Batman: The Killing Joke

 BTKJ   (DC, 1988)

ô 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 Batmanís greatest enemy, it seems that a switch has taken place. A dupe has taken the Jokerís 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. Itís 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
  $111.00
6 copies available from $37.00
First printing; Green logoAlan MooreBrian Bolland

#1 (2nd printing)

 
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  $69.00
No copies available
Second printing; Pink logoAlan MooreBrian Bolland

#1 (3rd printing)

 
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  $58.00
2 copies available from $49.00
Third printing; Yellow logoAlan MooreBrian Bolland

#1 (4th printing)

 
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  $13.00
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Fourth printing; Orange logoAlan MooreBrian Bolland

#1 (5th printing)

 
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  $68.00
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5th printing; Origin of Joker; Versus Joker; Prestige format; Joker cripples Barbara GordonAlan MooreBrian Bolland

#1 (6th printing)

 
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6th printing; Origin of Joker; Versus Joker; Prestige format; Joker cripples Barbara GordonAlan MooreBrian Bolland

#1 (7th printing)

 
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7th printing; Origin of Joker; Versus Joker; Prestige format; Joker cripples Barbara GordonAlan MooreBrian Bolland

#1 (8th printing)

 
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8th printing; Origin of Joker; Versus Joker; Prestige format; Joker cripples Barbara GordonAlan MooreBrian Bolland

#1 (9th printing)

 
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9th printing; Origin of Joker; Versus Joker; Prestige format; Joker cripples Barbara GordonAlan MooreBrian Bolland

#1 (10th printing)

 
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10th printing; Origin of Joker; Versus Joker; Prestige format; Joker cripples Barbara GordonAlan MooreBrian Bolland

#1 (11th printing)

 
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11th printing; Origin of Joker; Versus Joker; Prestige format; Joker cripples Barbara GordonAlan MooreBrian Bolland

#1 (12th printing)

 
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12th printing; Origin of Joker; Versus Joker; Prestige format; Joker cripples Barbara GordonAlan MooreBrian Bolland

#1 (13th printing)

 
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13th printing; Origin of Joker; Versus Joker; Prestige format; Joker cripples Barbara GordonAlan MooreBrian Bolland

#1 (14th printing)

 
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14th printing; Origin of Joker; Versus Joker; Prestige format; Joker cripples Barbara Gordon; Includes 2008 DC Direct AdsAlan MooreBrian Bolland

#1 Deluxe Edition

 
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Hardcover; 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