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Everyone knows the name Batman. And many of you will recognize his rival, the Joker, with white skin and green hair. This is a comic book classic in which the Joker tries to force Batman and the police to become like him – to go crazy after “one bad day.”
Superhero comics can be difficult to read (even for me) because often you need to know all the characters and their background already. But The Killing Joke tells the story of the origin of the Joker, and you don’t need to know much about the other characters.
Warning: There is some sexualized violence which may be uncomfortable to read.
My two cents: If you want to read a good but short Batman comic that will stick in your mind, this is the one for you.