Batman: The Killing Joke
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Published - January 1988
This is a 1-shot, a complete story in 1 comic. More 1-Shots
For mature readers. Written by Alan Moore and drawn by Brian Bolland is considered the definitive Joker story and one of the best Batman stories ever published. The story's effects on the mainstream Batman continuity included the shooting and paralysis of Barbara Gordon (a.k.a. Batgirl) by the Joker, an event that laid the groundwork for her to develop the identity of Oracle, an expert computer hacker and a vital source of information for Batman and other superheroes.