Beautifully crafted and stuffed with ominous overtones, The Joker by Leonardo Azzarello is an imaginatively conceived and spectacular novel that explores the dark side of the minds of the Caped Crusader.
Frank Miller’s dark,1988 Batman tale finds the Joker striking a eerie chord with Azzarello, as the nefarious acid-tongued criminal makes his forced entry into Gotham City in search of vengeance. Batman’s worst nightmare come true as the Clown Prince of Crime unveils his true identity to a city captivated by fear.
The writing is crisp and the plotting exciting, making for a tense and enigmatic read. The Joker’s inclusion in the story feels organic, and Miller’s Dark Knight is Remastered quality allows us to appreciate the iconic villain in all his shine.
Whether it’s the Predacon-like effects of the Joker’s toxin or the titanic struggles between the Caped Crusader and the Penguin, The Joker’s story is a marvel of creative writing and high-stakes action. package: hardcover, paperback