Waking up from my coma, I used to read comics to make the time in bed pass. I had the chance to read “The killing joke”, the world’s best batman story.
“Created by Moore and Bolland as their own take on the Joker’s source and psychology, the story became famous for its origin of the Joker as a tragic character; a family man and failed comedian who suffered “one bad day” that finally drove him insane. Moore stated that he attempted to show the similarities and contrasts between the two characters. The story’s effects on the mainstream Batman continuity also included the shooting and paralysis of Barbara Gordon (a.k.a. Batgirl), an event that laid the groundwork for her to develop the identity of Oracle.” Read more…
The copy that I had was the deluxe one. It had an extra story called “an innocent guy “. The killing joke alone is a really good one but the extra story is perfect. The drawings are well-made. Plus the ideas discussed redefine our definition of “good”
The striking sentence Is: “the only way you can be truly good is if you tried being good and you’ve tried being bad, and being good feels better”
But the main character takes this idea to its extremes killing someone considered as “good”
You have to read the book to know the whole story