- Written by: Geoff Johns
- Illustrated by: Jason Fabok
- Colour Artist: Brad Anderson
- Letterer: Rob Leigh
- Cover by: Jason Fabok and Brad Anderson
After the first issue of Batman: Three Jokers it was safe to say that this was going to be one of the most intense stories for Batman, Batgirl and Red Hood, possibly ever.
Each one of these characters has a long, traumatic history with the Clown Prince of Crime, so who better to include in the story of discovering that there is not one Joker, but three, at the very least.
IF YOU HAVEN’T READ MY REVIEW FOR THE FIRST ISSUE, PLEASE DO SO BEFORE CONTINUING: https://bcrdonline.home.blog/2020/08/26/batman-three-jokers-1/
After the dramatic finale to the first issue, readers were left wondering where the story goes from here, as Batman leaves Jason and Barbara to deal with one of the Jokers whilst he tries to locate the other two.
After Jason’s actions in the last issue, Barbara leaves to find Batman, whilst Jason goes off on his own to finish his own personal mission. After his usual thug-like attitude towards goons, he discovers a location where the other Jokers might be hiding, but what he finds there is something far worse.
Meanwhile, Batman visits an old foe by the name of Joe Chill, only to discover that the Jokers are steps ahead of him. Barbara is now with Bruce as they race to find Jason, realising that their idea to split up probably wasn’t the smartest idea.
The Jokers themselves reveal more of their psyche as we see their delusions come to life, as well as their intellect despite being insane. We get a glimpse of how even the greatest detective can’t seem to keep up which makes these clowns more dangerous than ever.
The art continues to use heavy shading on top of the highly detailed artwork. Every expression on a characters face is clear, and the reader can truly feel the emotions within each panel and on each page. Even when you can’t see their faces, you can feel the emotion of the scene.
The art also brings out the true horror of the story, which is pivotal in any Joker story because anything the Joker does in a story should not be taken lightly. Jason finds some of the Jokers handy work and it’s nothing short of horrifying to look at, because the art really brings out that feeling of dread.
Once again this is another great issue and I cannot wait to see how this story wraps up. The Jokers are still steps ahead of Batman, their plan is still somewhat unclear and together they could cause immeasurable amounts of chaos for Gotham.