‘Batman: The Killing Joke’ Teaser Trailer: He’s Insane

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The Killing Joke is one of the most divisive Batman stories of all time. Alan Moore’s graphic novel remains a thorny topic for some fans, who feel as though Barbara Gordon’s treatment is despicable, while others have lauded Moore’s work as an iconic installment in the ongoing saga of Batman and The Joker. Further raising a few eyebrows is DC Comics’ animated adaptation of the story, which now has an official teaser along with a 12-minute sneak peek to show you how they brought this particular tale from page to screen.

Above you can watch the short teaser for Batman: The Killing Joke, directed by Sam Liu with Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill reprising their voice roles as Batman and The Joker, respectively. Regardless of how you feel about Moore’s book, an animated adaptation of such a violent story feels a bit…strange. Animation has an inherent amount of levity, while The Killing Joke is anything but [.]