MERCH: Kotobukiya Joker Statue From Alan Moore's THE KILLING JOKE

This one should make Joker fans very happy. Kotobukiya have released a 1/6th scale 11-inch tall ARTFX statue of Batman's iconic nemesis (and one of those creepy cherub things), inspired by the cover to Alan Moore's classic story. Click on to check out a few snaps..

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 11/7/2012






A Kotobukiya Japanese import! With plenty of Batman statues released over the years, Gotham city’s most evil is out to take revenge on the world. Joining the ranks of such greats as The Dark Knight Returns Batman vs. Joker is another classic Batman story come to life in Batman The Killing Joke The Joker! A 1988 graphic novel by Alan Moore and drawn by Brian Bolland, The Killing Joke is a story about Joker and how he came to be the Clown Prince of Crime. Other than an interesting origin story for him, the book also features one of the most famous scenes in the history of comics: Joker shooting Barbara Gordon (which would in turn lead to her becoming the hero Oracle). Almost as famous as its contents is Joke’s iconic cover image, captured for the first time as an ARTFX Statue!

Featuring a portrait inspired by the graphic novel cover art coupled with an original pose by Kotobukiya, this new statue brings the maniacal clown to life as you’ve never seen him before. Joker stands with one foot resting on a crate of dynamite, smiling his huge toothy grin as he snaps a photo on his old school film camera. The sadistic villain’s costume is incredibly detailed, showing off every seam, cuff, button, crease, and more on his purple three piece suit and trench coat. His outfit is even topped off by authentic studded spats, fedora, iconic white gloves, and lapel-pinned flower. The Joker’s elongated white painted face leaps right off of the graphic novel cover with its deep laugh lines, left eye squeezed shut, and unruly green hair peeking out from under his hat. There’s even a motion sensor built into the base that activates an LED spot lamp and camera shutter sound after a brief delay. As an added bonus, the lamp is movable and can be placed at any angle around the statue!

Sculpted by Junnosuke Abe, The Killing Joke Joker stands 11 inches tall (1/6th scale) on a special display base that includes the broken crate of dynamite, LED lamp, and a creepy cherub henchman. The Joker is an incredible statue capturing one of the most famous graphic novels of all time, and he’ll look great on display or alongside other DC Comics-inspired statues from Kotobukiya like the Batman Black Costume Ver. Lights, camera, action!

Available May 2013.










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TopCat89 - 11/7/2012, 9:09 AM
That is pretty sinister....i like it!
Batman is probably my favourite comic hero...but i've never got round to reading 'The Killing Joke'...crazy i know.
dezdigi - 11/7/2012, 9:10 AM
Awesome. My definitive version of the Joker!
Asterisk - 11/7/2012, 9:28 AM
FRANK MILLER DIDN'T WRITE THE KILLING JOKE. THAT WAS ALAN MOORE.
Jolt17 - 11/7/2012, 9:29 AM
Cool statue.

I believe it's Alan Moore's, though...
jimpinto24 - 11/7/2012, 9:31 AM
It's badass! Love The Joker!
DarthTesla - 11/7/2012, 9:31 AM
That is [frick]ing beautiful, but WTF FRANK MILLER????

ALAN. MOORE.
invalensname5 - 11/7/2012, 9:33 AM
Alan Moore, for God's sake.
Patient2670 - 11/7/2012, 9:37 AM
Gorgeous statue. Alan Moore wrote the book, yes, but the artwork is Brian Bolland. There's nobody better.
optimus - 11/7/2012, 9:42 AM
ALAN MOORE for god's sake!
RorMachine - 11/7/2012, 9:42 AM
Jesus, it was just a brain fart! Killing Joke is my fave Batman story, I always just mix up Moore and Miller in my head..i'll fix it now.

TheNerdicon, thanks for the advice..now go [frick] yourself:)
EpicMan - 11/7/2012, 9:42 AM
FREE GRIF
GoILL - 11/7/2012, 9:44 AM
Sick statue right there.
RorMachine - 11/7/2012, 9:48 AM
Right, you got me..I never read The Killing Joke, I thought Miller wrote it, and have no idea who Alan Moore is.

Anyone who actually knows me on here care to set this tool straight?
JohnnyKrypton - 11/7/2012, 9:54 AM
@TheNerdicon

Guy...you're way off base and more than a little presumptuous regarding Ror (who started off around here as a fan/vistor/commenter, just like you except less of a tool)
Shadowelfz - 11/7/2012, 9:54 AM
Oh my God Nerdicon people aren't allowed to make mistakes? In that case man Ror you are a horrible person for transposing names. Shame on you. How dare you make a mistake on a user created website!

Seriously, though, if your going to pick a fight at least pick a fight on something worth fighting for. Somebody says something that offends you or insults you, fine, but ripping on someone for a simple mistake? Grow up.
OdinsBeard - 11/7/2012, 9:55 AM
why is he tea bagging the little midget?
RexMason - 11/7/2012, 9:58 AM
Superb!
TopCat89 - 11/7/2012, 10:00 AM
@Nomis @IM53 Cheers, i'm looking into getting it now.
Groillagrod87 - 11/7/2012, 10:05 AM
My third favorite batman book next to the dark knight returns and hush
ABLEE337 - 11/7/2012, 10:20 AM
I would have to say it's more of a Brian Bolland statue than an Alan Moore. Moore wrote the story but Bolland drew it and that is a Brian Bolland Joker.
AC1 - 11/7/2012, 10:24 AM
@TheNerdicon I don't think Ror and I have ever even spoken on here before but I'm pretty sure he's a huge fan of Neil Gaiman's Sandman, meaning he is most definitely a comic fan, and I'm sure he's mentioned Watchmen a few times too, meaning he definitely knows who Alan Moore is. In fact, the doesn't the 'Ror' part of 'RorMachine' refer to Rorschach from Watchmen? As does his articles being grouped under rorschachsrants? I even remember when I first joined the site and he was The Comedian. It was a slip of the tongue (well, keyboard), get over it and stop crying. Who pissed in your Cheerios this morning?
GoILL - 11/7/2012, 10:36 AM
@LEVITKUZ

I'm pretty sure Ror was being sarcastic in his second post.
AC1 - 11/7/2012, 10:37 AM
@LEVITIKUZ are you familiar with the concept of sarcasm? If so, reread Ror's comment about never reading The Killing Joke and not knowing who Alan Moore is. Have you noticed something?

Unless of course you were also being sarcastic, in which case this explanatory comment to you has been a total misfire...
AC1 - 11/7/2012, 10:48 AM
I read The Long Halloween for the first time today. I'm only just starting to get seriously into comics and I love how much more I'm discovering about these characters like Batman who I've grown up with through movies and cartoons.

It's my favourite Batbook I've read so far, out of Long Halloween, Arkham Asylum A Serious House On Serious Earth, The Killing Joke, and Year One, but each is fantastic in its own way. Halloween just has the best story IMO. Killing Joke however is another favourite because of how good it is as a character study for The Joker and exploring his relationship to Batman. I didn't really like how much Moore went into detail on Joker's backstory (I like him to be a mystery) but I was glad when the end of the book hinted Joker might have been making some, or all, of it up. Year One is the best character study for Batman and Gordon, and Arkham also has a fantastic story. I'm also trying to get a hold of the 'Shaman' story arc from 'Legends of the Dark Knight' which ties into Year One, I got the first issue as a free download but I wanna buy the whole thing in paper format.
thalidomide - 11/7/2012, 10:52 AM
My copy of The Killing Joke is one my of prize possessions.
thalidomide - 11/7/2012, 10:53 AM
@acira

Arkham Asylum is [frick]ing sick!
AC1 - 11/7/2012, 11:02 AM
Yeah, I love the art in Arkham, I love how expressionistic it is, it's also kind of creepy, it's how I'd imagine things to look during a Scarecrow fear toxin fueled hallucination. Only minor problem is that the text can be hard to read at times, since it blends into the artwork.
RorMachine - 11/7/2012, 11:13 AM
Love Arkham Asylum, but have a question for you guys about it..who was the dude in eh wheelchair that Batman pushes down the stairs supposed to be? Was it Dr Destiny? As in..The Sandman's Dr Destiny?
AC1 - 11/7/2012, 11:22 AM
@Ror I've got the version of Arkham Asylum with the script at the end, and the character is named Destiny so it seems like it's him.
bbarber2323 - 11/7/2012, 11:31 AM
Wow. Seriously some of the dumbest people on earth are here. Nice attempt at a save Levitkuz. Moron.
M3T4LL0 - 11/7/2012, 11:32 AM
GoILL - 11/7/2012, 11:39 AM
@53

Hoping that they adapt this into an animated film so we get exactly that.
GLprime2814 - 11/7/2012, 12:51 PM
Kotobukiya does awesome work, I own the colossus and gambit they did, will be adding this to my stash.
dollstix - 11/7/2012, 12:53 PM
I love the Killing Joke and always believed a very young Peter O Toole would have made a fabulous Joker!!!
marvel72 - 11/7/2012, 1:42 PM
@ nomis

i've read/own the dark knight returns,batman year one,batman arkham asylum & the killing joke.

i love the artwork on the cover of batman shadow of the bat,is that the art that is featured in the book.
BlueDemon - 11/7/2012, 2:37 PM
The little baby/midget thing alone is EPIC lol Looks expensive though
admiralhowdy - 11/7/2012, 3:14 PM
What in the name of God is that thing between his legs? I don't seem to recall a winged midget in this story... that much of my brain cells have truly gone?
LegacyFilms - 11/7/2012, 3:43 PM
Love this graphic novel, always felt it was too short, though.

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