The Killing Joke
Alan Moore was one of those comic-strip writers working in the eighties, who brought the broader mainstream narrative technique to the fore in the comic industry. the Killing Joke is a slight departure, in that the narrative is more comic-strip orientated. An example of this is the scene where Barbara Gordon encounters The Joker and its traumatic consequence. They just don't do things that way in other media, that's especially true of dramatic mediums like film and television. So, it was a bit of a surprise to learn they've actually made an animated feature out of it, then I watched this video teaser for the production and what did I learn? They've filled out Barbara Gordon's role of course, giving her a broader foundation in the drama. That's a bit of a shame really, because although I wrote, they just don't do that way..., it's not quite true, there are occasional examples, things like McGoohan's The Prisoner.
There's also that controversy over the ending, that's garnered some attention in recent years. I do recall, when I first read the book, a friend stated categorically that the joker dies, I don't see it myself and I've looked really hard for the clues in those panels. It'll be interesting to see how they interpret the ending in this feature.