Witness Batman's first encounter with The Joker and his origins in this volume collecting the graphic novels Batman: The Killing Joke and Batman: The Man Who Laughs! Alan Moore takes on some of DC's most classic characters, offering his unforgettable version of the disturbing relationship between the Dark Knight and his greatest foe, the Joker. In this groundbreaking work, Moore creates a twisted tale of insanity and human perseverance. Then, in The Man Who Laughs, a mysterious homicidal maniac is killing prominent citizens of Gotham City, each time leaving an unusual calling card: a ghastly rictus grin plastered on the victims' lifeless faces. The Dark Knight Detective is on the case, and before long finds himself taking on the Clown Prince of Crime! This edition presents Brian Bolland's exquisite artwork for The Killing Joke in black and white.