Best Joker story ever told

#1 Posted by Jokerette (158 posts) - - Show Bio

Which is it? I prefer Killing Joke, it's fantastic (and Mr J was pretty damn sexy in it)

#2 Posted by Punchinello (148 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't want to be the zillionth fanboy who agrees The Killing Joke is one of the best; so I'll be original and say The Laughing Fish was brilliant, too =D

Plus Arkham Asylum: A serious house on a serious Earth.

#3 Posted by Nighthunter (28580 posts) - - Show Bio

Arkham Asylum

maybe Batman R.I.P when it finishes, loved the new take on the character

#4 Posted by ronin alexsnder (7817 posts) - - Show Bio

okay now seriously after watching TDK im kinda interested in the joker. but from all the stories i remember i thought he was just a clown prankster type not an amazing sadistic psychopath.

can someone help me and guide me to where or what comics the joker is a lot like the one in the movie.

#5 Posted by John Valentine (16270 posts) - - Show Bio
ronin alexsnder said:
"okay now seriously after watching TDK im kinda interested in the joker. but from all the stories i remember i thought he was just a clown prankster type not an amazing sadistic psychopath.

can someone help me and guide me to where or what comics the joker is a lot like the one in the movie.
"

Killing Joke is the definitive Joker story. Alan Moore's depiction is spot-on, if not a little creepy.
#6 Posted by ronin alexsnder (7817 posts) - - Show Bio
John Valentine said:
"ronin alexsnder said:
"okay now seriously after watching TDK im kinda interested in the joker. but from all the stories i remember i thought he was just a clown prankster type not an amazing sadistic psychopath.

can someone help me and guide me to where or what comics the joker is a lot like the one in the movie.
"

Killing Joke is the definitive Joker story. Alan Moore's depiction is spot-on, if not a little creepy."
so more or less the same joker that is in the movie?
#7 Posted by Obi Wan Kenobi! (27638 posts) - - Show Bio

THE KILLING JOKE!!!!!!!!!


@Ronin: it's as close as you'll get, man..seriously psycho!!!! best comic ever written...
#8 Posted by John Valentine (16270 posts) - - Show Bio
ronin alexsnder said:
"John Valentine said:
"ronin alexsnder said:
"okay now seriously after watching TDK im kinda interested in the joker. but from all the stories i remember i thought he was just a clown prankster type not an amazing sadistic psychopath.

can someone help me and guide me to where or what comics the joker is a lot like the one in the movie.
"

Killing Joke is the definitive Joker story. Alan Moore's depiction is spot-on, if not a little creepy."
so more or less the same joker that is in the movie?
"
Well he's a sadistic psychopath...

.. Heath Ledger got his Joker inspiration from 'he Dark Knight Returns', 'The Dark Knight Strikes Again' and 'The Killing Joke'.
#9 Posted by ronin alexsnder (7817 posts) - - Show Bio

okay so basically them three are the ones to read.

im not a DC fan at all and the only thing i know about the joker is the stuff from the cartoons and the old jack nicholson batman movie but i found the new 2 batman movies very intriguing and im kinda  interested in reading up on the joker now. so thanks.


#10 Posted by John Valentine (16270 posts) - - Show Bio
ronin alexsnder said:
"okay so basically them three are the ones to read.

im not a DC fan at all and the only thing i know about the joker is the stuff from the cartoons and the old jack nicholson batman movie but i found the new 2 batman movies very intriguing and im kinda  interested in reading up on the joker now. so thanks.


"
No worries.

Btw as far as Batman is concerned you shoudl really read Year One and Long Halloween: the latter features Mr J.
#11 Posted by jokerman (42 posts) - - Show Bio

the killing joke\or the face of evil face of hope

#12 Posted by The Batman! (879 posts) - - Show Bio

The Killing Joke......

#13 Posted by The Joker (385 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman Confidential #22 was quite a suprise

#14 Posted by NightFang (9871 posts) - - Show Bio

I have to say the The Killing Joke is the best.

#15 Posted by 1eyejoker (54 posts) - - Show Bio

The Killing Joke is the greatest comic I've ever read. Bolland's art and Moore writing is perfection, no other work has presented the Joker abosulte like in the pages of TKJ.

Of course anything written by Paul Dini featuring is also very very good. Detective Comics #826, Case Study in Batman: Black and White vol. 2, and Laughter After Midnight in the Batman Adventures Annual are my favorite Joker comic stories of his. He best knows how to mix the Joker's comedic and horrific elements.

#16 Posted by Psychotime (623 posts) - - Show Bio

Lovers and Madmen.

#17 Edited by AtPhantom (14521 posts) - - Show Bio
Nighthunter said:
"Arkham Asylum"
Arkham Asylum was f@cking messed up. If I ever wanted to mentally scar some kid for life, I'd make him read that. I guess that makes it the perfect Joker story, but still, don't read before bedtime.
#18 Posted by Elian Allen (1038 posts) - - Show Bio

killing joke :D

I liked the joke XD

#19 Posted by Truex (460 posts) - - Show Bio

Going Sane

#20 Edited by Dr. ? man (154 posts) - - Show Bio

The Killing Joke

#21 Posted by Chaos Agent (2150 posts) - - Show Bio

I love "Joker" by Bryan Azzarelo

#22 Posted by Pulsar (2333 posts) - - Show Bio

The Killing Joke

#23 Edited by likalaruku (759 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm more of an "out with the old, in with the new" type, so I'll say Arkham Asylum ASHOSE or Batman 663, Slayride, Jellybean Death Trap, Salvation Run, & Batman 66, Lovers & Madmen, Batman RIP, Gotham Emergency, & Dark Detective.

#24 Posted by Psychotime (623 posts) - - Show Bio
Truex said:
"Going Sane"
I gotta read that one.
#25 Edited by The Man of Yesteryear (5502 posts) - - Show Bio

The Killing Joke
Arkham Asylum

#26 Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir (19714 posts) - - Show Bio
likalaruku said:
"I'm more of an "out with the old, in with the new" type, so I'll say Arkham Asylum ASHOSE or Batman 663, Slayride, Jellybean Death Trap, Salvation Run, & Batman 66, Lovers & Madmen, Batman RIP, Gotham Emergency, & Dark Detective."
that's lotta goodness
#27 Posted by MrMiracle77 (1659 posts) - - Show Bio
Psychotime said:
"Truex said:
"Going Sane"
I gotta read that one."

Its great, and you can get the back-issues dirt-cheap.  Joker 'kills' Batman.  Then the story shifts to a funny but relatively ordinary man trying to lead an ordinary life.
#28 Posted by PoolFan (152 posts) - - Show Bio
@Chaos Agent:
I agree

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