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Batman: The Killing Joke

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Chilling

It stands out as one of the most amazing Joker stories in the DC Universe. Alan Moore has created one of the most phenomenal and chilling contributions to the legacy of Batman's archnemesis, creating what may be the most subscribable backstories for the villain. The hor...
It stands out as one of the most amazing Joker stories in the DC Universe. Alan Moore has created one of the most phenomenal and chilling contributions to the legacy of Batman's archnemesis, creating what may be the most subscribable backstories for the villain. The horrific, mesmerizing sequence in the fun house, as Gordon's sanity is put to the excruciating test, is arguably one of The Clown Prince of Crime's greatest transgressions against humanity. Buy it.

posted by Anonymous on July 23, 2008

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Most Helpful Critical Review

4 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

Huh?

I don't get all the praise. The art work is o.k. but nothing special. The plot is linear and predictable. And the 'joke' is barely there at all.

posted by Anonymous on April 15, 2008

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2008

    Huh?

    I don't get all the praise. The art work is o.k. but nothing special. The plot is linear and predictable. And the 'joke' is barely there at all.

    4 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 20, 2008

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    It was Better in my Memory

    I enjoyed this story but not nearly as much as the more recent "Joker" graphic novel by Brian Azzarello. The Killing Joke is a good story and the subtle nuances made it enjoyable (like the black and white memories with the red objects, a la Sixth Sense) but it was just "ok" for me. I know many people consider this book a classic and for that reason alone I recommend reading it but there is much more fulfilling stuff out there. I actually read this story for the first time when I was in high school and I remember liking it much more back then in the early '90s.

    2 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 23, 2013

    I didn't enjoy this.  I don't think it told us anything new.  Jo

    I didn't enjoy this.  I don't think it told us anything new.  Joker is a crazy lunatic.  Yeah I got it thanks

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 25, 2012

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