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    I've read the first issue of THREE JOKERS. I've been geeked to read it ever since we were given the first clue back in the New 52 JLA. Maybe my expectations were too high, but it hasn't hit me with any "Holy Shit" moments yet. I'm in for the entire series and hoping that it does pay off.

    Anyone else read it yet?
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  2. #72
    I read the first issue and wasn't too impressed. Too many flashbacks and establishing dialogue kind of like a Family Guy joke: "Hey, remember that time Joker killed the 2nd Robin?" I'll give it till the 2nd issue before dropping it.
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    Bill Sienkiewicz's unpublished story from Detective Comics #801 released online.

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    Read the first 2 issues of Three Jokers just this afternoon and I'd say good, not great. Curious to see how it ends though.
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    Meh. Maybe an animated adaptation could fix it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex K. View Post
    Meh. Maybe an animated adaptation could fix it?
    If they they to fix it like they did with Gotham by Gaslight and The Killing Joke, it’ll be even worse.

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    Well Three Jokers ended like it started. It was ok. Not amazing, not terrible.
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    #3 will arrive here hopefully Monday.
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    Curious what you think once you get a chance to read it.
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  10. #80
    Three Jokers#3 arrived today and I have a lot of problems with the storyline and the wrap up. If anyone hasn't read it, leave the room as there are "spoilers" aplenty.

    1) Back in the New 52 JLA #42, while in Metron's chair, Batman asked it "What is the Joker's Secret Identity?". Batman told Green Lantern that he chair said there were three. Keep this in mind for later.

    2) The "Criminal" Joker looks older than the other Jokers, especially in issue #3. Are you telling me that the world's greatest detective didn't ever notice? My theory is that this Joker may have gone into hiding, to orchestrate the atrocities perpetrated by the other two. I'm reaching here. It gets weirder.

    3)I like the character of Jason Todd/Red Hood. In fact, he may be my favorite out of the Bat Family. But here, he's dumber than a stump. Too many hits to the head with a crowbar.(Ow).He accuses Batman of not stopping his (Jason's) actions because he would have to expose his secret identity. Actually, Batman is doing it out of love for his wayward son, something that has been brought up several times in the various Red Hood series. Even if this story is out of continuity/canon, this bit of drama is just hogwash.

    4) The Criminal Joker wants to make a better Joker, so he can leave this all behind. WTF? He had two more that were perfectly willing to not only continue to haunt Batman, but to make more Jokers. If a "better" Joker were made, was the criminal going to kill the other two Jokers?

    5) Making a Joker out of a dying Joe Chill by dumping him in the toxic waste that has a .000001% of creating another Joker? Odds are, Grampa Chill ain't going to survive. This was done to make Batman see that Chill really was seeking forgiveness, just so the Joker could be the biggest pain in Batman's ass.

    6)Going back to number 1, after all of the carnage, Batman tells Alfred (Wait. Isn't he dead?) that he knew who the Joker was a week after their first clash. So why did he ask Metron's Chair who the Joker was IF HE ALREADY KNEW? We're referencing the Comedian here from The Killing Joke. Does this mean that this Joker created the other two Jokers? It plays out as if the criminal (older) Joker was around long before the Comedian and the Clown, so does this mean that both the Criminal Joker and the Comedian Joker were both knocked into the vat of chemicals fighting Batman? Wouldn't Batman remember something freakish as this happening twice? Does this Joker bath give everyone the same facial structure and hate for Batman? It didn't for Harley Quinn.

    I was really, really looking forward to this for years. Even if my expectations were lower, this would still be a disappointment.It seems like everything was rushed through and needed a little more thinking through. At best, this was just massively ok.
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