what are some good stories featuring joker?

#1 Posted by THALASTDRAGON (387 posts) - - Show Bio

I was reading and posting in tha thread about why someone hasnt killed Joker yet and it got me curious about some of tha other stories he's been featured in.  I'm excluding killing joke and death in the family.  I wanna read some of tha other stories outside of tha big ones that everybody knows about and usually references.  Like some of tha smaller story arcs from batman or detective comics.  Tanks in advance.
#2 Edited by brc2000 (1679 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman: The Man Who Laughs is a decent read.
 
Also while it doesn't focus only on Joker, No Man's Land is pretty good.

#3 Posted by THALASTDRAGON (387 posts) - - Show Bio

oh ok, thanx, i'll have to look those up.

#4 Posted by The Lobster (1512 posts) - - Show Bio
Emperor Joker is a personal favorite
 
The Killing Joke is a MUST read for any Joker fan. 
 
Brian Azzarello's Joker is also a really good read (but is out of continuity)
#5 Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir (19714 posts) - - Show Bio
@The Lobster said:
" Emperor Joker is a personal favorite
 

I enjoy it too, but I personally think a world with the Joker as an omnipotent being would be a little more disturbing, like too much for Vertigo disturbing.
#6 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio
@Emperor Gonzo Noir said:
" @The Lobster said:
" Emperor Joker is a personal favorite
 

I enjoy it too, but I personally think a world with the Joker as an omnipotent being would be a little more disturbing, like too much for Vertigo disturbing. "
Sorry guys, but I'm going to have to go against you here. 
 
EJ is my LEAST favourite DC comic book ever. I almost couldn't finish it. 
 
Brian Azzarello's Joker is at the top of the list, along with Arkham Asylum; A Serious House on Serious Earth
#7 Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir (19714 posts) - - Show Bio
@FadeToBlackBolt said:

" @Emperor Gonzo Noir said:

" @The Lobster said:

" Emperor Joker is a personal favorite
 

I enjoy it too, but I personally think a world with the Joker as an omnipotent being would be a little more disturbing, like too much for Vertigo disturbing. "
Sorry guys, but I'm going to have to go against you here.   EJ is my LEAST favourite DC comic book ever. I almost couldn't finish it.   Brian Azzarello's Joker is at the top of the list, along with Arkham Asylum; A Serious House on Serious Earth "
I can see where you're coming from on this, I have problems with it, but in the end I like it well enough. 
 
 
Another great Joker story is  
    
Slayride, Joker goes on a joyride around Gotham with Tim Drake as a hostage
#8 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio
@Emperor Gonzo Noir: YES! Slayride is a classic! 
 
 
 I WANT TO SPEAK TO THE MANAGER!
#9 Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir (19714 posts) - - Show Bio
@FadeToBlackBolt: "I really wanted those pies." 
Joker at his best
#10 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio
@Emperor Gonzo Noir: Dini's best work, imo. And I'm a huge Batman/Catwoman shipper, so you can imagine how much I loved Heart of Hush.
#11 Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir (19714 posts) - - Show Bio
@FadeToBlackBolt: What your opinion on the follow up Dini is doing in Streets of Gotham?
#12 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio
@Emperor Gonzo Noir: I've only read the first two issues as I usually trade-wait, but I didn't mind it so far.
#13 Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir (19714 posts) - - Show Bio
@FadeToBlackBolt: My only real complaint is that Dini is taking so long with every story he's doing in Streets of Gotham, you know it him because Dustin Nguyen is drawing every issue. :P
#14 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio
@Emperor Gonzo Noir: Haha, one of the advantages of tpb collecting is that I don't really notice :D
 
What's your take on Batman Inc? I was hesitant as first, but I've learned never to doubt Morrison. Batman and Robin #16 is the best issue of any comic this year, imo.
#15 Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir (19714 posts) - - Show Bio
@FadeToBlackBolt: I'm not reading it, Bruce is back and I'm fine with that but the fact that he publicly admitted to aiding a vigilante( well hmself but still)  financially for years and he's not even being investigated just made me call bullshit
#16 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio
@Emperor Gonzo Noir: Yeah, I didn't get that either. I'm sure there'll be some sort of explanation/loophole given, but surely he's an accessory to the anti-vigilante laws.
#17 Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir (19714 posts) - - Show Bio

Back on track 
Man Who Laughs is a great re-telling of Batman and the Joker's first confrontation  
also the Laughing Fish story is another fantastic story, you might have seen the animated version on the Batman:The Animated Series. It's usually collected in all of the many "Best Joker stories ever told "collections 
On the subject of Batman: TAS, Mad Love is another great one you've probably already read but is still a great story worth re-reading, the newer deluxe edition has some other animated style adventure including one of the best Joker stories from The Batman Adventures Annual called , Laughter After Midnight. It's show what happens after the Joker nearly buys it and shows his trek back to his hideout.

#18 Edited by AgentOfAnarchy (134 posts) - - Show Bio

I really hated EJ, Slayride is a personal fav. Mad love is brilliant. Some lesser mentioned is his appearences in other characters comics. His 3 story arch in Catwoman (the first series) issue 63-65 is great.

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#21 Posted by batman_is_god (1185 posts) - - Show Bio
@THALASTDRAGON:
The man who laughs and R.I.P.
#22 Posted by KenTheProfile (412 posts) - - Show Bio

Joker by Brian Azzarello is one fine read. if you want a diffrent take on the Joker's birth check out "Lovers and Mad men"  

#23 Posted by TheJokerha (161 posts) - - Show Bio
@Emperor Gonzo Noir: I agree. Joker seemed to be in his whimsical, homicidal smart aleck mode during that story line. In the Rock of Ages storyline of JLA he got the Prometheus Stone for less than a minute and was more darkly evil than he ever was in Emperor Joker. I guess they decided to go with a more silly, less intense version in order to reduce the horror of him cannibalizing the population of China and other such details. But I would have preferred seeing it more Vertigo style.
#24 Posted by Sydpart2 (1092 posts) - - Show Bio
@FadeToBlackBolt said:

" @Emperor Gonzo Noir: YES! Slayride is a classic!     I WANT TO SPEAK TO THE MANAGER! "

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3pq8iP__HM
Couldn't resist.
Also, OP might want to check out Shadow of the Bat #37...I think that's the first part of a two story arc. The second half has a moment that's off to say the least but overall it's classic Joker. The greatest Joker Stories ever told vol 1, 2, &3...might do it for you. Another good story is "two faces" it's an else words and doesn't really focus on Joker but what they do with the duality is just perfect.

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