France Solves The Problem Of The Batman Killing Joke Colour Scheme

When Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland, it was coloured by Jon Higgins with a garish colour scheme, lots of purples and greens and oranges clashing hard.

Hen it was remastered recently, the book was recoloured by Bolland to more muted, darker, knocked back pages, more in line with his intended vision.

But that has caused some debate with those who preferred the impact of the original colours, more in keeping with the carnival imagery of the comic.

Well, the French have solved the matter for all. By publishing it in black-and-white.

Here's the comparable difference…

killing-joke-penguin-555x290DC Comics have always had a problem reprinting the format in one that's big enough for bookstores. How about you folk just print it three times in three ways?



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