Batman: Three Jokers #1

Three Jokers

Fire and Brimstone fall from the sky! It is the end times! Pay attention as we discuss Batman: Three Jokers, chapter 1, verses 1-54! It may just save your soul!

This is the word according to the infamous Geoff Johns
As envisioned by Jason Fabok

The official plot:

“Three Jokers reexamines the myth of who, or what, The Joker is and what is at the heart of his eternal battle with Batman…find out why there are three Jokers, and what that means for the Dark Knight and the Clown Prince of Crime. It’s a mystery unlike any Batman has ever faced!”

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The official story has a lot more pomp and circumstance than this…but I edited out all of the self serving stuff. I’m also going to go out on a limb and say that this description is intended to cover the whole series…because we certainly don’t get the promised explanation.

Three Jokers
This story started…32 yeas ago with Batman: A Death in the Family and The Killing Joke

My Impressions:

  • What is good: There actually are three Jokers. I was surprised they didn’t pull a multiple personality or alternate universe thing. (But there’s still time.)
  • What is also good: Just enough flashback to Killing Joke and A Death in the Family
  • What was best: The revelation that Jason is really the Joker’s Robin. (Got to love the alternate take to Jason’s death.) [Editor’s note: Dick/Nightwing is Joker’s Robin in a more official way in the Joker War event!]
  • What was just okay: Artwork was mostly good, but there were way too many smiling fish.
  • The not so good: It’s just a little on the slow side…but worth it in the end.
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Joker vs Jason round two!

Notable Appearances/Events:

  • Batman (Bruce Wayne)
  • Joker
  • Joker
  • Joker
  • Red Hood (Jason Todd)
  • Batgirl (Barbara Gordon)
  • Death of a Joker

Bottom Line: 5 Stars!

Everyone, who’s anyone already has multiple copies. May I suggest the Red Hood (Jason Todd) variant cover?