([July] 2020)

DC, 2020 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
29.99 USD; 39.99 CAD
Pages
456
On-sale Date
2020-05-19
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [circle and serifs]
ISBN
978-1-4012-9993-4 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401299934 52999
Editing
Jeb Woodard (credited) (group editor - collected editions); Erika Rothberg (credited)
Color
color
Dimensions
7.25" x 11"
Paper Stock
matte paper interiors
Binding
hardcover with dustjacket
Publishing Format
collected edition

Issue Notes

Collects stories from:
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #1, 159, 251, 321, 429, 614
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #168, 475-476, 826
Batman: The Killing Joke (DC, 1988 series) [Excerpt]
Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight (DC, 1992 series) #50
The Batman Adventures: Mad Love (DC, 1994 series)
Gotham Central (DC, 2003 series) #15
Detective Comics (DC, 2011 series) #1
Batman (DC, 2011 series) #17

Also includes assorted covers featuring the Joker through the years.

This book was available for sale at Amazon and other book sellers before being available through Diamond, Lunar Distribution, and UCS Comics Distributors.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Joker [super-villain] / cover / 0 pages (report information)

Pencils
Jim Lee (credited, signed)
Inks
Scott Williams (credited, signed)
Colors
Alex Sinclair (credited) (signed as Sinc)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Joker

Indexer Notes

Dust jacket cover with an illustration of The Joker with a background of Joker covers through the years.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

The Joker [super-villain] / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
various

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

This is the book cover under the dust jacket. It wraps around from front to back cover and features images of Joker covers through the years.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Joker [super-villain] / insert or dust jacket / 0 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Marshall Rogers (credited)
Inks
Terry Austin (credited)
Colors
Jerry Serpe (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Joker

Indexer Notes

Inside front dust jacket with a description of the contents of this collection, with an illustration from Detective Comics #475.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

illustration / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Front end pages featuring images of Joker logos through the years.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

credits, title page / 4 pages (report information)

Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
various
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Title pages with creator credits, indicia, and publisher information, featuring images of Joker covers through the years.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 5)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
various
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Table of Contents featuring images of Joker covers through the years.

Introduction (Table of Contents: 6)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dan DiDio (credited)
Pencils
Marshall Rogers (credited); Greg Capullo; various
Inks
Terry Austin (credited); Jonathan Glapion; various
Colors
Jerry Serpe (credited); FCO Plascencia; various
Letters
Ben Oda (credited); typeset

Characters
The Joker

Indexer Notes

Introduction by Dan DiDio dated January 2020, with illustrations from Detective Comics #475 and Batman (DC, 2011 series) #14, also featuring images of Joker covers through the years.

[The Joker] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Bill Finger (credited)
Pencils
Bob Kane (credited, signed); Jerry Robinson (see notes)
Inks
Bob Kane (credited, signed); Jerry Robinson (credited) (backgrounds)
Colors
?
Letters
Jerry Robinson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Once again a master criminal stalks the city streets -- a criminal weaving a web of death about him...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Henry (radio listener); Henry Claridge (millionaire, death); Mrs. Claridge (Henry's wife); un-named Police Chief; Jay Wilde (death); Judge Drake (death); Otto Drexel (mention only); The Joker (villain, introduction); Brute Nelson (villain, 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.
Reprints
Keywords
Claridge Diamond; Cleopatra Necklace; Daily Star; Gotham City; infra-red lamp; Joker venom; Ronkers Ruby; Wayne Manor

Indexer Notes

There is an earlier chronological appearance (and origin) of the Joker in Detective Comics #168.

Robinson verified with Gary Watson in July 2009 that he did some penciling (including the Joker's card on the splash page specifically), in addition to the background inks and lettering he already confirmed.

The Joker Returns (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Bill Finger (credited)
Pencils
Bob Kane (credited, signed)
Inks
Bob Kane (credited, signed); Jerry Robinson (credited) (backgrounds)
Colors
?
Letters
Jerry Robinson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Once again that harlequin of hate..the Joker..brings grinning death to a terrified people...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Chief of Police Chalmers (death); Edgar Martin (a political reformer, death); The Joker (villain)
Synopsis
The Joker escapes from prison to continue his rampage of death and to steal the famed Cleopatra necklace and Fire Ruby.
Reprints
Keywords
Cleopatra Necklace; Fire Ruby; Gotham City Police Headquarters; Joker venom

Indexer Notes

As recounted in various sources, the Joker was supposed to die of his stab wound at the end of the story, but the editors decided this villain was too good to kill off, so the last panels were re-drawn to show him surviving.

The last panel of the story, titled "Golden Rules for Robin's Regulars", introduces readers to "Robin's Code" of conduct. The code (ROBIN): Readiness, Obedience, Brotherhood, Industriousness, Nationalism.

This story was apparently intended for Detective Comics #40. The cover of that issue (shown in an ad in this issue) shows Robin trapped on a flagpole about to be chopped down, which occurs here. The villain also appears to be a recolored Joker.

[Detective Comics #168] (Table of Contents: 9)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lew Sayre Schwartz (credited)
Inks
George Roussos (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Red Hood [The Joker]
Reprints

The Man Behind the Red Hood! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Bill Finger (credited)
Pencils
Lew Sayre Schwartz (credited); Win Mortimer (Robin figure on splash)
Inks
George Roussos (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Dean Chalmers (of State University); Paul Wong (student); Jimmy Kale (student); Earl "Farmerboy" Benson (villain, ex-con, university gardener); The Red Hood [The Joker] (villain, origin); unnamed crime victim; unnamed police officer; unnamed college students; unnamed night watchman
Synopsis
Batman is invited to be a guest instructor for a class on criminology at State University, and, since the students are making such good progress, he decides to use them to try and solve a case he never could concerning a criminal known as the Red Hood.
Reprints
Keywords
Bat-Signal; Batcave; Gotham City; State U. Tatler

No, We Won't Smile (Table of Contents: 11)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Billy Jensen (credited)
Pencils
Walter Simonson (credited as Walt Simonson); various
Inks
Dick Giordano (credited); various
Colors
Glynis Oliver (credited as Glynis Wein); various
Letters
Ben Oda (credited); typeset

Characters
The Joker

Indexer Notes

True crime journalist and author Billy Jensen compares the Joker to real-life sadistic killers, with illustrations from Batman #321 and featuring images of Joker covers through the years.

[Batman #159] (Table of Contents: 12)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff (credited)
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Bat-Girl [Betty Kane]; The Joker [Clayface; Matt Hagen]
Reprints

The Great Clayface-Joker Feud (Table of Contents: 13)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 15.34 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger (credited)
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff (credited)
Inks
Charles Paris (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne; also as The Joker]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Batwoman [Kathy Kane]; Bat-Girl [Betty Kane]; The Joker (villain); Clayface [Matt Hagen] (villain); three underworld hoods (villains)
Synopsis
After escaping from prison, Matt Hagen finds a way to synthesize the liquid that turns him into Clayface, and once more takes up crime. The Joker, meanwhile, objects to Clayface getting all the headlines, so he starts a feud with Clayface.
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Story in two chapters of 7.67 pages each.

[Batman #251] (Table of Contents: 14)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Neal Adams (credited)
Inks
Neal Adams (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

Job Number
S-1546
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Joker
Reprints

The Joker's Five-Way Revenge! (Table of Contents: 15)

Batman / comic story / 22.5 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil (credited)
Pencils
Neal Adams (credited)
Inks
Neal Adams (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-563
Genre
superhero
Characters
Joker (villain); Batman; James Gordon; Packy White; Philly Jack Barton; Bigger Melvin; Bing Hooley
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story across 23 pages, page 23 is a half page.

Pre-Crisis Joker (Table of Contents: 16)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart (credited)
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff (credited); various
Inks
Charles Paris (credited); various
Colors
various
Letters
typeset

Characters
The Joker; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Clayface [Matt Hagen]

Indexer Notes

Steve Englehart writes about how the Joker was portrayed in comics prior to his run on Batman, with illustrations from Batman #159 and featuring images of Joker covers through the years.

[Detective Comics #475] (Table of Contents: 17)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Marshall Rogers (credited, signed)
Inks
Terry Austin (credited, signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood (credited)
Letters
John Workman

Job Number
S-2791
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Joker
Reprints

The Laughing Fish! (Table of Contents: 18)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart (credited)
Pencils
Marshall Rogers (credited)
Inks
Terry Austin (credited)
Colors
Jerry Serpe (credited)
Letters
Ben Oda (credited)

Job Number
S-2773
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Joker; Silver St. Cloud; Rupert Thorne; Marko; James Gordon; G. Carl Francis
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.
Reprints

[Detective Comics #476] (Table of Contents: 19)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Marshall Rogers (credited, signed)
Inks
Terry Austin (credited, signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood (credited)
Letters
?

Job Number
S-2817
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints
Keywords
lightning; rain

Sign of the Joker! (Table of Contents: 20)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart (credited)
Pencils
Marshall Rogers (credited)
Inks
Terry Austin (credited)
Colors
Glynis Oliver (credited as Glynis Wein)
Letters
Milt Snapinn (credited as Milton Snapinn)

Job Number
S-2774
Genre
superhero
Characters
Joker; Hugo Strange (as ghost); Batman [Bruce Wayne]; James Gordon; Chief O'Hara; Silver St. Cloud; Rupert Thorne; Thomas Jackson
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.
Reprints

[Batman #321] (Table of Contents: 21)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
José Luis García-López (credited, signed)
Inks
José Luis García-López (credited, signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood (credited)
Letters
?

Job Number
C-256
First Line of Dialogue or Text
You are cordially invited to the Joker's birthday!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin; Alfred Pennyworth; James Gordon; Joker
Reprints

Dreadful Birthday, Dear Joker...! (Table of Contents: 22)

Batman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein (credited)
Pencils
Walter Simonson (credited as Walt Simonson)
Inks
Dick Giordano (credited)
Colors
Glynis Oliver (credited as Glynis Wein)
Letters
Ben Oda (credited)

Job Number
J-6336
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Since 1899, Gotham Police Headquarters has stood at the junction of the area called Five Points, on the lower east side of the city...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Catwoman [Selina Kyle]; Lucius Fox; Commissioner James Gordon; Joker; Alfred Pennyworth; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Synopsis
The Joker plans his own birthday party and invites all of Gotham to watch the explosive celebration with some of Batman's closest allies. It is up to the Caped Crusader to find the event before the fireworks start.
Reprints

The Joker (Table of Contents: 23)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Hamill (credited)
Pencils
Brian Bolland (credited); various
Inks
Brian Bolland (credited); various
Colors
John Higgins (credited); various
Letters
Richard Starkings (credited); typeset

Characters
The Joker; Barbara Gordon; Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Mark Hamill writes about his portrayal of the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series in this article dated from 1991. This was originally published in "The Joker: A Visual History of the Crown Prince of Crime". It is published here here with illustrations from Batman: The Killing Joke and featuring images of Joker covers through the years.

[Batman: The Killing Joke] (Table of Contents: 24)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Brian Bolland (credited)
Inks
Brian Bolland (credited)
Colors
Brian Bolland (credited)
Letters
Richard Starkings ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Joker
Reprints

Batman: The Killing Joke (Table of Contents: 25)

Batman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Brian Bolland (credited)
Inks
Brian Bolland (credited)
Colors
John Higgins (credited)
Letters
Richard Starkings (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There were these two guys in a lunatic asylum...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Commissioner Gordon; Joker; Two-Face (cameo); Jeannie; Mrs. Burkiss
Synopsis
Batman visits the Joker in Arkham Asylum only to discover he has been replaced by a double.
Reprints
Keywords
Arkham Asylum

[Batman #429] (Table of Contents: 26)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Mignola (credited, signed)
Inks
Mike Mignola (credited, signed)
Colors
Anthony Tollin (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Joker
Reprints

A Death in the Family! Chapter 6 (Table of Contents: 27)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Starlin (credited)
Pencils
Jim Aparo (credited)
Inks
Mike DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
Adrienne Roy (credited)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)

Job Number
G-3984
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Joker (villain)
Reprints

[Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #50] (Table of Contents: 28)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Brian Bolland (credited)
Inks
Brian Bolland (credited)
Colors
Rachel Birkett (credited)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Joker
Reprints

Images (Table of Contents: 29)

Batman / comic story / 40 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil (credited as Dennis O'Neil)
Pencils
Bret Blevins (credited)
Inks
Bret Blevins (credited)
Colors
Digital Chameleon (credited)
Letters
Willie Schubert (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Joker; Captain James Gordon; Alfred Pennyworth
Synopsis
Retelling of first meeting of Batman & Joker in post-Crisis universe.
Reprints

Joker Animated (Table of Contents: 30)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Dini (credited)
Pencils
Bruce Timm (credited); various
Inks
Bruce Timm (credited); various
Colors
Bruce Timm (credited); Rick Taylor (credited); various
Letters
Tim Harkins (credited)

Characters
Joker; Harley Quinn; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner Gordon

Indexer Notes

Paul Dini writes about the history of the Joker in various animated series, with illustrations from The Batman Adventures: Mad Love and featuring images of Joker covers through the years.

[The Batman Adventures: Mad Love] (Table of Contents: 31)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bruce Timm (credited)
Inks
Bruce Timm (credited)
Colors
Rick Taylor ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Joker; Harley Quinn
Reprints

Mad Love (Table of Contents: 32)

Batman / comic story / 64 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Dini (credited) (plot, script); Bruce Timm (credited as Bruce W. Timm) (plot)
Pencils
Bruce Timm (credited as Bruce W. Timm)
Inks
Bruce Timm (credited as Bruce W. Timm)
Colors
Rick Taylor (credited); Bruce Timm (credited as Bruce W. Timm)
Letters
Tim Harkins (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner Gordon; Harvey Bullock; Alfred Pennyworth; Joker; Harley Quinn
Synopsis
Joker's obsession with Batman causes friction in his relationship with Harley Quinn. Things get even more heated when she accidentally one-ups him by easily capturing Batman and putting him in a clever death trap.
Reprints

Calls Himself the Joker (Table of Contents: 33)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jeph Loeb (credited)
Pencils
Tim Sale (credited); various
Inks
Tim Sale (credited); various
Colors
Gregory Wright (credited); various
Letters
typeset

Characters
The Joker

Indexer Notes

Jeph Loeb writes about the different ways the Joker has been portrayed in comics, with an illustration from the cover of Batman: The Long Halloween #3 and featuring images of Joker covers through the years.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34)

The Joker [super-villain] / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
various

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Images of Joker covers through the years.

[Batman #614] (Table of Contents: 35)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Lee (credited)
Inks
Scott Williams (credited)
Colors
Alex Sinclair (credited)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Joker
Reprints

Hush Chapter Seven The Joke (Table of Contents: 36)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Jeph Loeb (credited)
Pencils
Jim Lee (credited)
Inks
Scott Williams (credited)
Colors
Alex Sinclair (credited)
Letters
Richard Starkings (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne] (also in flashback); Oracle [Barbara Gordon](also in flashbacks); James Gordon; Catwoman [Selina Kyle]; Joker (also in flashback); Harley Quinn [Harleen Quinzel]; Robin [Jason Todd] (in flashback); Harvey Dent [Two-Face, disguised as Hush]
Synopsis
Batman wants to kill the Joker but is stopped by Jim Gordon.
Reprints

[Gotham Central #15] (Table of Contents: 37)

Gotham Central / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Michael Lark (credited, signed)
Inks
Michael Lark (credited, signed)
Colors
Matt Hollingsworth (credited)
Letters
?

Genre
crime; superhero
Characters
Joker
Reprints

Soft Targets Part Four of Four (Table of Contents: 38)

Gotham Central / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Brubaker (credited); Greg Rucka (credited)
Pencils
Michael Lark (credited)
Inks
Stefano Gaudiano (credited)
Colors
Lee Loughridge (credited)
Letters
Clem Robins (credited)

Genre
crime; superhero
Characters
Angie Molina (Reporter); Acting Mayor David Hull; Lloyd Young (Criminal Psychologist); Joker; Lieutenant Ron Probson; Captain Maggie Sawyer; Detective Renee Montoya; Detective Crispus Allen; Simon Lippman (Reporter); Detective Romy Chandler; Detective Nate Patton; Detective Dagmar Procjnow; Detective Tommy Burke; Detective Nelson Crowe; Sergeant Jackson Davies; Commissioner Akins; Stacy (Receptionist); Batman
Synopsis
The Gotham Central Detectives continue questioning Joker to find the location of Angie Molina. Lt Probson beats Joker severely until Joker turns the tables and kills Probson and several officers. He is gunned down by Captain Sawyer. Detective Chandler and Patton discover the location of Molina who is strapped to a bomb. While Detective Patton is trying to defuse the bomb, Batman shows up. Detective Patton is seriously injured when the bomb explodes.
Reprints

[Detective Comics #826] (Table of Contents: 39)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Simone Bianchi (credited, signed)
Inks
Simone Bianchi (credited, signed)
Colors
Simone Bianchi (credited, signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Robin [Tim Drake]; Joker
Reprints

Slayride (Table of Contents: 40)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Dini (credited)
Pencils
Don Kramer (credited)
Inks
Wayne Faucher (credited)
Colors
John Kalisz (credited)
Letters
Jared K. Fletcher (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I hate it when things go wrong.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Robin [Tim Drake]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Dick Grayson [Nightwing]; Mike Nebeker (dies); Joker
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 41)

The Joker [super-villain] / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
various

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Images of Joker covers through the years.

[Detective Comics (2011 series) #1] (Table of Contents: 42)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Tony S. Daniel (credited as Tony Salvador Daniel) (signed as Tony Daniel)
Inks
Ryan Winn (credited) (signed as RAW)
Colors
Tomeu Morey (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Joker
Reprints
Keywords
dolls

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 43)

Batman / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Tony S. Daniel (credited as Tony Salvador Daniel)
Pencils
Tony S. Daniel (credited as Tony Salvador Daniel)
Inks
Ryan Winn (credited)
Colors
Tomeu Morey (credited)
Letters
Jared K. Fletcher (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One-hundred fourteen murders over the past six years.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth (hologram); Gotham City Police Department [Commissioner James Gordon; Detective Harvey Bullock; Detective Barnes]; Olivia Carr (first appearance); Katherine; Dr. Jeremiah Arkham; Dollmaker [Barton Mathis] (villain); Joker (villain); Pandora (cameo)
Reprints
Keywords
Arkham Asylum; Bat-Signal; Batcave; Batcomputer; Batmobile; Gotham City; Gotham City Police Headquarters; Joker Venom

Gotham's Hero (Table of Contents: 44)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Scott Snyder (credited)
Pencils
Greg Capullo; various
Inks
Jonathan Glapion; various
Colors
FCO Plascencia; various
Letters
typeset

Characters
The Joker; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Red Hood [Jason Todd]; Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Robin [Damian Wayne]; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Red Robin [Tim Drake]

Indexer Notes

Scott Snyder writes about his take on the Joker, with illustrations from Batman (DC, 2011 series) #14 and featuring images of Joker covers through the years.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 45)

The Joker [super-villain] / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
various

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Images of Joker covers through the years.

Batman (2011 series) #17 (Table of Contents: 46)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Greg Capullo (credited, signed)
Inks
Greg Capullo (credited, signed)
Colors
FCO Plascencia (credited, signed)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Joker
Reprints

Death of the Family Conclusion: The Punchline (Table of Contents: 47)

Batman / comic story / 31 pages (report information)

Script
Scott Snyder (credited)
Pencils
Greg Capullo (credited)
Inks
Jonathan Glapion (credited)
Colors
FCO Plascencia (credited)
Letters
Richard Starkings (credited); Jimmy Betancourt (credited); Comicraft (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Red Hood [Jason Todd]; Red Robin [Tim Drake]; Robin [Damian Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth; Joker (villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Arkham Asylum; Gotham City; Wayne Manor

Cover Gallery (Table of Contents: 48)

The Joker [super-villain] / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
various

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Introduction to the cover gallery, with images of Joker covers through the years.

[Detective Comics #62] (Table of Contents: 49)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fred Ray (credited) (layouts); Jerry Robinson (credited)
Inks
Jerry Robinson (credited)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Joker
Reprints
Keywords
balloons

[Batman #37] (Table of Contents: 50)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jerry Robinson (credited)
Inks
Jerry Robinson (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In this issue the Joker steals the Batman's thunder!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Joker
Reprints
Keywords
Joker-Mobile; Joker-Plane; Joker-Signal

[Batman #73] (Table of Contents: 51)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dick Sprang (credited)
Inks
Charles Paris (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Joker (images)
Reprints
Keywords
Utility belt

[Batman #163] (Table of Contents: 52)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff (credited)
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Joker
Reprints

[The Brave and the Bold #111] (Table of Contents: 53)

Batman; The Joker [super-villain] / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Aparo (credited, signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo (credited, signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood (credited)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino; typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Joker
Reprints

[Batman #451] (Table of Contents: 54)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Norm Breyfogle (credited, signed)
Inks
Norm Breyfogle (credited, signed)
Colors
Anthony Tollin (credited)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Joker
Reprints
Keywords
bats

[Batman: The Long Halloween #3] (Table of Contents: 55)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Tim Sale (credited) (signed as TS)
Inks
Tim Sale (credited) (signed as TS)
Colors
Gregory Wright (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Joker
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[Batman: Harley Quinn] (Table of Contents: 56)

Batman; Harley Quinn / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Ross (credited) (painting)
Inks
Alex Ross (credited) (painting)
Colors
Alex Ross (credited) (painting)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Harley Quinn; Joker
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[Batman: Dark Detective #1] (Table of Contents: 57)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Marshall Rogers (credited, signed)
Inks
Terry Austin (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Joker
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[Joker: Last Laugh #6] (Table of Contents: 58)

The Joker [super-villain] / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Brian Bolland (credited, signed)
Inks
Brian Bolland (credited, signed)
Colors
Brian Bolland (credited, signed); ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Joker; Batman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[Batman (2011 series) #37] (Table of Contents: 59)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Greg Capullo (credited, signed)
Inks
Danny Miki (credited, signed)
Colors
FCO Plascencia (credited, signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Joker
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[Dark Knight III: The Master Race #1 Variant Cover by Dave Johnson] (Table of Contents: 60)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave Johnson (credited, signed)
Inks
Dave Johnson (credited, signed)
Colors
Dave Johnson (credited, signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Joker
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[Harley Quinn #11] (Table of Contents: 61)

Harley Quinn / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Amanda Conner (credited, signed)
Inks
Amanda Conner (credited, signed)
Colors
Alex Sinclair (credited) (signed as Sinc)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Harley Quinn; Joker
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[Detective Comics #1000 Variant Cover by Jim Lee, Scott Williams, and Alex Sinclair] (Table of Contents: 62)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Lee (credited, signed)
Inks
Scott Williams (credited, signed)
Colors
Alex Sinclair (credited) (signed as Sinc)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; The Joker
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[DC Nation #2] (Table of Contents: 63)

The Joker [super-villain] / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rafael Albuquerque (credited)
Inks
Rafael Albuquerque (credited)
Colors
Rafael Albuquerque (credited)
Letters
?; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Happily ever after...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Joker; Batman (wedding cake figurine); Catwoman (wedding cake figurine)
Synopsis
Joker wrecks Batman's and Catwoman's wedding cake.
Keywords
wedding cake

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

Biographies (Table of Contents: 64)

text article / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
various
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Biographies of the creators that contributed to the stories and covers in this collection, featuring images of Joker covers through the years.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 65)

illustration / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Back end pages featuring images of Joker logos through the years.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 66)

insert or dust jacket / 0 pages (report information)

Pencils
Bruce Timm (credited as Bruce W. Timm)
Inks
Bruce Timm (credited as Bruce W. Timm)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
The Joker

Indexer Notes

Inside rear dust jacket listing the issues where the stories included in this collection first appeared, with an illustration from The Batman Adventures: Mad Love.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 67)

The Joker [super-villain] / cover / 0 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Brian Bolland; various
Inks
Brian Bolland; various
Colors
various
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Joker

Indexer Notes

Dust jacket back cover with text on contents of collection, includes illustration from Batman: The Killing Joke and featuring images of Joker covers through the years.

Editing
Related Scans
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Joker [super-villain]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    The Joker [super-villain]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    The Joker [super-villain]
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. Table of Contents
  7. 6. Introduction
  8. 7. [The Joker]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  9. 8. The Joker Returns
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  10. 9. [Detective Comics #168]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  11. 10. The Man Behind the Red Hood!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  12. 11. No, We Won't Smile
  13. 12. [Batman #159]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  14. 13. The Great Clayface-Joker Feud
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  15. 14. [Batman #251]
    Batman
  16. 15. The Joker's Five-Way Revenge!
    Batman
  17. 16. Pre-Crisis Joker
  18. 17. [Detective Comics #475]
    Batman
  19. 18. The Laughing Fish!
    Batman
  20. 19. [Detective Comics #476]
    Batman
  21. 20. Sign of the Joker!
    Batman
  22. 21. [Batman #321]
    Batman
  23. 22. Dreadful Birthday, Dear Joker...!
    Batman
  24. 23. The Joker
  25. 24. [Batman: The Killing Joke]
    Batman
  26. 25. Batman: The Killing Joke
    Batman
  27. 26. [Batman #429]
    Batman
  28. 27. A Death in the Family! Chapter 6
    Batman
  29. 28. [Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #50]
    Batman
  30. 29. Images
    Batman
  31. 30. Joker Animated
  32. 31. [The Batman Adventures: Mad Love]
    Batman
  33. 32. Mad Love
    Batman
  34. 33. Calls Himself the Joker
  35. 34. [no title indexed]
    The Joker [super-villain]
  36. 35. [Batman #614]
    Batman
  37. 36. Hush Chapter Seven The Joke
    Batman
  38. 37. [Gotham Central #15]
    Gotham Central
  39. 38. Soft Targets Part Four of Four
    Gotham Central
  40. 39. [Detective Comics #826]
    Batman
  41. 40. Slayride
    Batman
  42. 41. [no title indexed]
    The Joker [super-villain]
  43. 42. [Detective Comics (2011 series) #1]
    Batman
  44. 43. ["One-hundred fourteen murders over the past six years."]
    Batman
  45. 44. Gotham's Hero
  46. 45. [no title indexed]
    The Joker [super-villain]
  47. 46. Batman (2011 series) #17
    Batman
  48. 47. Death of the Family Conclusion: The Punchline
    Batman
  49. 48. Cover Gallery
    The Joker [super-villain]
  50. 49. [Detective Comics #62]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  51. 50. [Batman #37]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  52. 51. [Batman #73]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  53. 52. [Batman #163]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  54. 53. [The Brave and the Bold #111]
    Batman; The Joker [super-villain]
  55. 54. [Batman #451]
    Batman
  56. 55. [Batman: The Long Halloween #3]
    Batman
  57. 56. [Batman: Harley Quinn]
    Batman; Harley Quinn
  58. 57. [Batman: Dark Detective #1]
    Batman
  59. 58. [Joker: Last Laugh #6]
    The Joker [super-villain]
  60. 59. [Batman (2011 series) #37]
    Batman
  61. 60. [Dark Knight III: The Master Race #1 Variant Cover by Dave Johnson]
    Batman
  62. 61. [Harley Quinn #11]
    Harley Quinn
  63. 62. [Detective Comics #1000 Variant Cover by Jim Lee, Scott Williams, and Alex Sinclair]
    Batman
  64. 63. [DC Nation #2]
    The Joker [super-villain]
  65. 64. Biographies
  66. 65. [no title indexed]
  67. 66. [no title indexed]
  68. 67. [no title indexed]
    The Joker [super-villain]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • John Monagle