The Joker is Batman’s greatest foe. The Joker Killer Smile is a three part mini series from DC Comics Black Label. Welcome to another talks comics episode! This time our hosts Brandon and Brian discuss this ‘killer’ mini series from writer Jeff Lemire and artist Andrea Sorrentino.
Joker Killer Smile Issues #1-3
In this mini series, the Joker begins working with his new therapist, Dr. Ben Arnell. Dr. Arnell is confident, he can diagnose the clown prince of crime. He’s going to be the one to unravel this unknowable mind, whatever the cost. In the process, Dr. Arnell might be the one who loses site of what is real and what is the real joke.
Batman The Smile Killer #1 (W) Jeff Lemire (A) Andrea Sorrentino
Now with the Joker is on the loose, only his greatest foe can stop him. This one shot sequel to this three part mini series, titled; Batman The Smile Killer #1. Which retails at $5.99 and is set to release today June 24, 2020.
Jeff Lemire is a comic book writer and cartoonist from Essex County, Ontario, Canada. He was awarded the Eisner and the Harvey awards for his book Essex County trilogy. Jeff then wrote the series Sweet tooth, an arc on Green Arrow, while writing for Marvel comics Moon Knight and Old Man Logan series. In 2016, he also released his masterful series Black Hammer.
Andrea Sorrentino is a comic book cartoonist from Italy. Andrea then went on to illustrate the comic book I, Vampire for DC comics. He was hired by DC comics in 2013 to work on the second Green Arrow series with writer Jeff Lemire.
Jeff Lemire & Andrea Sorrentino Recommendations
We are big fans of Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth, Moon Knight) and Andrea Sorrentino (Green Arrow, Old Man Logan). Here are some great recommendations from this amazing creative team.
Gideon Falls Volume 1: The Black Barn
Green Arrow Volume 4: The Kill Machine
Old Man Logan Volume 1: Berzerker
Joker 80th Anniversary Celebration
This year is the 80th anniversary celebration of the Joker. Now DC Comics has released an anniversary super spectacular 100 page one shot. Very similar to the other one shot super spectacular’s for the anniversaries of other iconic Batman characters, such as Robin and Catwoman.
The Joker 80th Anniversary 100 Page Super Specutacular #1 retails at $9.99. Which are available at your local comic shops now. It is hard to choose there are so many great covers from amazing artists. Such as Greg Capullo, David Finch, Jim Lee, Jock, etc.
The Joker seems to be in high demand. Now we threw together a recommendations list of our favorite iconic stories with Gotham Cities Clown prince of crime. Check them out!
Batman A Death in the Family
(W) Jim Starlin (A) Jim Aparo & Mike DeCarlo
Arkham Asylum A Serious House on Serious Earth
(W) Grant Morrison (A) Dave McKean
Batman The Killing Joke
(W) Alan Moore (A) Brian Bolland
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