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The Killing Joke
The Killing Joke | Alan Moore, Brian Bolland
One of the most controversial tales from Batman?s career returns as a deluxe hardback edition! When the Joker commits an unspeakable crime, Batman must use all his skill to outwit the crazed criminal. But in the end, how different are the Dark Knight and his quarry? Legendary writer Alan Moore and artist Brian Bolland present this all-time classic story,digitally recoloured and featuring a bonus black and white story by Bolland. This is essential for every Batman and graphic novels fan!
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CaroPi
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I don't remember if movies still count. If they do... Is the Joker consider a Halloween movie? Just came back from the cinema....
#TeamSlaughter
#scarathon

ephemeralwaltz Did you like it?? I loved it! 4w
Clwojick Movies do still count. The point value went up to 3 points per movie watched and 1 point for posting/participation. I would count this particular movie as well. 4w
madamereadsalot1 I really loved this movie! 4w
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AmyTheBookdragon
The Killing Joke | Alan Moore, Brian Bolland

Let's just say the new Joker movie is frickin' awesome!
I'm gonna have to invest in some more comics...
#DC #Joker #Comics #Cinema #Movie #Geek

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AmyTheBookdragon
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Cant wait to go see the new Joker movie tonight!
#DC #Joker #Comic #Dark #Cinema

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Meaw_catlady
Batman: The Killing Joke | Alan Moore, Brian Bolland
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essence_dionne This is one of my favorite Batman stories ever!! 2mo
Meaw_catlady @essence_dionne mine too! It was basically the first one I read as well! 🖤 2mo
essence_dionne I have two copies.. one in Japanese,and one in English...lol. 2mo
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GrilledCheeseSamurai Classic. 👌 2mo
Leftcoastzen 👏❤️ 2mo
TK421 Great cover and a great story! 2mo
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BriMae
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I‘ve been on a bit of a graphic novel kick lately so when my boyfriend picked this up over the weekend and told me how great it is I had to read it.
I didn‘t expect to love it as much as I did but it was SO GOOD!
Alan Moore created a great origin story for the Joker and the artwork was phenomenal. It was interesting getting a glimpse into Jokers past but considering how crazy he is, it left me wondering if that was truly what happened.

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ErinSueMreads
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Good news everyone! We all survived starfest! Now I‘m doing nothing but homework, reading, and sleeping for the next two weeks to recover....

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madamereadsalot1
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1. Joker
2. Hannibal Lector
3. Pennywise/IT
4. Jaws

#sundayfunday @sebrittain

sebrittainclark 🖤❤🧟‍♂️❤🖤 13mo
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Meaw_catlady
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My friend found out that I love Batman but haven‘t really read any comics so he let me borrow this one today. It was darker than expected but I love this story! Quick and the ending is so ahhhhhhahahahahahahahaha....

madamereadsalot1 That's a good one! Long Halloween is probably my favorite Batman. Year One is another favorite of mine. And Hush! I love Hush! Clearly, I love Batman comics. 😅 1y
Meaw_catlady @madamereadsalot1 those all sound great! I‘ll have to check them out ! 😄 1y
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KennethTolesJr
The Killing Joke | Alan Moore, Brian Bolland

#EveryLetter

K- Killing Joke, The
E- Ender's Game
N- Needful Things
N- Nightflyers
E- Eragon
T- Thinner
H- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

O- Of Mice and Men
N- Norse Mythology
E- Eyes of The Dragon
A- American Psycho
L- Lost World

T- Time to Kill, A
O- Outsider, The
L- Lord of The Rings
E- Emma
S- Salem's Lot

J- James and the Giant Peach
R- Rainmaker, The

@LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan Wow!!! You did your full names. You are awesome!!!!!! 😁🤓👍🏻 1y
akckitty This is great! 1y
KennethTolesJr @LibrarianRyan Thanks! I know, I was telling my wife, "You know I have to be 'that' guy." 1y
KennethTolesJr @akckitty Thanks! I tried. 1y
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Clwojick
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I honestly didn't think the would ever share the story of how The Joker became so mad.... didn't expect it, but thoroughly it. ❤️ The story was quick, and to the point. The illustrations were, as always, bloody phenomenal. I loved the selective use in colour. If you haven't read this, and you're a fan of batman GO READ THIS IMMEDIATELY. Love it. Loved every single frame of it.

KathyWheeler It is indeed brilliant! 2y
TricksyTails This is one of my all-time favorite Batman graphic novels! So dark and awesome. (edited) 2y
vivastory This is one of my favorite superhero graphic novels. I love Alan Moore 2y
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Clwojick
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TricksyTails 💚💚💚💚💚💚 2y
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Clwojick
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Comic Book Question!

Who is your favourite Batman Villain?

Mine is The Penguin ????
Especially in the 90s, when there was all the great puns. "Something smells fishy around here" ?

#graphicnovels #illustrated #artwork #comic #gn #graphic #librarybooks #libraryloans #ilovemylibrary #weekendreading #novemberreads #thejoker #batman

shendrix413 I agree! The 'punny' penguin 🐧 is my favorite too! 2y
rachelm Poison Ivy! 2y
Clwojick @shendrix413 🐧🐧🐧Yess! @rachelm I always wanted to be Poison Ivy for Halloween 😆 2y
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vivastory I really like the Scarecrow & Cat Woman 2y
MiyakoBunny Cat Woman & The Riddler their backstories were awesome 2y
TricksyTails Joker💚 2y
Clwojick @TommieMarie74 this one is beautifully illustrated too. 🙀 one of my favourites. ❤️ 2y
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Itsmehere
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All it takes is one bad day to reduce the sanest man alive to lunacy 🤡🤡🤡

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actualdisneyprincess
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In just 46 pages, "The Killing Joke" packs a goddamn wallop. The only disappointing thing is that Babs is basically nothing more than a prop; the animated film gives her a little more of a presence, but still. (Though it is, at heart, a story about Batman and the Joker, I'm a Babs girl through and through, and always want more.) Definitely worth the read. #batman #thekillingjoke #dccomics

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actualdisneyprincess
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Batman has always been a favorite (I'll fight anyone who tries to argue that B:TAS isn't the best Batman screen adaptation of all), and a few months ago, I watched the animated adaptation of "The Killing Joke"; they did a terrific job translating page to screen. I maybe shouldn't be reading this right before I go to sleep, but here we are. #batman #thekillingjoke #joker #dccomics

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GypsyKat
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This is so dark and twisted. I'm kinda loving it. 😆

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GypsyKat
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My lovely friend lent me this book the other day when we were chatting and I mentioned that, as much as I like comics and graphic novels, I've never read a DC Comic before. She's a HUGE DC fan, especially all things Batman and Joker, so this was just unacceptable to her! Haha! I'm going to start this one tonight, and I've promised to text her along the way. 😊 #GraphicNovel #Comics

Utopiyll This is a seriously crazy volume!! Good luck!! One of the best 👌 2y
Crystalblu A quintessential geek read! 2y
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BookBelle84
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Since I don't really read or own any #comics this is a picture of 2 that my boyfriend has on my bookshelves. #riotgrams @bookriot

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KennethTolesJr
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#riotgrams Day 4?
I lost count.

#favoritevillain

This was not an easy call to make. It did, however, come down to two CLOWNS. End the end, I hold a biased opinion. You've never seen Batman and me in the same room at the same time. So this time, Pennywise loses to the Joker.

It's like he's taking a picture of your soul, isn't it?

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babydee323
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Day 4 of the #Riotgrams book challenge....and the Joker would be my favorite villain! Even more so after Heath Ledger played him in The Dark Knight 😇

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LauraKath
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I hope that the fact I am super late with this #Bookface for my #ReadJanuary doesn't matter because, honestly, this probably the best.

-Also I got a visit from the superintendent this week and I was way too busy thinking about "accountability"#SadbutTrue I just really wanted to take this photo.
#Batman #TheJoker #Comics

BookishMarginalia 😱accountability 🤦🏻‍♀️ 3y
LauraKath You get me 🤣 @BookishMarginalia ! That's all they want! And bulletin boards 😅 3y
BookishMarginalia Of course! Bulletin boards must be impeccable 😏 3y
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Alicia
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Everyone else is doing it! Also, stickers. I always like more stats so I enjoyed perusing this. I don't like long books so it doesn't surprise me that my longest is just 548 pages. Hopefully I will hit 85 maybe 90 before December 31! #allthebooks #goodreads

LauraBeth Nice! 👏⭐🎉 3y
Alicia @LauraBeth thank you! 😊 3y
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vivastory
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Published in 1988, "Killing Joke" predates mainstream acceptance (in Christopher Nolan's films & Rockstar games) of a bleak and violent Batman/Joker story by nearly twenty years.

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CdashSlotter
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A great disturbing Joker, A Batman that holds nothing back. A great great read. One of the better Batman graphic novels out there. A must read if your into Batman or Graphic Novels.

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KatarinaK
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Excellent Batman comic looking at the back story of The Joker. This book has been out for a very long time, but has been reissued in colour.

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Gingersnapppp
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What a creepy read! Love Batman and this story is about Batman and the Jokers relationship. It also shows a glimpse of how the joker becomes the joker. Love the writing and art in this book.

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This is an exceptional book, and an incredible story of how one bad day can transform a life. It's a short but powerful read - one that I dip into on an annual basis - and it never disappoints. Recommended for Batman fans as well as for anyone new to comics and graphic novels.

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heylaurenmack
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I've only recently gotten into graphic novels and started exploring the superhero world so this perspective may be a bit naive. I went into it expecting a cartoon of spooky cliche with some good vs evil. Sure, it was a bit good vs evil but I love that it explored WHY is there even a battle. Batman was quick to self evaluate and I loved that about this Bat tale.

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DesireeFromBK
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Probably my favorite ever graphic novel. Definitely not touchy feely. It's dark, sinister, and asks questions for which there are no easy answers. Rereading this ahead of watching the new film adaptation.

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maximoffs
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This one is dark y'all. Not for kids. So good. Twisted and certain panels actually gave me the heebie jeebies. This has warmed me up more to Batman, as today I realized I don't really think I find his character that interesting. Loving this adventure into DC. I would tag Chad but he hasn't gotten the app yet 🔫

Library-Belle I'm so excited for the animated movie they are doing for this one! 3y
maximoffs @Library-Belle I'm intrigued to say the least! 3y
KilgoreTrout Gasp! Batman is my favorite! Have you read any of the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale arcs? 3y
maximoffs @KilgoreTrout I haven't! I'll have to ask Chad who is currently taking me on my DC adventure. He's my guide hahaha 3y
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BookishDaayla
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Overhyped, underwhelming and pretty disappointing - full review on my blog (link in bio)

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Chassie
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I love the dark world created by Moore and Bolland, and the Joker's back story is fantastic. Also, get a load of this panel. For something printed in '88, the commentary on ordinary man seems pretty current.

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Zakia
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Always wondered what made the Joker so crazy? The Killing Joke will tell you, and much more. If you are looking to be introduced to the world of comics then this should be one of your firsts. #hahahahahaha

SarahKay One of my favorite interpretations of The Joker. 3y
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ninjypants
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Starting this tonight--took the dust jacket off and ooooooooh pretty

BookFreakOut 😍 3y
Gissy Beautiful! 3y
RadicalReader Absolutely gorgeous book cover the dust covers are so misleading with what the wonderful book hides beneath 3y
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KennethTolesJr
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This graphic novel was awesome. It had all of the elements needed to make a true Joker story: darkness, silliness, twisted chaos, gore, and death. It really is a masterpiece, in what we can all safely and securely call the DarkKnight Comics Universe (DC Universe).

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SeanEasley
The Killing Joke | Alan Moore, Brian Bolland

Now that the movie is coming up, EVERYONE who loves super heroes needs to read this. It's got flaws, sure, but still an amazing Joker story.

maximoffs I've heard amazing things about this one! 4y
Soscha I just read the title and the cover image of the graphic clearly and instantly popped into my mind. Yes, it's had that much staying power after nearly 30 years. 4y
SeanEasley It's such a strong setup, and man, or sticks with you. 3y
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Joshsandaker
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"I've been thinking lately...about you...about me. About what's going to happen to us, in the end. We're going to kill each other, aren't we? Perhaps you'll kill me...perhaps I'll kill you. Perhaps sooner...perhaps later." Just reread, and love how this quote bookends the story.

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BrianCv43
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Alan Moore's brilliant writing in this story takes Batman to the very edge of becoming who he swears not to be. His "relationship" with the Joker is detailed in a manner that changes how the two perceive each other and how the reader perceives them. A truly great graphic novel.

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CaroPi
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It all started with a joke....

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"You had a bad day once, am I right? I know I am. I can tell. You had a bad day and everything changed."

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