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ICYMI: "The Killing Joke," Revisited: How the Controversial Comic Stands Up 28 Years Later

ICYMI: "The Killing Joke," Revisited: How the Controversial Comic Stands Up 28 Years Later

The flaws in "Batman: The Killing Joke" stand out more than ever a generation later, but so does its emotional impact in a changing social climate.

"The Killing Joke" Revisited: How the Graphic Novel Stands Up 28 Years Later

"The Killing Joke" Revisited: How the Graphic Novel Stands Up 28 Years Later

The flaws in "Batman: The Killing Joke" stand out more than ever a generation later, but so does its emotional impact in a changing social climate.

"Batman: The Killing Joke" Cast Bring 'Really Dark' Adaptation to Life

"Batman: The Killing Joke" Cast Bring 'Really Dark' Adaptation to Life

"Batman: The Killing Joke" voice actors Kevin Conroy, Tara Strong and Ray Wise talk to CBR about the "really dark" animated adaptation.

Joker Delivers Chilling Monologue in Exclusive "Batman: The Killing Joke" Clip

Joker Delivers Chilling Monologue in Exclusive "Batman: The Killing Joke" Clip

CBR has an exclusive clip from "Batman: The Killing Joke" that features the Joker and Commissioner Gordon in a key confrontation.

REVIEW: "Batman: The Killing Joke" Fails Batgirl

REVIEW: "Batman: The Killing Joke" Fails Batgirl

In its attempt to flesh out Barbara Gordon's role, the animated adaptation ends up turning her into a romantic interest for the Dark Knight.

REVIEW: Otherwise Solid "Batman: The Killing Joke" Falls Apart in Handling of Batgirl

REVIEW: Otherwise Solid "Batman: The Killing Joke" Falls Apart in Handling of Batgirl

"The Killing Joke" attempts to retell a classic story for a modern audience, and while its intentions are laudable, it doesn't quite stick the landing.

From Batgirl to Oracle: The Evolution of DC Comics' Barbara Gordon

From Batgirl to Oracle: The Evolution of DC Comics' Barbara Gordon

CSBG explains how Barbara Gordon went from the events of "The Killing Joke" to the Birds of Prey founding member known as Oracle.

SDCC: "Batman: The Killing Joke" Screenwriter Explains Controversial Sex Scene

SDCC: "Batman: The Killing Joke" Screenwriter Explains Controversial Sex Scene

Brian Azzarello and director Sam Liu reveal why the decision was made to take the iconic DC Comics characters' relationship into new territory.

Comic Book Legends: Was "The Killing Joke" Originally Out of Continuity?

Comic Book Legends: Was "The Killing Joke" Originally Out of Continuity?

Was Alan Moore and Brian Bolland's tale meant to be in continuity? And did Wally West's friend Chunk nearly get his own series?

"Batgirl and the Birds of Prey" Solidifies "Killing Joke" In Rebirth Continuity

"Batgirl and the Birds of Prey" Solidifies "Killing Joke" In Rebirth Continuity

The band gets back together, as the Rebirth one-shot establishes how, exactly, Batgirl/Oracle, Black Canary and Huntress coalesce as a team.

Comics A.M. - Sacramento Store Pushes to Rebuild After Fire

Comics A.M. - Sacramento Store Pushes to Rebuild After Fire

Crowdfunding campaign launches to help Big Brother Comics! "Killing Joke" leads June bookstore sales! Plus much more!

WATCH: Kevin Conroy Gives a Taste of Batman's Laugh in "The Killing Joke"

WATCH: Kevin Conroy Gives a Taste of Batman's Laugh in "The Killing Joke"

The veteran voice actor discusses the R-rated adaptation, and reveals that there'll be more Batgirl in the animated film than there was in the comic.

"Batman: The Killing Joke" Tops Bookstore Sales, 28 Years After Original Release

"Batman: The Killing Joke" Tops Bookstore Sales, 28 Years After Original Release

The "Suicide Squad" movie has helped to fuel increased interest in the perennial bestseller by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland.

Batgirl Arrives in New "Batman: The Killing Joke" Image

Batgirl Arrives in New "Batman: The Killing Joke" Image

Barbara Gordon's costumed career will be spotlighted in the upcoming adaptation of Alan Moore and Brian Bolland's graphic novel.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Batman Kill the Joker in "The Killing Joke"?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Batman Kill the Joker in "The Killing Joke"?

Did the Dark Knight really kill his nemesis at the end of "The Killing Joke?" And did David Choe nearly create an X-Men comic book?

Batman and Joker Face Off in First Animated "Killing Joke" Image

Batman and Joker Face Off in First Animated "Killing Joke" Image

Mark Hamill revealed the first image from the "Killing Joke" animated movie, for which he's reprising his role as The Joker.

Film Legend Rick Baker Gives His Daughter An Epic Joker Makeover

Film Legend Rick Baker Gives His Daughter An Epic Joker Makeover

Legendary movie makeup-effects creator Rick Baker transformed his daughter into the Clown Prince of Crime for Halloween.

Warner Bros. Animation Producer Says "Killing Joke" Adaptation "Could Be" Rated R

Warner Bros. Animation Producer Says "Killing Joke" Adaptation "Could Be" Rated R

When discussing "The Killing Joke" adaptation, producer James Tucker said they had permission to make it rated R, but added, "We’ll see.”

Watch: Dramatic Reading of Joker's Monologue from "The Killing Joke"

Watch: Dramatic Reading of Joker's Monologue from "The Killing Joke"

Check out this black-and-white video of actor Aaron Williams as he delivers Joker's monologue in "The Emergency Exit."

Comics A.M. - "The Killing Joke" Reigns In Bookstores Once Again

Comics A.M. - "The Killing Joke" Reigns In Bookstores Once Again

"Killing Joke's" deluxe edition tops bookstore sales for second month! Japan Manga Alliance forms to fight piracy in Thailand! An interview with Kelly Sue DeConnick!

"Suicide Squad's" Jared Leto Hints At "Killing Joke" Inspired Joker

"Suicide Squad's" Jared Leto Hints At "Killing Joke" Inspired Joker

The actor's shadow alludes to the beach-ready outfit worn by the Joker in the iconic Alan Moore story.

Comics A.M. - "The Killing Joke" Leads July Bookstore Sales

Comics A.M. - "The Killing Joke" Leads July Bookstore Sales

DC lands eight books in BookScan's top 20 for July! Denver is getting an indie-comics festival! Derf blasts LA Times over Ted Rall firing! Plus much more!

The Mission - 8/3/2015

The Mission - 8/3/2015

With "Shaft" getting a comedy reboot and Batgirl rumored for "Batman v Superman," Joseph Illidge examines film adaptations and critical fan response.

Mark Hamill Reportedly Official for "Batman: The Killing Joke" Adaptation

Mark Hamill Reportedly Official for "Batman: The Killing Joke" Adaptation

A new report says that not only will Mark Hamill return to voice the Joker for an animated "Killing Joke," he's already recorded his part.

Mark Hamill Hopes to Voice Joker for  "Killing Joke" Adaptation

Mark Hamill Hopes to Voice Joker for "Killing Joke" Adaptation

The actor is not yet signed on to the animated adaptation of the classic Batman/Joker tale, but he's ready to say "yes" if asked.

SDCC: Timm Announces "Batman: The Killing Joke" as Next Animated Project

SDCC: Timm Announces "Batman: The Killing Joke" as Next Animated Project

Bruce Timm is re-teaming with director Sam Liu to adapt of Alan Moore and Brian Bolland's classic story.

Fan Recreates Classic Comic Book Covers in LEGO

Fan Recreates Classic Comic Book Covers in LEGO

Comic covers ranging from "Detective Comics" #27 to "Green Lantern/Green Arrow" #85 to "Wolverine" #1 receive the LEGO treatment from one enterprising fan.

What is the Secret Origin of "Batman: The Killing Joke?"

What is the Secret Origin of "Batman: The Killing Joke?"

Did Alan Moore & Brian Bolland's acclaimed graphic novel that explored the relationship between Batman and Joker begin its life as an annual?

"Suicide Squad's" Jared Leto Channels "The Killing Joke" In Latest Photo

"Suicide Squad's" Jared Leto Channels "The Killing Joke" In Latest Photo

Responding to questions about Jared Leto's absence from a cast photo, director David Ayer has released a new image of the green-haired actor.

DC Comics Cancels "Batgirl" Joker Variant Cover at Artist's Request

DC Comics Cancels "Batgirl" Joker Variant Cover at Artist's Request

The highly criticized Joker-themed variant cover for "Batgirl" #41 will not be published, at the request of the image's artist, Rafael Albuquerque.

Nebraska Library Refuses to Pull Moore & Bolland's "The Killing Joke"

Nebraska Library Refuses to Pull Moore & Bolland's "The Killing Joke"

A Nebraska public library has rejected a request to either remove Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s "Batman: The Killing Joke" from shelves or move the 1988 DC Comics one-shot out of the young-adult area.

Batgirl Revealed As Next "Injustice" DLC Character

Batgirl Revealed As Next "Injustice" DLC Character

NetherRealm Studios and WB Games has revealed Batgirl as the second DLC character for "Injustice: Gods Among Us" in a trailer showcasing Barbara Gordon beating down The Joker in his "The Killing Joke" threads.

Comic Book Legends Revealed! - Popeye, Batman & Punk Rock

Comic Book Legends Revealed! - Popeye, Batman & Punk Rock

Popeye and...abortion? Learn how the two almost came together 20 years ago and how it led to a cartoonist being fired. Plus, did a Batman comic inspire a notable British punk band?

FAN EXPO: Talking with Brian Bolland

FAN EXPO: Talking with Brian Bolland

“The Killing Joke” artist extraordinaire Brian Bolland spins for us his worst convention experience, explains why he’s draws in digital, and reveals his next projects, including new Animal Man and Zatanna titles.

Sales Estimates for March, 2008 Books

Sales Estimates for March, 2008 Books

CBR's John Mayo works up the estimated sales figures for the Top 300 Comics & Top 100 Trades for March, 2008. "Dark Tower: The Long Road Home" came in at #1, while the top TPB is "Batman: Killing Joke Special Edition."

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