Batman: The Man Who Laughs #1
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Batman: The Man Who Laughs #1

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Doug Mahnke Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 9, 2005 Critic Reviews: 1 User Reviews: 12
7.0Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

Superstar writer Ed Brubaker (CATWOMAN, GOTHAM CENTRAL) teams with artist Doug Mahnke (FINAL CRISIS, GREEN LANTERN) to tell the tale of Batman's first battle against his greatest enemy: the Joker!

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Feb 14, 2005

    Whilst never topping the quality of Year: One or Killing Joke, Man Who Laughs is a good Batman story on its own terms, and goes even further to establish the bond between the two major characters than Alan Moores classic story did. James Gordon is also given a fair bit of time as a hero of the piece, and even if hes written a lot more broadly than he was in Year: One he adds a grounded feel to the story which helps to tone down the more colourful elements. A fairly original insight into two characters that are constantly in danger of becoming stagnant makes this worth a look. Its the kind of project Id like to see attempted more often. Read Full Review

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