This comic book is one of the most recognized in the comic world. This story described the disturb relationship between Batman and his greatest enemy, the Joker. “The Killing Joke” shows an unforgettable twisted tale of madness and human determination.
The line story looks to prove that any man can be hard-pressed past his breaking point to insanity, the Joker try to drive Commissioner Gordon mad. Gordon fight to maintain his sanity whit the support of Batman in a desperate attempt to overcome the madman.
The author of “The Killing Joke”, Alan Moore, is also the author of the acclaimed books such as V FOR VENDETTA and WATCHMEN. In this occasion Moore develop a finest works presenting a genuinely disturbing description of Batman’s greatest foe.
The story is about subjects like madness, evil and good. The writer exposes the hero and the villain as two very similar characters and alludes to both went through very difficult times, which led them to become what they are. It also exposes the possibility that Batman is mentally ill as the Joker, with the fundamental difference that The Dark Knight shows and channels his madness differently.
The story begins with a Batman’s visit to the madhouse Arkham to talk with the Joker about their future and try to avoid another murder if they continue to fighting. After trying to reason with the villain, Batman discovers that he actually has leaked from the hospital leaving a decoy in his cell.
After his escape the Joker decides to take over an amusement park killing its owner and part of its origin through a series of flashbacks that show the financial problems he had serving as comic, for which he could barely keep his pregnant wife.
In parallel the police commissioner James Gordon is in his apartment with her daughter Barbara reviewing numerous reports about the escaped villain; when someone knocks on his door, Barbara is the one who opens, getting shot at close range from the Joker to open the door. This act unleashes the plot of the book that has become one of the best works of Moore.
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