DC漫畫特別企劃，以黑白線稿重新演繹蝙蝠俠賣座漫畫《蝙蝠俠：致命玩笑》中的「An Innocent Man」故事，邀約Bolland團隊繪製漫畫封面，並由DC漫畫最強美術團隊：艾倫‧摩爾(知名作品為《守護者》、《V怪客》)及布萊恩‧伯蘭德(知名作品為《卡美洛3000》)聯手繪製，將蝙蝠俠的宿敵「小丑」以全新樣貌，再度挑戰蝙蝠俠，瘋狂、邪惡的犯罪手法徹底顛覆高譚市。
Presented in stark black and white, BATMAN NOIR: THE KILLING JOKE collects BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE, “An Innocent Man” story, and a collection of Bolland’s Batman covers. ALAN MOORE (WATCHMEN, V FOR VENDETTA) and BRIAN BOLLAND (CAMELOT 3000) take on the origin of comics’ greatest super-villain, The Joker—and changes Batman’s world forever.
One bad day.
According to the grinning engine of madness and mayhem known as The Joker, that’s all that separates the sane from the psychotic. Freed once again from the confines of Arkham Asylum, he’s out to prove his deranged point. And he’s going to use Gotham City’s top cop, Commissioner Jim Gordon, and his brilliant and beautiful daughter Barbara to do it.
Now Batman must race to stop his archnemesis before his reign of terror claims two of the Dark Knight’s closest friends. Can he finally put an end to the cycle of bloodlust and lunacy that links these two iconic foes before it leads to its fatal conclusion? And as the horrifying origin of the Clown Prince of Crime is finally revealed, will the thin line that separates Batman’s nobility and The Joker’s insanity snap once and for all?