The Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing #7
Written by Matthew Rosenberg
Art by Carmine Di Giandomenico
Colors by Romulo Fajardo Jr
Letters by Tom Napolitano
The Rundown: Joker tries to get out of Lod Angeles, but he’s got a persistent pursuer dogging him.
Joker’s attempts to leave LA continue to be hampered by both the city itself, but also his own need to make a spectacle of himself. Unfortunately, his fiery attempt to leave the city gets the attention of Manhunter who is trying to deal with her own issues.
At the same time, Jason gets transferred to Blackgate while the Joker still in Gotham finds himself being treated by Solomon Grundy beneath the city. Meanwhile, Manhunter’s hunt of Joker in LA comes to a destructive end.
The Story: Rosenberg ramps up the action and suspense in this issue and delivers a fun and entertaining ride. With most of the issues focused on the Joker in Gotham, this one does a great job of continuing the Joker in Hollywood story with a comedic ride about him trying to get out of the city and being stopped by not only LA itself, but his own actions. The Manhunter part of the story is intense and interesting, but I really wanted more of the Joker in Gotham story to enhance the dynamic between him and Grundy.
The Art: Di Giandomico delivers fantastic art throughout the issue and visually heightens every action packed moment with great style.