Alan Moore is one of the most revolutionary, as well as one of the most controversial, creators in comics. From innovative stories that changed the medium like Watchmen, to stories that shift the way we think about a character, like his run on Swamp Thing — and yes, *sigh*, The Killing Joke — Moore has been entertaining and challenging comics readers since the early 1980s. Now, he thinks he's just about done.Read More
As long as they're better than The Killing Joke ...
The Killing Joke movie adaptation was, by all accounts, not very good. Those who would've liked to see Batgirl treated better got a botched attempt that really ran the opposite direction, and those who would've wanted a simple, 100% faithful recreation didn't get what they wanted, either. That's not the fault of Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy, though, and there's still plenty of fan desire for them to reprise their roles in future projects.Read More
Screen Junkies' Honest Trailers series has just pointed their comedic spotlight on the latest embarrassing target: the recent animated adaptation of The Killing Joke.Read More
In the simplest terms, The Killing Joke was not good.Read More
I was given the opportunity to watch DC Animation’s new movie, an adaptation of one of the most controversial comics of all time: The Killing Joke.Read More
This poster created by Tumblr user EntertainMeWeakly for a fake Bryan Cranston-starring Stan Lee biopic is pretty convincing.Read More
If you're a cosplay aficionado who's been looking to create a costume from DC Comics Bombshells, that task just got a lot easier, thanks to this new line-up of sewing patterns from Simplicity.Read More
Yes, that looks like The Killing Joke, alright.
The first trailer for Batman: The Killing Joke, starring Mark Hamill as the Joker, Kevin Conroy as Batman, Tara Strong as Barbara Gordon/Batgirl, and Ray wise as Commissioner Gordon, has arrived.Read More
It's the least they can do, right?
One part of the clip the creators of the film talk about is the expanded role given to Barbara Gordon in this film--which is encouraging, especially given the comic's treatment of her character and the history there. In order to expand the story into more of a full-length feature film, The Killing Joke is going to add their own prequel to the movie for the audience to spend more time with Barbara Gordon.Read More
If there's one story comic fans are pretty consistently divided over, it's Alan Moore's The Killing Joke. Spoilers to follow.Read More
Maybe. Or... maybe not?
At New York Comic-Con's Batman: Bad Blood panel on Friday, producer James Tucker confirmed that the involved studios had given the go-ahead for The Killing Joke to secure an R rating... that is, if they want to use it.Read More
Jared "have a live rat" Leto has been a pretty effective one-man Suicide Squad hype machine for months now, and his confidence isn't wavering; at Dubai Music Week recently, Leto allegedly told a fan that his portrayal of the Joker is so real, "They’re going to lock me away in a box after this movie comes out.”Read More
Jared Leto is certainly enjoying his tenure as the Joker of the big screen—this hasn't been his first Killing Joke homage, and I doubt it'll be his last.Read More
Last week, Mark Hamill said that he was up for voicing the Joker in Bruce Timm's upcoming adaptation of The Killing Joke.Read More
Also Batman: Bad Blood, which is sadly not a TSwift tribute.
Man, there sure are a lot of people who are absolutely obsessed with this story.Read More
Batman: Arkham Knight is damaged by lazy storytelling and misogyny.Read More
Well ok then.Read More
In a cryptic official statement referencing "threats of violence and harassment," DC Entertainment announced last night that it would no longer be publishing that controversial Batgirl variant cover.Read More
Sometimes, it's OK to not be beholden to all of comics history.
By now, you know that there is a series of variant covers that DC Comics is putting out across all their titles in June to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of their most popular villain, The Joker (like the one above by Javier Pulido for Catwoman #41). He's certainly a complex, frightening villain who's worth celebrating. You might also have heard that, while many of these covers are great and creative uses of the character, there is one cover in particular that's been giving many people pause.Read More