008: Persepolis and Batman: The Killing Joke

In this episode, we discuss the history of comic book censorship, the benefits of the comic book medium, and the differences between censorship and criticism—with extensive discussion of Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis and Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s Batman: The Killing Joke.

Further Reading:
Comics Bogeyman: A Look Back At Seduction of the Innocent
Persepolis controversy continues after Chicago Public Schools ban
Who’s afraid of Persepolis?
It’s time to kill The Killing Joke
Batman: The Killing Joke official trailer

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