The Joker (Hardcover)
|From the creative team behind "Lex Luthor: Man of Steel" comes this original hardcover graphic novel that tells the story of one very dark and troubling night in Gotham City.|
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An original hardcover graphic novel that tells the story of one very dark night in Gotham City--from the creative team behind the graphic novel LEX LUTHOR: MAN OF STEEL.
The Joker has been mysteriously released from Arkham Asylum, and he's none to happy about what's happened to his Gotham City rackets while he's been "away." What follows is a harrowing night of revenge, murder and manic crime as only The Joker can deliver it, as he brutally takes back his stolen assets from The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face, Killer Croc and others.
Brian Azzarello brings to THE JOKER all the visceral intensity and criminal insight that has made his Vertigo graphic novel series 100 BULLETS one of the most critically-acclaimed and award-winning series in all of comics.
In the year that Heath Leger notoriously (and tragically) reintroduced the Joker to the big screen in THE DARK KNIGHT as a chasm of tortured psychology, Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo (known for the LEX LUTHOR series) contribute their own seriously sinister addition to the Joker's oeuvre. To everyone's chagrin the wide-smiling prankster manages to wiggle out of Arkham Asylum, and he has a long list of scores to settle--with the Penguin, the Riddler, Two-Face, and other criminals who've expanded their reaches while he's been locked up. In THE JOKER, Azzarello and Bermejo fully unleash this iconic character's potential for brutality and violent perversity.
Customer Reviews of The Joker
the joker by brian azzerello2/19/2009
for those looking for a glimps inside the twisted mind of gothams premier sociopath look no further this one has it all! it all starts when joker is released from arkham asylum and then the fun really begins! while in arkham all his fellow partners in crime have been sliceing up his territories and selling off all his stuff so when he gets out he gets even as only the clown prince of crime can! those on his hit list include thepenguin twoface killercroc the riddler harley quinn and last though certainly not least the ever lovin Darkknight! told through the eyes of the jokers loyal but saddly naive henchmen jonny frost this gives the reader a new perspective on the jokers insanity an instant classic in the tradition of stories like the darkknight or batman year one joker is not just anouther batman story this is atrue film noir crime novel a disturbing journey into the dark underbelly of gotham the writing is steller the art is beyond fantastik like i said at the begining you simply must get this book!
Azzarello does it again11/21/2008
Brian Azzarello rarely disappoints with his stories. A fitting writer for such a story and setting.
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