Joke’s On Us (Three Jokers #1 Review)

Writer Geoff Johns

Illustrator Jason Fabok

Color Artist Brad Anderson

Letterer Rob Leigh

Cover Fabok & Anderson

Ever wonder Joker is such a mutable villain? One moment he’s seizing power as Gotham’s true kingpin. The next he’s terrorizing Jim Gordon by shooting his daughter in the spine. In DC Black Label’s newest edition Three Jokers we get a taste of exactly why that was happening.

As the title gives away. There isn’t only one clown prince of crime, but a hat-trick of them. When those three decide to coordinate heinous crimes at the exact same time in vastly different locations. Both Bruce and the GCPD are on;y left to conclude the obvious. Joker isn’t working alone.

This time his helpers are just more of him. This threat has reached Batfamily existential crisis levels. Bruce covered in physical scars from the Joker. Jason and Babs scarred deeply on an emotional level. They must work together to take down the Joker cubed and save Gotham from whatever purely chaotic plot the three of them could cook up.

Batman knows he cannot take on three of these clowns alone. That’s too close to a whole circus. He calls in Red Hood and Batgirl to assist him with the case. Something of this magnitude definitely needs more hands on deck. Not too many trustworthy enough to handle this type of thing.

Their investigation leads them to Gotham Aquarium. Where the family discovers the saltwater tank has been filled with Jokerizing toxin that has turned all of the fish including a great white shark. An old unexpected friend from yesteryear arrives on the scene with back up.

Thoughts

This is going to be a really good read I can already tell. I have a soft spot for Geoff Johns’s work as is already. His vision is so much smaller scale the norm, it’s exciting. I wasn’t to see his legendary story weaving bleed onto the page in a manner that only he knows how. With Jason Fabok(Darkseid War) on the artwork this is really gearing up to be a good series and I can’t wait to see it unfold.

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Travis Tucker

Travis Tucker

Born in Florida, dragged to California because of Internet dating. Comics have always helped me have a healthy escape when I was younger. As I got older my friends used me as their comic encyclopedia for random trivia. Now, I show my daughter all the stories and characters that helped me through, and being able to share my views on that through reviews is one of my favorite privileges.
Summary
This first installment to the series is already something to be excited for I would say. With Johns not having to hit the reset button on all of DC's canon for once he can focus on a less inclusive and more alive story.
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Born in Florida, dragged to California because of Internet dating. Comics have always helped me have a healthy escape when I was younger. As I got older my friends used me as their comic encyclopedia for random trivia. Now, I show my daughter all the stories and characters that helped me through, and being able to share my views on that through reviews is one of my favorite privileges.

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