All it takes is one bad day to reduce the sanest man alive to lunacy That s how far the world is from where I am Just one bad day Now this was good, and I mean good It s such a simple idea, but so real and powerful I mean one bad day is all it takes One push, one snap, one descent into chaos and it s over Once you ve crossed that threshold then things will never be the same again And the Joker, being the sly and brilliant villain that he is, wants to share the experience with the world He wants to show humanity that they are not that far from him The first man he wants to reduce is the stalwart Commissioner Gordon But, I think we all know who is intended victim actually is The Joker was once normal He had a girlfriend he had a job, but the world shitted on him somewhat chronic And like many people he was forced to turn to crime he was force I asked a GR friend Marvel or DC Her response made me think She said, Marvel over all But DC has the better villains Whu Well. Yeah, I ll be damned, I think she s right. Looking at all of the Marvel villains, I think maybe only Red Skull or Bullseye come close to matching the lunatic force of DC s lineup Magneto and Doctor Doom are powerful and bad, but also have some incongruous redeeming qualities Lex Luthor, Deathstroke, Brainiac, Bane, Harley Quinn and all the Batman bad guys headlined by The Joker arenefarious, scarier, and just plain bad. I think a cogent argument could be made that The Joker is THE comics villain He s evil, insane and damn it all interesting as hell. Just as Milton s most enduringly intriguing All it takes is one bad day. This is one of the most iconic comics in the Batman Joker mythos and arguably has a place as one of the most iconic comics out there period I think most people will agree that Bolland s visuals are just unbelievable The expressions on the faces, the body language, even the colors are as close to perfect as you can get. And Moore is at the top of his game here Wow Justwow The ripple effects of what happened here not only created Oracle, but inspired a ton of other great storylines. I would have thought that a Joker Origin story was maybe the stupidest idea ever before reading this, but I think Moore pulled it off beautifully Mainly because this had such a wonderful hint of madness to it, that it even with the Joker telling you about his past, it still leaves you wondering if that s really what happened. And th It causes me no joy to give any comic written by Alan Moore one star, but this is how it has to be Now, before I write a single word , let me start with this simple disclaimer I consider Alan Moore the best writer to have ever worked in comics There are no qualifiers to that no qualifications Moore is unmatched. But The Killing Joke As a Batman book, it s just bad That isn t to say there s nothing to like here this book certainly has its moments some of which are brilliant, in fact But as a story, it doesn t work. Killing Joke is really two stories told in parallel It provides an origin for the Joker while simultaneously following him on a scheme to drive Commissioner Gordon insane. The origin is largely based on an old issue of Batman from the 50 s The Man Behind the Red Hood As much as I appreciate the nod to the past, the Red H The best Batman Joker story ever Alan Moore asks the question no one else ever wanted to ask how much of who the Joker is can be attributed to Batman How much of who Batman is can be attributed to the Joker Primordial Unity and the Tragic Birth of both the Joker and Batman has never been exploreddeeply I think Nietzsche would have liked this story. A truly masterpiece of the comic books This is a prestige format stand alone story. Creative Team Writer Alan MooreIllustrator Brian BollandColorist John Higgins HAVE COURAGE Nothing s going to be the same not ever again. A writer should have balls, and I don t mean the organic meat sacs, since a female writer is the same entitled to have balls But if you aren t confortable with the male metaphor , I am confident that you already got that I am talking about writing with courage. A writer without courage never will be able to impact the readers Madonna commented many years ago that there is not such thing as bad publicity, that any publicity is good publicity. So, fitting that concept into writing, I think that there isn t such thing as bad impact , th Moore Cemented His Reputation For Unparalleled Storytelling With Wildly Acclaimed books Such As WATCHMEN And V FOR VENDETTA Here He Takes On Some Of DC S Most Classic Characters, Offering His Unforgettable Version Of The Disturbing Relationship Between The Dark Knight And His Greatest Foe, The JokerIn This Groundbreaking Work, Moore Creates A Twisted Tale Of Insanity And Human Perseverance Looking To Prove That Any Man Can Be Pushed Past His Breaking Point To Madness, The Joker Attempts To Drive Commissioner Gordon Insane Refusing To [ read Online Batman: The Killing Joke à role-playing-games PDF ] by Alan Moore Ì Give Up, Gordon Struggles To Maintain His Sanity With The Help Of Batman In A Desperate Effort To Best The Madman ↠´ Batman: The Killing Joke ↠´ Should some origin stories be better left untold Comic publishers will embellish the backstory of characterthan necessary or drag it out and milk it, or they ll retcon the character one too many times until the reader doesn t know which way is up If there s a month, a week, a day, a couple of minutes left undocumented in a character s background, it ll be fodder for a future story. Does the Joker need an origin story Some basic facts are presented here He was once normal He became a small time criminal out of necessity He inadvertently gets dumped into a vat of Kool Ade chemicals by Batman As a result, he goes stark, raving bonkers. How muchof the Joker s backstory do we want to be privy to Do we need to add the fact that he was MY BLOG Melissa Martin s Reading ListOMG THIS BOOK WAS AWESOME THE STORY LINE THE GRAPHICS ARE FREAKING AMAZING I m sure everyone and their cousin has already read this book, but I haven t so here we go This is about how the joker turned nutsy cuckoo He had a good job but left it thinking he could be a stand up comedian and support his wife and unborn baby Well that didn t happen, he apparently wasn t funny who knew Then he goes and tries to get some crime job with some idiots so he could have the money until he could figure something out Being out in a warehouse with said idiots he has some stupid mask on, they get chased by security, he falls in some chemical crap and comes out whackadoo I think it s brilliant Then he goes and sh The Killing Joke does muchfor the iconic symbolism stylistic edge of the Batman mythology than the serious as a heart attack overrated Christopher Nolan films But I am admittedly really in no position to analyze, I leave this to the millions and lkegions of fans The afterward by maestro illustrator his representation the most demonic and therefore probably my favorite interpretation of the Joker is correct when he says that Alan Moore has written better stuff Watchmen, From Hell, Fashion Beast Well, I will say I do have the fondest memories of the fox animated series the Mad Hatter being my favorite underutilized villain This cover is probably as iconographic as Edvard Munch s The Scream at this point.
About The Author
Alan Moore is an English writer most famous for his influential work in comics, including the acclaimed graphic novels Watchmen, V for Vendetta and From Hell He has also written a novel, Voice of the Fire, and performs workings one off performance art spoken word pieces with The Moon and Serpent Grand Egyptian Theatre of Marvels, some of which have been released on CD.As a comics writer,