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Joker: Devil's Advocate

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/Graham Nolan and Scott Hanna Following the horrific spree of heinous murders, the Joker has been captured and, for the first time, declared competent to stand trial. But the Dark Knight suspects that the Joker may not be guilty this time. Should even the Joker be given the death penalty for a crime he didn't commit, while the real culprit remains free?
Paperback, 91 pages
Published December 31st 1996 by DC Comics (first published October 1996)
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The Joker : Devil's Advocate is a one-shot superhero comic book written by Chuck Dixon and drawn by Graham Nolan, published by DC Comics in 1996.

Several recurring characters of the Batman family appear in the story such as : Robin, James Gordon, Barbara Gordon and Alfred Pennyworth.

Plot Summary :

The United States post office issues a commemorative series of stamps featuring some of the great comedians in American History. The Joker, greatly disgruntled by the fact that no stamp was printed in hi
Nov 10, 2014 Jake rated it liked it
This Joker seems almost less suspect than the one from the '90s animated series, but this was a balance of very well-executed and kind of ambiguous. Batman's no-death-and-all-or-no-justice rule can be frustrating for any reader who's seen Joker, by now, kill nearly every person in Gotham's population at some point in the last half century. That's what makes Batman a good character, his rock-solid dedication to truth. But it's also why it makes him a doomed hero, as he'll always be responsible ...more
Andrew Webb
Jul 14, 2008 Andrew Webb rated it really liked it
A solid Batman story with some great Joker scenes. This graphic novel successfully executes several difficult balancing acts-- first, it tells a story in which the Joker is the main villain without neccesarily being the antagonist. Second, it provides a new look at the dusty Joker/Batman feud but also portrays Batman as a skilled crimefighter solving a case (contrast with Arkham Asylum or The Killing Joke). Finally, it provides a complex and ethically challenging story, but also provides us with ...more
Summer Tee
Oct 10, 2016 Summer Tee rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook, graphic-novels
I enjoy reading this. Probably the least serious of all Joker's stories I've read. I admit I did laughed out loud on some of the jokes Joker made, like when he asked his attorney if he brought his favourite crayon colour - purple. It's silly, I know. A short story but very entertaining.
May 09, 2011 MAP rated it really liked it
This, along with The Killing Joke, is one of the best Joker stories out there. Chuck Dixon (as well as Paul Dini, who did another great Joker story: Slayride) is one of the few people who really GET the Joker. He gets how to write him to make him as scary as possible while still morbidly funny. Dixon's (and Dini's) Joker's main superpower is simply that he's fearless. A scene in Devil's Advocate shows the Joker about to be beaten up by a guy who's easily got 150 lbs on him, but Joker massacres ...more
Jane Blake
Dec 01, 2015 Jane Blake rated it it was amazing
Wow, este es uno de esos cómics que no decepcionan y que para lectores que llevemos tiempo leyendo y también para novatos en el genero permite conocer a este personaje mas allá de la cara pálida y gran sonrisa que todos conocemos, su busqueda de notoriedad, su sadismo y su extraño y enfermo sentido del humor están muy presentes en esta historia.

Este cómic contiene varias escenas grandiosas protagonizadas por el Joker, por lo cual si deseas conocer mas al personaje este es uno de los cómics que d
Carlos Manzano
Jan 24, 2016 Carlos Manzano rated it it was ok
Shelves: cómics
Partiendo de una premisa como la sentencia a muerte del Joker, me parece una historia poco aprovechada. La trama se resuelve de un modo simple. Muy predecible, ya que nos presentan a los sospechosos (únicos sospechoso, por cierto) al principio de la novela gráfica.

Personajes buenos, todo hay que decirlo. El Joker hace que Batman quede en un segundo plano, a pesar de tener ese tono detectivesco y sombrío que solo el Caballero de la Noche posee.

Como digo, una novela gráfica simple, pero entreten
May 12, 2016 Ciel rated it really liked it
Il Joker viene condannato a morte da un tribunale dopo essere stato riconosciuto colpevole di omicidi che non ha commesso. Questo l'inizio di una storia dai toni chiari e ben delineati, rivolti a sottolineare un principio essenziale per ogni sistema giudiziario che persegua la vera giustizia :"la giusta pena al giusto colpevole". Non aggiungo altro per non rovinare la lettura, ma è un volume che consiglio a tutti gli amanti dell'uomo pipistrello
Indika De Silva
Dec 16, 2013 Indika De Silva rated it really liked it
One of my all time favorite Batman novella featuring the Joker. The story is when the Joker is caught and put on trial for killing people using poisonous stamps. Batman however thinks he is innocent.The story deals with the Joker's diabolical nature and how Batman's abilities as a detective.

The graphics and storyline is superb. The characters and their levels of relationships is well explored. A must read for a fan of the Batman.
John Wiswell
Oct 17, 2008 John Wiswell rated it it was ok
The Joker gets framed for murders and heads to the death row. This is one part by-the-numbers detective story with a caped detective and one part flippant comedy hour with material mostly safe for children’s television. There were a few chuckle-worthy moments, though. Got to love his priest fleeing the confession because he can’t take it anymore.
Natasha Castillo
Nov 25, 2013 Natasha Castillo rated it really liked it
“El Joker está a punto de ser ejecutado por un crimen que tal vez no cometió. Solo Batman puede probar su inocencia… Pero, ¿debe hacerlo?”

Solo con leer ese fragmento, me produjo una incertidumbre increíble, y vaya que no me decepcionó.

Dec 09, 2013 Michael rated it really liked it
The Joker on death row??? Finally. BUT..the crimes he committed...he didn't do? As the media throws a field day that Joker loves Batman is on the hunt for the true culprit. But it makes you think...he didn't do it as he says...but would you disagree that he deserves death?
Yara Hatem
May 30, 2013 Yara Hatem rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics
I gotta be honest, it wasn't as good as I expected it to be.

The plot was pretty cool, it could have been one of those comics you easily recommend to others.
A look into the bullheaded nature of Batman. Fun little story, very quick. I particularly enjoyed the illustrations of the Joker in this one.
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Charles "Chuck" Dixon is an American comic book writer, perhaps best-known for long runs on Batman titles in the 1990s.

His earliest comics work was writing Evangeline first for Comico Comics in 1984 (then later for First Comics, who published the on-going series), on which he worked with his then-wife, the artist Judith Hunt. His big break came one year later, when editor Larry Hama hired him to w
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