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Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition

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Imported from USA

From School Library Journal
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This classic, infamous story in the Batman saga has been recolored with a more effectively cooler palette
and set into context with an introduction and an afterword. Escaped from Arkham Asylum, villain deluxe Joker shoots
Barbara "Batgirl" Gordon as part of his plan to drive her police commissioner father insane. Intending to prove that
anyone can go mad after "one bad day" as he describes in his putative origin story, the Joker also kidnaps and torments
Commissioner Gordon. But Gordon remains sane, and Batman recaptures the Joker—the two actually share a laugh at the
ambiguous ending. With Barbara Gordon now a paraplegic, the story stands as a chilling profile of madness. The Killing
Joke provoked fury among many readers who lamented the disposal of Barbara Gordon as a mere pawn to testosterone; yet
Gordon reinvents herself later as superinfohacker Oracle, poster girl for disability empowerment (see Birds of Prey, LJ
7/08). A bonus story at the end paints the quieter, equally chilling madness of a Batman fan fantasizing about killing
the superhero—a perfect foil for the publicly gaudy Joker. For adult collections.—M.C.
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Review
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"...a genuinely chilling portrayal of Batman's greatest foe." —Booklist

"Easily the greatest Joker story ever told, Batman: The Killing Joke is also one of Alan Moore's finest works." —IGN

“I loved The Killing Joke…It’s my favorite. It’s the first comic I’ve ever loved.”
—Tim Burton

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