Episode #177: “Batman ’88” | The Killing Joke & A Death in the Family (1988)

In 1986, Frank Miller introduced us to a dark and gritty Batman who’s pulling a Murtaugh and definitely getting too old for this #@&% in The Dark Knight Returns. In 1987, Frank Miller jumped back and showed us Bruce Wayne’s formative first year as the Batman in Batman: Year One. In 1988, Alan Moore, Jim Starlin, Brian Bolland, and Jim Aparo decided to beat the crap (literally) out of the Bat family by crippling Batgirl and killing Robin. This episode we take a look at two of the most influential Batman stories of all time: The Killing Joke and A Death in the Family.

New Movie News:

Intro [0:00]

“Timeless” TV series [5:11]

The Killing Joke:

The Killing Joke discussion [12:13]

A Death in the Family:

A Death in the Family discussion [47:10]

Wrap-up & Next Episodes [1:07:35]

Videos:

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