The Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing #2
Written by Matthew Rosenberg
Art by Carmine Di Giandomenico
Colors by Arif Prianto
Letters by Tom Napolitano
The Rundown: The man calling himself Joker will find his first full day being harder than he imagined.
A potential mugging on a subway will begin a harsh night for the man who believes himself to be the Joker. After escaping from the train, he proceeds to pay a visit to an old haunt taken over by the Riddler’s men. In the aftermath is more death and the attention of someone who has a personal beef with the Joker.
After another set of visits, Joker decides to pay a visit to Harley Quinn. A meeting that takes an unexpected turn when she reveals that she knows he isn’t the real Joker and Red Hood decides to pay a visit. At the same time, the real Joker gets word of his double in the city and doesn’t take the news well.
The Story: Rosenberg continues to thread a compelling and entertaining mystery in this series and this issue. The story has a great, noir feel and style to it. The plot is interesting and has some great moments throughout. I like that Jason is taking the lead in the story as well because of his connection to Joker. I am definitely interested in seeing where the story will go next.
The Art: Di Giandomenico delivers some beautifully detailed art throughout the issue. The visuals are thrilling and exciting.