Dr. Brooklyn wrote:
I'm a really big Batman fan, and for what it was it was pretty good. I thought it was too short though, The Long Halloween is so much better IMO.
Yeah, I do have to agree that it's hard to compare to longer stories like TLH, DV, or even DKR or YO
(so. many. abbreviations.) But I think that it's good that's it's short and sweet because it doesn't get bogged down by some things that plague longer stories like repetition and Batman fighting off generic henchmen... I mean I've seen him kill more nameless hench men that Niegel Powers!
I know The Long Halloween, Dark Knight Returns and Year One, but what does DV stand for? (Sorry I'm a bit of a Batman noob)
Anyhow, as for Killing Joke, it wasn't my favourite Batman story I've read, but I did think it was pretty good (not quite great though).
I didn't like the 'humanising' of the Joker to be honest, admittedly I haven't read much Batman (KJ, TLH, DKR, Hush and YO is the extent of my knowledge), but it seemed strange how the Joker was teary and seemed to be 'broken' at certain points in the story. I always saw him as someone who was immune to that in a way. Even still, it was probably intended to be surprising, and I did think that in that case it worked.
I think that the Joker from DKR is probably my favourite interpretation of the character that I have read though, "I don't keep count..."