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The Killing Joke (Deluxe) (Hardcover)
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In this now infamous Batman tale, Alan Moore--who also crafted WATCHMEN and V FOR VENDETTA--paints a painfully psychotic portrayal of one of the Dark Knight's most formidable enemies. The Joker has always been a loose canon, but he is at his most psychologically vicious and senselessly violent in THE KILLING JOKE. Throughout the story flashbacks gradually reveal bits of his back story. Bolland offers rich, new coloring to the often trippy scenarios in this 20th-anniversary hardback re-release of this classic Batman originally published in 1988. The volume also includes Bolland's story "An Innocent Guy" as an afterward.
Freed once again from Arkham Asylum, The Joker threatens Gotham's top cop, Commissioner Jim Gordon, and his beautiful daughter, and the origin of the Clown Prince of Crime reveals the thin line that separates Batman's nobility and The Joker's insanity.
Genre: Comics + Graphic Novels, Fiction + Literature Themes
Sub-Genre: Human Qualities + Behavior, Graphic Novels / Superheroes, Legal + Courtroom + Crime, Conflicts + Dualities
Street Date: March 19, 2008
Item Number (DPCI): 247-00-3368