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Joker by Brian Azzarello
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Feb 09, 09

bookshelves: graphic-novels
Read in February, 2009

Joker has been declared "cured" and is released from Arkham Asylum. No one wants to pick him up, except one down-on-his-luck hood who we then see the entire tale through his eyes. And being one of the Joker's henchmen, has to rank as one of the most dangerous jobs on the planet. But because the hood shows Joker respect, he lives through a war to take back his turf from the other crime lords in Gotham... and gets a glimpse of what exists in the mind of madness.

I liked the story a lot, but it seemed unlikely that it would take Batman as long as it did to track down Joker during this murderous rampage where people are murdered hideously for no reason other than he can do it, and I like how the hood changes and is transformed due to a prolonged exposure to Joker's murderous madness. I did not like the art. I'm just not a fan of this particular style of illustration, and the color scheme just was drab and really took away from the overall effect of the work.
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