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The Hobby Shack => Comic Books & Art => Topic started by: Chiprocks1 on August 05, 2011, 08:18:41 pm

Title: Batman: The Killing Joke (The Deluxe Edition) - Alan Moore & Brian Bolland
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 05, 2011, 08:18:41 pm
Batman: The Killing Joke (1995)


Batman: The Killing Joke has the definitive origin story of the one and only Joker. Everything you have read about this book is all true. From Alan Moore's writing to the amazing, and I mean AMAZING artwork of Brian Bolland, this is definitely a book to have in your personal Library. This Deluxe Edition also sees Brian recoloring every page to his specification in how he originally saw it in his minds eye. Along with the stunning artwork, Brian nails the storytelling and pacing to a T. It's just a great piece of work all around. I will refrain from revealing any spoilers to readers that have yet to actually read this. But I will say this, The Joker leaves his mark, destroying the lives of not one, but two prominent characters within Batman mythology.

The only downside to this book is that it's short. Really short. Forty-eight pages in all. That's it. But, to make it worth buying for those that have the original edition, they have added a bonus story centering around a derange fan of Batman, who fantasizes about killing Batman. Think along the lines of Mark David Chapman if you will and you will get what it's about.

Highly recommend this to any and all fans of Batman...or Joker fans.

Rating: 5 Stars out of 5