DC Comics & The Joker #1 Spoilers & Review: Who Wants To Kill The Joker? Why Are Bluebird & Punchline On Collision Course?


DC Comics and The Joker #1 Spoilers and Review follows.

Who Wants To Kill The Joker?

Why Are Bluebird & Punchline On Collision Course?

The book has a few more variant covers in addition the above.

Plus the main cover.

The Joker spends most of this issue haunting retired GCPD Commissioner James Gordon.

We also see that the “Free Punchline” movement continues amongst the youth and that despite being retired Gordon remains formidable.

The death of his son still haunts him too.

Later in the issue a woman who only goes by Cressida as she does not want to reveal her family names…

…wants to hire Gordon to find and kill the Joker!

Despite he’s initial reluctance as he’s not a hitman…

…Gordon appears to ponder the lucrative job offer.

The book ends in Belize with…

…with the actual Joker, not the figments of him in the issue, making his presence felt.

The back-up story focuses on Punchline, shows she’s still formidable in prison, as well as influential outside its walls with the “Free Punchline” movement; that spurs Bluebird into action as her brother looks to be slipping into the sway of that movement.

The Pulse:

An intriguing read and story in both stories. Art was solid in main story, but not cartoony  in the second. 6 out of 10.

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