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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Panini Verlags Gmbh (1 Aug. 2008)
  • Language: German
  • ISBN-10: 3866076401
  • ISBN-13: 978-3866076402
  • Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 1 x 25.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 1.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 308,102 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The plot revolves around the Joker's attempt to drive Gotham City Police Commissioner James Gordon insane, and is intercut with the villain's flashbacks to his life before his disfigurement and criminal life.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Squirr-El TOP 50 REVIEWER on 19 Jun. 2013
Format: Paperback
I read this when it was first published in 1988, and remember being disappointed by it, especially as the ending didn’t do anything for me. Reading it again 25 years later, it still doesn’t do anything. It is an excellent comic nonetheless, but other people have covered the same ground since, and with better jokes – see Ed Brubaker’s Batman The Man Who Laughs TP (Joker), which I read just before rereading this. At the time, this was heralded by DC Comics as a major event, but the creators later said that they were ‘just’ writing a Batman story, and that DC Comics decided to make it out to be something much bigger than they intended, in order to ride on the Watchmen bandwagon. Whether this was so, or just an excuse for not having another masterpiece, I have no idea. And of course, it might actually be a masterpiece, and it is me that is missing the joke…

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This is the origin story of the Joker, told in flashback, as he once more escapes from Arkham and goes on the rampage, shooting Barbara Gordon - putting her in the wheelchair, where she has remained until the New 52 - and kidnapping Commissioner Gordon in order to drive him mad, to prove that it isn’t his (the Joker’s) fault that he kills people, but that it could have happened, at random, to anyone… Batman of course disagrees, though the joke is (possibly) that his parents’ death did in fact send him off the rails, but in a different direction to the Joker. We also see in the flashback, the man who originally put on the Red Hood, how he met the Bat-Man, and ended up in the state that we see him today: Nature versus Nurture, perhaps, or just strength of character showing through for one, but not the other.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Marie on 4 July 2013
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Interesting story and great drawings. As always a great DC comic with all the actions it requires, I Loved it.

Unfortunately, it's in german!
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. Thompson-Clarke on 22 Dec. 2011
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Odered this version without checking the full description so was gutted when it arrived to find that it was in German. However, I don't expect to order a book from Amazon UK and it to be in a foreign language without clear warning that it is. Managed to buy the book elsewhere - in English. Once I had a version I was able to understand I found that it was a great book.
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Received this in record timing and with great service but the graphic novel itself is in German. I reread the product page and it does not state this. Do not buy if you are after the graphic novel in English!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 16 Jun. 2014
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Have reordered a special edition English version now so will review that one accordingly, but this book really needs to be clearly marked as German in the search result list not just the the product description.
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By amanda on 26 Dec. 2014
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Not written in English. Advert didn't specify language. Only buy if you can read German
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Stencil on 25 Dec. 2012
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Look very carefully at the cover before you hit the 'buy' button.

Got a very unexpected surprise when this book arrived........it's written in German!

Going back for full refund!
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By what? on 30 May 2013
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Where can i find this in english in the uk most comic books stores are hard to find in my area or anywere why is it in german if its in german sell it on Amazon.de -not .CO.UK also is Amazon going to fix this problem.
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