Batman The Killing Joke) [Pdf Read] æ Alan Moore
His attempt to madden Gordon and lure Batman to his doom The Joker also provides a tenuous connection to humanity Just as Shakespeare s Richard III is all the terrible because he is a man so too is The joker all the villainous because for all his insanity and bad intent he is one of us and closer than some Melvillian beast or Lovecraftian old god In the context of the Batman story the theatrical irony the reader gets is that Joker and Batman are alike than they realize both transformed from what they would have been by a traumatic lossAlan Moore and Brian Bolland s 1988 sympathetic backstory to the Joker s origin story is a MUST read for Moore fans Batman devotees and all enthusiasts of the genre The influence on later comics and even on the films particularly Tim Burton s vision is unmistakableGrim violent sometimes difficult to look at this is nonetheless a graphic novel at the apex of the genus Moore s writing is engaging and relentless Bolland s art is mesmerizingHighly recommended Batman The Killing Joke Batman Alan Moore Brian Bolland Illustrator Tim Sale IntroductionBatman The Killing Joke is a 1988 Comic graphic novel featuring the characters Batman and the Joker written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Brian Bolland The Killing Joke provides an origin story for the super villain the JokerThe man who will become the Joker is an unnamed engineer who uits his job at a chemical company to become a stand up comedian only to fail miserably Desperate to support his pregnant wife Jeannie he agrees to guide two criminals through the chemical plant where he previously worked so that they can rob the playing card company next to it During the planning the police inform him that his wife and unborn child have died in a household accident 2005 1998 A 85% Extraordinary Notes A discomforting audacious book that compels re readings and focused lingering looks at specific pages and panels 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 ualifiers to that no ualifications Moore is unmatchedBut 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 workKilling 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 insaneThe 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 Hood origin of the Joker is one I could do without While I am not in favor of attempts to make Batman realistic I do feel that some elements should be handled carefully if Handled At AllAnd That S at allAnd that s the problem here Not only did Alan Moore use an absurd origin he made it so In the original the Red Hood was a hardened criminal before he became the Joker In this version he was a comedian having a really bad dayI think I understand what Moore was trying to do here I believe he wanted to create an element of pathos
*In The Joker S *the Joker s while playing up the absurdity of THE MEDIUMBUT THE RESULT FELT SLOPPY mediumBut the result felt sloppy of adding layers to the Joker s personality it just made him less interestingThe real problem with Killing Joke however is the other story line The Joker takes Barbara Gordon by surprise shooting and paralyzing her Setting aside my personal objection to crippling one of DC s best and at the time few female characters Moore missed a huge opportunity here Had Oracle s injury been sustained as Batgirl the psychological effect on Batman could have been developed in great depth as he d have been responsible for placing her in harm s way As it was the story only takes a toll on her father and that s largely wrapped up by the end of the comicThe Joker s motive for all this mayhem to break Jim Gordon and prove that a bad enough day can drive anyone insane comes to nothing In part he s foiled by Batman but really he loses because he s wrong Gordon is strong enough to survive his ordealIn the end after everything The Joker s comprehension of the human psyche is wrong To me this destroys the character s credibility The Joker has no superpowers but madness is his expertise For him to set to prove a poin The best BatmanJoker story ever Alan Moore asks the uestion 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 explored deeply I think Nietzsche would have liked this story Should some origin stories be better left untold Comic publishers will embellish the backstory of character than 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 storyDoes 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 Missioner and attacks his mind in hopes of breaking the man But refusing to give up Gordon maintains his sanity with the help of Batman in an effort to beset the madm. As a bat is clearly a sanity s proofJoker s origins are unknown since ou can t trust what Five fags a day you read in this tale about his past after all those are the memories of an insane killer butou can be sure that something bad something very bad happened to him one day and the following day he turned to be The JokerBruce Wayne had a bad day a very bad day his parents died in front of him while he was still just a defenseless kid and the following day he turned to be The Batman training could take Wicked Affairs p 2 years but he was The Batman since that momentThe Joker kills people in very theatrical waysThe Batman protects people in very theatrical waysGotham City is in the middlein the hands of murdering clowns and costumed vigilantesin the hands of mad menThe only one that keeps Gotham City from falling deep into madnessJames GordonThe Joker will do everything and I mean EVERYTHING to give to James Gordon a bad day a very bad day and turned him crazyBut that s not the scariest thingoh nothat isn t the killing jokeThe scariest thing is when two people supposed to be oppositesthey laugh for the same jokeBOOMMic drop and I m outta here The Killing Joke does much for 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 even 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 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 Onceou 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 forced to break society s rules in order to survive That s where it all began That first step into the darkness led to many other steps down the road of corruption It wasn t long before petty crime turned to murder and butchery The Joker became ruined and lost himself in his nasty deeds This is a great origin story one that fully lives up to the character immense personality Allan More totally nails it THERE IS NO SANITY CLAUSE SO WHEN YOU FIND YOURSELF LOCKED ONTO AN UNPLEASANT TRAIN OF THOUGHT HEADING FOR THE PLACES IN YOUR PAST WHERE THE SCREAMING IS UNBEARABLE REMEMBER THERE S ALWAYS MADNESS MADNESS IS THE EMERGENCY EXIT YOU CAN JUST STEP OUTSIDE AND CLOSE THE DOOR ON ALL THOSE DREADFUL THINGS THAT HAPPENED YOU CAN LOCK THEM AWAY FOREVER And the ending it s all about the ending The Joker s personality is infectious At least he wants it to be He s always tried to bring down the good He ruined Harvey Dent and he has always wanted to ruin the bat And he just may have The end is suggestive of two things firstly Batman strangling the Joker in one final heroic act there s some irony in that sentence
Secondly Batman Descending To Batman descending to Jokers level and embracing the insanity of one bad dayI ll leave Jane of Gowlands you with this picture and see ifou can decideFacebook Twitter Insta Academia I asked a GR friend Marvel or DCHer response made me think She said Marvel over all But DC has the better villains Whu WellYeah I ll be damned I think she s rightLooking 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 ualities Lex Luthor Deathstroke Brainiac Bane Harley uinn And All The Batman Bad Guys Headlined all the Batman bad guys headlined The Joker are nefarious scarier and just plain badI think a cogent argument could be made that The Joker is THE comics villain He s evil insane and damn it all interesting as hellJust as Milton s most enduringly intriguing player is not God or the Archangels but Satan DC has in The Joker created an enigma Sorry Riddler of a criminal source that defies logic and is simply an opposing force for our heroes motives and reason be damned The Joker is a personification of the chaos waiting out in the dark beyond the firelight and his is a blindly malevolent force As Michael Caine s Alfred in the 2008 film The Dark Knight said some men aren t looking for anything logical like money They can t be bought bullied reasoned or negotiated with Some men just want to watch the world burn 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 In. And go mad the Joker attempts to drive Commissioner Gordon insane After shooting and permanently paralyzing his daughter Barbara aka Batgirl the Joker kidnaps the com.
free read É E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Alan MooreAll it takes is one bad dayThis is one of the most iconic comics in the BatmanJoker mythos and arguably has a place as one of of the most iconic comics in the BatmanJoker mythos and arguably has a place as one of 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 The Piper in the Wind you can getAnd Moore is at the top of his game here Wow JustwowThe ripple effects of what happened here not only created Oracle but inspired a ton of other great storylinesI 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 tellingou about his past it still leaves The Proposal you wondering if that s really what happenedAnd that endingHighly recommended A truly masterpiece of the comic books This is a prestige format stand alone storyCreative TeamWriter 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 ifou aren t confortable with the male metaphor I am confident that Prey you already got that I am talking about writing with courageA writer without courage never will be able to impact the readers Madonna commented manyears ago that there is not such thing as bad publicity that any publicity is good publicitySo fitting that concept into writing I think that there isn t such thing as bad impact that any impact is good impact Since if people talk about a book about a story not matter their intention the story becomes famous it provokes curiousity people got aware of itAlan Moore never thought that DC Comics would approve his proposal about this Batman s story involving the crippling of Barbara Gordon But it was approved by the editorial staff and a surprised Alan Moore started to write with courage I am not insensitive and I can understand why so many people got angry to the nasty stuff that the character of Barbara Gordon suffered in this story However sometimes a bad thing happened for a good reason Barbara Gordon was Batgirl But to be honest how much difference can she does as such heroine She was just Addicted to Womanhood Book One yet another bat costumed crime fighter and trust me for Batman that he s supposed to be a lonely crusader he has too many bat costumed crime fighters around However due her awful episode in The Killing Joke Barbara Gordon proved her value as character proved her courage Barbara Gordon became a handicapped person but hardly of disappearing from the pages of comics she evolved into Oracle and as such persona she turned to be one of the most powerful characters in the DC Universe From her wheelchair using her intelligence hacking skills and information searches she became a key ally to not only the Bat family but also the Titans and even the Justice LeagueAnd then due social pressure from people that never really understood the value of Barbara Gordon DC Comics devolved her to be Batgirl again Yipee hurray using Droopy s voice tone Yet another bat costumed throwing batarangs character again one of many others All her courage overcoming a monumental tragedy just erasedAnd curious that people raged against what Barbara suffered but nobody gave a crap about James Gordon s own suffering and humiliation but of course ifou are a heterosexual caucasian man even if Batman: Arkham Asylum - A Serious House on Serious Earth you are an imaginary character reflecting that type of personou re screwed since nobody will defend Once is Never Enough your dignity and hey I am a latin man so since I am part of a minority group ifou attack my review I am in my right of accusing ou of a racistethnic hate act geez What a crazy world where we live inIt seems that villains can do all the
harm and killing that they wish BUT only if they target heterosexual caucasian men since itand killing that they wish BUT only if they target heterosexual caucasian men since it that any other type of people in this world is under the label of some minority group and therefore there will be rage riots about itI think that labels instead of unite us they just keep away the distance between each other in this little blue planet People see me as a heterosexual latin man And I can t deny that That s what I am in the eyes of society I born that wayHowever I d prefer #to be a citizen of the world but # be a citizen of the world But I am crazy since it looks like everybody else feels confortable under the safety of their particular sexethnic labelsAnd call me crazy again but it seems that in real life criminals just pick any kind of victim regardless of their sexual preferences or ethnic origins just watch the news anyday so I don t understand why literature should present politically correct villains onlyWriters Don t lose our courage It s not an easy path but true born writers aren t meant to travel in safe roads We readers are an unthankful species we don t deserve Vikings in Wales An Archaeological uest you However I hope thatou writers still being willing to impact us to make us think and to provoke us feelings ONE VERY BAD DAY How can two people hate so much without knowing each other Batman is a cause of order Joker is a force of chaos RightTherefore they are totally different RightTHAT is the killing jokethey aren t that differentOne bad day That was all they needed to get crazyYou may tell me Oh But only Joker is crazy Right Since disguising. For the first time the Joker's origin is revealed in this tale of insanity and human perseverance Looking to prove that any man can be pushed past his breaking point.