Batman The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition by Alan Moore (Free Download), Written by Alan Moore & Brian Bolland Art and cover by Brian Bolland The classic Batman tale by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland returns in an all-new special edition! This edition – celebrating the 20th anniversary of the landmark work – features all-new coloring by Bolland, and includes the story “An Innocent Guy,” previously featured in BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE! Advance-solicited; on sale March 19.
“…a genuinely chilling portrayal of Batman’s greatest foe.” –Booklist “Easily the greatest Joker story ever told, Batman: The Killing Joke is also one of Alan Moore’s finest works.” –IGN
“I loved The Killing Joke…It’s my favorite. It’s the first comic I’ve ever loved.”
About Alan Moore
Alan Moore is perhaps the most acclaimed writer in the graphic story medium, having garnered countless awards for works such as Watchmen, V or Vendetta, From Hell, Miracleman and Swamp Thing. He is also the mastermind behind the America’s Best Comics line, through which he has created (along with many talented illustrators) The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Promethea, Tom Strong, Tomorrow Stories and Top 10. As one of the medium’s most important innovators since the early 1980s, Moore has influenced an entire generation of comics creators, and his work continues to inspire an ever-growing audience. Moore resides in central England.
After making his professional debut in 1975, artist Brian Bolland perfected his clean-line style and meticulous attention to detail on a series of popular strips for the British comics magazine 2000 AD, most notably its signature feature Judge Dredd. He went on to illustrate the 12-issue maxiseries Camelot 3000 and the Alan Moore-written graphic novel Batman: The Killing Joke for DC before shifting his focus to work almost exclusively on cover illustrations. Since then, he has earned a reputation as one of the best cover artists in the industry, and his elegantly composed and beautifully rendered pieces have graced a host of titles, including Animal Man, Batman, The Flash, The Invisibles, Wonder Woman and many more.