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Batman arrives to save Gordon, and the Joker retreats into the funhouse. Though traumatized by the ordeal, Gordon retains his sanity and moral code, and he insists that Batman capture the Joker "by the book" in order to "show him that our way works".

Batman enters the funhouse and dodges the Joker's booby traps, while the Joker tries to persuade his nemesis that life and the world are "a black, awful joke" that is not worth fighting for, that "everything anybody ever valued or struggled for Batman subdues the Joker and tells him that Gordon survived the Joker's torments, and suggests that the Joker is alone in his madness.

He attempts to reach out to the Joker and offers to help him recover in order to end their everlasting war, which Batman fears may one day result in a fight to the death.

The Joker declines, saying it is "too late for that. Far too late. One inmate jumps across a narrow gap between the asylum and the adjoining building, but the other is afraid he will fall.

The first inmate offers to shine his flashlight across the gap so the other can walk across the beam, but the second inmate replies, "What do you think I am, crazy?

You'd turn it off when I was halfway across! The book explores Moore's assertion that, psychologically, "Batman and the Joker are mirror images of each other" [4] by delving into the relationship between the two.

The story itself shows how the Joker and Batman came to terms with their respective life-altering tragedies, which both eventually lead to their present lives and confrontation.

Critic Geoff Klock further explained that "both Batman and the Joker are creations of a random and tragic 'one bad day'. Batman spends his life forging meaning from the random tragedy, whereas the Joker reflects the absurdity of life, and all its random injustice".

The torments that the Joker puts Commissioner Gordon through are meant to serve as "proof that there is something buried deep within each lunatic, a nugget of insanity, that is simply waiting for the right moment to spring forth".

The story is also famous for changing how the Modern Age of Comics perceived Batman comics by bringing it back to its darker roots.

The final panels of the book have been the subject of interpretation and debate. However, this interpretation is not supported by Alan Moore's script.

The Joker serves as an unreliable narrator. He admits to his own uncertainty, as he has disparate memories of the single event "Sometimes I remember it one way, sometimes another If I'm going to have a past, I prefer it to be multiple choice!

Although a one-shot, the events of The Killing Joke were adopted into ongoing comic book storylines. DC Comics officially retired Batgirl in the one-shot comic Batgirl Special 1 July , [13] and when Barbara Gordon reappeared in the Suicide Squad series, she was in a wheelchair and became the computer hacker known as the Oracle.

The mantle of Batgirl would eventually be passed to successor Cassandra Cain [14] and later, Stephanie Brown. Hilary Goldstein of IGN Comics praised The Killing Joke , calling it "easily the greatest Joker story ever told" and adding that "Moore's rhythmic dialogue and Bolland's organic art create a unique story often mimicked but never matched".

Wooldridge of Batman in Comics called the graphic novel "an incredible story, with Moore at his best and awe-inspiring art by painter Brian Bolland".

Manning describe it as "the definitive Joker story of all time". Seb Patrick of Den of Geek also had a mixed response, calling The Killing Joke "one of the most revered and influential 'Batman' stories ever written and arguably the definitive Joker story", but adding that it's "not at the level of [Alan Moore's] true masterpieces [such as] Watchmen , V for Vendetta [and] The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen ".

In a interview, and elsewhere, Moore has been critical of his work, saying: "I don't think it's a very good book.

It's not saying anything very interesting". The Killing Joke is a story about Batman and the Joker; it isn't about anything that you're ever going to encounter in real life, because Batman and the Joker are not like any human beings that have ever lived.

So there's no important human information being imparted Yeah, it was something that I thought was clumsy, misjudged and had no real human importance.

It was just about a couple of licensed DC characters that didn't really relate to the real world in any way.

In a interview with Wizard magazine, Moore was also critical about his decision to cripple Barbara Gordon: "I asked DC if they had any problem with me crippling Barbara Gordon — who was Batgirl at the time — and if I remember, I spoke to Len Wein , who was our editor on the project It was probably one of the areas where they should've reined me in, but they didn't".

In the introduction to the story as it appears in the trade paperback DC Universe: The Stories of Alan Moore , Brian Bolland disputes the widely held belief that the story started as a Batman annual story and ended up as a prestige-format book.

Bolland recalls that the idea for a one-off Batman story focusing on the Joker—with Batman more of an incidental character—was his.

Bolland has also expressed dissatisfaction with the final book, and regrets that its impending schedule for release meant he could not color the book himself John Higgins was the colorist.

Bolland says that "the end result wasn't quite what I'd hoped. I don't think it rates with some of the highlights of Alan's career".

Critic Mark Vogler wrote that The Killing Joke provided the Joker "with a sympathetic back story as it presented some of the villain's most vile offenses".

The tragic and human elements of the character's story, coupled with his barbaric crimes as the Joker, portray the character as more of a three-dimensional human being.

During an interview with Salon , Moore explained that the Joker's psychotic nature could have been caused by a "bad decision" in his life.

Much of the Joker's backstory from The Killing Joke is also referred to in 's "Pushback" Batman: Gotham Knights ; reprinted with 66 as Batman: Hush Returns , in which the events are observed and reported by the Riddler , who recounts that the pregnant wife of the pre-accident Joker, who is called "Jack" prior to his accident, was kidnapped and murdered by the criminals in order to force his compliance.

Many have argued that the novel implies that Barbara Gordon is raped by the Joker. The book has been the subject of feminist critique, criticizing the treatment of Barbara Gordon.

Author Brian Cronin notes that "[many] readers felt the violence towards Barbara Gordon was too much, and even Moore, in retrospect, has expressed his displeasure with how the story turned out".

Moore's The Killing Joke is sadistic to the core. It shows Gordon stripped and mutilated, with before, during and after photos of the attack displayed before her bound and gagged father, the police commissioner.

She is more than merely disabled". Author Jeffrey A. While male characters may be critically injured or killed, they are more than likely to be returned to their original conception, while "women on the other hand, are more likely to be casually, but irreparably, wounded such as when Barbara Gordon's the original Batgirl spine was shattered by the Joker just for fun and has been restricted to a wheelchair for over a decade now".

The story consists of Barbara recounting the events of The Killing Joke from her perspective, and the immediate aftermath of those events, including her recovery from her injuries and her adoption of the Oracle mantle.

Booster arrives at the carnival shortly after the Joker has rounded up the freaks, only to be attacked by them. He manages to escape, but arrives too late to save Barbara.

Catching the Joker in the middle of taking photos of the wounded Barbara, Booster attacks the Joker in a rage; the Joker nevertheless gains the upper hand, snapping several photos of Booster as well.

Rip returns Booster to the future before the Joker can murder him, but Booster demands to be sent back again. Booster fails several times until Rip reveals that the Joker is destined to paralyze her, as it would ensure that she would become the Oracle.

Rip did this to demonstrate to Booster that some points in time, like Barbara's paralysis, are fixed and cannot be prevented or altered, so that Booster would not continue insisting on rescuing his friend Ted Kord from death, another fixed point.

The story also reveals that Batman kept the photos of Barbara and Booster, and had been waiting until Booster came of age before confronting him.

Batman thanks Booster for trying to stop the Joker and offers him his friendship. Eventually, Dick Grayson , who becomes his mentor's temporary successor as Batman, would also learn about this and offer his thanks as well.

In , writer J. Michael Straczynski and artist Cliff Chiang collaborated on a one-shot story called "Ladies' Night", which was published in the anthology series The Brave and the Bold.

The story is set shortly before The Killing Joke and deals with Zatanna and Wonder Woman struggling to come to terms with the impending attack on Barbara after Zatanna has a precognitive dream about it.

Like "No Joke", the story heavily implies that the heroines cannot alter Barbara's fate, despite their desire to do so, instead giving her a final night on the town before she loses the use of her legs.

The story also implies that Wonder Woman served as the inspiration for Barbara Gordon's eventual codename of the Oracle.

When DC Comics relaunched its continuity in , many of Batman's stories were erased from history or altered, but the events of The Killing Joke remained intact.

In the new continuity, Barbara Gordon recovered from the paralysis after three years. Although she resumes her work as Batgirl one year after recovering her mobility, she continues to suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder when exposed to gunfire that could result in receiving new spinal damage.

On March 13, , DC Comics released 25 Joker-themed variant covers for its various monthly series for release that June, in celebration of the character's 75th anniversary.

The cover depicts the Joker standing next to a tearful Batgirl, who has a red smile painted across her mouth. The Joker has one hand holding a revolver draped over Batgirl's shoulder and is pointing to her cheek with the other hand, as if gesturing to shoot her.

The cover quickly drew criticism for highlighting a dark period in the character's history, especially when juxtaposed with the youthful, more optimistic direction of the series at the time.

The hashtag changethecover drew dozens of posts on Twitter and Tumblr asking DC not to release the variant.

DC ultimately withdrew the cover from publication at the request of Albuquerque, who stated, "My intention was never to hurt or upset anyone through my art For that reason, I have recommended to DC that the variant cover be pulled".

Several scenes, themes, and dialogues are also directly taken from the comics. The most identifiable homage to the graphic novel can be seen in the episode " A Dark Knight: One Bad Day ", which focuses on the Joker's concept of "all it takes is one bad day to reduce the sanest man alive to lunacy.

There are multiple printings of the original comic graphic novel. The title on the cover of the multiple printings changes color.

In March , a deluxe hardcover version of the book was released, featuring recoloring of the book by Brian Bolland.

The new colors featured black-and-white flashbacks, as opposed to Higgins' colors, along with one or two items per panel colored in pink or red, up until the helmet of the Red Hood is revealed.

In addition to recoloring the pages, Bolland also removed the yellow oval around the bat symbol on Batman's chest. Van Jensen of ComicMix said that "the new colors really do improve the book, giving it a subtlety and grimness not present in the original".

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Elements of The Killing Joke have inspired or been incorporated into other aspects of Batman media. He recounted, "I thought about it in terms of who's my favorite writer at the moment, what hero I would really love to do, and which villain?

I basically came up with Alan, Batman and the Joker". Although the story takes pains to stress that it is merely one possible " origin story " for the Joker, it has been widely accepted and adopted into DC continuity, and editor Len Wein had to ask the publisher for approval of a central mutilation of a long-running character.

He also recounted that "by the time Alan had finished Watchmen he had fallen out with DC to a certain extent The page prestige format one-shot comic took a considerable amount of time to produce.

Both Moore and Bolland are well known for their meticulous and time-consuming work; both creators' then-recently finished issue maxiseries titles — Moore's Watchmen and Bolland's Camelot — had seen delays.

The original editor, Len Wein , left the company, and was replaced by Dennis O'Neil , a "very hands-off sort of guy", with whom Bolland only recalls having one conversation about the book.

Bolland envisaged the flashback sequences in black and white, and instructed Watchmen colorist John Higgins to use "muted November colors".

He was upset when he saw the finished comic had "garish The man who will become the Joker is an unnamed engineer who quits 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. Grief-stricken, the engineer tries to withdraw from the plan, but the criminals strong-arm him into keeping his commitment to them.

At the plant, the criminals make him don a special mask to become the infamous Red Hood. As previously told to the engineer by the criminals, they use this disguise to implicate any accomplice as the mastermind and to divert attention away from themselves.

Once inside, they encounter security personnel, a shootout ensues, and the two criminals are killed. The engineer is confronted by Batman, who is investigating the disturbance.

Terrified, the engineer jumps into the chemical plant's waste pound lock to escape Batman and is swept through a pipe leading to the outside. Once outside, he discovers to his horror that the chemicals have permanently bleached his skin chalk-white, stained his lips ruby-red and dyed his hair emerald-green.

The engineer's disfigurement, compounded with the loss of his family, drives him completely insane and marks the birth of the Joker. In the present day, Batman goes to Arkham Asylum to talk with the Joker about ending their years-long feud, only to realize that the Joker has escaped and put a decoy in his place.

The bullet penetrates Barbara's spine, permanently paralyzing her. The Joker imprisons Gordon in a run-down amusement park.

His henchmen then beat Gordon and cage him in the park's freak show. It is implied, but not explicitly said, that the Joker gives Gordon LSD to aid in his psychological torture of the Commissioner.

The Joker chains Gordon to one of the park's rides and forces him to view blown-up photos of Barbara, lying nude on the floor of her apartment following the shooting.

Batman's attempts to locate Commissioner Gordon are unsuccessful until the Joker sends him an "invitation" that leads him to the amusement park.

Batman arrives to save Gordon, and the Joker retreats into the funhouse. Though traumatized by the ordeal, Gordon retains his sanity and moral code, and he insists that Batman capture the Joker "by the book" in order to "show him that our way works".

Batman enters the funhouse and dodges the Joker's booby traps, while the Joker tries to persuade his nemesis that life and the world are "a black, awful joke" that is not worth fighting for, that "everything anybody ever valued or struggled for Batman subdues the Joker and tells him that Gordon survived the Joker's torments, and suggests that the Joker is alone in his madness.

He attempts to reach out to the Joker and offers to help him recover in order to end their everlasting war, which Batman fears may one day result in a fight to the death.

The Joker declines, saying it is "too late for that. Far too late. One inmate jumps across a narrow gap between the asylum and the adjoining building, but the other is afraid he will fall.

The first inmate offers to shine his flashlight across the gap so the other can walk across the beam, but the second inmate replies, "What do you think I am, crazy?

You'd turn it off when I was halfway across! The book explores Moore's assertion that, psychologically, "Batman and the Joker are mirror images of each other" [4] by delving into the relationship between the two.

The story itself shows how the Joker and Batman came to terms with their respective life-altering tragedies, which both eventually lead to their present lives and confrontation.

Critic Geoff Klock further explained that "both Batman and the Joker are creations of a random and tragic 'one bad day'.

Batman spends his life forging meaning from the random tragedy, whereas the Joker reflects the absurdity of life, and all its random injustice". The torments that the Joker puts Commissioner Gordon through are meant to serve as "proof that there is something buried deep within each lunatic, a nugget of insanity, that is simply waiting for the right moment to spring forth".

The story is also famous for changing how the Modern Age of Comics perceived Batman comics by bringing it back to its darker roots.

The final panels of the book have been the subject of interpretation and debate. However, this interpretation is not supported by Alan Moore's script.

The Joker serves as an unreliable narrator. He admits to his own uncertainty, as he has disparate memories of the single event "Sometimes I remember it one way, sometimes another If I'm going to have a past, I prefer it to be multiple choice!

Although a one-shot, the events of The Killing Joke were adopted into ongoing comic book storylines. DC Comics officially retired Batgirl in the one-shot comic Batgirl Special 1 July , [13] and when Barbara Gordon reappeared in the Suicide Squad series, she was in a wheelchair and became the computer hacker known as the Oracle.

The mantle of Batgirl would eventually be passed to successor Cassandra Cain [14] and later, Stephanie Brown. Hilary Goldstein of IGN Comics praised The Killing Joke , calling it "easily the greatest Joker story ever told" and adding that "Moore's rhythmic dialogue and Bolland's organic art create a unique story often mimicked but never matched".

Wooldridge of Batman in Comics called the graphic novel "an incredible story, with Moore at his best and awe-inspiring art by painter Brian Bolland".

Manning describe it as "the definitive Joker story of all time". Seb Patrick of Den of Geek also had a mixed response, calling The Killing Joke "one of the most revered and influential 'Batman' stories ever written and arguably the definitive Joker story", but adding that it's "not at the level of [Alan Moore's] true masterpieces [such as] Watchmen , V for Vendetta [and] The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen ".

In a interview, and elsewhere, Moore has been critical of his work, saying: "I don't think it's a very good book. It's not saying anything very interesting".

The Killing Joke is a story about Batman and the Joker; it isn't about anything that you're ever going to encounter in real life, because Batman and the Joker are not like any human beings that have ever lived.

So there's no important human information being imparted Yeah, it was something that I thought was clumsy, misjudged and had no real human importance.

It was just about a couple of licensed DC characters that didn't really relate to the real world in any way. In a interview with Wizard magazine, Moore was also critical about his decision to cripple Barbara Gordon: "I asked DC if they had any problem with me crippling Barbara Gordon — who was Batgirl at the time — and if I remember, I spoke to Len Wein , who was our editor on the project It was probably one of the areas where they should've reined me in, but they didn't".

In the introduction to the story as it appears in the trade paperback DC Universe: The Stories of Alan Moore , Brian Bolland disputes the widely held belief that the story started as a Batman annual story and ended up as a prestige-format book.

Bolland recalls that the idea for a one-off Batman story focusing on the Joker—with Batman more of an incidental character—was his.

Bolland has also expressed dissatisfaction with the final book, and regrets that its impending schedule for release meant he could not color the book himself John Higgins was the colorist.

Bolland says that "the end result wasn't quite what I'd hoped. I don't think it rates with some of the highlights of Alan's career".

Critic Mark Vogler wrote that The Killing Joke provided the Joker "with a sympathetic back story as it presented some of the villain's most vile offenses".

The tragic and human elements of the character's story, coupled with his barbaric crimes as the Joker, portray the character as more of a three-dimensional human being.

During an interview with Salon , Moore explained that the Joker's psychotic nature could have been caused by a "bad decision" in his life.

Much of the Joker's backstory from The Killing Joke is also referred to in 's "Pushback" Batman: Gotham Knights ; reprinted with 66 as Batman: Hush Returns , in which the events are observed and reported by the Riddler , who recounts that the pregnant wife of the pre-accident Joker, who is called "Jack" prior to his accident, was kidnapped and murdered by the criminals in order to force his compliance.

Many have argued that the novel implies that Barbara Gordon is raped by the Joker. The book has been the subject of feminist critique, criticizing the treatment of Barbara Gordon.

Author Brian Cronin notes that "[many] readers felt the violence towards Barbara Gordon was too much, and even Moore, in retrospect, has expressed his displeasure with how the story turned out".

Moore's The Killing Joke is sadistic to the core. It shows Gordon stripped and mutilated, with before, during and after photos of the attack displayed before her bound and gagged father, the police commissioner.

She is more than merely disabled". Author Jeffrey A. While male characters may be critically injured or killed, they are more than likely to be returned to their original conception, while "women on the other hand, are more likely to be casually, but irreparably, wounded such as when Barbara Gordon's the original Batgirl spine was shattered by the Joker just for fun and has been restricted to a wheelchair for over a decade now".

The story consists of Barbara recounting the events of The Killing Joke from her perspective, and the immediate aftermath of those events, including her recovery from her injuries and her adoption of the Oracle mantle.

Booster arrives at the carnival shortly after the Joker has rounded up the freaks, only to be attacked by them. He manages to escape, but arrives too late to save Barbara.

Catching the Joker in the middle of taking photos of the wounded Barbara, Booster attacks the Joker in a rage; the Joker nevertheless gains the upper hand, snapping several photos of Booster as well.

Rip returns Booster to the future before the Joker can murder him, but Booster demands to be sent back again. Booster fails several times until Rip reveals that the Joker is destined to paralyze her, as it would ensure that she would become the Oracle.

Rip did this to demonstrate to Booster that some points in time, like Barbara's paralysis, are fixed and cannot be prevented or altered, so that Booster would not continue insisting on rescuing his friend Ted Kord from death, another fixed point.

The story also reveals that Batman kept the photos of Barbara and Booster, and had been waiting until Booster came of age before confronting him.

Batman thanks Booster for trying to stop the Joker and offers him his friendship. Eventually, Dick Grayson , who becomes his mentor's temporary successor as Batman, would also learn about this and offer his thanks as well.

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