Joker OGN
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Joker OGN

Writer: Brian Azzarello Artist: Lee Bermejo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 8, 2008 Cover Price: $19.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 28
8.9Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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 of all time. This original graphic novel tells the story of one very dark night in Gotham City. The Joker has been mysteriously released from Arkham Asylum, and he's none too 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, Kil more

  • 9.8
    IGN - Dan Phillips Oct 15, 2008

    Buy this book. Read it twice in a row. Then put it on your bookshelf right next to The Killing Joke, Grant Morrison's prose issue and your bootleg DVD of The Dark Knight, and try to sleep well tonight. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Zak Edwards Nov 8, 2008

    Two lines on the Jokers face aside, Bemejos interpretation is still powerful. The inking duties have been split between himself and Mick Gray, whose vastly different styles perform wonders in the story. Bermejo limits the pages he does to those with a great impact; the first full-page, full shot of the Joker, a lot of his welcoming party at a strip club, and a lot of the final pages of the novel, most notably an extreme close-up shot of the Batmans face to juxtapose the cover. These pages carry an extra weight to them and can be seen as visible markers of the narration of the story. But Mick Grays inking allows for a rougher feel to the bulk of the story. His inking allows for things the polished look of Bermejos couldnt, like the heavy shading associated with Two-Face or the extreme blood involved in ssome of the Jokers more extreme bouts of violence. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Tyler Harris Oct 10, 2019

    Regardless, what I think is best " and I know this is probably rich coming from someone who is writing a review " ignore the reviews you've seen and make an assessment for yourself. This is truly a masterpiece of cinema, and I think it will become one of the most important films of the century. I know how overblown that sounds, but even if you think the film itself isn't that good, the ripple effect this will have on the industry makes this worthy of your time and attention. See this film and let us know what you thought! Opening a dialogue lets us enjoy this film for longer than the 122 minutes it took us to watch it, and its in these discussions that its legacy will be cemented. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Aug 7, 2013

    A very interesting, and entertaining book. Azzarello, and Bermejo have done a brilliant job of giving us something that's not only enjoyable, but unique. The story is dark, but also emotional, and above all else, a very good read. I would highly recommend this book as it's very enjoyable, and well worth the read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comic Addiction - Andrew Griffiths Oct 29, 2008

    Which brings us back to the word; dark. Joker is dark for one key reason you will want to read it with the lights on, just in case its not you thats having the last laugh... Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Nov 1, 2008

    As a spiritual sequel to this summer's movie, or as, perhaps, a deranged counter-argument, "Joker" works quite well. It's a beautifully ugly graphic novel, suitably so. But it's certainly not perfect, although I'm sure the Joker wouldn't have it any other way. Read Full Review

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