MFR Longbox Legends: Batman’s The Killing Joke Rises Above Its Problematic Origin


With the new normal we’re all experiencing thanks to what appears to be a supervillain “poison the world’s water supply” scheme, the folks at Monkeys Fighting Robots have created Longbox Legends. With no new comics to review, they’re going back into the archives to provide new looks at some of the greatest comics ever produced. My recent contribution is Batman: The Killing Joke, a story as controversial as it is brilliant. Despite the opinions regarding the shooting of Barbara Gordon, I posit the story has outgrown its origin story to become an inspirational tale. Please & thank you.

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