​What Happens When The Joker Finally Pushes Batman Too Far

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Batman's deadly, never-ending tango with the Joker is the series' most iconic, defining conflict. So what happens when the Joker finally pushes his nemesis too far? What happens when Batman decides to end it?

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That's the question at the heart of "The Deal," an incredible, incredibly dark fan comic by writer Gerado Preciado and artist Daniel Bayliss. Loaded with equal parts disturbing violence and spiraling philosophical musing, it begins with a great tragedy and ends with a greater one.

It contains pages like this:

Illustration for article titled ​What Happens When The Joker Finally Pushes Batman Too Far
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And this:

Illustration for article titled ​What Happens When The Joker Finally Pushes Batman Too Far

Go check it out.

(Via Wired)

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DISCUSSION

That was pretty much the point of The Killing Joke.

Batman wraps his hand around his neck, and suddenly, the laughter stops. What happens is quite obvious if you ask me.