Joker (Comic book) Review

  • Title: Joker
  • Author: Brian Azzarello
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Publication Date: November 4, 2008
  • Edition: Hardcover
  • Special Features: 
  • Pages: 128
  • Price: $23.99 CAN ($19.99 U.S)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4012-1581-1

Joker is out of Arkham, and has some how managed to convince the staff that he is cured. But once he’s out, he’s ready to wreck havoc, and take back the city others have stole from him.

Johnny Frost is hired to pick up Joker when he is released, and for some whatever reason has the desire to be like him. But after watching the violence, and cruel acts the Joker unfolds, Johnny stars to have moments where he starts to realize that maybe, just maybe, he doesn’t want this life.

Harley Quinn makes an appearance here, but she doesn’t have a single line of dialogue, which makes me wonder why she was even featured here. Joker here bares a strong resemblance to Heath Ledgers Joker from Batman: The Dark Knight.

I found while reading this, that after I finished reading a page and flipped to the next, I’d have to go back to make sure I didn’t miss a page because at times it felt like I missed a line or two of dialogue, so it made for a tricky read to times. Other than that, it was nice to see Joker interact with some for a semi-long period that isn’t Harley, and see how he interacts with them. But this not one of the favorite Joker stories, but it’s definitely not remotely bad either.

Overall rating: 3/5 stars.

Would I recommend: With you like the Joker, especially Heath Ledgers, then you’ll probably find yourself liking this take.
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