Joker is an American graphic novel published city of glass graphic novel pdf DC Comics in 2008. Written by Brian Azzarello and illustrated by Lee Bermejo, it is based on characters from DC’s Batman series, focusing primarily on the title character. It is a unique take on the Batman mythos, set outside regular continuity and narrated by one of the Joker’s henchmen.
Azzarello and Bermejo had previously worked on a similar take on Superman’s archenemy in Lex Luthor: Man of Steel, and Joker grew out of a discussion following completion of that project. The initial plan was to reflect this connection with a title sharing the same structure, Joker: The Dark Knight but it was felt to be too similar to the film The Dark Knight, and so the name was shortened. When the writer was asked if he preferred writing villains he said “I relate to them.
I don’t relate to the heroes. The Man, tryin’ to keep you down!
3, a newspaper has the same version of Joker as a photo. Jonny Frost, a low-level thug, is sent to Arkham Asylum to pick up the Joker. Joker immediately takes a liking to Frost, using him as a chauffeur. Frost drives the Joker to the lair of Killer Croc.
The three go to a strip bar. With the help of Harley Quinn, the Joker kills the owner and asks the shocked audience if they are willing to help him take his city back.
The next morning, the Joker robs a bank and coaxes the Penguin to invest the stolen money. The Joker embarks on a killing spree, murdering many thugs who stole his money, turf, and bizarre sense of reputation. Informed by the Penguin that Harvey Dent is evading a talk with him, an enraged Joker trashes a phone, kills one of his own henchmen, and then sets the Grin and Bare It on fire.
The next day, Frost is detained by Dent, who warns Frost that the Joker will kill him. Subsequently, Frost is late to the Joker’s meeting with the Riddler, a disabled weapons dealer. They exchange a briefcase, and the Joker leaves.
Once on the road, the Joker’s crew is shot at by off-duty cops hired by Dent, and Frost saves the Joker’s life in the scuffle. The Joker embarks on a turf war against Dent, prompting him to meet with the Joker at the city zoo. Bringing the briefcase he received from the Riddler, the Joker says he has learned Dent has two wives, and threatens to use the contents of the briefcase as leverage against him.
He then attacks Dent with shards of broken glass glued to his fingertips. When Dent’s men raise their guns, Harley shoots each one in the head. After helping Frost get his ex-wife Shelly back from Dent, the Joker rapes her, saying this makes them even, since Frost “cheated” on the Joker by not revealing his own meeting with Dent. Later, Harvey paints a bat on a spotlight, and pleads with Batman to stop the Joker.