Batman & The Joker: The Deadly Duo #1

Writer: Marc Silvestri Artist: Marc Silvestri Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 2, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 11
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The Joker will go to any lengths to get Harley Quinn back after she is abducted by a strange culprit. But who? Mysterious, Joker-like monsters are stalking the streets of Gotham, collecting severed heads. But why? Jim Gordon is missing, and after receiving a package containing a bloody piece of Gotham's commissioner, Batman knows he must be willing to do anything to save him. But how? When The Joker proposes an uneasy alliance with Batman, the answers to those questions begin to become clear--and they will shake Gotham City and the Bat-Family to their core. This meticulously crafted tale of the Dark Knight's deadliest team-up will introduce y more

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Nov 4, 2022

    Batman & The Joker: Deadly Duo #1 presents us with a great many possible outcomes. It disturbs with the very real look at what circumstances could draw two of the greatest rivals in fiction into teaming up. It treats us to a bright potential narrative all set to stunning and stern artwork that has made this feellike the most Batman-y story I've read in way, way too long. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Nov 1, 2022

    Batman & The Joker: The Deadly Duo #1unites the Dark Knight and the Clown Prince of Crime for a new mystery, courtesy of Marc Silvestri. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Nov 1, 2022

    Batman & The Joker: The Deadly Duo is graphic, action-packed, bold, and incorporates an overarching concept that all fans should flock toward a partnership between Batman and the Joker. However, readers will quickly discover that everything isnt quite as it appears which should change that hand-holding into some investigative reporting before Batman & The Joker: The Deadly Duo #1 wraps. Sure, in a market where we arent starved for Batman comics, one might question whether or not to buy THIS ONE. Well, the simplest, easiest answer is yes! Fantastic art, powerful designs, a unique story, and solid character voices promote a stellar beginning all fans can hop on board with and enjoy. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless! Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Kevin Rossi Nov 2, 2022

    The long-awaited Batman team-up book by Marc Silvestri is here! BATMAN & THE JOKER: THE DEADLY DUO #1 is stunning cover to cover and should not be missed! There is something here for all Batman fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Nov 1, 2022

    Batman & The Joker: The Deadly Duo #1 brings a new phase in the Batman/Joker relationship to life as a monstrous, unstoppable killer with ties to the Joker forces the perennial enemies to become partners. The story is an above-average Batman tale with solid pacing, plotting, and dialog, but the Batman/Joker relationship forms a little too quickly. Silvestri's artwork, however, is the best its ever been. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - William Martin Nov 2, 2022

    I didn't want to get too deep into the story for this first issue because it seems more focused on the basic setup and building atmosphere. It is well done but the art is definitely the star so far. I think it's worth picking up just for that. I'll have to reserve judgment until the next issue to gauge the true quality of the writing. At this point? Big recommend! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 2, 2022

    Batman & The Joker: The Deadly Duo #1 is exactly what one would expect going into it. Silvestri's art pops and the story itself is interesting enough. It's the tease before the main event and this team-up really gets going. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 1, 2022

    An art showpiece, Batman & The Joker: The Deadly Duo #1brings an authoritarian vibe to Batman, giving it a unique take on the character worth checking out. If you're interested in a macabre depiction of Gotham with a monster suited for the city, you'll likely enjoy this miniseries. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Nov 2, 2022

    By taking what feels like an unconventional and unsettling pairing and attaching it to a harder, more authoritarian take on Batman and Gotham that Black Label allows, this dense issue both captures a great deal of Batman's noir aspects and pushes the boundaries of what readers expect from both hero and villain. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 1, 2022

    I wasn't expecting much of this series based on how long it's been since Silvestri wroteor really drewanything, but I have to say this worked a little better for me than I was expecting. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Nov 7, 2022

    A somewhat interesting story and phenomenal artwork help breathe new life into an old dynamic. Read Full Review

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