Joker: Killer Smile #2

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Andrea Sorrentino Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 18, 2019 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 36
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DC BLACK LABEL - PRESTIGE PLUS FORMAT - APPROX. 8.5" x 10.875"
Ben Arnell promised his wife and child one thing: even though he spends his days attempting to reach the bottom of The Joker's insanity, he would never bring that madness home. No matter how dark the work gets, he would never allow The Joker's craziness to tear their family apart.
And in that, he failed.
The Eisner-winning creative team of Gideon Falls kick their blackhearted chronicle of The Joker's destructive influence into high gear with an issue that turns the entire story on its head, with disastrous consequences for Dr. Arnell!

  • 10
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 18, 2019

    Joker is the embodiment of rejecting societal norms and reality so as to become an incarnation of something primal and selfish. This series seems to be suggesting this is something we may all be capable of becoming, and hauntingly, we may not even be aware the change is already happening. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Wes Greer Dec 18, 2019

    I truly am just so amazed with everything about this series. It terrifies me and entertains me and leaves me wanting more and more. Its such an amazing new look at one of the greatest villains in DC history and it truly stands on it own simply because Batman is not needed to sell the character. It is a true look at Joker himself and I think that is even more scary and demented then having Batman involved at all. If you haven’t gotten into this series yet, I highly suggest you go back and pick up issue one and get caught up because this is not one you want to miss out on. It is simply the best Joker story of all time in my opinion. Joker killer smile #2 is available now so head to your local Comic shop and pick it up today! Please feel free to let us know how you felt about this issue in the comments section below! Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Lizzy Garcia Dec 18, 2019

    Joker: Killer Smile #2has near-perfect pacing with the final act of the comic pulling readers along through a series of twists and turns. Lemire is able to craft a psychological horror with a well-known character that feels fresh because of the introduction of Dr. Ben Arnell. By focusing on Arnell and making Joker a supporting character, Joker: Killer Smileis able to explore the devastating effect Joker's evil genius has, even when he is behind bars. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Kendra Hale Dec 18, 2019

    This issue hits all the right notes and leaves us ready for so much more. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Dec 27, 2019

    Jeff Lemire writes another fine script here. It keeps you guessing and intrigued the entire time. The art again is tops. I am glad that this team is working on this book. It is truly a spectacular comic book story they have going here. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Dec 18, 2019

    This story has been pushing just the right buttons for me. Not only is the writing very clever, making the different parts speak to each other to create a cohesive narrative, Lemire also manages to create a lot of suspense that makes me hungry for the conclusion. The pacing is impeccable, too, and Sorrentino and Bellaire's art is equally beautiful and horrifying. This book is different from any other Gotham-related comic that I've read in recent years, and if there's one book that you're going to get this week, it better be this one. Highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Comic Watch - Lenora Pentecost Jan 3, 2020

    Joker: Killer Smile #2 (Lemire, Sorrentino, Bellaire, Wands) takes us on a journey, all while daring us to not blink or look away, as we plummet off the terrifying precipice. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Word Of The Nerd - Jordan Claes Dec 18, 2019

    Joker: Killer Smile #2 is a philosophical examination into the very fabric of sanity and reality; a non-stop psychological thrill ride guaranteed to send chills up and down your spine. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Connor Casey Dec 18, 2019

    There's a chance"a slim one"that this might be going somewhere interesting in #3. But so far it's just lacking. Read Full Review

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