Batman: The Man Who Laughs SC

Batman: The Man Who Laughs SC


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Witness Batman's first encounter with The Joker in this volume collecting the graphic novel Batman: The Man Who Laughs, by Ed Brubaker and Doug Mahnke! This collection also includes Detective Comics #784-786, a murder mystery tale guest-starring Green Lantern Alan Scott.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401216269
Publisher: DC Comics
Publication date: 02/03/2009
Series: Joker
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 119,029
Product dimensions: 6.68(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 16 - 18 Years

About the Author

A one-time cartoonist, Ed Brubaker has been working as a writer since the early 1990s, and in that time his work has won several awards, including both the Harvey and Eisner Awards for Best Writer in 2007, and has been translated around the world. His comics credits include Batman, Catwoman, Gotham Central, and Sleeper for DC Comics and DaredevilCaptain America, and Criminal for Marvel. He lives and works in Seattle, Washington, with his wife, Melanie, and many pets.

Born in 1963 in the Year of the Rabbit, Doug Mahnke embarked on a love affair with comics at the age of five. He landed a job drawing comics for Dark Horse at the age of 24. Doug and writer John Arcudi collaborated on Dark Horse’s The Mask and their creator-owned series Major Bummer, originally published by DC. Since then Doug has worked on a wide variety of titles (including Superman: The Man Of Steel, JLA, Batman, Team Zero, Seven Soldiers: Frankenstein, Black Adam: The Dark Age and Stormwatch: P.H.D.) with such writers as Joe Kelly, Judd Winick, Chuck Dixon, Grant Morrison, Christos Gage and Ed Brubaker, just to name a few. He lives in the midwest with his wife and six kids, one dog, and a bunny named Suzie.

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Batman: The Man Who Laughs (NOOK Comics with Zoom View) 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Sean_From_OHIO More than 1 year ago
Ed Brubaker is amazing. I picked this up only for the name recognition and wasn't let down in any way. The first story of the trade is somewhat of a sequel to Miller's Year One and I actually liked it better. A young version of Batman and Jim Gordon take on the joker for the first time. Classic stuff. The second half is a great murder mystery and involces the golden age Green Lantern, Alan Scott. It was awesome and would love to read another team-up with Bats and GL. Zircher & Mahnke's art was perfect. Loved it!! Great stuff!!
Lady_Shadow More than 1 year ago
If your a Batman or Joker fan, then you gotta get this! Not only is the artwork and coloring amazing but it's an essential part of the joker and batman relationship. One of my favorite graphic novels <3
epeekid on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A remake on the first encounter Batman has with the Joker. A fun and enjoyable story however, somewhat juvenile.
brianjayjones on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Nowhere nearly as cool as I wanted it to be. At the risk of giving too much away, the motivation behind the Joker's crime spree kinda ruined it for me -- revenge is so remarkably . . . plebian. Solid storytelling, great art, and a commendable effort to bring the Joker's first appearance in sync with continuity, but it just didn't work for me.
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Great retelling of Batman's first encounter with his greatest foe!  A gripping read, and it includes a bonus story involving the Green Lantern of the Golden Age as well