Batman : The Killing Joke : Batman : The Killing Joke
Publication Date: 5 February 2019
The most popular graphic novel published by DC Comics, winner of the Eisner Award, and a New York Times bestseller, written by Alan Moore (Watchmen), illustrated by Brian Bolland now published as a full DC novel - now in paperback!
A criminal is immersed in chemicals that disfigure him, driving him mad and giving birth to the Joker. As Joker sets out to break Commissioner Gordon, shooting and crippling Gordon's daughter, Batman races to rescue him.
This edgy adaptation by Hard Case Crime novelist Christa Faust expands adds intricate layers to the cast and events of the graphic novel, further examining the nature of morality.
About the Authors
Christa Faust is an author of hardboiled crime novels, including Choke Hold, Money Shot and Hoodtown. She has also written comics and a wide variety of media tie ins such as the award-winning novelization of Snakes on a Plane.
Gary Phillips has published crime fiction novels such as Warlord of Willow Ridge and Violent Spring, set in post '92 civil unrest L.A. He has edited several anthologies including the well-received The Obama Inheritance; and published more than 60 short stories in collections ranging from Jewish Noir to Black Pulp II.
Together, Faust and Phillips co-wrote the graphic novel Peepland which thefandompost.com called, "A damn near perfect comic, hardboiled in all the right ways."