Batman: Three Jokers continues its trajectory as the ultimate examination of The Joker and his never-ending conflict with Batman. Prepare yourselves for the. Mit der neuen Mini-Serie "Batman: Three Jokers" legt DC Comics drei Bände vor, die ziemlich düster werden dürfte: Sie erscheint nämlich in. Batman: Three Jokers () - Band 1: (von 3).
Comics: „Three Jokers“ für August angekündigtBatman: Three Jokers (ab ) - Band 2: (von 3). Joker was Batman's archnemesis and outlived his original adversary. It didn't stop him, and he continued to plague Huntress for some time. The Earth-2 Joker. Die Black Label-Serie „Three Jokers“ erscheint bei DC Comics im Prestige Format und hält in jeder Ausgabe je eine Joker-Story auf 48 Seiten.
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And what hints are there as to who these three Jokers really are? He first asked who murdered his parents and was treated to the expected answer of Joe Chill.
Then he asked who The Joker really is and was given a shock. The Mobius Chair did not provide Batman with a single identity, but revealed there were three distinct Jokers in existence.
The mystery was mentioned again shortly thereafter in the pages of DC Rebirth 1 where it was one of many plot points shown to readers that would guide DC Comics over the next several years.
Much of what was revealed in that issue has been addressed in a meaningful manner, especially now that Wally West has helped to return additional characters and the Doomsday Clock event has begun.
However, the three Jokers have remained a static mystery, never denied, but never answered either. We can only hope that those stories are good.
After all, this is a superhero comic about a murderous clown and a man who dresses up like a bat. But that directness can become ponderous. Three Jokers is trying to be something that anyone can pick up off a shelf and read, which means it needs establish the different relationships — and traumas — that Batman, Batgirl, and Jason Todd have with the Joker.
Johns and Fabok do it in a drawn-out 15 pages that also includes the death of the Waynes. In presenting a history of the Joker in a single story, John and Fabok do a much more graceful job, digging deep into well of conceptual and artistic modes from 80 years of comics though they do pull up a bewilderingly grim modern interpretation of one reference that is happily discarded almost immediately.
It could be these things, or it could simply be that you cannot write a story about the Joker without, for better or worse, referencing The Killing Joke.
Despite all these reservations, I did enjoy Three Jokers 1. It fed my own nostalgia for the Batman stories of my adolescence, which prioritized detective work and the dynamic of a found family built by shared trauma.
But the things I like most about Three Jokers 1 are the nostalgia, which is personal, and the the potential of the concept, which could pop like a bubble.
As Joker, The Comedian, sees it, he is now the only true trauma in Bruce's life, and that's all the victory he needs. However, it's revealed in an epilogue that Batman, as usual, has the upper-hand on his insane nemesis.
While Joker knows who Batman really is, Batman reveals to Alfred that he always knew The Comedian was the real Joker, because he's always known who The Joker really is.
He is deeply wounded by the fact he did not understand he was still alive after the Joker took him: the Red Hood is hurt. Barbara then tells Bruce he must talk and reason with him, also asking him why he didn't approach Jason earlier about his attitude.
Batman answers that he hoped, with time, that Jason would heal and become a stronger version of himself, just like Barbara did after her own personal tragedy.
Meanwhile, Jason Todd is still out hunting for the other two Jokers, willing to end once and for all the career of the clown prince of crime.
He successfully guesses where the Jokers are right now, and heads there. At the same time, Batman and Batgirl go to Blackgate Penitentiary : inside the crime scene of the murder of judge Walls, Batman found the fingerprints of one particular criminal: Joe Chill , the shooter who killed Thomas and Martha Wayne.
Bruce must understand what is Chill's part in all of this, so he breaks into his cell while passing the cells of Rupert Thorne and Doctor Phosphorus.
When Batman arrives at Chill's cell finds it empty. Barbara then tells him she discovered Chill is sick, and terminal from stage 4 cancer. He has only a few weeks to live.
Opening the locked door, Jason steps inside to find dozens of bodies bathed in a Joker-turning chemicals-filled pool.
Shocked, he tells himself Batman must see this: in that right moment, one of the bodies takes him by the leg, screaming for help. Jason shoots him. As he struggles to focus, Jason gets hit from behind by the Comedian , who drags him away from the pool, mumbling about him being perfect for their plan, and also collecting Jason's helmet.
Waking up, the Hood is bounded to a chair, naked. The Criminal starts speaking to him: once a petty thief, he was reborn as a Robin.
Than, broken by a crowbar, he was reborn a second time, as the vigilante known as Red Hood. But things happen in threes: he will be reborn a third time.
Just like him, he will change: before Batman he led Gotham's crime, but then Jason explodes in anger, cutting the madman off and telling him he already shot the brains out of one of them, and he will be next.
As an answer, the Criminal starts laughing, then stops, telling Jason that laughing hurts him. Jason tries to take something out of what the Criminal told him: could he be the original Joker?
The Criminal then tells him why he was taken as prisoner, as the Comedian puts the Red Hood helmet on Jason's head, now painted with a sadistic Joker smile: they are searching for someone to turn into a perfect, better version of the Joker to antagonize the Bat.
All the victims they killed were tests for their final product, but they were not enough. But Jason, he could be the perfect candidate: they know he hates Batman and they know why he adopted the Red Hood alias.
As a joke. But in the end, they decided that Jason is not good enough, after all. So he'll have to pass the opportunity: once the Criminal finished talking, the Comedian strikes Jason with a crowbar through his helmet.
Moments later, Barbara and Bruce find the place as well and enter inside. They are attacked by the people the Jokers bathed in the chemicals: after some struggles, they come out victorious and soon find Jason, unconscious and naked on the floor.
Barbara is in shock while Bruce approaches him to check him out: Jason explodes against him, telling him to stay away as all that happened in his life is Batman's fault.
In anger and despair, Barbara tries and succeeds in calming him. Jason just wants a safe place to stay in. Barbara takes him to her apartment and leaves him there to rest: Batgirl tries to make Bruce do something, but the Batman tells her Gotham is the priority now, as Jason is safe.
As both leave, Jason finds Barbara's wheelchair and books about nerve damage and pain therapy. After a while, Barbara comes back and enters the apartment where Jason gets out of the shower.
Jason confesses to Barbara he looked through his things, especially the pain therapy books. They agree about the fact there are a lot of similarities between them and their tragedy, and Barbara tells Jason she lived through a moment much similar to the one he's having right now.
She wants to help him get better. As they look into each other's eyes, they kiss. Barbara then breaks the moment, telling Jason they are making a mistake.
Meanwhile, Batman is investigating inside the Batcave about some missing persons files, while also observing a place in Alaska on the globe.
Inside the Batcave , Bruce , Barbara and Jason are investigating about the plan of the Three Jokers, who are trying to find people to transform in other versions of themselves.
They go over the pictures of the additional Jokers and identified them as a dentist, a serial killer, a drifter, a babysitter, a judge, an artist, a city planner, a zookeeper, an actor, a painter, a fisherman, a felon, an inventor, an interrogator, a chemist, a fighter, a talk show host, a cult leader, a stalker, a coroner, and a surgeon.
Jason also told Bruce and Barbara about the words of the Criminal : they want to create the perfect Joker, even if he does not know what they mean with that.
One thing is sure though: the Red Hood wants to kill the two remaining Jokers, as Batman is too weak to do it by himself. This enrages Batman, who tells Jason if he really believes that he never wanted to end Joker's life.
He did desire that, many times, especially after what the monster did to both him and Barbara. As Red Hood and Batgirl argue about the role of Bruce in their lives, Batman tells Jason he will never understand why he chose not to kill the Joker.
Ending any kind of argument, Bruce wants to focus on the case: he analyzes the Three Jokers and the fact that each and every one of them played a role in his career.
The Criminal reminds him of the first encounters he had with the madman similar to how the Joker was in before " Crisis on Infinite Earths " , while the Clown brings up memories of cartoonish, macabre showmanship, like hiring Gaggy as a court jester.
The Comedian , with a sadistic streak stronger than the others, linking him to the Joker he faced last ex: " Batman: Endgame " and " Joker War ".
Batman believes that one of those is the original, and than at some point in time he created the other two. Barbara though tells him that another option might be right: the Joker created these two recently, to better hide his identity.
Batgirl hopes that in this confusion, they might finally discover the true name of the Joker. She asks Bruce if he has some more info about it to share, but Jason tells her that he would not say anything to them, and that he believes he knows far more about the Joker's true past.
Batman though tells them that if he knew the Joker's real name, he would share it with them. They get interrupted by an alarm, signaling something happened at Blackgate: they discover that the Jokers kidnapped Joe Chill.
While investigating inside his cell, Batman finds a group of handwritten letters that Chill wanted to send him, but never did.Batman: Three Jokers writer Geoff Johns clarified some oft-speculated theories about the series at the virtual DC FanDome event Saturday, including whether the story was canon, and whether these three versions of The Joker herald from different realities. "I've never really told a Batman story," Johns said. Batman: Three Jokers has been busy exploring one of the more significant twists to hit the Batman franchise in years - Batman's discovery that there are three Jokers active in the DC Universe. That. in sight. Until this weekend it had become a topic of debate as to whether this story would ever be kulturyayinlari.com trio of Jokers have not played into the Rebirth runs of Batman or Detective Comics. More than four years after DC announced Batman: Three Jokers, its first installment is finally hitting shelves. The long-gestating three- (of course)-part miniseries is the co-brainchild of writer. The first Joker in the Three Jokers storyline may be based on the Bronze Age/Killing Joke version of the character. RELATED: Batman: Three Jokers #1 Gets a Bloody Dark Knight Variant. The second Joker, who wields a bloody crowbar, appears to be the same Joker who Killed Jason Todd's Robin in Batman # () by Jim Starlin and Jim Aparo. This Joker appeared on the cusp of the Bronze Age and the Modern Age.