Batman: The Killing Joke

    (DC, 1988)
™ and ©1988 DC Comics, Inc.

The story begins with a visit to Arkham Asylum. There, in a cell which belongs to the Joker, a psychotic killer and Batman’s greatest enemy, it seems that a switch has taken place. A dupe has taken the Joker’s place, allowing the Joker to escape. Soon Gotham City will once again face the lunacidal terror of the green-haired madman.

Scripted by Alan Moore, this is easily one of the best Joker stories ever told. It’s a mad tale of terror that ushers in a new level of fear in the dark world of Batman.

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#1

  7/1/1988
  $3.50
  $130.00
10 copies available from $117.25
 Green logoAlan MooreBrian Bolland

#1 - 2nd printing

 
  $3.50
  $68.00
1 copy available for $65.00
 Pink logoAlan MooreBrian Bolland

#1 - 3rd printing

 
  $4.95
  $71.00
1 copy available for $67.00
 Yellow logoAlan MooreBrian Bolland

#1 - 4th printing

 
  $4.95
  $13.00
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 Orange logoAlan MooreBrian Bolland

#1 - 5th printing

 
  $4.95
  $67.00
3 copies available from $40.00
 Origin of Joker; Versus Joker; Prestige format; Joker cripples Barbara GordonAlan MooreBrian Bolland

#1 - 6th printing

 
  $4.95
  $77.00
1 copy available for $74.99
 Origin of Joker; Versus Joker; Prestige format; Joker cripples Barbara GordonAlan MooreBrian Bolland

#1 - 7th printing

  7/1/1988
  $4.95
  $51.00
3 copies available from $5.00
 Origin of Joker; Versus Joker; Prestige format; Joker cripples Barbara GordonAlan MooreBrian Bolland

#1 - 8th printing

 
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  $5.00
No copies available
 Origin of Joker; Versus Joker; Prestige format; Joker cripples Barbara GordonAlan MooreBrian Bolland

#1 - 9th printing

 
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  $5.00
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 Origin of Joker; Versus Joker; Prestige format; Joker cripples Barbara GordonAlan MooreBrian Bolland

#1 - 10th printing

 
  $4.95
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 Origin of Joker; Versus Joker; Prestige format; Joker cripples Barbara GordonAlan MooreBrian Bolland

#1 - 11th printing

 
  $4.95
  $4.00
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 Origin of Joker; Versus Joker; Prestige format; Joker cripples Barbara GordonAlan MooreBrian Bolland

#1 - 12th printing

 
  $4.95
  $5.00
1 copy available for $24.95
 Origin of Joker; Versus Joker; Prestige format; Joker cripples Barbara GordonAlan MooreBrian Bolland

#1 - 13th printing

 
  $5.95
  $6.00
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 Origin of Joker; Versus Joker; Prestige format; Joker cripples Barbara GordonAlan MooreBrian Bolland

#1 - 14th printing

 
  $5.95
  $7.50
No copies available
 Origin of Joker; Versus Joker; Prestige format; Joker cripples Barbara Gordon; Includes 2008 DC Direct AdsAlan MooreBrian Bolland

#1 Deluxe Edition

 
  $17.99
  $67.00
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 Origin of Joker; Collects Batman: The Killing Joke #1 and Batman Black and White #4; Joker cripples Barbara Gordon; Introduction by Tim Sale; ca. 2008Alan Moore, Brian Bolland, Tim SaleBrian Bolland