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Is what the Joker says about world wars in "The Killing Joke" true?

More "grain of truth" than "true." This question on the "Skeptics" site goes into some detail about the telephone poles. Not a cause of WWII, but more of an incident in the problems that built up ...
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What really happened to Batman at the end of The Killing Joke?

Batman does not die at the end of The Killing Joke. The Killing Joke ends with an iconic final page, on which The story about a man who wants to kill Batman was a bonus added to the 2008 "Deluxe ...
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Jokers' gun in "The Killing Joke"

Barrels That is not a second barrel. It is the slide for emptying rounds from the cylinder. On old style revolvers, the entire cylinder does not pop out to allow for speed loading. Instead, you open ...
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What happens to Batgirl after The Killing Joke?

Following The Killing Joke, Barbara became Oracle, using her intelligence and computer skills to help Batman and other heroes. The Batgirl mantle was eventually taken up by Cassandra Cain and later ...
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What happens to Batgirl after The Killing Joke?

Barbara Gordon quit being Batgirl a while before The Killing Joke. In fact The Killing Joke wasn't even canon for a while after, but people loved it that they kept writing stories as if it were. ...
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Jokers' gun in "The Killing Joke"

I just looked at my Killing Joke, and Joker clearly says God damn it... It's empty! Surely, he could be lying. We see that the flag comes out of the bigger barrel. When Joker shoots Barbara, it ...
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What's the melody of Joker's song in The Killing Joke?

Here you have it sung by Mark Hamill in animated version of "Killing Joke":
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What's the melody of Joker's song in The Killing Joke?

I like both the Monty Python suggestions. The lyrics fit the melody of Always Look On the Bright Side rather well: on reflection I would think that this is rather more likely than the suggestion I am ...
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What's the melody of Joker's song in The Killing Joke?

The answer is no one knows for sure, but it is pretty clear that is a rewrite of "The Galaxy Song" by Monty Python. It follows the same schema of paragraphs topics, references it with "the universe" ...
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