The Joker The Man Who Stopped Laughing #5
Written by Matthew Rosenberg
Art by Carmine Di Giandomenico
Colors by Romulo Fajardo Jr
Letters by Tom Napolitano
The Rundown: The two Jokers meet face to face as Red Hood continues his hunt.
The man calling himself Joker breaks into one of his namesakes safe houses to find Mad Hatter on the scene with a group of kidnapped boys. After getting the information he wants, he leaves as Red Hood pays a visit to Killer Moth to violently extract information on the clown’s whereabouts.
When the Joker imposter makes his way to an obvious trap, he decides to turn the tables on Joker and trap them both in a burning building while Jason is confronted by Stephanie. In the aftermath, the clown escapes and the real Joker decides to take matters into his own hands.
The Story: A fast-paced, exciting ride from Rosenberg. Things are getting a lot more intense and I love not only the surprises in the story, but the mystery that is playing out. I still want to know who this Joker is and what his angle is in impersonating the villain. I also love seeing how intense Jason is getting in his hunt and what awaits him when Batman finally makes an appearance.
The Art: Di Giandomenico delivers some fantastic art throughout the issue. Every page is filled with great details and intense action.