DC’s newest solo collection starring the Joker, The Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing, reveals why the Clown Prince of Crime has not killed Jason Todd once more following his resurrection within the mid 2000s.
The Joker murdered Jason, the second Robin, again within the 1988 Batman story arc “A Death in the Family.” Jason didn’t keep lifeless, nevertheless, and was later resurrected due to some Multiverse-shattering occasions and a dip in certainly one of Ra’s al Ghul’s Lazarus Pits, permitting for his transformation into the gun-toting vigilante, Red Hood. Written by Matthew Rosenberg and illustrated by Carmine Di Giandomenico, The Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing reveals the Joker’s two attainable causes for why he hasn’t returned Jason to the grave but.
Where Is the Real Joker?
In the difficulty, after looking Joker throughout Gotham City, Jason confronts him in Gotham General Hospital, however he’s unable to kill the villain being that Joker has a hostage held at gunpoint. Joker forces Jason right into a closet together with the hostage and one other hospital employee, however when he doesn’t shoot any of the three, Jason says, “Wait, wait. Why aren’t you trying to kill me?” The Joker responds, “Because I have a plan for you…or maybe because I don’t like telling the same joke twice.”
Despite Joker not eager to kill Jason due to a bigger plan or as a result of he doesn’t really feel prefer it, Jason has wished the villain lifeless since he was resurrected. As Jason defined to Batman within the “Under the Red Hood” storyline revolving round his return to the DC Universe, his anger towards the hero was not as a result of he let Jason die, however as a result of he did not avenge him by killing the Joker. Though its canon standing might be debated since it’s a DC Black Label e book, Batman: Three Jokers — a narrative with three totally different Jokers (because the identify would indicate) — finally gave Jason his want when he shot one Joker within the head.