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 always knew it was meant to be non-continuity, the Batmite reference was enough for that, but dammit. Though didn't Alan Moore once say that it was "only a Batman annual"?
UPDATE: Here come the clever clogs.
@bleedingcool You never got that? I'm pretty sure alan moore even commented on it himself years ago. It fulfills the promise of the opening.
— Alan Sizzler Kistler (@SizzlerKistler) August 16, 2013
@bleedingcool I said this in print in my book on KILLING JOKE. And it's the poison needle, not a neck snap. Evidence not only on final page.
— Julian Darius (@JulianDarius) August 16, 2013