Best Comics about the Joker?

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Hello everyone,,

So I'm not a big comic book guy but after watching the incredible trailer for 'The Joker'. What are the best comics about him? I'd like to read some, thanks!

Comics:

  • The Man Who Laughs

  • The Killing Joke (seems to be the most relevant to what the upcoming Joker film is going for)

(I haven’t read ”Death in the Family” yet, so I didn’t list it, but I heard it’s a classic. I also heard “Death of the Family” is very good, and there’s a DC Essential Edition of it coming up)

There’s also “The Three Jokers” coming up by Geoff Johns.

Films:

  • Batman (1989)

  • The Dark Knight (2008)

  • Under the Red Hood (an animated film that revolves around the aftermath of “Death in the Family”)

Video Games:

  • The Arkham Trilogy (even in Knight, the Joker plays a big role)

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@dembe said:

Hello everyone,,

So I'm not a big comic book guy but after watching the incredible trailer for 'The Joker'. What are the best comics about him? I'd like to read some, thanks!

Comics:

(I haven’t read ”Death in the Family” yet, so I didn’t list it, but I heard it’s a classic. I also heard “Death of the Family” is very good, and there’s a DC Essential Edition of it coming up)

There’s also “The Three Jokers” coming up by Geoff Johns.

Hi, I myself don't like reading books in this present time when you have tons of movies and videos available for all these things. But its your choice.

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Joker 2019 (Movie)

Batman: The Killing Joke

Batman: The Man Who Laughs

Batman: A Death In The Family

Endgame (Comic)

Batman: Arkham City

Batman: The Animated Series

Batman Begins (Videogame)

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@dembe said:

Hello everyone,,

So I'm not a big comic book guy but after watching the incredible trailer for 'The Joker'. What are the best comics about him? I'd like to read some, thanks!

Comics:

  • The Man Who Laughs

  • The Killing Joke (seems to be the most relevant to what the upcoming Joker film is going for)

(I haven’t read ”Death in the Family” yet, so I didn’t list it, but I heard it’s a classic. I also heard “Death of the Family” is very good, and there’s a DC Essential Edition of it coming up)

There’s also “The Three Jokers” coming up by Geoff Johns.

Films:

  • Batman (1989)

  • The Dark Knight (2008)

  • Under the Red Hood (an animated film that revolves around the aftermath of “Death in the Family”)

Video Games:

  • The Arkham Trilogy (even in Knight, the Joker plays a big role)

Nice but those wouldn't be my choices, there would my choices be (in no order):

  • Joker - one-shot by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo
  • Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth - by Grant Morrison and Dave McKean
  • Joker's Five-Way Revenge - by Denny O'Neil and Neal Adams
  • Slayride - by Paul Dini
  • Mad Love - by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm
  • A Death In The Family - by Jim Starlin and Marv Wolfman
  • Batman: White Knight - by Sean Murphy
  • Batman: The Man Who Laughs - by Ed Brubaker
  • The Laughing Fish - by Steve Englehart
  • Soft Targets - by Greg Rucka (from Gotham Central)

Have fun with those stories, you'll have a much better vision of the Joker.