8. The Killing Joke by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland
The best graphic novel ever, the greatest Joker story ever. The Killing Joke has everything that you could possibly ask for, not just as a comic book fan but as a fan of good writing. I had to buy this book twice as someone stole the first copy. Well, they asked to borrow it and, suffice to say, The Killing Joke never came back.
The Killing Joke, is dark and when it first published deemed to be controversial. The Joker is savage, maniacal and Batman is vengeful and on the precipice of…actually, I’m not giving away any spoilers. Find out for yourself.