good read. Honestly amazing Joker story, one of the best. very detailed hard cover with printings of the joker and playing cards on the back. I will be hanging onto this and treasuring it.
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I have to admit, I was pretty disappointed. I felt like it needed to be twice the length as it was just getting started. I liked the grittiness of it and how dark it was. I also liked the origin story of Joker, but just felt it needed more between Batman and Joker as I was looking forward to more of a confrontation towards the end. Oh well, still a good story with great artwork, just too short for me to really get excited about.
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By D. McNeill TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 15 Oct. 2016
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Look it's Batman. It's a graphic novel (comic to us in the know). And it's very,very well scripted and illustrated.
It's Batman with the Joker. In any equation that makes me happy

Written whilst sat in my batman boxer shorts and socks.
I really need to get a life!
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I love the Batman story, but I haven't bought very many comic books in my time. This is a work of art. It's an intriguing story - I won't spoil it for you. If you're looking to get into Batman, this is a really good place to start.
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