The Killing Joke at 30: what is the legacy of Alan Moore's shocking Batman comic?

The Killing Joke at 30: what is the legacy of Alan Moore's shocking Batman comic?
 

When The Killing Joke was published, 30 years ago today, it was instantly hailed by critics as the greatest Batman story ever told. Written by Alan Moore, the comic won an Eisner award in 1989, hit the New York Times bestseller list a decade after it first came out, and was adapted into a R-rated film. The ripples have been felt across superhero comics ever since.
It is an important comic book for many reasons, not all of them worth celebrating. The 46-page psychological slug-fest posits the ultimate standoff between Batman and his oldest foe, the Joker; the green-tressed villain wants to... read more

 
14 March 2018 in Art & Culture, Views: 35
Source: Guardian
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