The Top 8 Joker Stories

Posted on Monday, December 4, 2023
Written by Charlie Saltalamaccio

Well, hello, Gothamites and lovers of maniacal mirth! It's me, the guy who can out-snark the Clown Prince of Crime, Charlie Saltalamaccio, ready to guide you through the chaotic carnival of the Joker's greatest comic escapades. So, tighten your utility belts, because we're about to unravel the top 8 Joker storylines that'll leave you chuckling in the face of madness.

1. "Joker: Batman The Killing Joke" (1988) by Alan Moore

Alan Moore kicks off our list with the iconic "Batman: The Killing Joke." It's like Shakespeare, but with more face paint and fewer soliloquies. Spoiler alert: the punchline might just be a punch.

2. "Batman: Arkham Asylum" (1989) by Grant Morrison

Grant Morrison takes us on a trip to the infamous Arkham Asylum in a storyline that's like a psychological rollercoaster with the Joker as your demented guide. Spoiler: sanity not included.

3. "Joker: Batman #251" (1973) by Denny O'Neil

In this classic tale by Denny O'Neil, the Joker pulls off a stunt that's like a crime-filled Broadway show. It's the kind of performance that deserves a standing ovation – or a Bat-punch.

4. "Batman: White Knight" (2018) by Sean Murphy

Sean Murphy gives us an alternate take in "White Knight," where the Joker tries to be the hero Gotham deserves. It's like a clown car with a moral compass – twisted, unpredictable, and utterly entertaining.

5. "Batman: A Death in the Family" (1988) by Jim Starlin

Jim Starlin brings us a storyline that's like a tragic opera in Gotham. "A Death in the Family" explores the consequences of the Joker's actions in a way that's as heart-wrenching as it is diabolical.

6. "Batman: The Man Who Laughs" (2009) by Ed Brubaker

Ed Brubaker takes us back to Batman's early days in "The Man Who Laughs," and it's like witnessing the first chapter of a joke that will echo through the ages. Spoiler: Batman's not much of a stand-up comedian.

7. "Batman: Mad Love" (1994) by Paul Dini

Paul Dini introduces us to Harley Quinn's origin story in "Mad Love." It's like a romantic comedy, but with more hyenas and fewer meet-cutes. Spoiler alert: love in Gotham is complicated.

8. "Batman & Joker: The Deadly Duo" (2022 - 2023) by  Marc Silvestri

Marc Silvestri brings us a deadly team-up in "The Deadly Duo." Batman and the Joker joining forces? It's like Batman trying to teach the Joker the Bat-dance – chaotic and destined for disaster.

There you have it, Gotham gigglers! The top 8 Joker storylines that'll have you cackling like you just pulled off the perfect heist. The Joker isn't just a clown; he's a comedic criminal genius, a walking punchline, and a character whose chaotic tales keep us coming back for more. So, don your best purple suit, keep on laughing, and get ready for a rollercoaster ride through the streets of Gotham that's part mayhem, part mischief, and all kinds of insane. Stay grinning, my friends!

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Charlie Saltalamaccio

Charlie was born and raised in Brooklyn and is a die-hard comic book fan. The crown jewel of his collection is his Amazing Fantasy #15, and he thinks 1986's Howard the Duck is still a grossly underrated movie to this day.

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