Monday, May 26, 2014

Batman: The Killing Joke

This year we celebrate Batman's 75th anniversary and for my little part I decided to look back at some of my favorite Batman stories.Today im talking about Batman:The Killing Joke which for most comicbook fans goes down as one of the best because to this day the affects of this book is still being felt.The graphic novel 1st came out in 1988 by writer Alan Moore and artist Brian Bolland.1st off it's a Alan Moore story so you know its going to be deep and good and Brian Bolland art is so good and so much detail he can go pages without any dialog and yet you can tell whats going on and how people feel, the last page is still being talked about but we'll get back to that.
The story starts out with the Joker once again escaping Arkham Asylum and as Batman hunts for him we get a "possible" origin story of the Joker.We don't get his real name but it's a sad touching story that makes you feel bad for the man who would become the Joker.The most shocking part of this story is what happens to Barbara Gordon aka Batgirl and daughter of commissioner Jim Gordon this event changes her character and has effects on the DC universe for years to come.The whole story has very disturbing and psychological parts to it and to this day people are still debating what they think happened on the last few panels.If you can find a copy of this story let me know what you think happened.
Until next time stay geeky and hungry my friends.