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Batman: The Killing Joke (DC Comics Novel)

Christa Faust Gary Phillips



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DC Comics
01 February 2019
Science fiction; Fiction-related items; Other Film, TV & Media; Superheroes; Batman; DC Universe; Supervillains; Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards
The most popular graphic novel published by DC Comics, winner of the Eisner Award, and a New York Times bestseller, written by Alan Moore (Watchmen), illustrated by Brian Bolland now published as a full DC novel - now in paperback!

A criminal is immersed in chemicals that disfigure him, driving him mad and giving birth to the Joker. As Joker sets out to break Commissioner Gordon, shooting and crippling Gordon's daughter, Batman races to rescue him.

This edgy adaptation by Hard Case Crime novelist Christa Faust expands adds intricate layers to the cast and events of the graphic novel, further examining the nature of morality.
By:   Christa Faust, Gary Phillips
Imprint:   DC Comics
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 203mm,  Width: 130mm, 
Weight:   368g
ISBN:   9781785658129
ISBN 10:   1785658123
Series:   Batman
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   01 February 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Christa Faust is an author of hardboiled crime novels, including Choke Hold, Money Shot and Hoodtown. She has also written comics and a wide variety of media tie ins such as the award-winning novelization of Snakes on a Plane. Gary Phillips has published crime fiction novels such as Warlord of Willow Ridge and Violent Spring, set in post '92 civil unrest L.A. He has edited several anthologies including the well-received The Obama Inheritance; and published more than 60 short stories in collections ranging from Jewish Noir to Black Pulp II. Together, Faust and Phillips co-wrote the graphic novel Peepland which called, A damn near perfect comic, hardboiled in all the right ways.

Reviews for Batman: The Killing Joke (DC Comics Novel)

an outstanding expansion of the graphic novel...Think of it as an intimate literary offering akin to novelizations of feature films wherein we're gifted with added layers of detail and emotional depth - SyFy a good read...the well-written prose provides another venue for fans of DC Comics to get their fix for their favorite characters. - A very engaging book from start to finish that not only explores the world of Batman but is a successful re-imagining of a classic Dark Knight story that doesn't stray too far from the primary themes but rather, pays homage and builds upon this. - Impulse Gamer

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