Batman: Killing Joke (Graphic Novel: Paperback) £3.69 + Free Delivery to local store @ WHSmith
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Batman: Killing Joke (Graphic Novel: Paperback) £3.69 + Free Delivery to local store @ WHSmith

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Found 15th Jan 2010Made hot 17th Jan 2010
When the Joker commits an unspeakable crime, Batman must use all his skill to outwit the crazed criminal. But in the end, how different are the Dark Knight and his quarry?

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Good price I suppose but it's one of Moores (and Batmans) worst.

Bleary123;7558969

Good price I suppose but it's one of Moores (and Batmans) worst.



That's the first time I've heard someone say anything bad about this - I've only ever heard good otherwise...

Great price, keep meaning to get this (but I'm a weird book addict that doesn't read much, so I'll probably end up getting the Deluxe version... :?). Hot.

Very good title

Bleary123;7558969

Good price I suppose but it's one of Moores (and Batmans) worst.



Computer says no:
"A funny thing happened on the way to the insane asylum... The origin of the Joker has long been a mystery. That is until Alan Moore exposed a "possible" origin for the Clown Prince of Crime. For the first time we are shown the Joker as a sympathetic character, of a good man driven to insanity by a pair of unfortunate accidents. In fact, the Joker attempts to earn sympathy from the Batman of all people through a heinous act.

Attempting to drive Commissioner Gordon insane, the Joker shoots and paralyzes his daughter then sets him on a carnival ride from hell. The Joker hopes to prove that given the proper set of tragedies any reasonable man can be driven insane. Why the Joker suddenly desires understanding is unclear, but it's hard to find fault with the plan. The only problem is, it doesn't work. The Killing Joke is, eerily enough, the Joker at his most rational. Perfectly paced, beautifully illustrated and ending with a killer punchline, this is the finest Joker story ever told and, in turn, one of the best Batman stories of all time."

Source: ]IGN's list of the top 25 batman graphic novels of all time
The killing joke came 3rd.....

Bleary123;7558969

Good price I suppose but it's one of Moores (and Batmans) worst.



WHAT!!! seriously though while personally i think not the best Dark Knight Novel its certainly a top 10! with The Dark Knight Returns being my No.1

The Joker does some seriously rubbish things to Commissioner Gordon things but Batman & the Joker end up having a good laugh together?

Nah, it's just all wrong.

anyone collected in store before, how long will it take etc? Would like to get it tomorrow or tuesday..

thanks

automatic1;7577199

anyone collected in store before, how long will it take etc? Would like … anyone collected in store before, how long will it take etc? Would like to get it tomorrow or tuesday..thanks




Yes, they phoned me when the book came in, but it took a few days so I wouldn't count on getting it on Tuesday.

WH Smith also have Batman Year One for £6.49 and Batman Dark Knight Returns for £7.79. Seem like good prices for the top two in IGN's list.

I know it's Batman etc, but what age group are these type of novels intended for? My 13 year old has started reading this kind of thing and has had some recommendations from a friend, but I personally am not sure about them all myself. Would this be okay for him?

Luna69;7577386

I know it's Batman etc, but what age group are these type of novels … I know it's Batman etc, but what age group are these type of novels intended for? My 13 year old has started reading this kind of thing and has had some recommendations from a friend, but I personally am not sure about them all myself. Would this be okay for him?



I would say if you let him watch the Dark Knight Movies then these books should be OK my 11 Daughter likes them, but my 8 year old found one and it scared him, but then its all about how sensitive your son is to violence and horror.

NotaViking;7577377

Yes, they phoned me when the book came in, but it took a few days so I … Yes, they phoned me when the book came in, but it took a few days so I wouldn't count on getting it on Tuesday.



..ah okay..

Luna69;7577386

I know it's Batman etc, but what age group are these type of novels … I know it's Batman etc, but what age group are these type of novels intended for?


Adolescent to adult. Depends on the kid really, it is fairly.. graphic.. but I was reading worse (Aliens, Predator) at a younger age than 13 and it had no adverse affect on me. So long as your son's alright with separating fiction from reality, which he really should be at that age, they're fine.

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Bleary123;7558969

Good price I suppose but it's one of Moores (and Batmans) worst.



Wow; seriously WOW; apart from the Frank Miller Batman GNs this is my fave Batman graphic novel; never ever heard any Batman fan dis this before ever. It's a classic

One of my favourite artists of all time illustrated this, met him once and that was the day I stopped reading Judge Dredd, said he'd never do a strip again and I think I was a little broked hearted (it had had it's day for me at that ppoint anyway) Have the first edition of this from way back when. great book.

I wiki'ed Killing Joke for curiosity and discovered a Booster Gold story called No Joke was produced that ties in with the story without affecting it and posted the deal here hotukdeals.com/ite…-5- for any of you that are completists.

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thanks, been looking to buy my first batman graphic novel

haritori;7577471

I would say if you let him watch the Dark Knight Movies then these books … I would say if you let him watch the Dark Knight Movies then these books should be OK my 11 Daughter likes them, but my 8 year old found one and it scared him, but then its all about how sensitive your son is to violence and horror.



Thanks, he'd be fine with it, just didn't know if it had an age on it. He watches some 15 movies if we've watched them first. He's definitely not sensitive to violence and Horror that's for sure :-D

SpoonMan;7577887

Adolescent to adult. Depends on the kid really, it is fairly.. graphic.. … Adolescent to adult. Depends on the kid really, it is fairly.. graphic.. but I was reading worse (Aliens, Predator) at a younger age than 13 and it had no adverse affect on me. So long as your son's alright with separating fiction from reality, which he really should be at that age, they're fine.



Thanks too, he probably actually has read worse to be honest, but thought I'd check anyway. He's fine with seperating fiction from reality.. cheers

Jingle bells Batman smells...

This comic rocks - I bought it the day it came out - over 20 years ago - phew!

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