Then there's that whole if i kill joker he'll win issue what does batman think this is some kind of game (lol) no, it's not people's lives are at stake who cares who wins just do what you need to do to stop more people from dying gotham deserves better than that yeah batman, because what's. Forget that the dark knight's supposed one rule is that he doesn't kill, he's actually a mass murdering maniac this is especially true of his earliest adventures, which saw the vigilante brandishing and using a gun every chance he got from mowing down villains to times batman killed innocent people just to take the joker. There are plenty of metatextual reasons for it — ranging from the nature of the super-hero as something that appeals to children to the fact that if batman actually killed the joker, then we wouldn't get any more joker stories and that would suck — but there are also equally valid in-story reasons for it. Some sci-fi and comic nerds might have seen this column going around, titled why batman should kill the joker i have big think in my reader list, but i wasn't surprised to see it making the geek rounds the column itself is well-written and insightful, and it uses batman as a metaphor to get the audience. Alan moore's script for 'the killing joke' pretty much confirms batman didn't kill the joker. Legendary comic book writer grant morrison has offered his theory on the ending of alan moore's 'the killing joke': 'batman kills the joker that's why it's called the killing joke. Warning - spoiler alert dc comics publishes blockbuster ending to story endgame, with a climactic fight between the caped crusader and his enemy that leaves both dead – for real, says author scott snyder.
Yesterday, grant morrison helped launched the biggest debate about a 25 year old comic book ever morrison suggested that the batman actually killed the joker at the end of alan moore's the killing joke, but no one noticedthe theory quickly gained steam online, as the panels on the last page of [. “no one gets the end,” the writer says, “because batman kills the joker  that's why it's called the killing joke the joker tells the 'killing joke' at the end, batman reaches out and breaks his neck, and that's why the laughter stops and the light goes out, 'cause that was the last chance at crossing that. Yesterday we ran grant morrison's rather convincing theory that batman kills the joker at the end of the killing joke by alan moore and brian bolland by breaking his neck and the surprise that this hadn't come up before but clearly, from this book published last november, it had – and in quite detailed. Grant morrison delivered a bit of a mindfuck on wednesday strangely, he didn't do it in one of his own comics, but by revealing the secret end of alan moore's seminal batman graphic novel the killing joke — namely, that batman actually murders the joker at the end.
A reddit user recently had a theory on why the joker and batman can't kill each other they are both two sides of the same coin: two individuals who, because of a horrible day in their lives, became insane and decided to take on the world and make it in their image the joker was a shitty comedian with a. Animated movie:batman the killing joker i do not own anything. The joker could kill batman and he's been given plenty of opportunities to do so- but he wouldn't because the ending he's trying to achieve is for batman to kill him, and finally corrupt the batman joker loves his battles and taunts with batman, it's his sole reason for existence so the joker wouldn't kill him. Outgoing batman comic writer grant morrison suggests that the joker was murdered by batman in 1988 without anyone actually realizing at the time.
But if we say that batman should kill the joker, doesn't that imply that we should torture terrorism suspects if there's a chance of getting information that could save innocent lives of course, terrorism is all too present in the real world, and batman only exists in the comics and movies so maybe we're just. Traditionally, the joker is batman's greatest foe and the focus of hundreds of batman storylines there's a common sequence of events: batman captures the joker and sends him to arkham asylum the joker escapes and commits terrible crimes the cycle repeats so why doesn't batman just kill the joker. The killing joke was already one of the most controversial stories created in comics in the graphic novel, the joker paralyzes barbara gordon, aka batgirl, and shows nude pictures of the crippled woman to her father, commissioner gordon now, an animated movie based on that iconic storyline, which.
Alan moore's the killing joke is a seminal moment in mainstream comics it's one of those stories that set the industry on a path that was dark and ugly, featuring a scene where the joker shoots commissioner gordon's daughter barbara (aka batgirl) through the spine, as well as possibly raping her. Batman is wrong to be nonlethal in the case of the joker this shows we can, in some cases, morally kill someone against his will i am something of a comic fan the medium fascinates me - though not so much most of the superhero characters and stories i am currently writing comics myself.
A new documentary dispels the myth that playing the joker sent heath ledger spiraling into depression that was a shock to me that people even thought that, says his sister kate. Directed by sam liu with kevin conroy, mark hamill, tara strong, ray wise as batman hunts for the escaped joker, the clown prince of crime attacks the gordon family to prove a diabolical point mirroring his own fall into madness.
John wiley & sons, 2008 (edited with robert arp) part one does the dark knight always do right 1 why doesn't batman kill the joker (mark d white) 2 is it right to make a robin (james digiovanna) 3 batman's virtuous hatred (stephen kershnar) part two law, justice, and the. As a fictional character first appeared in batman #1 (spring 1940) originally introduced as a psychopath with a warped and sadistic sense of humour. There have been many stories to kill off the clown prince of crime, but batman's greatest enemy isn't so easy to get rid of for good.