The Joker #12

Writer: Sam Johns, James Tynion IV Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli, Beln Ortega Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 9, 2022 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 24
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7.8User Rating

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There are dark, sinister secrets in the world, and then there are the secrets held by the infamous Sampson family on their compound down in Texas! Jim Gordon is about to enter a hell he never imagined to save…The Joker? Punchline Backup: The Trial of Punchline grows volatile as the Royal Flush Gang makes their biggest and most wicked move in Gotham Ever. Punchline’s endgame is here!

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 8, 2022

    It's a perfect setup for a packed final two issues, and probably the best Joker story in a long time"even though the killer clown appears in all of one panel this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Feb 9, 2022

    Tynion crafts a well written narrative that provides both intrigue and action. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Ariel B. Feb 8, 2022

    Im really going to miss this series in a few months when it has reached its conclusion. That said, I appreciate a book that knows its scope and steps offstage before it overstays its welcome. And while this is really only nominally a Joker book, it may well be the best Jim Gordon story in years. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 8, 2022

    All roads end with next issues big season finale. Tynion has set the stage beautifully and theres no reason to suspect he wont nail the landing. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Feb 8, 2022

    THE JOKER is an exciting thrill ride that gets to the real heart, as well as the nasty grime, of humanity. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Evan Valentine Feb 9, 2022

    The Clown Prince of Crime's ongoing series is one that is able to really give readers an insight into the mind of Jim Gordon, taking the opportunity to unravel the mystery of who has been hunting the Joker. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Scott Waldyn Feb 9, 2022

    Writer James Tynion and his creative team clear the board as The Joker reaches its final few issues. There's a cool action piece that opens The Joker #12, but the rest of the issue is devoted to making sure all of the pieces are in place. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 8, 2022

    While things are coming to a head in the Joker hunt, the revelations in this issue left me wanting more because they seem out of nowhere and don't feel like they fit with anything we've seen from other books in the main DC continuity. The art is great and the backup feels like it's finally getting somewhere interesting but the swerve in this issue and the constant meandering leaves me wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Matina Newsom Feb 8, 2022

    I'm torn between wanting to know the answers and being frustrated by this rush to the end and that's not a great place to leave readers in my mind. Read Full Review

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