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Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition by…

Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition (edition 2008)

by Alan Moore (Author)

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Title:Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition
Authors:Alan Moore (Author)
Info:DC Comics (2008), Edition: Deluxe, 64 pages
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Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore (Author)

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    DC Universe: The Stories of Alan Moore by Alan Moore (artturnerjr)
    artturnerjr: DC UNIVERSE contains THE KILLING JOKE in its entirety, along with a bunch of other great DC stories by Alan Moore. It's also only about 2 bucks more than the KILLING JOKE hardcover.
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    Cover Story: The DC Comics Art of Brian Bolland by Brian Bolland (apokoliptian)
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The setup of the story is pretty good we see more a back story of the joker and the colors are great is a mix between what can be consider a comic and a graphic novel. [a:Alan Moore|3961|Alan Moore|https://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1304944713p2/3961.jpg] is an excellent writer and his creativity allow us to go deeper in the world of one of the best villains of all times. ( )
  CaroPi | Aug 9, 2018 |
Background: I'm not much a reader of American comics, though I wish I were. Though being a fan of Batman as I am, I was excited to read a rather stand-alone installment of a singular story, instead of trying to jump into the serialized issues.

The art in The Killing Joke is gorgeous. The detail is intricately beautiful and a treat for the eyes. However, I can't say as much for the story. I enjoyed the Killing Joke, and I would read it many times more, but the Joker was never much of a villain as in other storylines in either the printed form, animated, or film. His backstory and conversion to villanhood is unbelievable at best and lackluster overall.

Artistically, I enjoyed the parallels of the twin plotlines. I enjoyed the setups between the present and the past, but as far as the content of such, I can't say much more than I already have. ( )
  omgitsafox | Jul 23, 2018 |
A grande sacada dessa edição é colocar a história do quadrinho contemporâneo pelas mãos de Moore/Bolland e comparar com o estilo de quadrinho na época de Bob Kane, isto é, o estilo enxuto e dinâmico de Moore comparado ao excesso de informação em cada quadrinho do Kane. ( )
  Adriana_Scarpin | Jun 12, 2018 |
The Killing Joke me encantó; me agarró desde la primera página gracias al exquisito talento del artista y su sencilla -pero hábil- forma de narrar. Es un relato que fácilmente volvería a leer y que me ha abierto el apetito de más proyectos de este tipo.


The Killing Joke narra varias historias paralelas pero enlazadas por un hilo invisible. Batman piensa en llegar a un acuerdo con The Joker para poner las cosas en orden y que su enemistad no acabe con la muerte de alguno -o ambos-.
Con esos pensamientos ingenuos en la cabeza, nuestro héroe encapuchado se dirige al Arkham Asylum para descubrir que The Joker ha escapado.

The Joker, por su lado, planea un tipo de venganza bastante inusual contra James Gordon, una venganza que involucra a su hija Bárbara y cuyos detalles no desvelaré por obvias razones.

Mientras se desarrollan los hechos que les he resumido, nos encontraremos viendo matices de la vida pasada del villano de cabellos verdes. Pero ojo, si recuerdan la película más reciente en la que el personaje hace aparición, él hace muchas historias distintas acerca de su pasado… Es más, en este mismo proyecto dice algo como: “Si es necesario que yo tenga un pasado, prefiero que sea de elección múltiple”.

Hago la aclaración ya que leí muchas quejas en los medios sobre el background de The Joker que nos presentan aquí.

Pero bien, es una historia corta y que fácilmente se puede digerir en menos de una hora (tiene un aproximado de 50 páginas).

Para muchos el final parecerá ambiguo, pero si han prestado atención a lo escrito se darán cuenta que no lo es… ¿o quizás si? Bueno, tendrán que sacar sus propias conclusiones. El final ha sido algo controversial y muy abierto a discusiones que, con el paso del tiempo, se han vuelto sumamente interesantes.

Traten de dar con este cómic (se puede encontrar en formato digital), si aman este universo amarán este relato. ( )
  JorgeLC | Apr 28, 2018 |
A nice, short Batman story by Alan Moore. It gives a story of The Joker's origin - not THE story since The Joker himself isn't sure. A bit too short for Moore to fully stretch out, but very readable. ( )
  mrgan | Oct 30, 2017 |
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Moore, AlanAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bolland, BrianIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Sale, TimIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0930289455, Paperback)

The Killing Joke, one of my favorite Batman stories ever, stirred a bit of controversy because the story involves the Joker brutally, pointlessly shooting Commissioner Gordon's daughter in the spine. This is a no-holds-barred take on a truly insane criminal mind, masterfully written by British comics writer Alan Moore. The art by Brian Bolland is so appealing that his depiction of the Joker became a standard and was imitated by many artists to follow.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:05:53 -0400)

"One bad day. According to the grinning engine of madness and mayhem known as The Joker, that's all that separates the sane from the psychotic. Freed once again from the confines of Arkham Asylum, he's out to prove his deranged point. And he's going to use Gotham's top cop, Commissioner Jim Gordon, and his brilliant and beautiful daughter Barbara to do it. Now Batman must race to stop his archnemesis before his reign of terror claims two of the Dark Knight's closest friends. Can he finally put an end to the cycle of bloodlust and lunacy that links thes two iconic foes before it leads to a fatal conclusion? And as the horrifying origin of the Clown Prince of Crime is finally revealed, will the thin line that separates Batman's nobility and The Joker's insanity snap once and for all? '' -- dust jacket.… (more)

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