Knight Terrors: The Joker #1

Event\Storyline: Knight Terrors Writer: Matthew Rosenberg Artist: Stefano Raffaele Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 5, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 18
7.9Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

The Joker’s worst nightmare becomes a reality: he’s got a day job! How will he handle meetings that could have been emails?! Why did management cancel “bring your child to work” day?! Who will want to make small talk at the coffee machine?! What is Alexis going to pick for lunch?! And who is the masked madman terrorizing Gotham at night?!

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Kendra Hale Jul 6, 2023

    Knight Terrors: The Joker #1 provides a deep dive into the Joker's inner fears. Where that terror will take him, and how he cleans out his closet, remains to be seen. I, for one will be at the ready to enjoy each bite of the comfort food provided by this incredibly talented creative team. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - Anthony Bergamini Jul 4, 2023

    Knight Terrors: The Joker #1 takes all of the elements of this horror event and flips them on their head in a way that only the Joker could do. The book is hilarious from start to finish and serves as a nice palette cleanser from the other frightening tie-ins in this larger summer event. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Jul 4, 2023

    'Knight Terrors: The Joker' explores how the villain's greatest triumph could be his sincerest tragedy. The result is as unsettling as it is hilarious. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jul 4, 2023

    Knight Terrors: The Joker #1 is a great mix of character study and inventive storytelling. Rosenbergs script is achingly funny, subverting expectations multiple times and keeping the issue surprising. There may be moments that seem awkward or that dont sound like the Joker, but thats the whole point of Knight Terrors. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Christopher R. Ford Jul 28, 2023

    Quite simply, this is one of the most fascinating looks at the Joker that maintains his humor and keeps things light on the melodrama. Fans of the Joker must read Knight Terrors: The Joker #1. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 9, 2023

    Really solid and entertaining, this is one I look forward to the second issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 4, 2023

    Rosenberg's Joker series has had some issues until this point, with the split between the two Jokers making it hard to know who we're actually supposed to be following. But this issue tightens the focus and gives us a fun focus on just how disturbing Joker is when he's pretending to be sane. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Evan Valentine Jul 5, 2023

    If there's one "Knight Terrors" book you should give a read, it's probably this one. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jul 8, 2023

    The idea is solid. Had it been executed just a little bit better, it could've really turned into something that was kind of genius. Honestly, the idea is clever enough that it could turn into its own sitcom. There's no questioning that. However, the overall execution in this particular comic book lacks the kind of wit and satire that would elevate it beyond a simple execution of a silly idea. There IS a darkness to it that gradually fades in around the edges of everything, but it lacks the depth necessary for something more interesting.  Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Hannan Mouawad Jul 6, 2023

    Knight Terrors: The Joker #1 dives into the world of dreams and nightmares and has so far set the scene within the corporate business, where Batman is dead, Bruce Wayne still in charge of Wayne Enterprises (and with a shine to The Joker as an employee), and the Joker living the life of a common citizen. It's full of potential but doesn't really go the distance. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Batman-News - Theresa Campagna Jul 4, 2023

    Ultimately, this book is a bust. Mathew Rosenberg came up with an awesome premise, and the cover made it look promising. The actual story is just dour, unfunny, and overly-long, however. I don't see a good reason why people should pick up this book. Read Full Review

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