Brian Bollard

Batman: The Killing Joke (movie)

The Killing Joke is one of THE seminal Batman stories. Written by Alan Moore and drawn by Brian Boland in 1988, it has been a significant inspiration for every version of the Joker you are likely familiar with. But sometimes “important” doesn’t go hand in hand with “greatness”. Time hasn’t been kind to the overall opinion of the story, mostly in regards to its treatment of the character of Barbara Gordon, the original Batgirl. Unfortunately, it’s newly released animated counterpart doesn’t ultimately fair much better. (more…)