Batman Jokers Asylum TP Vol 02 Paperback – 25 Jan 2011
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
About the Author
Another wonderful collection from Random House
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Top customer reviews
This is a series of 5 short stories, each focussing on a different well-known villain from Gotham, and each opened and closed by Joker himself. Mostly these stories are good quality, and although the frankly terrible Clayface one at the end left a bad taste in my mouth, the other four more than make up for it. The other characters to be featured (besides Joker) are Mad Hatter, Harley Quinn, Riddler and Killer Croc. Normally I don't care for Mad Hatter as a character, and Croc is rarely done justice, but both are done well in this volume. Each story also uses its own art style, which some might find irritating, but I enjoyed, especially getting to see 5 different Jokers and Bats.
Anyway, to wrap up, if you're like me and you find Batman's villains more interesting that the hero himself (or his allies/companions/sidekicks etc) then I'd recommend picking this volume up. However, if you're more interested in stories focussed on Bruce himself, or if you're no major fan of the 5 villains on show, missing Joker's Asylum 2 won't be the end of the world.
I was disappointed with this one as it is very thin and flimsy. I paid nearly as much as I did for Brian Azzarello's Joker graphic novel, which is nice and chunky and hardcover with a nice sleeve.
My verdict, overpriced.
Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com
With narrations by the Joker himself, expect some humor naturally along with outlooks on these characters' dark psyches. Since this is a compiliation of stories, the writers and artists vary but overall the art's good, didn't see anything that really stuck out. Writing's okay too, overall, though some stories seemed like they wasted the character's potential to really make a gritty tale. The stories involving Mad Hatter and Clayface wasted much of their potential for example, I really believe those two could have have been done more justice.
If you enjoyed the first volume, you'll probably like this too as it's in the same style of the first, just with different villains. I thought it was decent, definitely enjoyed the first better because I liked the characters more however I do think this one could have rivaled it if the stories were written better. I will say though "The House The Cards Built" and "Beauty And The Beast" are excellent reads and definitely stand out above the rest. This is at least worth a read if you don't want to buy it, if only for those two stories I mentioned.
It didn't disappoint in that regard. Although I wasn't a fan of the Mad Hatter story, the Clayface story or the Riddler story, I did enjoy both the Killer Croc story and the Harley Quinn story.
Could I do without this book? Of course. Would I say it was one of the best Batman stories ever? Of course not. But it is good for what it is, and for what I paid.
If you buy this book not expecting to have your mind blown, and just enjoy the stories, its not bad. Not great, but not bad either.
Look for similar items by category