([June] 2008)

DC, 2008 Series
 
Price:
19.99 USD; 22.99 CAD
Pages:
196
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [swirl]
ISBN:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Bob Joy
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard modern age US
Binding:
softcover
Publishing Format:
collected edition

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Joker / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Alex Ross (painted)
Inks:
Alex Ross (painted)
Colors:
Alex Ross (painted)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

The Joker: The Greatest Stories Ever Told (Table of Contents)

The Joker / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Alex Ross (painted)
Inks:
Alex Ross (painted)
Colors:
Alex Ross (painted)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Title page. Uses the same artwork as the cover.

[Publication Data] (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Alex Ross (illustration)
Inks:
Alex Ross (illustration)
Colors:
Alex Ross (illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

The Joker image is taken from the story from Batman Black and White (DC, 1997 series) #2 reprinted in this volume.

Contents (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

[Batman Versus the Joker] (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson (see notes)
Inks:
Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jerry Robinson
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Henry Claridge (death); Jay Wilde (death); Judge Drake (death); The Joker (villain); Brute Nelson (death)
Synopsis:
Batman faces a new criminal who succeeds in killing famous men and stealing their prized possessions, leaving them all with "a smile" on their face.
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Indexer Notes

Title from Contents page. Robinson's contributions are not credited in item.

The Joker's Comedy of Errors! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane (figures only); Lew Schwartz
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth

Genre:
superhero
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Indexer Notes

Bob Kane's and Ira Schnapp's contributions are not credited in item.

The Joker's Utility Belt! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
David V. Reed
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
Glenn Whitmore
Letters:
Ira Schnapp
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commisioner James Gordon; The Joker (villain)
Synopsis:
The Joker's seemingly easy capture of the Caped Crusaders goes terribly wrong when Batman springs a surprise on him using his utility belt, so the Crime Clown decides to outdo the Batman with his OWN utility belt.
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Indexer Notes

Ira Schnapp not credited on item.

Crime-of-the-Month Club! (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Wood
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
Shelley Eiber
Letters:
Pat Gordon
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth

Genre:
superhero
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Indexer Notes

Story title listed incorrectly on the Contents page.

The Joker's Last Laugh! (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 14.33 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Joker (villain)
Synopsis:
Batman and Robin get the last laugh on the Joker.
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The Laughing Fish! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Englehart
Pencils:
Marshall Rogers
Inks:
Terry Austin
Colors:
Marshall Rogers
Letters:
Ben Oda
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Silver St. Cloud; Joker; G. Carl Francis; Rupert Thorne; Commisioner Jim Gordon
Synopsis:
The Joker gives fish everywhere his face, then tries to claim copyright to his image. And he will kill anyone who gets in the way of his plan.
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Sign of the Joker! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Englehart
Pencils:
Marshall Rogers
Inks:
Terry Austin
Colors:
Marshall Rogers
Letters:
Milt Snapinn
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner Jim Gordon; Thomas Jackson; Joker; Hugo Strange (as ghost); Rupert Thorne; Silver St. Cloud
Synopsis:
Hugo Strange takes his revenge on Rupert Thorne, Silver St. Cloud makes a decision about her future, and Batman puts an end to the Joker's latest scheme.
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Dreadful Birthday, Dear Joker...! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Walter Simonson
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
Julianna Ferriter
Letters:
Ben Oda
Editing:
Paul Levitz

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Joker (villain); Robin [Dick Grayson]; Selina Kyle [Catwoman]
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Indexer Notes

Story title listed incorrectly on the Contents page.

Laughter After Midnight (Table of Contents)

The Joker / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Dini
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Rick Burchett
Colors:
Bruce Timm
Letters:
Richard Starkings; ? [as Starkings/Comicraft]
Editing:
Scott Peterson; Darren Vincenzo (Assistant)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Joker; Harley Quinn; Batman [Bruce Wayne] (villain)
Synopsis:
Joker has a very bad night.
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Indexer Notes

Rick Burchett is mistakenly not credited on the Contents page.

[New Year's Eve] (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jeph Loeb
Pencils:
Tim Sale
Inks:
Tim Sale
Colors:
Gregory Wright; ? [as Heroic Age] (Separations)
Letters:
Richard Starkings
Editing:
Archie Goodwin; Chuck Kim

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Joker; Harvey Dent; Vernon; Salvatore Maroni (Gangster); The Roman [Carmine Falcone]; Carla Falcone; Gilda Dent; James Gordon; Barbara Gordon (James Gordon's wife)
Synopsis:
Batman stops Joker from trying to kill everyone in Gotham Square in an attempt to stop the Holiday Killer.
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Indexer Notes

Only part of the original story is reprinted here. Title listed on Contents page, but not on story.

Case Study (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Dini
Pencils:
Alex Ross
Inks:
Alex Ross
Letters:
Jack Morelli
Editing:
Mark Chiarello (Editor); Valerie D'Orazio (Assistant Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Joker; Harley Quinn; Dr. Rubin; Ahmet
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Hush, Chapter Seven: The Joke (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Jeph Loeb
Pencils:
Jim Lee
Inks:
Scott Williams
Colors:
Alex Sinclair
Letters:
Richard Starkings
Editing:
Bob Schreck; Morgan Dontanville (assistant)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Oracle [Barbara Gordon]; James Gordon; Catwoman [Selina Kyle]; Joker; Harley Quinn [Harleen Quinzel]; Harvey Dent [Two-Face; disguised as Hush]
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Slayride (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Dini
Pencils:
Don Kramer
Inks:
Wayne Faucher
Colors:
John Kalisz
Letters:
Jared K. Fletcher
Editing:
Peter Tomasi; Michael Siglain (associate)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robin [Tim Drake]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Dick Grayson [Nightwing]; Mike Nebeker (dies); Joker (villain)
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The Clown Prince of Crime (Table of Contents)

The Joker / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex Ross (illustration, painted)
Inks:
Alex Ross (illustration, painted)
Colors:
Alex Ross (illustration, painted)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Promotional copy on the back cover, illustrated with a detail from the front cover illustration.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Joker
  2. 1. The Joker: The Greatest Stories Ever Told
    The Joker
  3. 2. [Publication Data]
  4. 3. Contents
  5. 4. [Batman Versus the Joker]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  6. 5. The Joker's Comedy of Errors!
    Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder
  7. 6. The Joker's Utility Belt!
    Batman and Robin
  8. 7. Crime-of-the-Month Club!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  9. 8. The Joker's Last Laugh!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  10. 9. The Laughing Fish!
    Batman
  11. 10. Sign of the Joker!
    Batman
  12. 11. Dreadful Birthday, Dear Joker...!
    Batman
  13. 12. Laughter After Midnight
    The Joker
  14. 13. [New Year's Eve]
    Batman
  15. 14. Case Study
    Batman
  16. 15. Hush, Chapter Seven: The Joke
    Batman
  17. 16. Slayride
    Batman
  18. 17. The Clown Prince of Crime
    The Joker
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Bob Hughes