Batman: Three Jokers Collected
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Batman: Three Jokers Collected

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Jason Fabok Publisher: DC Comics Trade Paperback: November 18, 2020 Issues: 3, Issue Reviews: 380
8.5Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

Thirty years after Batman: The Killing Joke changed comics forever, Batman: Three Jokers
reexamines the myth of who, or what, is the Joker and what is at the heart of his ongoing battle with Batman? New York Times bestselling writer Geoff Johns and artist Jason Fabok, the team that waged the “Darkseid War” in the pages of Justice League, reunite to tell the ultimate story of Batman and The Joker!
In this highly anticipated epic, learn why there are three Jokers, and what that means for the decades-long battle between the Dark Knight and the Clown Prince of Crime. In this powerful, emotional story, Batman, Batgirl, and Red H more

Rating Collected Issues Reviews
8.9
Batman: Three Jokers #1 24
8.5
Batman: Three Jokers #2 20
8.2
Batman: Three Jokers #3 20
  • 9.0
    Dark Knight Comic Fan Nov 20, 2020

    This was an amazing Batman/Joker story all around. Geoff Johns told a story worth telling and Jason Fabok killed it on the art with Brad Anderson on some mighty colors. This book was worth the price of admission for the art alone. By far and above the best illustrated Batman comic I've ever seen and nothing comes close to me in my opinion.

    It doesn't change much (if not at all) about the Batman/Joker mythos but it does tell a story about the trauma, scars, and pain that Bruce, Barbara, and Jason went through. We don't really get an answer to how each of the three Jokers manifested (except one which I won't spoil) but (minor spoiler) as Bruce says at the end of the story that the Joker's real name never mattered. But like I said, we do get to know the origin of one of the Jokers despite us readers never needing an origin so it does leave the mystery of the other two Jokers unanswered which I'm fine with. The ending to the story (minus the epilogue) has one of the best Batman scenes I've ever read and it made this book worth spending for me.

    I didn't set my expectations high (as I do for other comics) so I can get why people didn't like this story. But I think years from now it will be less hated than it is (except for maybe a particular romance between two characters that I won't spoil but didn't bother me as much as most).

    This story gets a 9/10 from me but this actual hardcover book gets an 8.5/10 due to the premium covers not being collected in the cover gallery. Maybe next year we will see a Deluxe Hardcover edition of Three Jokers that contains all the covers and some more extras. The only extras in this particular hardcover are a promotional image of Three Jokers along with the regular "Hero" variants of Batman, Batgirl, and Red Hood.

    I'm all for being this story canon but I'm a reader that prioritizes the quality of a story over where this fits in continuity. So if it doesn't become canon, I'm fine with it. I'm just happy that this story exists. I wasn't reading DC when this Three Jokers thing was first established in the Darkseid War, but to me, this was worth the wait from the initial solicitation of the story to the release date.

  • 9.0
    Silver Rocket Nov 17, 2020

  • 8.5
    Críticas Crónicas Nov 13, 2020

  • 8.5
    K-23 Nov 19, 2020

  • 8.0
    Bropokalypse Nov 12, 2020

  • 7.0
    haniballecto Nov 23, 2020

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