He is Batman's greatest enemy, his deadliest threat, his opposite number. His bloody-minded madness is exceeded only by his twisted genius. He is the Clown Prince, the Pale Man, and his crimes turn the world into one big, sick joke.But today, the joke is over. Read more...
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He is Batman's greatest enemy, his deadliest threat, his opposite number. His bloody-minded madness is exceeded only by his twisted genius. He is the Clown Prince, the Pale Man, and his crimes turn the world into one big, sick joke.But today, the joke is over. As The Joker plays his endgame with the Batman, citizens, villains, and heroes alike must survive his deadly antics and come to terms with who The Joker is and what he means to them. THE JOKER: ENDGAME collects the ancillary tales of Gotham City as it plays his endgame with it from the pages of BATMAN #35-39, ARKHAM MANOR: ENDGAME #1, BATGIRL: ENDGAME #1, BATMAN ANNUAL #3, DETECTIVE COMICS: ENDGAME #1, and GOTHAM ACADEMY: ENDGAME #1
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-09-21
- Reviewer: Staff
With most writers seemingly having run out of ways for the Joker to be more than a grinning foil for the resolutely unhappy Batman, this cornucopia of new Joker-related tales goes hell-bent for leather, leaving no cackle or fiendish plot off the table, making the Joker something of an ur-villain out of time for Gotham. The main plot tracks the apocalyptic-minded clown prince of crime as he busts out of Arkham Asylum yet again to plot another circus-themed mass-casualty assault on the city. Other stories track his disciples and some of the ugly backstory of Gotham itself. The pace is unrelentingly grim, with mayhem and mass murder dominating these richly illustrated, action-heavy pages. Its something of a marathon, though, ultimately ascribing so much densely related mythology and diabolical brilliance to the Joker that there seems nowhere left to goexcept perhaps back to the asylum, which really should invest in some stronger locks. (Sept.)