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"Even at the very beginning of his crime-fighting career, the Batman has already seen plenty of humaninty's dark side-- but it's nothing compared to what is about to emerge, giggling, from the shadows: a grinning, chalk-faced figure whose madness threatens to overwhelm everything that stands in its way. For Gotham City's new defender, this first encounter with the creature called the Joker will be the ultimate trial by fire-- a battle that will define his long struggle against the forces of chaos and insanity. Years later, those same forces will erupt again from a wholly unexpected direction-- and ghosts of the past, both good and evil, will have to face the harsh light of inquiry before they can finally rest"--P.  of cover.
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.
Number of Pages: 140
Genre: Comics + Graphic Novels
Sub-Genre: Graphic Novels / Superheroes
Series Title: Batman
Publisher: Dc Comics
Author: Ed Brubaker
Street Date: February 3, 2009
Item Number (DPCI): 248-28-3672