The Joker #14

Writer: James Tynion IV, Sam Johns Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli, Belen Ortega, Cam Smith Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 27, 2022 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 23
7.6Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

FINAL ISSUE All the hunters converge on the Sampson estate as the brutal conclusion to the first "season" of The Joker is here! Bullets will fly, blood will be shed, and will James Gordon be forced to make the choice he's been dreading since issue #1? Punchline Backup: Punchline walks free, and the Royal Flush Gang is desperate for a new queen. The underworld of Gotham City is going to change forever, and this last chapter of "Punchline" is only the beginning.

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 26, 2022

    I'm not sure if James Tynion IV's Joker run was supposed to end with #15 all along, but with him departing the company for the most part, this final act has felt a little rushed. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 26, 2022

    Arif Pirantos color work is similarly crisp with a good balance of dark blacks to tease Gordons darkening mentality in chasing Joker. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Kevin Rossi Apr 26, 2022

    Is the Joker dead? THE JOKER #14 might not have the answer just yet, but we will soon find out! Will the relationship between Batman and Jim Gordon change forever? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Apr 27, 2022

    Get the last taste of Joker for a while. He needs to be relished and not overplayed like a pop song for the 400th time. Joker War was outstanding, but he needed to have slinked away. Albeit there should be closure for Jim Gordon, but let's see what else comes out of the woodwork. Joker needs to go and work on his tan! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Scott Waldyn Apr 26, 2022

    The Joker #14 gets back on track with the personal, tragic, and downright moody Jim Gordon narrative that makes this series excel. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Evan Valentine Apr 27, 2022

    Tynion does a fine job of explaining Bane's part in the story, as well as ratcheting up the tension while further exploring Gordon's psyche here. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Apr 26, 2022

    For what would have been our original finale before DC announced another issue of this series out of nowhere, we get a strange continuation of where we left off with not really getting a lot of explanation..... about pretty much anything. Yeah, you learn some backstory on Cressida but there's so much left on the table here that I'm afraid that one more issue won't be able to handle the amount of story it needs to explain. That being said, this book looks great and there are some fun moments in its presentation but ultimately I just needed more out of this both in its Joker story and Punchline backup. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Matina Newsom Apr 27, 2022

    It's hard to say a lot about this issue because it really feels like so little happens. The answers I wanted don't materialize, and instead the narrative is dragged out in a way that can feel frustrating and boring. At this point, I am quite simply ready for this comic to wrap up. It goes through spurts of plot, then seems to drag into issues like this where we get almost nothing. It feels like a waste of time, energy, and money and it's hard for me to be excited for more and it's genuinely hard to recommend it month to month. Read Full Review

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