Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing #3

Writer: Matthew Rosenberg Artist: Francesco Francavilla Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 7, 2022 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 10
7.3Critic Rating
5.8User Rating

The Joker is dying and needs medical help...but where can the most wanted man in the United States get it? And to make matters worse, Jason Todd decides now to finally hunt and kill the Clown Prince of Crime?

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Kendra Hale Dec 10, 2022

    With amazing, jaw-dropping artwork and a gripping story, there's nothing here not to love and sink your teeth into with this series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Dec 6, 2022

    It was another winning month for this mini-series, which continues to provide some shocking moments and fantastic dialogue in a presentation fitting The Joker. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 6, 2022

    Carmine Di Giandomenico delivers some beautifully detailed art throughout the issue. Each page is filled with great characters, thrilling action and brutal details indicative of a Joker story. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Dec 6, 2022

    Fans, if Im being honest, The Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing #1 was wild and interesting. Instantly, Rosenberg hooked me with some powerful plot threads that I wanted to see played out. And ever since, its almost as if none of them have been explored. Whatever happened to a comic gradually revealing hints and clues as to how and why the events in the story are happening? However, that is not the case in this weeks The Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing #3. The intent was to physically repair the Joker and shock the audience with his psychotic blood bath along the way. And thus overall, readers get little answers (if any), artistic shock value, and far-fetched notions that make The Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing #3 skippable. You could probably jump from issue two to four and not miss a bit. And if thats the case, what does that say about the current issue? Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 6, 2022

    After the new perfect The Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing #2, the third issue takes a dip as we wait for some answers. This issue's primary focus is to show how one of the Jokers is impossible to kill or hurt, but it gets old after a while. Plot progression is missing at this point, but the quality of the art and the bigger story is compelling enough to keep your interest for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 6, 2022

    Violence is basically an essential part of any Joker book, but how that violence plays out makes the difference between a darkly funny book and one that just feels gratuitous. The first part of this issue toes that line constantly, sometimes with great effect. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Evan Valentine Dec 7, 2022

    Rosenberg's latest series is spinning quite a few plates and it can get a little lost when it comes to the sheer amount of characters that are introduced here. While it's certainly fun interjecting the likes of the Secret Society, it might be a bit too much at the end of the day. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Hannan Mouawad Dec 7, 2022

    This series (which, to be fair, is centered around probably my least favorite character in the entire DC Universe) is simultaneously intriguing and also confusingly off-putting. It does a great job with its horror-ish look and feels and is supported by a somewhat crazy narrator. At some point, I'm sure all the characters are going to rendezvous, and I'm both interested and a bit apprehensive about how that reunion will go. I do like the artist's approach, however, with the cool tones that really contrast with the stark red blood and the layout of the panels. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Batman-News - Theresa Campagna Dec 6, 2022

    I don't like giving out so many negative reviews to comics, but I can't say that anything in this Joker series is worth $5.99 so far. I'd want a Joker series to be fun or intriguing, or both, but I've gone from feeling underwhelmed to being frustrated. DC's not doing their most iconic villain justice so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Screaming Enigma Oct 11, 2023

    This was definitely my least favorite issue of the series so far, but I also don't understand some of the hate I've seen this issue get. There's some wild and/or "out there" stuff in this issue, but The Joker as a character is already those things. Personally, I thought this was an entertaining issue that gives an example of how insane The Joker is as a person. The backup story was the weakest part of this issue, in my opinion. Even then, it wasn't even bad or anything. Just not as good was what we got in Issues 1 & 2.

  • 1.5
    Gio Dec 23, 2022

    Ooooff! This issue jumped the shark!

    I enjoyed issue #1 and #2, but this issue turned me off completely. The Joker getting a bullet in the head, shot multiple times in the chest area (as he shows to the doctor he holds hostage to help him), falls in cold ocean water, then he gets the bullet removed from his head with no anesthesia.

    What is this Saw IV? I forgot which movie it was but I'm pretty sure Jigsaw had brain surgery the same way. I thought it was stupid then, the concept is still stupid now. I don't care if it's the Joker getting his head open, okay sure, he tore his face off once but it's just kind of redundant, it's just purely for shock value or absurdity. (Oh but it's the Joker it should be absurd), more

  • 1.0
    RKS Dec 10, 2022

    This is complete crap, the 2nd story is even worse than the main story.

  • 1.0
    hesfkshgf Dec 10, 2022

    This book is the typical Rosenberg mess - cool concept but crap delivery

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    Bruno Mael Dec 6, 2022

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    Xantu Apr 5, 2023

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    Alias12 Feb 28, 2024

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