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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.

From Publishers Weekly

Building on Heath Ledgers performance in The Dark Knight (although long before the movies debut), Azzarello creates a memorably cringe-worthy story. Rather than a natty Clown Prince of Crime, this Joker looks like a glam rocker gone to toxic seed. Newly released from Arkham Asylum, he begins disorganizing the criminal establishment of Gotham City. Although he claims to want power and money when he confronts Two Face and his peers, he really seems just to enjoy playing with people—shooting them, setting them on fire or skinning them alive. Accompanying him is Jonny Frost, a young thug who takes a long time to recognize the drawbacks of seeing a vicious sociopath as a role model. Like Jonny, however, readers may find that, horrifying as the Joker is, they cant take their eyes off him. Even Batman, when he inevitably enters the action, functions largely as the Jokers partner in a dance of death. Azzarello has learned how to create a menacing, morally ambivalent atmosphere in his years of scripting 100 Bullets, and Bermejos jagged, shadow-saturated art sustains the mood. The result is fascinating but extremely dark. (Nov.)
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Batman’s preeminent foe comes to the fore, and the Caped Crusader makes only a fleeting appearance at the end in this graphic novel scripted by hard-boiled crime-comics author Azzarello that sees the Crime Clown, newly released from Arkham Asylum, attempting to take Gotham City back from the underworld figures who have carved it up in his absence. The story is told from the perspective of a small-time hood who stumbles into being the Joker’s henchman. Azzarello’s Joker hews closely to Heath Ledger’s portrayal in the film The Dark Knight. He’s a genuine psychopath, whose unpredictability is his strongest weapon. Chillingly cruel and criminally insane, he still isn’t so outré that he couldn’t conceivably exist in a non-comic-book world. Two-Face, the Penguin, and the Riddler are here, too, similarly muted compared to their usual comic-book personae and active in the most squalid version of Gotham City ever put on paper or celluloid, a sleazy milieu that Lee Bermejo’s deliberately ugly artwork, aided by a muddily muted color scheme, well realizes. --Gordon Flagg

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“Disturbing, violent, oddly psychological and insanely wonderful.” – USA WEEKEND

“If you liked “The Dark Knight,” Joker is a must-have for your bookshelf." – MTV.com

“Terrific and disturbing.” – THE VILLAGE VOICE

“One of the best written and illustrated comics to come out of a major publishing house this year.” – THE SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS

About the Author

Brian Azzarello has been writing comics professionally since the mid-1990s. He is the author of Jonny Double, Batman: Broken City, and the Harvey and Eisner Award-winning 100 Bullets, all created in collaboration with artist Eduardo Risso. Azzarello’s other work for DC includes Hellblazer and Loveless with Marcelo Frusin; Dark Knight III: The Master Race with Frank Miller, Andy Kubert, and Klaus Janson; Superman: For Tomorrow with Jim Lee; Joker and Luthor with Lee Bermejo; Sgt. Rock: Between Hell and A Hard Place with Joe Kubert; Filthy Rich with Victor Santos; and most recently the all-new ongoing series Wonder Woman with Cliff Chiang.

Lee Bermejo began drawing comics in 1997 for WildStorm Studios in San Diego at age 19. He collaborated with acclaimed writer Brian Azzarello on the graphic novels Joker and Luthor, and worked with writer John Arcudi on the Superman feature in Wednesday Comics. He has also worked on Hellblazer with Mike Carey and Global Frequency with Warren Ellis. Bermejo has illustrated the covers to the line of Vertigo Crime graphic novels, beginning with Filthy Rich, written by Brian Azzarello, and Dark Entries, written by Ian Rankin. Bermejo has lived in Italy since 2003.

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H. G.
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Fantastic Art but Creepy AF
Reviewed in the United States on March 14, 2019
The art in this book is freakin'' AMAZING!!! The story is very disturbing though. The Joker in this book is not your father or grandfather''s Joker. Be ready for possible triggers as far as the graphic violence and sensitive adult content. FYI, the artist created the look for... See more
The art in this book is freakin'' AMAZING!!! The story is very disturbing though. The Joker in this book is not your father or grandfather''s Joker. Be ready for possible triggers as far as the graphic violence and sensitive adult content. FYI, the artist created the look for Heath Ledger''s Joker in the actor''s last film. Very sad, but what a great role to be remembered for.
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Sam Green
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On some levels, the most disturbing Joker story you will ever read
Reviewed in the United States on September 6, 2019
The re-making of the Joker into the ultimate dark villian is fairly recent and is mostly due, I think, to the grand performances of the late Heath Ledger and the upcoming one by Joaquin Phoenix. Which is very much unlike how the character was portrayed by Jack Nicholson or... See more
The re-making of the Joker into the ultimate dark villian is fairly recent and is mostly due, I think, to the grand performances of the late Heath Ledger and the upcoming one by Joaquin Phoenix. Which is very much unlike how the character was portrayed by Jack Nicholson or the very campy 1960''s show. It seems that as comics become a mega-industry they grow less and less playful and much more, well dark, as in Dark Knight.

The comic is unusual as it explores the relationship between the Joker and the OTHER Batman villains, building up his uniqueness as the Clown Prince of Gotham while also being ''loyal'' to the truthfulness of the other characters. If you read and re-read the work you begin to notice just how smart it is in the way the art and dialog combine to direct the flow of the story. This comic is epic, the art is superb and the world it describes is ''complete'' - and it''ll stick with you long after you finish reading it.
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Mike Esco
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Azzarello and Bermejo team up for another modern masterpiece, but light on extras.
Reviewed in the United States on September 28, 2019
The story for The Joker is phenomenal. Brian Azzarello creates a well crafted masterpiece. Lee Bermejo’s artistry perfectly encapsulates the Jokers insanity. Together they weave a short but coherent and impactful story delving into the Crown Prince of Crime’s madness. The... See more
The story for The Joker is phenomenal. Brian Azzarello creates a well crafted masterpiece. Lee Bermejo’s artistry perfectly encapsulates the Jokers insanity. Together they weave a short but coherent and impactful story delving into the Crown Prince of Crime’s madness. The hardcover also introduces the other creatives involved on the project along with a brief CV for each person.

The only negative is that of late DC has included artist concepts, renderings and variant covers of the actual comics issued. None of this Is present. It’s a nice extra that helps walk fans through their creative process and gives us unique insight into the characters they create. For true fans of the creators or of the original source material this book is fine. If you’re looking for more detailed production notes wait for the limited release.
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Booksrfun
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Uninvested
Reviewed in the United States on January 19, 2021
The third party narration feels like it falls short for me... it’s the same with the John Constantine narration in Batman: Damned as well. You have an uninterested and disaffected third party narrating the Joker or Batman but they have no stakes behind them. The narrator... See more
The third party narration feels like it falls short for me... it’s the same with the John Constantine narration in Batman: Damned as well. You have an uninterested and disaffected third party narrating the Joker or Batman but they have no stakes behind them. The narrator feels like he isn’t really part of the world of Joker or Batman or Croc, he’s just some schmuck hired to drive the reader around like he’s running a criminal bus tour. There’s no real reason to care about the narrator, he never actually seems viably threatened, has the flimsiest of stakes with a wife he isn’t even invested in, has only a vague set of wants but never takes action towards or away from them except in one part of the story but because he makes a choice with so little consequences... be a goon to this person or that person... it just doesn’t seem like either outcome would have changed his lot. And maybe that’s the crux of it... the main character has absolutely no agency over the story, he is some rando henchmen who you know won’t be in any follow up stories right up front because he doesn’t have any name recognition... and the main character at no point pursues a goal, has any insight, or changes. Joker is more like a plot device for Jonny Frost to be dragged from set piece to set piece, but Joker in this story almost seems irrelevant to the tale of Jonny Frost, it could have been any psychopath. There could have been more Batman too. But I did like the treatment of Croc, I thought that was interesting. And the art is excellent. Something about the third party narration feels like it removes the audience from the emotion and investment in the story, in my opinion.
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Roscoe Alford
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My Favorite Comic Book
Reviewed in the United States on August 19, 2018
I love this book because everything comes together so well. Brian Azzarello is a master storyteller, and he dialogue works on many levels with the action and the plot coming together. Lee Bermejo is an excellent artist, and he makes the grimy streets of Gotham and the world... See more
I love this book because everything comes together so well. Brian Azzarello is a master storyteller, and he dialogue works on many levels with the action and the plot coming together. Lee Bermejo is an excellent artist, and he makes the grimy streets of Gotham and the world of the Joker really come alive.

This is not the first time this dynamic duo has come together, and every time they do it’s an amazing collaboration. This is one of those comics you can read several times over and will notice something new every time, with it’s incredible yet subtle attention to details. The dialogue and images come together to create a compelling meditation on crime’s appeal to our culture, and however the end the payoff is rarely what we envisioned it to be.
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ALEX Z
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Great comic. Collectors be aware!
Reviewed in the United States on August 12, 2019
The corner was completely bent, rendering the product worthless for collectors. No complaints about the artwork or story. I would recommend getting a hard copy of one becomes available. The paperback was shipped without any protection; however, based... See more
The corner was completely bent, rendering the product worthless for collectors.

No complaints about the artwork or story.

I would recommend getting a hard copy of one becomes available. The paperback was shipped without any protection; however, based on how severely bent it was, I would almost assume it was shipped in that condition.
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Tomi
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Gritty and Creepy
Reviewed in the United States on August 24, 2016
This is a book I''ve wanted for awhile now, because I''ll see parts of it floating around on facebook or twitter or tumblr, but then I''ll forget all about it prety quickly. I really do like the art style, because it''s so gritty and has a heavy grunge feeling to it. This take... See more
This is a book I''ve wanted for awhile now, because I''ll see parts of it floating around on facebook or twitter or tumblr, but then I''ll forget all about it prety quickly. I really do like the art style, because it''s so gritty and has a heavy grunge feeling to it. This take on the Joker is somehow darker than most takes (who knew that was possible) and seeing more about Johnny is always great. Seeing Harley as more of a hitman at the Joker''s side was interesting, but honestly I would have liked her doing or saying more than she did in this book. The version of her here looked different and like she could of been quite intriguing.
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Rudy G
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Great Read!!
Reviewed in the United States on September 3, 2019
I truly enjoyed this book, DC has done a great job with the DC Black Label brand. I really like the joker character, and this book really drives it home for me. It is a nice collection to my other DC-Joker Books.
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yusuf
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 18, 2021
As you can see from my video I go in-depth and compare have this novel stacks up with others in terms of size print quality and overall aesthetic‘s. The pages on joker are much more Matt than Luthor and batman white knight for examples. I never review stories because that...See more
As you can see from my video I go in-depth and compare have this novel stacks up with others in terms of size print quality and overall aesthetic‘s. The pages on joker are much more Matt than Luthor and batman white knight for examples. I never review stories because that comes back to personal bias. Overall I would say this paperback version is the best if you are not sure if you would like the story or not. The only compromise is size & extras with this version
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robert
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Ok. But Not Great
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 24, 2016
This is a stand alone story as far as I am aware, and it should stay that way. Not the best Joker comic, the story seems like it was taken from the plot of a gangster film and it is just not that interesting. Harley Quinn, Killer croc, Two face and the penguin make guest...See more
This is a stand alone story as far as I am aware, and it should stay that way. Not the best Joker comic, the story seems like it was taken from the plot of a gangster film and it is just not that interesting. Harley Quinn, Killer croc, Two face and the penguin make guest appearances, although the penguin is given a different name for some reason and only Killer croc really does anything. The Jokers look is partially taken from The Dark Night movie. I would only recommend this comic if you have bought a lot of Joker comics before and this is the only one left that you want to buy, but if you are buying your first joker comic, then I recommend The killing joke or The man who laughs. There are other great Joker comics as well. 5/10
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jonathan whitelaw
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Not for kids.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 6, 2015
I really liked this book but can recommend it to ADULTS ONLY. The violence in general was pretty hefty but what set this book apart for me was the fact that Joker rapes a woman in the back of a car. Try reading that again - Joker rapes someone in this comic book. Not...See more
I really liked this book but can recommend it to ADULTS ONLY. The violence in general was pretty hefty but what set this book apart for me was the fact that Joker rapes a woman in the back of a car. Try reading that again - Joker rapes someone in this comic book. Not implied rape, or an ''open for debate if he did or not'', but an actual rape in the back seat of a car no less. Personally, as a huge batman and comic book fan in general this is definitely a bridge too far for me. If i wanted sex in my comics there are other publications i would expect it to appear in, not a dc or marvel comic.
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Steele
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Why did I bother?
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 14, 2019
I should have listened to those few reviewers who warned that this was poor. The story is mediocre, without finesse, intrigue, depth and very little Batman to lift it out of the doldrums. The cover art is excellent and an eye catcher. Unfortunately, inside, although the art...See more
I should have listened to those few reviewers who warned that this was poor. The story is mediocre, without finesse, intrigue, depth and very little Batman to lift it out of the doldrums. The cover art is excellent and an eye catcher. Unfortunately, inside, although the art is good in a detailed, technical way it doesn''t excite with any kind of wow factor. It''s a pity but all in all a pretty dull boring event.
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mutlien
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The Joker is free again....
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 24, 2015
A great short story covering the Joker''s release from Arkham Asylum.... Suitably creepy artwork and sinister overtones throughout. I particularly liked the Joker''s insanity and detachment from reality and how this was shown through the excellent artwork. I was gripped,...See more
A great short story covering the Joker''s release from Arkham Asylum.... Suitably creepy artwork and sinister overtones throughout. I particularly liked the Joker''s insanity and detachment from reality and how this was shown through the excellent artwork. I was gripped, horrified, unsettled and recommend this to all fans of the Joker.... Twisted brilliance! The writing / script is easy to follow and the panel work is effective. Do I put this on a level with the Killing Joke or Arkham Asylum.... Not quite, but still, this a good read and all fans of the genre will enjoy.
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