Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing #1

Writer: Matthew Rosenberg Artist: Francesco Francavilla Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 5, 2022 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 12
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The world once again holds its breath as The Joker strikes again! But how far is he willing to go this time? From the twisted minds of Matthew Rosenberg (Task Force Z, What's the Furthest Place from Here?) and Carmine Di Giandomenico (Batman: The Knight) comes a violent, mind-bending new series that picks up from the cataclysmic end of The Joker and follows the mayhem across the United States. With the Clown Prince of Crime setting out on his most bizarre caper yet, will a fan-favorite vigilante be able to prevent certain tragedy? Or is he in on the joke?
In the back-up-Joker's got a hot date but he's going to need a mirror to make sure more

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Kendra Hale Oct 4, 2022

    I look forward to getting spoiled with each issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Sean Winningham Oct 4, 2022

    This is a fascinating story that has you hooked from beginning to end. Although some parts were predictable, that didn't stop you from second-guessing yourself nor did it stop you from enjoying it. Definitely give this issue a read! Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Oct 10, 2022

    I have fun while reading this and quite enjoyed the two contrasting styles. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Oct 4, 2022

    The Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing #1 opens with some pretty meta parallels as well as a strong opening narrative that should instantly hook Joker fans from Jump Street. Nevertheless, its the reveal as this inaugural installment ends that will drive fans back to this series for issue two. I, myself, am locked in and cant wait for the next issue of The Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing. I highly recommend fans give this comic a fair shake and load up on the speculation as the weeks leading up to issue two unfold. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson Oct 5, 2022

    This was easily one of the biggest surprises superhero comics have delivered to me this year, and I'm glad for it. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 4, 2022

    Di Giandomenico delivers some beautifully detailed and exciting art throughout the issue. The art builds beautifully on both characters and there is a brilliant tone to both sides of the story.  Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 4, 2022

    Yes, there's still way too much Batman-adjacent titles in DC Comics these days, but this series looks like it could stand apart from the others thanks to this highly unusual and captivating premise. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 4, 2022

    If you're looking for a maniacal Joker who is having the best time being himself, check out The Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing #1. This is a story that isn't turning him ultra-evil, sadistic, or even planning to mix things up. He's just having a grand old time, and if you like that kind of Joker, you will too. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Get Your Comic On - Dave Jones Oct 6, 2022

    A vibrant story that breathes new life into an iconic character, the creative team have somehow created a new monster out of The Joker making him more twisted and more evil than ever before, this is definitely going to be the series to look out for. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 4, 2022

    This is a very odd start to a new solo series, with multiple twists and turns that set up a new Joker status quo that I'm not entirely sold on yet. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Theresa Campagna Oct 4, 2022

    Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing isn't a bad book, but I am used to a lot more from stories that include the Clown Prince of Crime. I think that the character would be represented a lot better if DC continued to focus on giving him arcs in the main Batman book and under the Black Label, and I'll probably keep that opinion until something really spectacular happens in this run. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Batman Universe - Hannan Mouawad Oct 5, 2022

    Ultimately, I want to be entertained with a story that I don't feel is a repeat. At some point, a change within the character might need to take place to give way to other plot developments and story ideas. However, the entire ethos of the Joker is comprised of a total lack of charity for anything in the world and the desire for twisted, perverted comedy. I think he's pretty much as manic as possible, so by introducing two Joker characters, the story might be able to develop in a way that would be otherwise unnatural with just The Joker. Let's keep reading to find out. Read Full Review

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