The Killing Joke is a 30-year-old Batman graphic novel that goes to ugly places, especially in what it does Batgirl. And when folks expressed anger at Barbara Gordon’s portrayal in a new, controversial scene in the upcoming film adaptation during a DC panel, things got ugly in real life.
One thing you always know about great villains: they keep coming back. Again and again. But sometimes, a villain achieves such a masterstroke of evil, they ought to retire once and for all — instead of coming back with more penny-ante schemes. Which major villain ought to just declare victory and go home?
The remastered and recolored hardcover of Batman: The Killing Joke looks way less colorful and trippy than the original version, based on the comparison scans posted by PopCultureShock. Supposedly artist Brian Bolland supervised the re-coloring himself, but the new version takes away some of the jarring garishness of…