Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing #5

Writer: Matthew Rosenberg Artist: Carmine Di Guandomenico Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 8, 2023 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 12
7.4Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Knock, knock! Who’s there? That’s what The Joker is trying to find out. But as he closes in on the man he thinks is pretending to be him, Jason Todd is right on his heels. And Jason has got a great joke about a little kid and a crowbar. Maybe you’ve heard it before. It kills.

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Kendra Hale Feb 7, 2023

    This series has been wonderful and enthralling, firing on all cylinders. With all we saw unfold in Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing #5, the next issue promises to be a nuke. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 7, 2023

    Rosenberg keeps shifting expectations with this title with more surprises and a big cliffhanger reveal at the end of the main story. Its been a fun ride so far and this issue wraps with plenty of intrigue to set up the next installment. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 6, 2023

    Di Giandomenico delivers some fantastic art throughout the issue. Every page is filled with great details and intense action. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 7, 2023

    The Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing #5 is entertaining from beginning to end, even if it's not progressing the plot as you might expect. Rosenberg proves he's got a lot of great ideas while entertaining through dialogue, twists, and the overall mystery. The Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing reminds us that comics can do anything, be it silly, violent, or mysterious, while also being adult and deeply real. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Feb 7, 2023

    It continues to be exciting each month as it presses so many of the facets that make a comic fun to read. Nevertheless, if we don't get any clues soon as to what exactly is going on and why I think readers may start to fold on this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson Feb 8, 2023

    It's clear that Matthew Rosenberg, Carmine di Giandomenico, Francisco Francavilla, and company are putting a surprising amount of care and genuine fun into this series, and it will be interesting to see where things go from here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 7, 2023

    The main story continues to be fairly conventional, even as it twists things around with just who we're supposed to believe is the real Joker. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Batman Universe - Hannan Mouawad Feb 8, 2023

    Despite the forward momentum of the plot, I'm still not taken by this series but am happy to feel a little like things feel like they're finally moving! The issue ends with Jason' in the custody of the police (who very much do not like him), Batman is aware of his actions and is potentially going to get involved, and the Joker is on his way back to Gotham City while the other has vanished, and is possibly (but highly unlikely) dead. How things will turn out, in the end, is still yet to be seen. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Batman-News - Theresa Campagna Feb 7, 2023

    Believe it or not, I wanted to give this comic a better score. I don't want to be negative about DC all the time. When I feel like a comic book story lacks progression and is just wasting my time month to month, however, how can I give the comic a good rating? These pages aren't worth your pennies, if you know what I mean.Score: 3/10 Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Screaming Enigma Oct 12, 2023

    Not a bad fake-out with this issue, I can't lie. I enjoyed the interaction between the two Jokers, even if one of them ended up being Clayface in disguise. Either way, the main story continues to be pretty interesting, especially with Jason's hunt for Joker. The art in this issue is particularly great this time around. Moving to the backup story, it's not the best in the series, in fact it might be the weakest one, but it's still silly enough to be entertaining. I just hope the quality of them picks up a bit, as my anticipation to read them is beginning to decrease.

  • 7.5

    A bit heavy on text but overall decent. Rosenberg really likes to write Jason as a batfamily outcast which is trite and trivial, but Stephanie and Jason friendship is nice, so I'm a bit conflicted on him.
    Couldn't care less for backups tho at this point they are so one-note, Rosenberg isn't bothered to be creative.

  • 7.0
    thecimmerian Feb 8, 2023

    OK if you like Joker, and this issue moves forward a little better than the last, but still way too expensive. The back up story is predictably bad.

  • 1.0
    Lions Feb 8, 2023

    Bastante mediocre, predecible y a la vez estancado, la confrontación apesta. Que vigilante se para a la vista de todos para cometer asesinato? Y peor aun, un murciélago!. Esto es el resultado de escritores flojos que no se toman el tiempo de ver el canon y de una editorial que busca lo barato.

    apesar de que se vende más que Nightwing con todo y los asiduos fans del anterior no es por que la escritura sea buena, es por que el nivel de todos escritores está por los suelos.

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  • 1.0
    hesfkshgf Feb 7, 2023

    Nothing of a book with nothing at all going on - Rosenberg is a mid-writer at best and will be forgotten in a couple of years

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