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The Clown Prince of Crime celebrates 80 years of chaos! The Joker has been the greatest villain in comics since his debut and to celebrate we have a who’s who of comics’ finest talent giving the Harlequin of Hate the birthday roast he deserves. The stories feature a range of terror and anarchy, showing how the Joker has impacted Gotham City from the police to Arkham Asylum The Clown Prince of Crime celebrates 80 years of chaos! The Joker has been the greatest villain in comics since his debut and to celebrate we have a who’s who of comics’ finest talent giving the Harlequin of Hate the birthday roast he deserves. The stories feature a range of terror and anarchy, showing how the Joker has impacted Gotham City from the police to Arkham Asylum, from the local underworld to the Dark Knight and his allies! Make sure to RSVP to this birthday bash-you wouldn’t want to wake up with a Joker Fish on your doorstep, would you?


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The Clown Prince of Crime celebrates 80 years of chaos! The Joker has been the greatest villain in comics since his debut and to celebrate we have a who’s who of comics’ finest talent giving the Harlequin of Hate the birthday roast he deserves. The stories feature a range of terror and anarchy, showing how the Joker has impacted Gotham City from the police to Arkham Asylum The Clown Prince of Crime celebrates 80 years of chaos! The Joker has been the greatest villain in comics since his debut and to celebrate we have a who’s who of comics’ finest talent giving the Harlequin of Hate the birthday roast he deserves. The stories feature a range of terror and anarchy, showing how the Joker has impacted Gotham City from the police to Arkham Asylum, from the local underworld to the Dark Knight and his allies! Make sure to RSVP to this birthday bash-you wouldn’t want to wake up with a Joker Fish on your doorstep, would you?

30 review for The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular (2020) #1

  1. 4 out of 5

    Chad

    Ten stories celebrating the Clown Prince of Crime plus some pinups. Standouts for me were the Scott Snyder / Jock story about a psychiatrist helping the Joker's victims. Tom Taylor and Eduardo Risso's story about the Joker meeting a little boy who pulls the legs off bugs. When he finds out no one came to the kid's birthday party, he forces kids to come. We also get Punchline's origin which I quite liked. There's also a story by the late Denny O'Neill. Sadly it's not very good. I did fell a bit c Ten stories celebrating the Clown Prince of Crime plus some pinups. Standouts for me were the Scott Snyder / Jock story about a psychiatrist helping the Joker's victims. Tom Taylor and Eduardo Risso's story about the Joker meeting a little boy who pulls the legs off bugs. When he finds out no one came to the kid's birthday party, he forces kids to come. We also get Punchline's origin which I quite liked. There's also a story by the late Denny O'Neill. Sadly it's not very good. I did fell a bit cheated that there are 8 pages of reprints of iconic Joker covers when DC could have given us another story. All in all though a solid group of stories.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Logan

    Pretty fun celebration issue of the character. We also get Punchlines Origin which is pretty cool as well!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Peter Looles

    "The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1" This comic features 10 new stories about the Joker. Almost all of those stories are written by well known coming writers and drawn by well known comic artists. The first Story, "Scars" is written by Scott Snyder and drawn by Jock. This story is about a psychiatrist who treats people who have encountered Joker and his terrible acts of violence and manipulation. I liked this story because it truly understands Joker. It displays Joker's mani "The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1" This comic features 10 new stories about the Joker. Almost all of those stories are written by well known coming writers and drawn by well known comic artists. The first Story, "Scars" is written by Scott Snyder and drawn by Jock. This story is about a psychiatrist who treats people who have encountered Joker and his terrible acts of violence and manipulation. I liked this story because it truly understands Joker. It displays Joker's manipulating powers in an amazing way. The second story, "What Comes After a Joke?" is written by James Tynion IV and drawn by Mikel Janín. This story is about Punchline getting scolded in college by the principal, because she wore a Joker t-shirt in the "Dress like your hero day" that the school put together after 3 coworkers of the brother of a student in the school were killed by Joker. Punchline stands up to him and the kills him to prove to Joker that he can trust her and work with her. I didn't like this story. The artwork wasn't really my style and the story felt totally unnecessary, uninteresting and boring. The third story "Kill the Batman" is written by Gary Whitta & Greg Miller and drawn by Dan Mora. In this story Batman has just died in the hands of Joker, Alfred reveals to everybody that Batman was Bruce Wayne, him, Superman and commissioner Gordon talk to Daily Planet about Batman and there's a funeral for Batman/Bruce. Joker attends this funeral and realises that without Batman he's nothing, so he retires from crime. The first half of the story, with Superman, Alfred and Gordon talking about Batman felt kinda weird and wrong, but the second half with Joker's inner monologue and his self-realisation was really interesting and I liked it a lot, although, the ending was terrible and unfunny. The forth story, "Introducing the Dove Corps" is written by Denny O'Neil and drawn by José Luis García-López. In this story, Joker, goes to Guatemala to join the Dove Corps, a non lethal U.N. task force that tries to save some hostages, without killing anyone. Joker helps them by using a new, non lethal gun he invented, but then, when the mission is over, he kills everyone. That story was really stupid. Just really, REALLY stupid, from the first panel, to the last one. Every single panel, every single word balloon, everything was stupid. The dialogues are terribly written, the artwork was mediocre, the characters were badly written, the jokes were unfunny, the ending was unnecessary and just everything was wrong (and stupid). The fifth story, "The War Within" is written by Peter J. Tomasi and drawn by Simone Bianchi. I really can't explain what happens in this story, but I loved it. The artwork was amazing, the writing was 100% poetic and everything was just incredible. The sixth story, "The Last Smile" is written by Paul Dini and drawn by Riley Rossmo. In this story, Joker, talks to Harley Quinn about a nightmare he has every night. In this nightmare he is put on death row and he makes fun of everyone, but when he is in the electric chair he sees Batman looking at him and laughing. I liked this story, because the artwork was great and the writing was very good as well. It dives deep into Joker's soul in a very interesting way. The seventh story, "Birthday Bugs" is written by Tom Taylor and drawn by the incredible Eduardo Risso. In this story Joker meets in the street a lonely kid that tortures small insects. He learns that it is the kid's birthday and nobody came, so he threatens all the other kids in the neighborhood, to make them come at the kid's party. While they are blowing the candles, the kids father comes back home and it turns our he works for the Joker and that the reason Joker came there was to kill him for missing out on a "job" they had last night, but he decides just to cut some of his fingers. I really liked this story. The artwork was amazing and the writing was incredible. It was emotional and touching in an unexpected way. The characters were all well written and the dialogues as well. The eighth story, "No Heroes" is written by Eduardo Medeiros & Rafael Albuquerque and drawn by Rafael Albuquerque. In this story, an employee of the Gotham Bank tries to be a hero and save the other employees, when some robbers come in. He kills one of them, but fails to do more. One of the robbers takes his mask of and reveals that he's the Joker. He talks to this employee and spares his life. This story was interesting and it had to do with what makes someone risk his life to save the others. I quite liked this story, the writing was good, but I didn't like the artwork as much. The ninth story, "Penance" is written and drawn by Tony S. Daniel. In this story a mobster that has been targeted by Joker for taking a medallion that one of Joker's employees had goes to church to talk to a priest. He talks to him about his sins and a dream he constantly has, in which he becomes Batman and tries to catch the Joker, but fails. After that the priest takes of his mask, reveals himself as the Joker and kills the mobster. The tenth and final story, "Two Fell Into the Hornet's Nest" is written by Brian Azzarello and drawn by Lee Bermejo. This story had many similarities with Miloš Forman's classic, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest". In this story Joker is an asylum (probably Arkham Asylum) with Batman, who's also kinda crazy. This story felt weird, but it wasn't bad. It was alright. The artwork was great, but the writing was mediocre. Story 1: 10/10 Story 2: 4/10 Story 3: 6/10 Story 4: 1/10 Story 5: 10/10 Story 6: 8/10 Story 7: 10/10 Story 8: 8/10 Story 9: 7/10 Story 10: 7/10 The whole comic: 7/10

  4. 5 out of 5

    L. McCoy

    SUPER FAST REVIEW: Wow, Joker has been doing his thing for a whole 80 years! Alright so I’m gonna give a controversial opinion here: Joker is an overrated villain. Yes, despite the 2019 origin story being my favorite DC movie ever (that was an exceptional masterpiece that made the character much better IMO) I consider him overrated. That being said I still wanted to get this because he is without a doubt sort of an icon in not only comics but also culture in general as weird as that sounds. So yea SUPER FAST REVIEW: Wow, Joker has been doing his thing for a whole 80 years! Alright so I’m gonna give a controversial opinion here: Joker is an overrated villain. Yes, despite the 2019 origin story being my favorite DC movie ever (that was an exceptional masterpiece that made the character much better IMO) I consider him overrated. That being said I still wanted to get this because he is without a doubt sort of an icon in not only comics but also culture in general as weird as that sounds. So yeah once again picked up this collection piece and a sweet variant! (Artist: Lee Bermejo) I was pleasantly surprised that this anthology special is a bit better than I expect from anthologies. I think part of it is that most of the stories feel more like short crime drama and/or horror stories. That being said some are better than others as always, there are some I didn’t care for but for the most part this was pretty good and I enjoyed it. So yeah I guess even if you’re not a huge Joker fan you might enjoy this. If you are definitely pick this up! 4/5

  5. 4 out of 5

    Mel (Epic Reading)

    A collection of mini off-beat Joker stories, only of which is known to be canon. The fun of that is that we can see Joker on death row, Joker literally losing his mind, Batman dying, and so much more! And as none of it is canon it doesn’t mess everything up. The couple of pages that are canon are centred around DC’s new sidekick for the Joker, Punchline. She’s the “anti-Harley Quinn” according to DC writers. As a huge Harley Quinn fan I’m very excited to see what happens. She’s gone from the dar A collection of mini off-beat Joker stories, only of which is known to be canon. The fun of that is that we can see Joker on death row, Joker literally losing his mind, Batman dying, and so much more! And as none of it is canon it doesn’t mess everything up. The couple of pages that are canon are centred around DC’s new sidekick for the Joker, Punchline. She’s the “anti-Harley Quinn” according to DC writers. As a huge Harley Quinn fan I’m very excited to see what happens. She’s gone from the dark side to the light side (if you will) but she’s still crazy so who knows what to expect. This was a great filler while I wait for Joker War to continue coming out over the next few weeks. It’s always fun to imagine the death or life of an iconic character. I am however thankful that none of these stories are ‘true’ because they all would mean an end to the best dynamic duo there is: Batman and Joker.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Shaun Stanley

    I actually really like these anthology one shots that DC puts together. They really give authors and writers a chance to do something a little different with characters and not be held to fleshing out a full issue. The Joker collection proved to be another fun read. I think the best story for the The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular is the Scott Snyder/Jock collaboration "Scars". I also really liked the Gary Whitta/Greg Miller/Dan Mora story "Kill the Batman" and the Paul Dini/Ri I actually really like these anthology one shots that DC puts together. They really give authors and writers a chance to do something a little different with characters and not be held to fleshing out a full issue. The Joker collection proved to be another fun read. I think the best story for the The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular is the Scott Snyder/Jock collaboration "Scars". I also really liked the Gary Whitta/Greg Miller/Dan Mora story "Kill the Batman" and the Paul Dini/Riley Rossko" story "The Last Smile." "What Comes After A Joke?" is my first experience with Punchline. She seems like an interesting character so I'm curious to see her in action in Joker War. We also got a classic feeling story with Denny O'Neil (Rest in Peace)and José Luis García-López teaming up on "Introducing the Dove Corps. I know a lot of people think Joker is a overrated and overused character, but when written well, Batman and Joker bring out great stories for both characters. And I think that is important. Writers just can't make Joker crazy. The best Joker stories bring some motivation and reason to his actions. Here is to another 80 years of the best ever comic villain.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Etienne

    I ain't the biggest fan of those comic anthology, but I like this one. We get a lot of variety in art style and story style as well. Some are better than other, but overall we get a good quality of story. My only concern, and it isn't for this book in particular, but all comic anthology, is that we get short story of comic story. Something between 5 to 10 pages is very short in comic and I just feel like we get just too few pages to get into each story. I would have like maybe a bit less story b I ain't the biggest fan of those comic anthology, but I like this one. We get a lot of variety in art style and story style as well. Some are better than other, but overall we get a good quality of story. My only concern, and it isn't for this book in particular, but all comic anthology, is that we get short story of comic story. Something between 5 to 10 pages is very short in comic and I just feel like we get just too few pages to get into each story. I would have like maybe a bit less story but more depth in them. Still very enjoyable and fun for every Joker fans!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Jordan

    While there were some admittedly stellar moments dispersed throughout, the collection kind of fizzled overall. The standout story without question is ‘Scars’ by Scott Snyder and Jock. It’s a truly chilling psychological masterpiece! Other than that, there’s a nice backstory/introduction to Punchline courtesy of James Tynion, as well as a multitude of clever allusions to previous Batman lore. Noticeable omissions include Jim Lee, Grant Morrison, Jeph Loeb, Tim Sale, and Greg Capullo. I definitely While there were some admittedly stellar moments dispersed throughout, the collection kind of fizzled overall. The standout story without question is ‘Scars’ by Scott Snyder and Jock. It’s a truly chilling psychological masterpiece! Other than that, there’s a nice backstory/introduction to Punchline courtesy of James Tynion, as well as a multitude of clever allusions to previous Batman lore. Noticeable omissions include Jim Lee, Grant Morrison, Jeph Loeb, Tim Sale, and Greg Capullo. I definitely would have liked to have seen Jeff Lemire and Sean Murphy included as well. Also, I know that the story by Azzarello and Bermejo is some kind of play on One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, but I was totally lost beyond that.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Amber

    Of all the tributes DC and Marvel have been doing, really liked this one. Joker's just a fun character, but definitely not queer enough for my liking :/

  10. 4 out of 5

    Kier Scrivener

    3.5 Average The first three were stellar. A couple of the middle and end ones let me down and a few more were really great or had aspects that were good without full follow through. If you are a comics fan and you want to celebrate eighty years of The Joker I would recommend and I look forward to reading more anniversary editions of other beloved characters. 5 Stars-Scars [Written by Scott Snyder, artist: Jock, David Baron: colours, Tom Napolitano: letters] This was my favourite of the all of the 3.5 Average The first three were stellar. A couple of the middle and end ones let me down and a few more were really great or had aspects that were good without full follow through. If you are a comics fan and you want to celebrate eighty years of The Joker I would recommend and I look forward to reading more anniversary editions of other beloved characters. 5 Stars-Scars [Written by Scott Snyder, artist: Jock, David Baron: colours, Tom Napolitano: letters] This was my favourite of the all of the stories, it follows a psychotherapist that is trying to help Joker's victims heal after attacks, it is haunting, it is beautifully written, explored and drawn. And an amazing place to begin this anthology with. 4 Stars-What Comes At The End of The Joke [James Tynion IV: Writer, Mikel Janin: Artist] This explores the origin of Alexis Kaye and how she became Punchline. It is beautifully outlined in how the art makes the story have much more of a punch, it subverts a lot of traits and discusses a lot of elements around current culture, I took a lot of notes for this one] 5 Stars-Kill The Batman [Gary Whitta/Greg Miller: Writers, Dan Mora: Artist] I truly loved this one as well, all the cameos and the end was point and the very end was hilarious. It looks into the idea of 'What is a villain without a hero?' 1.5 Stars-Introducing The Dove Corps [Denny O'Neil: Writer, Jose-Luis Garcia-Lopez: Artist] This one just wasn't for me, it was just meh. UN Guatemala Trip, soldiers who are committed to not killing, no one being at all curious that they have a dude with white makeup, green hair and plastered on smile . . . matching the description of one of the world's most well known terrorists. 2.5 Stars-The War Within [Peter J. Tomasi: Writer, Simone Bianchi] This is written in songlike verse next to a gritty art style. I would give the story 2 Stars, it had potential but didn't fully live up to it but the writing 3/3.5 stars. "Is he the martyr or the madman?" is the truly poignant line, but that last image will haunt me. 3 Stars-The Last Smile [Paul Dini: Writer, Riley Rossmo: Artist] This is surprisingly the only story that includes Harley Quinn, when it begins with Joker waking up from a nightmare and Harley using those old psychologist's talents to calm him down and talk him through. This story included Poison Ivy, and a lot of nods to characters and the end is a gut punch. 3 Stars-Birthday Bugs [Tom Taylor: Writer, Eduardo Risso: Artist] This is a seemingly endearing story, where Joker bonds with a boy who mutilates his bugs and than coerces neighbours to come to his birthday party. It includes one of the funniest lines to me: "Seriously? You keep one box of torture bugs and everyone's judgemental." and of course it also is deeply horrifying. 4 Stars-No Heroes [Eduardo Medeiros: Writer, Rafael Albuquerque: Writer/Artist] This one follows a young man who is an intern at a bank, and 'is a hero' trying to stop the armed robbery, which results in him killing a man. Joker leaves him with "You know I have a bit of a crush on heroes because sooner or later, they all become martyrs." 2 Stars-Penance [Tony St. Daniel: Writer/Artist] "Killing is a mortal sin, we've had this conversation before" A head of a Gotham Crime Family stops by a church to confess his sins. I must admit, this is one of my favourite tropes. It is the part I loved so much about the Daredevil show and many other medias that incorporate it. It is juxtaposed and funny to be when it involves this dynamic. The end took a turn that was cool if it didn't kind of seem like very incongruent and left me a bit unfulfilled. 2 Stars-Two Fell Into The Hornet's Nest [Brian Azzarello: Writer, Lee Bermejo: Artist] I loved that it took place in Arkham, loved that included almost the whole rogues gallery, loved that the smile looked glued on. (One of my favourite aspects throughout was seeing the different renderings of Joker and especially the depiction of his smile). . . . but the rest was a strange fever dream. I have my own speculations but I am not sure what message or plot this was trying to convey. Insanity, abuse of patients, illusions, arrogance of Bats, the everchanging reality of Joker and his past and story, that 'treatment' is what drove him, that he and Batman are the same. . . I honestly don't know. Maybe none. Maybe all. _________ also a note: out of the 37 writers/artists/colourist, letterers, only one is female of the additional 13 artists used for one take pages/cover: two more are female there are no female writers, and Fiona Staples is the only female artist employed that was given creative freedom and of that is given one page, the very last page. Jordie Bellaire was a colourist, and Michelle Madsen was a co-artist. 3/50 is 0.06% meaning less than one percent of people hired were women.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Scott Waldyn

    Some good and a lot of bad or mediocre in here. That last story in particular is all sorts of bad, and it leaves one wondering why it was even included. My full review is up at http://thebatmanuniverse.net/joker-14/. Some good and a lot of bad or mediocre in here. That last story in particular is all sorts of bad, and it leaves one wondering why it was even included. My full review is up at http://thebatmanuniverse.net/joker-14/.

  12. 4 out of 5

    SamBilly

    it was good and mysterious in some wys

  13. 4 out of 5

    Mariah

    Regardless of how you feel of the Joker, the Joker is the most infamous of the Batman villains. He's one of few who cuts Batman where it hurts. The Joker isn't my personal favorite Batman villain, however, I mostly purchased this to see how Punchline is introduced. If you're an avid Batman or DC collector like I am, this is a notable anniversary edition to add. Sprinkled throughout the numerous stories are infamous Joker covers. This includes Joker & Death in the Family along with the Killing Jo Regardless of how you feel of the Joker, the Joker is the most infamous of the Batman villains. He's one of few who cuts Batman where it hurts. The Joker isn't my personal favorite Batman villain, however, I mostly purchased this to see how Punchline is introduced. If you're an avid Batman or DC collector like I am, this is a notable anniversary edition to add. Sprinkled throughout the numerous stories are infamous Joker covers. This includes Joker & Death in the Family along with the Killing Joke. I pretend that the Killing Joke isn't canon because I HATE what the Joker does to Barbara. That's the thing with the Joker though, he deals personal blows to Batman whereas other villains don't go there. Punchline is the Joker's new girlfriend. Punchline is one of the worst names they could have come up with, but I love her look. The purple edgy look with her teal hair and the red circles on her cheeks compliments the Joker's clown look. (view spoiler)[ Her name is Alexis. She's a college student and decides to dress up as her favorite superhero "the Joker". She is talked down to for this choice in which she sprays her interviewer with Joker gas and the Joker appears to oversee her work. I think this sets up Punchline perfectly in future runs in DC Comics (hide spoiler)] I'm interested to see how Punchline is developed in future comic issues. With an anthology like this, there are stories I liked and some that were a miss. Besides the Punchline story, I liked the first story in this issue. (view spoiler)[ This story discusses a therapist who is helping past Joker victims heal. He's working with Bruce directly to help rehabilitate victims. That is until Joker sprays him with acid gas as he's shown hiding under his bed. This story was spooky and shows the scarier side of the Joker. (hide spoiler)] There's also the story taking place after Batman dies (view spoiler)[ we see the Joker helping out at the DMV because that's the best way for him to wreck havoc (hide spoiler)] The stories of Joker visiting a child's b-day party and hallucinating killing Batman weren't my personal favorites. I was surprised how little Harley was in these stories. I know she was introduced in the 90's and the Joker was created back in 1942 (according to the first cover in this book), but Harley still served a part in the Joker's story. Harley is featured with Poison Ivy drinking at a bar, but that's about it. As a fan of DC Comics, I'm glad I purchased this. It was reflection of the Joker's introduction into comics.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Thirty37Seven

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Scars - Scott's Joker is always creepy as fuck and I love it. I don't blame the guy for getting rid of the flesh-rose when he was a kid, what kind of parents give their child a rose made of flesh? Then beat him for throwing it away because he's terrified of it. Terrible people, that's who. "What Comes After A Joke?" - A decent origin story for Punchline. I don't really know what to say, I guess I expected more. I'm glad she's not a Harley clone and I love her outfit. Great character design. Kill T Scars - Scott's Joker is always creepy as fuck and I love it. I don't blame the guy for getting rid of the flesh-rose when he was a kid, what kind of parents give their child a rose made of flesh? Then beat him for throwing it away because he's terrified of it. Terrible people, that's who. "What Comes After A Joke?" - A decent origin story for Punchline. I don't really know what to say, I guess I expected more. I'm glad she's not a Harley clone and I love her outfit. Great character design. Kill The Batman - The aftermath of Joker killing Batman. I've always wanted a full story like this but more serious. The story ending with him working at the DMV because he doesn't know what to do with himself but he still wants to hurt people was a great... uh... punchline. Introducing The Dove Corps - Probably my least favorite of this collection. It felt like an old school Joker story though and I liked that. The War Within - This was different from all the rest, more of a poem I guess. The Last Smile - This had the most adorable artwork. I didn't read the writing credits at the beginning but when I finished it I said "Paul Dini wrote this didn't he? ... Yep." Dude has a magical touch when it comes to Batman. Paul Dini and Scott Snyder can shower me with Batman stories and I will never get tired of them. Birthday Bugs - Great story. Were the "hotdogs" the dad's fingers? No Heroes - You know, Rafa? I see you draw Joker and all I can really see is how similar he looks like Skinner. Joker is a descendant of Skinner Sweet. Goddamn it I fucking miss Skinner. Penance - Went exactly how I expected, minus the Scooby Doo reveal. Liked the touch with the whistle at the end. Two Fell into the Hornet's Nest - Cute little tribute to One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, the ending made me laugh. "So long, old... chump."

  15. 5 out of 5

    Victoria Anastasia Belle

    💡Spoiler-Free Book Review for 𝕋𝕙𝕖 𝕁𝕠𝕜𝕖𝕣 𝟠𝟘𝕥𝕙 𝔸𝕟𝕟𝕚𝕧𝕖𝕣𝕤𝕒𝕣𝕪 𝟙𝟘𝟘-ℙ𝕒𝕘𝕖 𝕊𝕦𝕡𝕖𝕣 𝕊𝕡𝕖𝕔𝕥𝕒𝕔𝕦𝕝𝕒𝕣 𝟚𝟘𝟚𝟘💡 🃏 Can you believe the Joker has been around for 80 years? 🤩 𝕋𝕙𝕖 𝕁𝕠𝕜𝕖𝕣 𝟠𝟘𝕥𝕙 𝔸𝕟𝕟𝕚𝕧𝕖𝕣𝕤𝕒𝕣𝕪 𝟙𝟘𝟘-ℙ𝕒𝕘𝕖 𝕊𝕦𝕡𝕖𝕣 𝕊𝕡𝕖𝕔𝕥𝕒𝕔𝕦𝕝𝕒𝕣 𝟚𝟘𝟚𝟘 provided by @dccomics is an 80-year celebration of the Joker, packaged and wrapped up in a comic anthology of 10 stories that will leave you laughing for more!😁🤣 🦇 I love the Joker!🤩 And this comic anthology did not disappoint!😉 I found myself relishing this outstanding collection – my fa 💡Spoiler-Free Book Review for 𝕋𝕙𝕖 𝕁𝕠𝕜𝕖𝕣 𝟠𝟘𝕥𝕙 𝔸𝕟𝕟𝕚𝕧𝕖𝕣𝕤𝕒𝕣𝕪 𝟙𝟘𝟘-ℙ𝕒𝕘𝕖 𝕊𝕦𝕡𝕖𝕣 𝕊𝕡𝕖𝕔𝕥𝕒𝕔𝕦𝕝𝕒𝕣 𝟚𝟘𝟚𝟘💡 🃏 Can you believe the Joker has been around for 80 years? 🤩 𝕋𝕙𝕖 𝕁𝕠𝕜𝕖𝕣 𝟠𝟘𝕥𝕙 𝔸𝕟𝕟𝕚𝕧𝕖𝕣𝕤𝕒𝕣𝕪 𝟙𝟘𝟘-ℙ𝕒𝕘𝕖 𝕊𝕦𝕡𝕖𝕣 𝕊𝕡𝕖𝕔𝕥𝕒𝕔𝕦𝕝𝕒𝕣 𝟚𝟘𝟚𝟘 provided by @dccomics is an 80-year celebration of the Joker, packaged and wrapped up in a comic anthology of 10 stories that will leave you laughing for more!😁🤣 🦇 I love the Joker!🤩 And this comic anthology did not disappoint!😉 I found myself relishing this outstanding collection – my favorites being “Scars” and “Birthday Bugs.” The illustrations provided by a variety of artists brought the stories to life! And the writers whom wrote the scripts really know how to leave you laughing. Also, we are reminded of the fascinating Yin-Yang relationship the Joker and Batman share! And how they are responsible for creating one another. What I really enjoyed here (that I noticed isn’t always present in other comics) was the depth given to the characters. There were times I found myself empathizing with the Joker, feeling his pain, and understanding why he is the way he is. Overall, this is an outstanding collection and a must for all Joker vs. Batman lovers!🥰🖤

  16. 5 out of 5

    Richard

    Sigh. Why must I hate what everyone else loves? The Joker is, in my humble opinion, an overrated, overused, overly beloved character. Most of these stories are just so full of violence, cruelty, and brutality that it's difficult to understand why Joker is so well "liked" (for lack of a better word). I can't understand why DC is so intent on promoting the ugliest kind of violence with Batman and the Bat-related characters in general, and this character in particular. I couldn't find any entertain Sigh. Why must I hate what everyone else loves? The Joker is, in my humble opinion, an overrated, overused, overly beloved character. Most of these stories are just so full of violence, cruelty, and brutality that it's difficult to understand why Joker is so well "liked" (for lack of a better word). I can't understand why DC is so intent on promoting the ugliest kind of violence with Batman and the Bat-related characters in general, and this character in particular. I couldn't find any entertainment in the stories here. They just made me feel gross afterward. It's time to stop presenting the Joker as a hero, or "antihero" or "relatable" or whatever DC is trying to do with the character lately. I've had enough Joker (and Batman) for a long while.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Seth

    This is a collection of 100 pages short tales centering around the joker. Overall, most of the stories were pretty good. Some hit harder than others and some were weaker, but that’s expected. This was a 9.99 giant comic and I thought it delivered pretty well, albeit it’s a tad pricey. Good for a short and easy read between story arcs and a good pallet cleanser. There’s always a place for stuff like this on my comic shelf. All in all, if you are a joker fan (like myself) this should be an easy purch This is a collection of 100 pages short tales centering around the joker. Overall, most of the stories were pretty good. Some hit harder than others and some were weaker, but that’s expected. This was a 9.99 giant comic and I thought it delivered pretty well, albeit it’s a tad pricey. Good for a short and easy read between story arcs and a good pallet cleanser. There’s always a place for stuff like this on my comic shelf. All in all, if you are a joker fan (like myself) this should be an easy purchase. Recommended.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Paul Dinger

    These have been surprisingly good and this one is no exception. The Joker is really a one note character and it is wise that DC does use him sparingly. In this book, his victims take center stage and what happens with them is always a surprise, one even becomes his co hort in crime. I think the definitive joker story hasn't been told and that is the Joker in prison story, which would explain how he gets out all the time and how many Harley Quinns are truly out there. I bought this for the cover, These have been surprisingly good and this one is no exception. The Joker is really a one note character and it is wise that DC does use him sparingly. In this book, his victims take center stage and what happens with them is always a surprise, one even becomes his co hort in crime. I think the definitive joker story hasn't been told and that is the Joker in prison story, which would explain how he gets out all the time and how many Harley Quinns are truly out there. I bought this for the cover, I read it on a whim, and I am glad that I did. A good story.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Carly

    I liked that this was a compilation of short stories. Although I wasn’t huge on a couple of them, there were some that I really enjoyed, this format just worked really well for me. My favourites were punchline’s origins and the joker befriending the little boy, I liked that the joker’s influence on this world was shown from all different perspectives. It was interesting to see him as a loving father figure to a terrorist. I’ll have to reread some of the stories later, and see if there are any fu I liked that this was a compilation of short stories. Although I wasn’t huge on a couple of them, there were some that I really enjoyed, this format just worked really well for me. My favourites were punchline’s origins and the joker befriending the little boy, I liked that the joker’s influence on this world was shown from all different perspectives. It was interesting to see him as a loving father figure to a terrorist. I’ll have to reread some of the stories later, and see if there are any full editions, because I really enjoyed it.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Yahya Baş

    Interesting short stories on Joker, some of them are very moral and sheds light on the basics of the philosophy of the Clown Prince of Crime. Time to time some stories seemed irrelevant though but all of the writers contributed to this selection are top of the class so maybe I was the one who is not completely focused on the right points.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Justin

    "Kill the Batman" by Whitta and Miller is a perfect story. "No Heroes" by Medeiros and Albuquerque is also amazing. All stories in this anthology are between good and stellar. Highly recommended if you are a DC comics fan.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Andrea Prepo

    Joker is suh an interesting character, overall a good collection of short stories, some of them really well written and with incredible illustrations. Bonus poinst for that little glimpse into Punchiline's origin story

  23. 4 out of 5

    Marieke Elzer

    I absolutely loved it, especially that first story managed to give me chills, it read like something straight out of a horror movie. I was also glad to get some background information about Punchline, as we barely knew anything about her.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Kevin Atherton

    4.5 stars

  25. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    Ten mini-stories and I only didnt care for two of them. I really enjoyed the iconic covers interspersed between the stories.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Kelly Curtis

    The first 3 stories were great!

  27. 4 out of 5

    asmaa🌻

    It was OK, not that special. Review to come.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Rose

    i'm here simply for the art, nothing more

  29. 4 out of 5

    Vrinda Dutt

    good just good

  30. 4 out of 5

    AJ O. Mason

    3.5 stars.

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