The Killing Joke.

#1 Posted by comedy (97 posts) -

Heard great things about this book. Just bought it and read some. Greatest Joker story ever?

#2 Posted by TRahe0027 (6 posts) -

Really, I might have to look into that.

#3 Posted by CarolynP (91 posts) -

I'd have to say yes.

#4 Edited by bettybot (2 posts) -

The Man Who Laughs is very good too, (by Brubaker).

#5 Posted by OroJackson (680 posts) -

Killing Joke is the best Joker story. Period. Just the premise of "one bad day" makes for some interesting stuff.

#6 Posted by ThomasP (1655 posts) -

I think you all know what I would say. :)

#7 Posted by scfan3 (27 posts) -

Yeah, I heard it was great and apparently it's what they gave Heath Ledger to use to prepare for his role as the Joker....of course that came from wikipedia, but it sounds true.

#8 Posted by mastergiani (28 posts) -

You should read Batman: A death in the family and Batman:  The Dark Knight Returns.  Two of the best Joker stories.  The Man who laughs is also amazing.

For a rundown on the best joker graphic novels check this out:        http://comics.ign.com/articles/886/886096p1.html

#9 Posted by TheGTAvaccine (2884 posts) -

Saw it when I went to order Watchmen...man I wish I got that too.

#10 Posted by MagusMaleficus (1035 posts) -

Try to get the new special edition of The Killing Joke, if possible. It has updated colors originally intended for the graphic novel, and they blow the old colors out of the water. 

#11 Posted by Fax (534 posts) -

I don't think its the best it was good though.

#12 Posted by Fax (534 posts) -
MagusMaleficus said:
"Try to get the new special edition of The Killing Joke, if possible. It has updated colors originally intended for the graphic novel, and they blow the old colors out of the water. "

I have both and In my opinion the regular colors are better it makes it more insane.
#13 Posted by HoNgKoNgPh0oEy (1481 posts) -

Friend said it was good Im going to read it and the wanted graphic novel soon

#14 Posted by Vash_The_Stampede (254 posts) -

This is an awesome comic...incredibly twisted, yet very deep...and the joke...made me laugh ;)

#15 Posted by GMan (471 posts) -
The Killing Joke real shows what a bastard the Joker could be.  It's had lasting effects to this day on the characters.  Truly  a classic.

As far as the Wanted trade, it's good reading.  The beginning is very similar to the movie.  Then the movie veered off slightly.  Mark Millar is a brilliant writer.  You can't really go wrong reading anything he writes.   One of his current comics that's really fun (meaning violent) is Kick-Ass.  Marvel is reprinting the first three issues in a "must-have" collection.  You can find in-depth summaries (spoilers) for the first two issues here.  Issue 4 isn't out yet.

Back to Joker talk.
#16 Posted by Thrawn1 (1340 posts) -

isn't there going to be a wanted game? and apparently, it might not suck?

#17 Posted by brukaoru (5079 posts) -

I really need to get this sometime, I too have heard great things about it.

#18 Posted by Systech (4078 posts) -

I've never heard of it, but it might be a good read so I'll check it out.

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