The Joker by Brian Azzarello & Lee Bermejo

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"You will be blown away."—AIN'T IT COOL NEWS

Brian Azzarello brings to THE JOKER all the visceral intensity and criminal insight that has made his Vertigo graphic novel series 100 BULLETS one of the most critically acclaimed and award-winning series of all time.

This original graphic novel tells the story of one very dark night in Gotham City. The Joker has been mysteriously released from Arkham Asylum, and he's none too happy about what's happened to his Gotham City rackets while he's been "away." What follows is a harrowing night of revenge, murder and manic crime as only The Joker can deliver it, as he brutally takes back his stolen assets from The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face, Killer Croc and, of course, The Batman, and heaven help them all.

Told through the eyes of his loyal (but naive) henchman Jonny Frost, JOKER is a true noir crime novel: a harrowing journey into a city of rain-soaked streets, dirty sheets and nothing but bad choices.

 

About Brian Azzarello & Lee Bermejo

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Brian Azzarello, noted for developing strong stories with a psychological edge, is the Eisner Award-winning writer of 100 Bullets adn Hellblazer. He previously teamed with Richard Corben on BANNER for Marvel.
 
Published November 21, 2011 by DC Comics. 128 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Building on Heath Ledger’s performance in The Dark Knight (although long before the movie’s debut), Azzarello creates a memorably cringe-worthy story.

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The Washington Times

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Writing strength: Joshua Williamson - famous for writing the Necessary Evil series - creates a delightful, humorous and kid-friendly story that not only delivers the simple message of friendship, but also doesn’t talk down to younger readers.

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Entertainment Weekly

Joker, an original creation — not a collection of Batman comics — is notable for the way the Joker is drawn: modeled on Heath Ledger's smeary, mouth-scarred look from The Dark Knight.

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io9

If you’re not familiar with Brian Azzarello, the scribe behind DC’s new Joker comic, you can get all the information you need just from the name of his most notable work, 100 Bullets.

Oct 24 2008 | Read Full Review of The Joker

Boomtron

The Joker has been mysteriously released from Arkham Asylum, and he’s none to happy about what’s happened to his Gotham City rackets while he’s been “away.” What follows is a harrowing night of revenge, murder and manic crime as only The Joker can deliver it, as he brutally takes back his stolen ...

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Crave Online

Azzarello realizes who the Joker is and his crime story style really helps bring out new angles in the Joker is.

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ICV2

When questioning retailers about the huge increase in sales of Batman graphic novels in the wake of The Dark Knight movie, the nearly universal response was “Anything with the Joker sells.” Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo’s Joker is the closest print approximation of The Dark Knight movie availa...

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