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So What Really Happened At The End Of ‘The Killing Joke’? [Opinion]

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In case you haven't heard yet, Grant Morrison recently offered his take on the end of The Killing Joke, the seminal 1988 story from Alan Moore and Brian Bolland. Widely considered one of the greatest Batman stories -- and possibly the greatest Joker story -- of all time, the ending is, arguably, a bit ambiguous. In an interview on Kevin Smith's "Fatman on Batman," Morrison said he believes that one-shot was Moore and Bolland's take on what would be a final Batman story --similar to Moore's Superman: Whatever Happened To The Man Of Tomorrow? -- with the story ending when, in his mind, Batman chokes the Joker to death as he laughs maniacally.

The timing of this comment from Morrison is interesting, because I was talking about this scene a few days ago with a friend who I've been having this same argument with since 1998. She's on Team Morrison, believing that Batman kills the Joker as well. It's an interesting theory, and one I understand, but here's the thing: Not only do I think both my friend and Morrison are wrong, but I think Batman killing the Joker would make for a completely pointless story.

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Shane Glines Hits All The Right Angles With ‘Beware the Batman’ Character Designs [Art]

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If you're a fan of Warner Bros. Animation's DC Comics work, then you're already a fan of Shane Glines. Since 1996, he's been working as a character designer on shows like Superman: The Animated Series, The New Batman Adventures, Batman Beyond and Justice League Unlimited, and now, he's hard at work on the new Beware the Batman.

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Action, Romance And Coffee In ‘Batman Inc.’ Conclusion [Preview]

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In one short month, Grant Morrison's eight-year run on Batman will come to an end with Batman Incorporated #13. Much of the the latter part of Morrison's run has featured art from collaborator Chris Burnham, who will finish out the run with the writer. DC Comics has released three inked preview pages from the concluding issue, which you can check out after the jump.

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‘Detective Comics’ 871, ‘Batman and Robin’ 17, ‘Batwoman’ 0: Still Have Room for More Batman?

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This week marks the continued roll-out of the new Batman line at DC with Paul Cornell and Scott McDaniel's Batman and Robin, Scott Snyder and Jock's Detective Comics with a Commissioner Gordon backup drawn by Francesco Francavi

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Scott Snyder Explains New ‘Detective Comics’ and the Dark Mirror of Gotham [Video + Preview]

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The first issue of Detective Comics written by Scott Snyder ("American Vampire") drops today with art by Jock and a backup feature on Commissioner Gordon with art by Francesco Francavilla. Naturally, we sent our very ow

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Commissioner James Gordon One of Country’s Cutest Dogs

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Competitions have been unkind to Batman fandom every since, in 1988, a call-in poll sent Jason Todd to that big waiting room in the sky for about 15 years. But this past Thanksgiving another cruel blow was dealt when

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