A masterpiece of Joker Origins : The Killing Joke by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland (A Fangirl Review)

About the book :
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 and go mad, the Joker attempts to drive Commissioner Gordon insane.

After shooting and permanently paralyzing his daughter Barbara (a.k.a. Batgirl), the Joker kidnaps the commissioner 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 madman.

My review :

Click on the link below to watch me talk about my favourite parts and what I thought about the book.

Fangirl review

The Killing Joke will be my all time favourite.

See y’all next time!


8 thoughts on “A masterpiece of Joker Origins : The Killing Joke by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland (A Fangirl Review)

  1. I would hardly call it “the first time” the Joker’s origins have been tackled, but I’m old enough to remember when it first hit the shelves. It was a true game changer for the entire comics industry at a time when everything was already shifting. Amazing story. That is still has that kind of power and leverage 30 years later says everything.


  2. I completely forgot to address the question from your video! Sorry… The river he was floating around in was mixed with a chemical stew, run off from the factory he was told to raid. Essentially the chemicals went to work on him, burning him and scarring him. If you’ve not seen it, Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman movie translated this idea rather well, visually speaking. Anyway… so glad to see this graphic novel keeps finding a new audience. It really is one of those that sets the bar high for the industry as a whole.


    1. That is so kind of you to explain it to me. I hope you found my video worth watching. And thanks a lot for the comments as well as for watching the review. It means a lot. XD

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      1. I did! I actually gave up on comics because the last 10-15 years or so, I haven’t recognized my characters anymore. To see a new fan see what I’ve seen… I got nostalgic. For what it’s worth, Alan Moore sees it as you do: literature should mean something. You’d probably enjoy virtually anything with his name on it.


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