Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing #7

Writer: Matthew Rosenberg, Ryan Cady Artist: Carmine Di Guandomenico, Will Robson Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 5, 2023 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 12
7.1Critic Rating
4.8User Rating

Following his explosive plans last issue, The Joker has turned L.A. into a war zone and worn out his welcome. He makes plans to leave and head back to Gotham to settle some unfinished business there, but discovers the City of Angels' darkest secret: nobody gets out easily. Now he must choose--face the manhunt or the Manhunter.

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Apr 5, 2023

    Recent depictions of DCs most popular villain have been pretty dull. Theyve been moving away from the strength of his insanity and making him a pale shadow of Travis Bickle. At its best, Rosenbergs series has harnessed some of the stronger madness of the psychotic clown and pushed him in a direction with more than enough power to tap into his real potential. Its just too bad that Rosenberg hasnt managed to find the right synthesis between the killing joke and L.A. until issues into the series on the 710 to LAX. The series is only starting to get going 7 issues in. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 4, 2023

    It feels like the magic in this series has to be running low, but Rosenberg and Di Giandomenico keep each installment wildly entertaining with sharp dialogue and dazzling art. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Apr 4, 2023

    The Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing #7 continues to bide its time with answers, but it's a fun ride with a great chase sequence. Throw in yet another clever way of showing multiple Joker characters, and you have a solid chapter in this ongoing series that always seems to be taking chances. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 4, 2023

    Di Giandomico delivers fantastic art throughout the issue and visually heightens every action packed moment with great style. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Evan Valentine Apr 5, 2023

    The Man Who Stopped Laughing remains a fantastic outing for the Joker and justifies its existence in following his reign of terror thanks to Rosenberg and Di Giandomenico. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Kendra Hale Apr 6, 2023

    This journey's still chugging forward with the ending closing in. Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing #7 gives us a great introduction to Manhunter for new fans, as a character that shows many facets of the many sides of just who the Joker is. This one's certainly worth the pick-up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 4, 2023

    This series continues to be one of the most ridiculous in the DC lineup, but it's slowly winning me over with just how chaotic it is. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Apr 4, 2023

    A writer needs to drop some breadcrumbs along the way to continue to hook the reader. And what fans will find this week is just a story anchored in nonsense, trivial jokes, and unnecessary action just to provide the story with a bit more substance. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Hannan Mouawad Apr 5, 2023

    While there isn't much forward movement plot-wise (...again) the issue does highlight two truths. First, being a superhero is hard and not very conducive to promoting a healthy and nurturing family life, and second, In-N-Out's fries do taste like wet cardboard. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - Theresa Campagna Apr 4, 2023

    Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing is an absolutely terrible book that is going nowhere. It may be selling somewhat decently now because it's the Joker, but DC had better be careful that they don't “poison the Joker well” and bring down the reputation of this character.Score: 4/10 Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 4, 2023

    The Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing #7 continues mucking about, content to tell lame jokes while barely inching the overall narrative forward.  The art is good but can't be relied upon to do all the heavy lifting.  Maybe this book isn't for me since I don't like clowns.  The twist is, I'm not talking about the Joker. Read Full Review

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