The Killing Joke - Trailer

The ingredients required to make an epic animated Batman movie: 

  1. Kevin Conroy as Batman
  2. Mark Hamill as The Joker
  3. An R rating
  4. The best Joker story ever told! 

Boom - You got yourself all the ingredients for something awesome! 

I’ve been thinking about you and me. About how this is going to end. About who will end up killing who? Perhaps you’ll kill me, perhaps I’ll kill you.
— Batman

Fair warning though, this is going to be dark. Which is exactly how I like my Batman stories.

If you haven't read The Killing Joke it's the perfect entry point into comics. Though when I say entry point, it would be like doing 'meth' as your first time doing drugs (I imagine). Though the great thing about it is, it's what's known as a one-shot comic. Meaning that it's just one book, 64 pages and your done. So if you've always wanted to explore comics, maybe give one a go. Mighty Ape in NZ normally carries it in stock. 

So read the comic, wait for the movie. Either way I think we're in for a treat. 

Some facts you might not know about The Killing Joke:

  • It's considered as the definitive Joker storyline in the DC universe 
  • The original comic is almost 30 years old, originally published in 1988
  • It won an Eisner Award for 'Best Graphic Album' in 1989
  • The theme of the book considers that Batman and The Joker are merely mirror images of each other
  • Elements of this story still inspire Batman stories, comics and video games today!

Look out for the full movie in July 2016. You can bet the farm you'll be seeing my thoughts on it as soon as it's available in New Zealand.