psykhophear's Batman: The Killing Joke #1 - The Killing Joke review

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The Absolute Truth about The Clown Prince of Crime

The greatest Joker story ever told. I know there are other issues which have the same slogan like this but this one is the original and the ultimate best. The Killing Joke is beautifully drawn by the legendary Brian Bolland and it tells a rather sad story of the Joker's origin and how he became the crazed clown as he is today. It also gives us a story of how Barbara Gordon became crippled and is confined to a wheelchair for the rest of her life.  It's a much darker approach than any other installments but the Killing Joke is a grand masterpiece. It has a great noir film feel to it which has a twist of vengeance, revenge, hatred, sadness and insanity.

I love this comic book, but however there are some people who dislike the Killing Joke for being too unrealistic. Even the legendary writer Alan Moore, who wrote the Killing Joke, said that the story sucks as well. How ironic. Neverthless, don't let these bad remarks foil you into not buying this comic book. The Killing Joke is a must have and this is by far the best tale about the most psychoticcaly hilarious and mysterious criminal- The Joker. The Clown Prince of Crime.

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