Blogging A to Z Day 13: The Killing Joke

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Greetings, everyone! Today, we’re going to be talking about one really bad day, the sort that can break a person entirely. This is the main thought at the center of 1988’s The Killing Joke by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland, which is often considered the quintessential Joker story. In short, the story focuses on the Joker’s origin told through ultimately false flashbacks to the worst day he ever experienced, coupled with his attempts to give his prime enemies, Batman and Jim Gordon, a day of horror designed to break them, their sanity, and their moral compasses.

Art by Brian Bolland. Image taken from http://howtolovecomics.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/4eaa6c13a05bc.jpg Art by Brian Bolland. Image taken from http://howtolovecomics.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/4eaa6c13a05bc.jpg

That camera in the Joker’s hands on the front cover of the comic is not just a prop—it’s one of the primary tools in his bag of tricks. You see, this…

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