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    Brian Bolland Batman: The Killing Joke Story Page 2 Original Art (DC, 1988). Few comic books in DC history have had such long-lasting effects on the entire DC Universe. Killing Joke was simultaneously one of Alan Moore's best-written stories, one of Brian Bolland's best-drawn tales, and one of the best ever Batman/Joker stories.
    As you can see from Page 2, the story starts with a wordless, grim sequence rendered in a cinematographic noir style as Batman arrives at the Arkham Asylum. Bolland's pacing of the action on this page is impeccable, and with no need for dialog at all, it allows him to completely control the narrative. We get panels with Batman (who only appeared on roughly half the story's pages), Commissioner Gordon, and even a cameo appearance by Two-Face... but the big reveal is "Name Unknown"... The Joker.
    The page was rendered in stark ink over graphite on Bristol board with a matted image area of 11.5" x 15.75". It is toned and in Very Good condition.

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