Comic Review: Batman: The Joker Warzone #1 (DC Comics)

DC Comics releases another Batman comic which is going to be much more disturbing than the Batman Who Laughs series in Batman: The Joker Warzone on its first issue. So […]

DC Comics releases another Batman comic which is going to be much more disturbing than the Batman Who Laughs series in Batman: The Joker Warzone on its first issue.

So we get a few comics which focuses on him and his worst enemy, The Joker. However in every other story arcs, The Joker seems to have so many tricks on his sleeve, but this time it will get very edgy about it. The comic is written and illustrated by some various artists and writers who are looking forward to making so many short comics from the time being. And since this is a collection of stories from the warzone of Gotham, there’s more of this book than meets the eye.

The front cover shows a facial portrait of the Joker and Batman who are smiling very creepy at the same time. But seriously, do I need to remind myself of the Batman Who Laughs series again because this should be the cover of the massive Batman Who Laughs graphic novel. The cover art is made by Ben Oliver, and he actually chooses to illustrate the best cover art that anyone could have. Their facial expressions of them smiling makes it more realistic, to begin with, and the details between the face are flawless because every other digital artist has the same notion to paint their favorite characters which turns them into a live-action Batman movie. So like I said, this is a collection of stories that happened in Gotham, with so many crimes going on, but I’m going to focus on with the main point of the story which is “A Serious House”, written by James Tynion IV and illustrated by Guillem March. The story starts in Arkham Asylum where it held for many dangerous criminals in Gotham, but in this story we get to focus on Bane and the Joker, having their pep talk about their past lives, and Joker had spent months having thought of how to kill him. But he decided to give Bane a lecture of not underestimating his enemies because he’s the guy who broke the baby bird, and at the end of the story, we get to see the Joker walking out of Arkham Asylum as the message “To be continued in 2021!” pops out of nowhere.

This comic could be the point that the Joker is actually acting serious for the first time, but despite for him being a happy go lucky clown, he just waits for the right moment to strike. Now I have read a lot of Batman comics but I have never expected this to happen. But to be honest, this is a great comic to read at the moment to have a better image to see him in action instead of Batman.

About Kevin Bermeo

I'm a New Yorker Artist, and I traveled a lot. I enjoy making comics, illustrations, paintings, and digital art. Besides drawing, I'm also a writer, I used to be a Gamer, and I love adventures, food, and dragons.