Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing #4

Writer: Matthew Rosenberg Artist: Carmine Di Giandomenico, Francesco Francavilla Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 4, 2023 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 24
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5.6User Rating

Why did The Joker cross town? To get to the bottom of the mystery that has been haunting him: Who is the man pretending to be The Joker and what does he want? But every lead he follows is a dead end, and every move he makes brings the Red Hood one step closer to him. What happens when the former Clown Prince of Crime comes face-to-face with the current crime boss of Gotham? Everyone is dying to find out.

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    Dark Knight News - Kendra Hale Jan 4, 2023

    This series is heating up as both questions and answers arise in Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing #4. I couldn't have asked for a better start to the year and look forward to what awaits us all next issue! Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Evan Valentine Jan 4, 2023

    From when this series was first introduced in the precursor to The Man Who Stopped Laughing it was hard to think of how a Joker series might work but this latest issue shows how the Harlequin of Hate can hold his own with a solo title. Read Full Review

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    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 4, 2023

    Di Giandomenico has a fantastic visual eye and the style of the art is brilliantly detailed and filled with great character moments and action. Read Full Review

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    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Jan 3, 2023

    Moreover, for a writer to channel the inner psyche of the Joker in order to come up with some of this demented stuff has always made me wonder what mindset youd have to be in in order to write this. Why? Well, some of these jokes were pretty dark and powerful. If thats your thing, youll love the heck out of this issue that truly pushes the envelope with some of its satire. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless! Read Full Review

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    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 3, 2023

    This is an odd series that doesn't really seem to fit anywhere else in the DCU at the moment. Read Full Review

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    The Batman Universe - Hannan Mouawad Jan 4, 2023

    I did appreciate that Red Hood risked his life and chose to save the life of the police officer, despite the threat it posed to his own life. Although this issue didn't really do it for me, I'm really hoping the next installment in this series might provide some more relevant plot developments to really get the series rolling and serve to be a bit more entertaining. Read Full Review

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    Batman-News - Theresa Campagna Jan 3, 2023

    Comics are over-priced. Their contents are of either sub-mediocre work or feature the writers exposing their fetishes. Recently, Batman News lost writer Nicholas Finch to other pursuits. He claimed that he'd fallen out of love with DC Comics. I'm really feeling that. DC comic books seem like they are written for no one, and no one is really discussing them. Yet even as more and more people become disillusioned with DC, the company behind the scenes doesn't seem to care.Score: 2/10 Read Full Review

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    Screaming Enigma Oct 11, 2023

    Going into this issue, I was sure the outrage over the backup story was going to be dumb, but I can't believe people are that upset about this. I feel as though some people who are whining about it didn't even read the story and haven't even read the three previous issues of this series. It's been well-established since the first issue that the backup stories in this series are nonsensical and dumb with a old-time tone to them. Here, Joker is pregnant because Zatanna uses her magic to make him that way and then he ends up throwing up the offspring because, since he doesn't have female reproductive parts, he can't really give normally give birth to it. Is it stupid? Yes, it's really stupid. Is it a bad story? That's subjective, I suppose, bu more

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    Amazing Psycamorean Mar 3, 2023

    The people mad about this issue don't even know what they're fucking mad at. You're all absurd clowns the world would do better without. Uhh, like, Joker, actually. See, this is about comics.

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    Batmanaholic Jan 5, 2023

    The main story was the best of the series. The jones where aweful and in poor taste and has me laughing. There humour was twisted and there was some great banter between red hood and the joker.

    Also spoiler

    When joker is hiding in the hospital from the swat team, and ends up in the childrens termanilly I'll suck wing. He made them laugh enough to cover for him with the cops. What more do you want from a joker comic.

    The backup is goofy but harmless old style comic fun but with dark goofy plots. And no logic at all. Anyone trying to say this is woke, because the joker was hexed and then threw up a mud monster that ended up forming into a mini joker. Is an idiot, who isn't worth listening too. I don't like " more

  • 5.5
    thecimmerian Jan 6, 2023

    This was really a fill in issue. Joker should have escaped the hospital and continued the story but instead we get him running around hiding from cops and Jason and not doing much else. Just an excuse to make poor taste jokes and stick in a backup story that was hot garbage. Please stop putting these trash back ups in your comics DC. You might sell more books if you saved us a dollar and our time.

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    wakizashireviews Jan 5, 2023

    The 8-page back-up story has gone viral on social media. I had to check it out for myself and see if it was much ado about nothing or another nail in the coffin of DC Comics. Is writer Matthew Rosenberg secretly trolling the fans or is it all just a harmless joke?

    I think it’s a truly strange and unpleasant story which wastes the talent of artist Franco Francavilla. It’s also a waste of the character Zatanna who deserves better than being dropped into this surreal story. How does this get by the DC Comics Editors? Is there anybody even checking these stories anymore? What do you think?

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    Tempra16v2.0Turbo Jan 6, 2023

    No Rosenberg, you're failing to do what you think you're doing.

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    Khamul Jan 5, 2023

    Muddled and scattershot. Nothing here seems above a highschool level effort. This issues only use is to show as evidence why American comics are dying if not dead. Where’s a new Denny O’Neil to save us.

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    Ebonyc Jan 4, 2023

    Just look at "darknightnews": 10 out of 10, perfect comic book! Phuking brainwashed woke sheep. You're disgusting darknightnews.

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    humgruffin Jan 4, 2023

    It’s just like the looney left have always said, men CAN give birth! Fuuuuuuuu…

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