Batman: Three Jokers #2

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Jason Fabok Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 30, 2020 Cover Price: $6.99 Critic Reviews: 22 User Reviews: 106
8.5Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

As Batman and Batgirl follow an unexpected thread linking the three Jokers with someone from the Dark Knight’s past, Red Hood dives headfirst into trouble and finds himself struggling to stay afloat without the aid of his allies.
Batman: Three Jokers continues its trajectory as the ultimate examination of The Joker and his never-ending conflict with Batman. Prepare yourselves for the second chapter of one of the most terrifying and personal mysteries Batman has ever faced!

  • 10
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Sep 30, 2020

    A team book in all senses. A Bat Family team, a Joker team, and a superb creative team overseeing it all. This is what comics should be. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Sep 29, 2020

    Batman: Three Jokers #2 keeps the mystery alive and brings in the drama after that explosive issue #1. Granted, we are down to two Jokers, but the hits don't stop. If you thought "A Death in the Family" was rough on Jason, just wait until you read this issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Sep 29, 2020

    I can honestly tell readers to believe the hype. Buy this comic. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Nemesis Oct 5, 2020

    This book is a treasure and I think it is a seminal event for both Batman lore and DC comics. A decade from now I hope we are talking about this series in the same we talk about the first Crisis event by Marv Wolfman and George Perez. I think it is that good. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Sep 30, 2020

    I'm in! I'm really in. This is a great pairing of heroes and to see how they all face the purple demon(s) is going to be interesting! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Sep 30, 2020

    This is the best series DC has put out this year, bar none. I can't get enough of this. Well done. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Sep 29, 2020

    Although not as earth-shattering as its opening installment,Batman: Three Jokers #2 is nonetheless a master class in sequential storytelling thanks to jaw-droppingly compelling visuals. The real weight, though, isn't the inherent mystery but rather in the emotional fallout. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Sep 29, 2020

    BATMAN: THREE JOKERS #2 is real. Its gritty. Its nasty. And, its scary. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 29, 2020

    As a mid-chapter to the trilogy this was a strong issue that sets the stage for a fascinating conclusion. So far this series definitely hasn't disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Wes Greer Sep 28, 2020

    Batman Three Jokers #2 is available today, so make sure you pick it up at your local comic store. This is not one that you are going to want to wait to read. You can also download it via digital download from your preferred digital comic retailer. Make sure you guys let us know what you thought about the issue by leaving your comment below! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Brian Villar Sep 29, 2020

    The complexity of the story and topics are balanced wonderfully throughout the issue. The concept of right and wrong is used wonderfully with Jason Todd and him killing a Joker. Johns and Fabok have built and created a great story that is only going to end with a Bang! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Flickering Myth - Ricky Church Oct 2, 2020

    Batman: Three Jokers #2is a successful middle chapter to this miniseries. Johns writes a captivating story that, while light on answers, has some fantastic character insight that plays with a couple different genres. Fabok's art steals the show with his attention to detail while Anderson utilizes vivid colours to make each and every panel shine. The cliffhanger at the issue's end leads to a lot of questions around how this will turn out and where Johns is going, something every good series should do to raise the stakes and keep the intrigue fresh. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Sep 30, 2020

    Two issues in, I think you could say there are more questions than answers, but the mystery is good enough to keep you coming back for more.  Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Multiversity Comics - Jim Malakwen Oct 5, 2020

    An excellent showcase for Jason Fabok's extraordinary artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Scott Waldyn Sep 29, 2020

    Thus far, Batman: Three Jokers has been a well-crafted, moody, Noir-ish crime thriller that continues to deliver in its second issue. We have high hopes that it can wrap everything together and solidify itself as an important Batman story. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 28, 2020

    While this issue didn't "wow" me as the first one did, there is still a lot to like here, even if we're retreading some overused ground with the Jason Todd/Joker story. The art is amazing all the way through and I hope that even though this is a Black Label book and the continuity doesn't need to be a part of the mainline Batman series that we can see some growth in the Red Hood character all-around based on what we got here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Sep 29, 2020

    There's something to say about Jason's path in general. There's something to say about recovery from trauma and while we all have our own path, we still need support. All of that is there but it's never feels like any of it is really discussed or explored, it's all surface deep. Hopefully we get a bit more of these interesting ideas but as is, this is a series that feels like it knows what it wants to say but not how to say it. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Nicholas Finch Sep 29, 2020

    This is one of the hardest reviews I've ever had to write, because it wasn't until writing this sentence at 5am on my birthday morning that I managed to crack how to score this beast of a comic. This is not a bad book on a technical level, and I must reserve some judgment for how issue 3 plans to tie this all together. I didn't dislike this book at all, in fact; but it's got problems that I believe persist from beginning to end, and it's going to need a bombshell of a conclusion for me to call this book the masterpiece it's trying its hardest to be. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Oct 1, 2020

    Jason Todd is the target of the three Jokers. Or, rather the two surviving Clown Princes of Crime, who want to relive crimes of the past. With Red Hood in the firing line. Another derivative issue with little in the way of action, but big on atomsphere. Fabok's art saves this slow-paced story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Sep 29, 2020

    At this stage, it's hard to muster any real excitement about the pieces that Johns is putting in place. We're no closer to understanding the mystery. Johns has yet to really say anything about the themes that he seems to be playing with regarding how these characters relate to their trauma and legacies. Is there a more meta angle here? Does Johns consider himself to be Jason Todd in this story? Torn between the weight of his own legacy and criticism that he just stood on the shoulders of those that came before him? That might be a bit of a stretch but you can make a case for it. Three Jokers remains a perplexing entry in the DC canon and one that is hard to reckon with on a chapter-by-chapter basis. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Oct 15, 2020

    Ultimately, Batman: Three Jokers tries to tie together aspects of the origins of these characters in a way to make some cool connections, but feels way too forced. It's ok to have some unanswered questions. If you spell it all out, it will never live up to that mystery that's been built up for decades. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Spencer Perry Oct 2, 2020

    Johns story continues to plod along with limited intrigue into the larger scheme of the villain and the Bat-family, but with a few developments that may elicit a surprised "huh!" from readers and one in particular that might incite an online riot (for no narrative reason). Read Full Review

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