The First Trailer For Batman: The Killing Joke Is Here…Kinda?

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Along the lines of Batman Year One and The Dark Knight Returns, 1988’s Batman: The Killing Joke is considered a classic and one of the best Batman (and Joker) stories ever.  Written by legend (and all around curmudgeon) Alan Moore and fantastic art by Brian Bolland, this one shot would lay the groundwork for many years to come in the Bat-books, particularly for one Barbara Gordon.  It is here that the tragic events that turn her from Batgirl to eventually Oracle occur.  (I kept that vague, just in case I have to worry about spoilers, which I probably do not.)

The book is violent and a physiological head trip for all involved, especially the Gordons.  We get perhaps the most definitive Joker origin (if there can ever be such a thing), in the pre-New 52/pre-Zero Hour/can anyone keep track anymore? continuity.  (On a sidenote, the upcoming issue of Justice League will supposedly reveal the Joker’s true name that Batman learned while God-ing out in the Mobius Chair.)

It will be interesting to see how honest the animated film is to the source material.  Warner Bros. has reportedly given the ok to make the film R-rated (isn’t everything these days?) but a rating has not been given yet.

You can watch the “trailer” (and more) after the break.  I found it a bit weak (and wonder how legit this is, more on that after the break as well) and I don’t know that it would draw in many fans who don’t already have some idea what is going on.  But they still have time, and this feels more like a teaser trailer than a full trailer.  But with Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill on board as Batman and the Joker respectively, count me in.

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Going Through The DCAU Part Fifteen

Remember when this came out once a week or so?

Yup, time for more cartoon talk with Jimmy and Tom.

This time, we’re covering the Batman The Animated Series episodes “What Is Reality?” “I Am The Night,” and “Off Balance”.

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Going Through The DCAU Part Fourteen

Remember when this came out once a week or so?
Yes…it’s back.

FINALLY continuing Jimmy and Tom’s trip through the DCAU.

Today’s entry is on the Batman The Animated Series episodes “Terror in the Sky,” “Almost Got ‘Im,” and “Birds of a Feather”.

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ICYMI: Going Through The DCAU Part 1

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When poking around for stuff to go through next, I considered the DCAU.

So, apparently, was Jimmy Impossible.

So, we’ll be doing it together, starting where it all began with Batman.

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Going Through The DCAU Part Twelve

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Once more, Jimmy and Tom return to work their way through the DCAU.

This week, we’re covering the Batman the Animated Series episodes “Heart of Steel Parts 1 and 2,” “If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Rich?” and “Joker’s Wild”.

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Going Through The DCAU Part Ten

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Once more, Jimmy and Tom are continuing their rewatch of the DCAU.

This week, we’re covering the Batman the Animated Series episodes “The Cape and Cowl Conspiracy,” the two-part “Robin’s Reckoning,” and “The Laughing Fish”.

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Going Through The DCAU Part Nine

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After a week off, Tom and Jimmy’s rewatch of the DCAU continues.

This week, we’re covering the Batman The Animated Series episodes “Dreams In Darkness,” “Eternal Youth,” and “Perchance to Dream”.

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Going Through The DCAU Part Eight

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Continuing Jimmy and Tom’s rewatch of the DCAU.

This week, we cover the Batman the Animated Series episodes “The Clock King,” “Appointment in Crime Alley,” and “Mad as a Hatter”.

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Going Through The DCAU Part Seven

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Continuing Tom and Jimmy’s rewatch of the DCAU.

This week, we’re covering the Batman:  The Animated Series episodes “Joker’s Favor,” “Vendetta,” and “Fear of Victory”.

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Going Through The DCAU Part Five

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Continuing Tom and Jimmy’s rewatch of the DCAU.

This week, we’re covering “Heart of Ice,” “The Cat and the Claw Parts 1 and 2,” and “See No Evil.”

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