Written by Alan Moore & Brian Bolland Art and cover by Brian Bolland
Presented for the first time with stark, stunning new coloring by Bolland, BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE is Alan Moore’s unforgettable meditation on the razor-thin line between sanity and insanity, heroism and villainy, comedy and tragedy.According to the grinning engine of madness and mayhem referred to as The Joker, that’s all that separates the sane from the psychotic. Freed once again from the confines of Arkham Asylum, he is out to prove his deranged point. And hes going to use Gotham City’s top cop, Commissioner Jim Gordon, and his brilliant and beautiful daughter Barbara to do it.
Now Batman should race to stop his archnemesis before his reign of terror claims two of the Dark Knight’s closest friends. Can he after all put an end to the cycle of bloodlust and lunacy that links these two iconic foes before it leads to its fatal conclusion? And as the horrifying origin of the Clown Prince of Crime is after all revealed, will the thin line that separates Batman’s nobility and The Joker’s insanity snap once and for all?
Legendary author Alan Moore redefined the super-hero with WATCHMEN and V FOR VENDETTA. In BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE, he’s taking on the origin of comics’ greatest super-villain, The Joker and changes Batman’s world endlessly.
Stunningly illustrated, BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE, THE DELUXE EDITION has been lushly re-colored by artist Brian Bolland, presenting his original vision of this modern classic for the first time.
Meet the Author
Alan Moore is perhaps the most acclaimed author in the graphic story medium, having garnered countless awards for works such as WATCHMEN, V FOR VENDETTA, From Hell, Miracleman and SWAMP THING. He’s also the mastermind in the back of the Americas Best Comics line, through which he has created (together with many talented illustrators) THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, PROMETHEA, TOM STRONG, TOMORROW STORIES and TOP 10. As one of
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