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Batman

The Killing Joke

By Alan Moore, 1953-

One of the most famous Batman stories of all time is offered for the first time in hardcover in this special twentieth-anniversary edition.

This is the unforgettable that forever changed Batman's world, adding a new element of darkness with its unflinching portrayal of The Joker's twisted psyche.

Writer Alan Moore, acclaimed author of WATCHMEN and V FOR VENDETTA, offers his take on the disturbing relationship between The Dark Knight and his greatest foe. The Clown Prince of Crime has never been more ruthless than in this brutal tale.

This special new edition also includes a story written and exquisitely illustrated by Brian Bolland.

Format

Book

Availability

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  • GN DC Batman, Graphic Novel
1 available at Sandhills
  • GRAPHIC Moore, Graphic Novel
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  • GRAPHIC Moore, Graphic Novel

ISBN

1401216676


Format: Book
Author: Moore, Alan, 1953-
Summary: "One bad day. According to the grinning engine of madness and mayhem known as The Joker, that's all that separates the sane from the psychotic. Freed once again from the confines of Arkham Asylum, he's out to prove his deranged point. And he's going to use Gotham's top cop, Commissioner Jim Gordon, and his brilliant and beautiful daughter Barbara to do it. Now Batman must race to stop his archnemesis before his reign of terror claims two of the Dark Knight's closest friends. Can he finally put an end to the cycle of bloodlust and lunacy that links thes two iconic foes before it leads to a fatal conclusion? And as the horrifying origin of the Clown Prince of Crime is finally revealed, will the thin line that separates Batman's nobility and The Joker's insanity snap once and for all? '' -- dust jacket.
Title: Batman : the killing joke / Alan Moore, writer ; Brian Bolland, art and colors ; Richard Starkings, letterer ; introduction by Tim Sale ; afterword by Brian Bolland.
Publisher Date: New York : DC Comics, c2008.
Subject: Batman (Fictitious character) -- Comic books, strips, etc. Joker (Fictitious character) -- Comic books, strips, etc. Mentally ill offenders -- Comic books, strips, etc. Violent offenders -- Comic books, strips, etc. Comic books, strips, etc. -- United States Graphic novels
Isbn: 1401216676 1401216676 9781401216672
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 7
Call Number: GN DC Batman
Oclc: 7507698
Upc:
Bib Id: 300466

Format: Book
Author: Moore, Alan, 1953-
Summary: "One bad day. According to the grinning engine of madness and mayhem known as The Joker, that's all that separates the sane from the psychotic. Freed once again from the confines of Arkham Asylum, he's out to prove his deranged point. And he's going to use Gotham's top cop, Commissioner Jim Gordon, and his brilliant and beautiful daughter Barbara to do it. Now Batman must race to stop his archnemesis before his reign of terror claims two of the Dark Knight's closest friends. Can he finally put an end to the cycle of bloodlust and lunacy that links thes two iconic foes before it leads to a fatal conclusion? And as the horrifying origin of the Clown Prince of Crime is finally revealed, will the thin line that separates Batman's nobility and The Joker's insanity snap once and for all? '' -- dust jacket.
Title: Batman : the killing joke / Alan Moore, writer ; Brian Bolland, art and colors ; Richard Starkings, letterer ; introduction by Tim Sale ; afterword by Brian Bolland.
Edition: Deluxe ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : DC Comics, c2008.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Series: Batman
Subjects: Batman (Fictitious character) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: Joker (Fictitious character) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: Mentally ill offenders -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: Violent offenders -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: Comic books, strips, etc. -- United States
Subjects: Graphic novels
Other Author: Bolland, Brian
Other Author: Starkings, Richard
Other Title: Killing joke
Notes: Originally published in Batman: the killing joke, Batman black and white 4.
Notes: "Batman created by Bob Kane."
LCCN: oc2008092204
ISBN: 1401216676
ISBN: 1401216676
ISBN: 9781401216672
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 7
Call Number: GN DC Batman