The Joker #4

Writer: Sam Johns, James Tynion IV Artist: Mirka Andolfo, Guillem March Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 9, 2021 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 44
8.3Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

Main story: It’s murder and mayhem in the jungles of South America with pits The Joker pitted against everyone hunting him! He’s prepared for this massacre in a way that only the Clown Prince of Crime can…but what secret does he whisper to Jim Gordon as the bullets fly?! What is the TRUE mystery?!

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Kevin M. Gallagher, Jr Jun 19, 2021

    The Joker #4 is easily the best in the series so far. I have few complaints as Tynion seems to have found a perfect balance of noir and action. March absolutely crushed this issue and the creative team for Punchline is moving in a positive direction. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 8, 2021

    The Joker has been a killer read so far and itll be interesting to see how far the chase takes Gordon before he fully spirals out. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Jun 8, 2021

    The tone of each story is perfectly matched by their corresponding illustrations. In the Joker, the drawings are extremely detailed with a color palate that presents as eerie even with the groupings change from pastels to darker colors. Meanwhile, the bold colors and tightly drawn images in Punchline capture high octane action. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Comic Watch - Ariel Bee Jun 8, 2021

    One day, the Joker and Punchline will meet again and then Gotham will really bleed. But for the moment Ill just be here with my popcorn, watching the show. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 8, 2021

    Tynion continues to hit the main story out of the park. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jun 8, 2021

    When all is said and done, The Joker #4 continues to maintain the high bar of quality it has established in its preceding issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Scott Waldyn Jun 8, 2021

    The Joker continues to build upon itself and take readers on a globe-spanning journey that promises to show readers exotic locations, as well as dive even deeper and deeper into the psyche of Jim Gordon. While it's fun to chase the Joker, Gordon is truly the star in this series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Jun 8, 2021

    For those lucky enough to get on the ground floor of anything that James Tynion IV does, he's one of the hottest authors the past few years. I am not sure how his imaginative faucet gets turned on, or where he is creating Joker stories. But I am drinking from his fire hydrant! This should be on your shelf! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jun 8, 2021

    The Joker hunt continues to be interesting in new and unexpected ways with each issue and this one is no different. We've got intriguing characters, deep mysteries, and the psychology of our favorite former Commissioner driving this story forward in excellent ways and I only hope that the Punchline backup starts matching the pace of the main story because sadly, that backup is already losing steam with me and making less interested in a new character that I was really digging initially. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Dan Spinelli Jun 8, 2021

    Strong art and a consistently compelling narrative keep 'The Joker' humming, but this issue hits a bit of a rut when the Clown Prince of Crime takes on a more central role. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - batbrad Jun 9, 2021

    There is a back up story focusing on the new character Punchline. I did not read the back up as to be honest Punchline holds no interest to me. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Corbin Nelson Jun 9, 2021

    A bit of fun action, some trippy colorful art, and a few twists and turns make this by far the best issue of The Joker yet. It's absolutely the first issue to make me truly hopeful that this story might turn out to be pretty good. That said, The Joker #4's stubborn insistence on continuing to plaster boilerplate monologue over nearly every panel of its first half still kept the issue from being more than above average. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Evan Valentine Jun 9, 2021

    While it's still a solid issue, it feels like the weakest of the series to date which started off like a rocket. Read Full Review

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