REVIEW: Batman: The Killing Joke

Robert Greenberger

Robert Greenberger is best known to comics fans as the editor of Who's Who In The DC Universe, Suicide Squad, and Doom Patrol. He's written and edited several Star Trek novels and is the author of The Essential Batman Encyclopedia. He's known for his work as an editor for Comics Scene, Starlog, and Weekly World News, as well as holding executive positions at both Marvel Comics and DC Comics.

3 Responses

  1. Acerbate says:

    “They sparred little expense”

    With boxing gloves? Or rapiers?

  2. Andrew L. says:

    The song-and-dance number is at least referencing a scene from the graphic novella.

  3. I think the film’s weakness was it had to be faithful to the book. COULD the prologue truly depict a super-competent Barbara Gordon as a crimefighter..only the depict her victimization in the 2nd half? Or maybe the whole point was to eerily foreshadow consequences by introducing a new villain, whose interaction with Batgirl led to escalation rather than a successful capture? I thought the film succeeded in presenting all four protagonists as fallible…applying some logic to the bizzaro ending.