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The Crippling Of Barbara Gordon In The Killing Joke Sells For Six Figures

  It is the page that changed Barbara Gordon, Batgirl, forever. Until 2011, that is. Never meant to be a part of official Batman continuity, The Killing Joke saw a confrontation between Batman and The Joker leading to the Joker …

Joey Cavalieri, Tony Lee, And Rufus Dayglo Drop Wisdom At Birmingham International Comic Expo

By Olly MacNamee Starting with DC legend Joey Cavalieri and ending my day listening in and chatting with Rufus Dayglo, I felt as though I learnt a great deal about the creation of comics and took away some great new …

Vertigo Resurrected #1: Shoot – A Retrospective On Hard Truths

By Adam X. Smith Remember when Vertigo comics were fucking scary? Of course you don’t. The last thing to come out of Vertigo that was genuinely terrifying, Preacher, finished its run back in 2000, and its spiritual predecessor, Hellblazer, was …

Preview The 350th Issue Of Judge Dredd Megazine And This Week’s 2000AD

It’s the 350th Issue of Judge Dredd Megazine Special this week at a whopping 132 pages (including a free poster) and we also have Prog 1890 of 2000AD this week, both available July 16th in shops in the UK, a …

Essential 8 Batman Comics – Celebrating 75 Years of The Batman You Deserve

By Erik Grove I’ll be honest. As a kid, Batman wasn’t my favorite. In fact, the first superhero books that really hooked me were Marvel books. I was an X-Men kid, like so many others in the early 1990s, and …

Whatever Happened To The Cover Of The Killing Joke?

In the eighties, DC Comics published a Batman comic called The Killing Joke. By Alan Moore and Brian Bolland. You may have heard of it. Controversial, hated and loved, cherished by some, seen as all that is wrong with comics …

From The Killing Joke To Age Of Apocalypse – Richard Starkings And John JG Roshell Talk Twenty-One Years

This month, Richard Starkings‘ Comicraft studio is celebrating its 21st Anniversary. If you’re not familiar with their “Unique Design & Fine Lettering” on books like Generation X, Marvels, Astro City, Batman: Hush, Hulk: Grey, Danger Girl or Battle Chasers, chances are …

Does Original Killing Joke Artwork Reveal Greater Sexual Intent For Batgirl?

Billy Hynes, a former employee of Gosh! Comics in London, has been posting photos of original comic book artwork on Twitter today that he’s been sifting through and in which he’s been finding surprises. But for many fans, this find …

Killing The Weekend – Sunday Trending Topics

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.  But there was the first thing, then the final script page, then Brian Bolland’s take. Would we get an explanation for why Batman is staring at his glove? Had he picked up a …

When Brian Bolland Revealed What Happened Between Batman And The Joker – And The Full Killing Joke Script

So there’s one thing we’ve been talking about this weekend. And now the full script to The Killing Joke has gone online. You can find it in its entirety here. But, with the discussion earlier, there was one page we …

So How Did The Joker Die In The Killing Joke? And The Script Of The Final Page

That’s Julian Darius from his book And the Universe so Big: Understanding Batman: The Killing Joke. Available on the Kindle here in the UK and here in the USA. Yesterday we ran Grant Morrison‘s rather convincing theory that Batman kills …

When Batman Killed The Joker At The End Of The Killing Joke – Grant Morrison Talks To Kevin Smith

From the new Fatman On Batman podcast with Grant Morrison talking to Kevin Smith about The Killing Joke. And no, I hadn’t gotten that either. And now I’ll never see it differently again. Here’s that page, the recoloured version. I …

Brian Bolland Is Selling His Silver Age Collection

  Brian Bolland is selling his Silver Age comics collection. Why? He writes; Why? Well, in a few words: You can’t take ‘em with you. My wife said something to the effect : “In the event of your demise what …

When Will You Start Lining Up To Get Your Complete Brian Bolland Judge Dredd Signed?

Brian Bolland doesn’t do that many signings. So his appearance at Forbidden Planet in London this Saturday for a whole hour is a rare one, signing copies of The Complete Brian Bolland Judge Dredd. Just signing mind, if he was …

Two More Free Comic Book Day 2013 Titles From Dark Horse And IDW

We’ve seen the IDW Gold FCBD comic for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, here’s their Silver level book, Judge Dredd Classics, with  all-new colours on classic Dredd stories. And their FCBD version will have the Brian Bolland Judge Death stories and …

A1 To Relaunch Digitally, This Week (UPDATE)

UPDATE: Here’s the cover, Sometime this week, I don’t know where, I don’t know when, Dave Elliott will relaunch A1. For the fourth (I think) time. Originally spinning out of Dave’s time at Quality Communications working on Warrior, he and …

The Art Of Painted Comics From Dynamite – From Adams To Vess…

Dynamite Entertainment is publishing The Art of Painted Comics hardcover in October, featuring painted comic book work by the likes of  Alex Ross, Greg Hildebrandt, Frank Frazetta, Joe Jusko, Michael William Kaluta, Bill Sienkiewicz, Neal Adams, Julie Bell, Joseph Michael …

IDW Collects All Nineteen Of Brian Bolland’s Judge Dredd Stories In October

Here’s the listing, for October. Gaze into the hardcover of Dredd! JUDGE DREDD: THE COMPLETE BRIAN BOLLAND • Mega-City One, 2099. This vast urban nightmare has sprung up from the post-aploalyptic ashes of North America’s east coast. Each of the …