Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing #4 is published by DC Comics and written by Matthew Rosenberg and illustrated by Franceso Francavilla and Carmine Di Giandomencio
Issue #4 is available 3rd January 2023 either directly from DC Comics online or from your local comic book store, digital copies will be available to download from the usual content providers.
Why did The Joker cross town? To get to the bottom of the mystery that has been haunting him: Who is the man pretending to be The Joker and what does he want? But every lead he follows is a dead end, and every move he makes brings the Red Hood one step closer to him. What happens when the former Clown Prince of Crime comes face-to-face with the current crime boss of Gotham? Everyone is dying to find out.
In this issue we take a deeper darker look at the man behind the iconic smile, but is this the real Joker? There seems to be a person twisted enough to try to take the mantel on and pose as the iconic villain as from what we know the actual Joker is across town forging his own criminal empire. Surely this imposter will stand for big trouble for Gotham, one thing for certain is the world isn’t ready for two Jokers. Redhood attempts to get to the bottom of what is going on but gets more enthralled than he wanted.
So far I have enjoyed this series and if it’s possible a darker look at Joker, Matthew Rosenberg writes a perfectly chilling story that grips you to the core allowing the readers to go deeper behind the smile, one thing is for sure that after this story the city of Gotham will never be the same again.
A dark story would need illustrations to match and Franceso Francavilla and Carmine Di Giandomencio combine to provide the perfect visual accompaniment to this chilling story , using the trademark DC darkness mixing it with raw detail and eye catching gruesome tones really makes the reader become entwined with the story.
A chilling story that looks set to turn Gotham on it’s head, take a look behind the iconic smile but be prepared for the twists and turns that lay before you.