Greetings, Gothamites! Welcome back to the Batman Book Club, and the last week of the “World of Laughs” theme!
So, the past three weeks, we’ve delved into some pretty dark and gritty storylines, so with this last week, I thought, “Why not have some fun? Let’s have a little unicorn chaser.” With that in mind, I present for you this week the 1975 series The Joker, the complete series from issue 1-10! This series had a regular rogues gallery of comic book creators of the era; written by Denny O’Neil, Elliot S! Maggin, & Martin Pasko, and drawn by Irv Novick, Ernie Chan, & Jose Luiz Garcia Lopez.
In this series, The Joker strikes out on his own, taking on everyone from those in the Batman rogues, like Scarecrow and Catwoman, other villains like Lex Luthor, heroes like Green Arrow & Black Canary and even foes like…Sherlock Holmes?!
Now, you might be thinking, “Ten issues?! That’s a lot!” Very true, but all the books are pretty short, about 18 pages and each book is pretty separate from each other, so if you really want, you can pick and choose whichever one interests you.
Here’s how to participate:
Link to the Stories: The Joker (1975) #1-10
When to Read: 2019-10-26T05:00:00Z → 2019-11-02T05:00:00Z
What was your favorite story out of the series? Did you have a least favorite?
What was the funniest moment?
Do you prefer this more jokey, campier take on The Joker, or do you prefer the more menacing, freaky killer that is typically used in more modern stories?
And any other thoughts you have, please feel free to share!
Remember, all are welcome to discuss, but if you want to join the World of Bats club, just click the link here.