This came up when talking with a friend recently - is there a story out there that is generally accepted as a classic, but that leaves you cold? Something everyone else seems to love, but you just hate it? Interested in what some of you think.
I know some love it , but for me it's THE KILLING JOKE. I hated it in 1988 and the few times I've re-read it since have done nothing to change my mind. Barbara is only a victim in this story, not a hero. The treatment of Jim Gordon is sadistic. But what solidified my feelings for me was the story ends with Batman and the Joker sharing a laugh. Really? After what happened in this story they're chuckling over a joke? (I've read the theories that what actually happens is Batman kills the Joker at the end. Yeah ... sorry, I think you're seeing something that ain't there).