The Joker #3

    The Joker » The Joker #3 - The Last Ha Ha released by DC Comics on October 1975.

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    The Last Ha Ha last edited by aphillips17 on 03/31/24 09:57PM View full history


    The Creeper loses his memory after a fight with the Joker and thinks that he is the Joker's friend.


    Benny and Marvin are guarding the jewel clown mask by Cellini when they are ambushed by a clown like figure, whom their boss mistakes for the Creeper.

    Later, while being interview by Jack Ryder the reporter realizes the truth that the Creeper is being set up and tracks down the Joker in his alter ego, the Creeper himself. He catches the Joker but is knocked out and captured by the clown prince of crime.

    Later when Creeper awakens he has amnesia and the Joker takes advantage and convinces him that they are friends and Sandy Saturn, the Cashew cartoonist, framed Creeper for the thief. This causes Creeper to kidnap Sandy and bring him back to the Joker.

    The Joker then tells Creeper he found the evidence to clear Creeper's name and send him with a satchel full of papers and unknown to Creeper a bomb. But luckily Creeper changes back to Jack Ryder and remembers everything and survives the bomb blast.

    Later back at Joker's Ha-Hacienda, Joker checks in on Sandy, but finds Jack instead. The pair fight and Jack changes back Creeper and this time easily defeats the Joker.


    1. Cover by Ernie Chan and Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez..
    2. "The Last Ha Ha" written by Denny O'Neil, penciled by Ernie Chan and inked by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez.

    Note: Homage to "Peanuts" and "Dick Tracy" by having the comics named "Cashews" and "Dick Star".



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    Well, it says 'villains' but it's sometimes hard to know where the Creeper stands, so... O.K.'The Last Ha Ha' is one of the more unusual Joker stories. It seems like Denny O'Neil was already having second thoughts about a Joker ongoing, but instead of giving up - he vents in the story itself!The story opens with Benny Khiss and Marvin Fargo (two guys who are always running into the Joker) guarding a jeweled comedy mask in a museum. Yet no one knew what was going to happen next? And why exactly d...

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