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Batman: The Killing Joke (Batman)
Alan Moore cemented his reputation for unparalleled storytelling with wildly acclaimed books such as WATCHMEN and V FOR VENDETTA. Here he takes on some of DC's most classic characters, offering his unforgettable version of the disturbing relationship between the Dark Knight and his greatest foe, the Joker.
In this groundbreaking work, Moore creates a twisted tale of insanit
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Don't know where all the 15+ recommendations came from, this comic is much, much more inappropriate then people are saying.(less)
ولو مش عارف ايه الكاريزما اللي وصلته لكدة...لازم تشوف الحكاية القصيرة العبقرية دي
العمل الفني ده، كوميكس مستقل -لا يتبع أعداد سلسلة- بيعرض وجهة نظر شخصيتين متناقضتين
اتنين الحياة المليئة بالشرور واليأس والظلم جعلتهما يجنّوا تماما
"صورة نادرة لباتمان يبتسم :)"
"كل ما يتطلبه الأمر هو يوم واحد سئ، ليخسف أعقل إنسان علي وجهة الأرض إلى الجنون. هذه هي الحياة بالنسبة لي، يوم واحد سئ"
أحدهما صار مقنعا غامضا، ذئبا وحيدا، أو كما قيل ...more
Now this was good, and I mean good. It’s such a simple idea, but so real and powerful. I mean one bad day is all it takes. One push, one snap, one descent into chaos and it’s over. Once you’ve crossed that threshold then things will never be the same again. And the Joker, being the sly and brilliant villain that he is, wants to share the experience with the world. ...more
Brilliant, absolutely loved it! This is the best Batman graphic novel ever written.
Here we have a collection that includes two of the greatest comic book characters. The Caped Crusader aka Batman and the Clown Prince of Crime aka the Joker. (suck on that Marvel)
What can I say about Joker? He is my favorite villain of all time. He's the greatest, hands down.
He's been a constant thorn in Batman's side. Batsy's been trying ...more
This is a prestige format stand-alone story.
Writer: Alan Moore
Illustrator: Brian Bolland
Colorist: John Higgins
Nothing’s going to be the same… …not ever again.
A writer should have balls, and I don’t mean the organic meat sacs, since a female writer is the same entitled to have balls. But if you aren’t confortable with the “male metaphor”, I am confident that you already got that I am talking about writing with courage.
A writer ...more
Comic publishers will embellish the backstory of character more than necessary or drag it out and milk it, or they’ll retcon the character one too many times until the reader doesn’t know which way is up. If there’s a month, a week, a day, a couple of minutes left undocumented in a character’s background, it’ll be fodder for a future story.
Does the Joker need an origin story?
Some basic facts are presented here: He was once “normal”. He became a ...more
I thought I knew everything there was to know about the Joker, one of Batman’s greatest foes. But after reading “Batman: The Killing Joke” and how the Joker was portrayed in this book, the Joker has officially become one of the most VILE, TWISTED, DARK and most DISTURBING villain I have ever come face to face with…AND I LOVED IT! Being brilliantly written by Alan Moore and being masterfully illustrated by Brian Bolland, “Batman: The Killing Joke” has remained to be one of ...more
Nolan's movies are the reason I got hooked into the world of Batman. Not only did they become some of my favourite films of all time, but they also gave me one of my favourite villains of all time: The Joker.
And I figured it was about damn time I took a leap into where it all actually began– the comics.
There's no doubt that this green-haired madman is universally hailed as perhaps the best antagonist to have ever been created, and one can ...more
OMG! THIS BOOK WAS AWESOME! THE STORY LINE! THE GRAPHICS ARE FREAKING AMAZING!
I'm sure everyone and their cousin has already read this book, but I haven't so here we go. This is about how the joker turned nutsy cuckoo! He had a good job but left it thinking he could be a stand up comedian and support his wife and unborn baby. Well.... that didn't happen, he apparently wasn't funny --->who knew?
Then he goes and tries to get some crime job with some idiots ...more
This book was much better than "The Watchmen" to me. I may just not be a fan of Alan Moore's writing.
I mean it has this guy!
and I still didn't fan-girl over it.
It was an okay book for me though. You get the origins of the Joker..who I think is one of the best villains ever.
It's a dark one though for those of you who don't like dark. Barbara Gordan (aka-Batgirl) gets shot by the joker and he doesn't stop there. He pulls out full assholeness for this one.
The artwork is frigg ...more
¿Que puedo decir de esta historia que no se haya dicho ya? ¿Qué es un obra maestra? Lo es, el dialogo es increíble, la deconstrucción del Joker también, pocas historias nos han mostrado tantas capas de este personaje ¿Porqué? Fácil, tenemos su parte más vulnerable, una que pocas veces se había explotado, también tenemos al clásico Joker,al que, como diría Alfred, "Quiere ver arder al mundo"...pero hay otra capa, la que poco se atreven a mostrar y es ¿Porque Batman? (y ...more
آلن مور، توی دنیای داستان مصور، یکی از نویسنده های افسانه ایه و از روی چندتا از کمیک هاش، فیلم ساخته شده (از جمله: وی مثل وندتا، واچمن، انجمن نجیب زادگان عجیب). مشابه کاری که کریستوفر نولان با فیلم های ابرقهرمانی انجام داد (و اونها رو یه مرحله بالا برد) آلن مور خیلی قبل تر با داستان های مصور انجام داده بود.
کمیک شوخى مرگبار، یکی از کمیک های کلیدی در داستان های بتمنه. این کمیک چگونگی تبدیل شدن جوکر از یه انسان معمولی به جوکر رو نشون میده. یه جورهایی کل کمیک حول موضوع جنون دور میزنه و جو ...more
Since the animated movie is coming out soon, I decided to finally read this graphic novel. And I'm so glad I did. Joker has always been my favorite batman villain and it was nice to finally get some backstory on his character. And despite the great plot, my favorite thing about this graphic nove ...more
I know nothing about Marvell or comic books or superheros in general but i loved this comic!
My first ever graphic read.
First off, this is an acknowledged classic and I utterly loved it when I read it several years ago. Re-reading it now, I can say this book most definitely holds up, this is a classic Batman book for a reason. What I forgot was how slim a bo ...more
In this story, there we have a classical clash between Batman and his greatness nemesis: Joker.
Joker is escaped from jail to prove a simple concept: every man, even the most common, can live a day that will change his life, pushing him to the borderers of madness. Every good man can lost his mind. For reach this goal, he use commissioner Gordon and his daughter to send a message to Batma ...more
"So why can't you see the funny side? Why aren't you laughing?"Christopher Nolan's Joker is my favourite villain of all time; so naturally I had to read this!
The artwork is amazing! Once in a while I just paused to admire the beauty of it.
LOOK AT THIS. LOOK AT IT.
I really enjoyed reading this! I was saddened when I saw how thin the graphic novel was; I knew that I was going to want more. And after reading this I do want more!! It all ended too soon. . .
Oh well. Off I go to watch ...more
I will go in two directions with this review:
I. The Killing Joke on its own.
II. The Killing Joke as a Batman book.
For me, the most spectacular thing about The Killing Joke was the art. It's mesmerizing and beautiful, despite how long a time has passed since the book was created. The illustrations greatly support the entire story, they are spooky, disturbing and masterful. I especially liked the close ups of the Joker, which, for some reason, made him ...more
The killing joke and indeed it was , this comic focused a lot about the joker and his philosophy and his twisted mind , but this was my first time to really get to know the real story about the joker and how he become the joker and i really liked it :D .
i see now why a lot of comics fan rate this as one of the favorites ever , it was brilliant and Alan Moore writing makes it the best , and final ...more
I read it numerous times during the nineties, then put it away (my reading copy nestled next to my mint, Mylar-bagged, first edition) and kept hold of my memories.
For me Killing Joke was much more interesting than Dark Knight because Batman was interested in understanding his ene ...more
This was originally published twenty years ago, and is still one of the most popular and well-regarded Batman stories ever. Between them, Moore and Bolland - a master writer and a master artist - gave Batman and his prime antagonist new lives and new meaning.
It starts off in an un ...more
So yes I do spend some time on YouTube locating images of the new 'Heath' Joker (which looks great) and it is really a great American invention. I think the image of the Joker will go on and on - maybe beyond Batman himself.
Nevertheless I was attracted to this ...more
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As a comics writer, Moor ...more
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...SOMEWHERE DARK AND COLD, FILLED WITH THE DAMP, AMBIGUOUS SHAPES OF THINKS YOU'D HOPED WERE FORGOTTEN.
MEMORIES CAN BE VILE, REPULSIVE LITTLE BRUTES. LIKE CHILDREN, I SUPPOSE. HAHA.
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ALGHOUGH, WHY NOT? WE AREN'T CONTRACTUALLY TIED DOWN TO RATIONALITY!
THERE IS NO SANITY CLAUSE!
SO WHEN YOU FIND YOURSELF LOCKED ONTO AN UNPLEASANT TRAIN OF THOUGHT, HEADING FOR THE PLACES IN YOUR PAST WHERE THE SCREAMING IS UNBEARABLE, REMEMBER THERE'S ALWAYS MADNESS.
MADNESS IS THE EMERGENCY EXIT...
YOU CAN JUST STEP OUTSIDE, AND CLOSE THE DOOR ON ALL THOSE DREADFUL THINGS THAT HAPPENED. YOU CAN LOCK THEM AWAY...