I am new to comicbooks, Help please?

#1 Posted by naekole (1 posts) - - Show Bio

I honestly have no idea, or much about comic books. I come from Malaysia, where it is rare to be able to buy comic books. I've only been to a comic book store once, so this is all fairly new to me.

I want to purchase the New 52 series, however I only want to purchase the ones featuring The Joker (eg: the death of the family), but I have no idea how all this works. Can the more experienced ones advise?

Please, I apologize if it all sounds silly to most of you. I am really not experienced in buying comic books, and only own 3 (The Killing Joke, Scott Pilgrim series and Kick-Ass). I want to own as many The Joker comics I can. Advice? :)


#2 Posted by CrazyScarecrow (1855 posts) - - Show Bio

Right now for DC's Villain's Month event they have a Joker one-shot on sale. You will most likely find this at the comic book store you have been to or you can always order them on DC's website. With the "Death of a Family" thing you can either buy them in their own issues through your store or of course through the DC website. I do know the Joker has appeared in Batman, Detective Comics, Nightwing, Batgirl, Robin, Red Hood and the Outlaws, Teen Titans, Catwoman, and Batman: The Dark Knight so those are some titles I would probably keep a eye out for when coming to Joker books.

When villains are the only reason you are reading a certain book the best way to go is to follow the hero that the villain antagonizes the most book (in this case Batman) and keep on a lookout for Joker appearance once again through the DC website.

Hope I helped and welcome to Comic Vine :)

#3 Posted by PatriotPerson (134 posts) - - Show Bio

If you want to read the Joker, I have a few suggestions for ya. Try The Joker, Death of the Family, The Killing Joke, etc.

The New 52 series Batman, Detective Comics, Batman and Robin, and Batman: The Dark Knight most likely have him as a frequent face.

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