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Knight Terrors: The Joker #2 continues the twisted laughs

Knight Terrors: The Joker #2

In the summer event Knight Terrors, the world has been put to sleep. Heroes and villains have been fighting their nightmares, and readers have gotten to know the characters a little more. Knight Terrors: The Joker #2 has had the Joker living a life that’s pretty domestic. A job at Wayne Enterprises, he now has a wife and kid. The Joker’s nightmares have been terrifying and horrific…but what does the Clown Prince of Crime have locked away that might be the most disturbing reveal of the year?!

Written by Matthew Rosenberg, Knight Terrors: The Joker #2 has been twistedly fun and funny. Batman may or may not be dead but it’s the Joker fighting against his nature that delivers the most entertaining moments of the comic. Him dealing with HR, bosses, meetings, it all creates a comic that skewers the workplace and Batman and the Joker in general. An amazing sequence has the Joker going back and forth with Mr. Freeze about his name. A discussion about the Joker not being as much fun in the office. The Joker moonlighting. It all comes together for a comic that delivers laughs but also goes a bit deeper about the corporate grind.

The art by Stefano Raffaele with color by Romulo Fajardo Jr., and lettering by Tom Napolitano is fantastic. It creates a slight horrific vibe throughout the comic without being distracting. There’s a slight twisted take and look to it all that reminds you it’s a dream and fits that concept so well. Mix it together that this is the Joker’s mind we’re in and the end result is a comic that nails its concept like no other. It fits so well in every way.

Knight Terrors: The Joker #2 is an excellent comic that works so well on its own, separate from the event. There’s a twisted humor about it all. It’s a comic where you’ll laugh but not want to because it’s so out there… in a good way. There’s also a fantastic underlying gutting of the corporate drone world. All together, this is an event tie-in that stands out from the pack.

Story: Matthew Rosenberg Art: Stefano Raffaele
Color: Romulo Fajardo Jr. Letterer: Tom Napolitano
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

The Little Red Fish

Wednesdays (and Tuesdays) are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this week.

Ancient Enemies #5 (Frank Miller Presents) – The series has been solid so far with an intriguing world and story. With just a few issues remaining we’re excited to see where this all goes.

Astonishing Iceman #1 (Marvel) – After the Hellfire Gala, Iceman’s alive!? And he’s part of the resistance!?

Conan the Barbarian #1 (Titan Comics) – A new publisher for Conan means a new beginning and if the Free Comic Book Day release was any indication, we’re in for a treat.

Death of the Venomverse #1 (Marvel) – Carnage wants to be the top dog and is traversing the Multiverse to kill any and all Venoms.

Hellboy & the BPRD 1957 From Below (Dark Horse) – Hellboy, Professor Bruttenholm, and B.P.R.D. agent Archie Muraro investigate an abandoned sawmill that is rumored to be haunted. The Hellboy one-shots tend to be a lot of fun.

Knight Terrors: The Joker #2 (DC Comics) – The first issue was full of laughs as we get to see what type of nightmares the Joker experiences.

Little Red Fish (Rosarium Publishing) – An exquisite reimagining of the Iranian Revolution. An aquatic reef held down by an oppressive regime of blood-thirsty heron struggles to rise up in this harrowing tale of self-discovery, heritage, and revolution. Originally released in 2015, we’re excited to explore this story again.

Magneto #1 (Marvel) – Learn how the once die-hard villain emerged as a conflicted figure in the saga of the X-Men!

Parker Girls #9 (Abstract Studios) – The series has been a lot of fun with a great mix of action and humor.

Quest #1 (Image Comics) – Princess Anya’s new husband Prince Devyan is violently abducted by three giant demons at their wedding. Anya sets out on an epic journey with a growing band of loyal warriors, crossing deadly landscapes and battling horrifying demons.

Ranger Stranger Summer Special #1 (Scout Comics) – The previous Ranger Stranger releases have had us laughing out loud.

Robotech: Rick Hunter #1 (Titan Comics) – Rick must face a new threat and the ghosts of his past in this series that takes place after the events of the Macross saga!

The Sacrificers #1 (Image Comics) – Tomorrow is a harmonious paradise thanks to five families who make everything perfect…for the price of one child per household. Now, as that bill comes due, a son expected to give everything for a family that never loved him and an affluent daughter determined to destroy utopia must unite to end one generation’s unnaturally protracted reign.

Star Wars: Dark Droids #1 (Marvel) – Who or what is The Scourge and why is no droid safe?

Mini Reviews: Captain America #750 and Knight Terrors!

Knight Terrors: The Joker #1

Sometimes, the staff at Graphic Policy read more comics than we’re able to get reviewed. When that happens you’ll see a weekly feature compiling reviews of the comics, or graphic novels, we just didn’t get a chance to write a full one for.

These are Graphic Policy’s Mini Reviews and Recommendations.


Captain America #750 (Marvel) – More of a stop in the current storyline, Captain America #750 is packed with a few different stories that either continue what’s going on for the two Caps or remind us what makes Captain America great. It’s a pretty solid issue and would have been a bit nicer being the aftermath of the current event “Cold War,” but overall, it’s an interesting but not exciting, read. Overall: 7.5 Verdict: Read

Knight Terrors: Batman #1 (DC Comics) – Two stories, the first featuring Batman caught in a nightmare. It’s the usual “Batman plans for everything,” but there’s something nice and interesting about it since Boston Brand has taken over Batman’s body causing issues. Damian’s experience is also explored picking up from the Free Comic Book Day issue. Overall, an interesting issue that has potential as an event tie-in. Overall: 7.75 Recommendation: Read

Knight Terrors: Black Adam #1 (DC Comics) – The issue doesn’t use its premise well and just feels like an issue of Black Adam. This is one that can be skipped. Overall: 6.0 Recommendation: Pass

Knight Terrors: Poison Ivy #1 (DC Comics) – The monotony of suburban life seems like it’d be a nightmare for Poison Ivy and a twists version of that is what she’s thrown into for this tie-in. While it has its moments, it doesn’t use its setting enough to really drive home the oddness that can be a part of that living. Still, there’s some small moments that make the issue entertaining to read. Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

Knight Terrors: Ravager #1 (DC Comics) – This is one that’s intriguing as it has more to do than just a character fighting bad dreams. There’s some cool aspects as to what’s going on and a great twist towards the end. A pretty strong event tie-in. Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

Knight Terrors: The Joker #1 (DC Comics) – The strongest of the Knight Terror debuts so far, the story shows the Joker’s nightmare, what to do after killing Batman. Between how Batman dies and the corporate life for the Joker, the comic is funny in a twisted way. Really solid and entertaining, this is one I look forward to the second issue. Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Well, there you have it, folks. The reviews we didn’t quite get a chance to write. See you next week!

Please note that with some of the above comics, Graphic Policy was provided FREE copies for review. Where we purchased the comics, you’ll see an asterisk (*). If you don’t see that, you can infer the comic was a review copy. In cases where we were provided a review copy and we also purchased the comic you’ll see two asterisks (**).

Preview: Knight Terrors: The Joker #1 (of 2)

Knight Terrors: The Joker #1 (of 2)

(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Stefano Raffaele
In Shops: Jul 04, 2023
SRP: $4.99

The Joker’s worst nightmare becomes a reality: he’s got a day job! How will he handle meetings that could have been emails?! Why did management cancel “bring your child to work” day?! Who will want to make small talk at the coffee machine?! What is Alexis going to pick for lunch?! And who is the masked madman terrorizing Gotham at night?!

Knight Terrors: The Joker #1 (of 2)

Around the Tubes

Knight Terrors: First Blood #1

It’s new comic book day! What are you all excited for? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below. While you wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web to start the day.

Kotaku – Anime Expo 2023 Attendees Say Crowd Sizes Were So Bad They Were Shoved Into Walls – Uh… there wasn’t a ticket cap?


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Preview: Knight Terrors: The Joker #1 (of 2)

Knight Terrors: The Joker #1 (of 2)

(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Stefano Raffaele
In Shops: Jul 04, 2023
SRP: $4.99

The Joker’s worst nightmare becomes a reality: he’s got a day job! How will he handle meetings that could have been emails?! Why did management cancel “bring your child to work” day?! Who will want to make small talk at the coffee machine?! What is Alexis going to pick for lunch?! And who is the masked madman terrorizing Gotham at night?!

Knight Terrors: The Joker #1 (of 2)

Horror invade the DC Universe. Discover the Knight Terrors that await DC’s super-villains!

DC has pulled back the curtain a bit more about what will stalk the DC Universe this summer in the upcoming event, “Knight Terrors.” Taking place in July and August, it features multiple two-issue miniseries that will spotlight a hero or villain confronting their worst nightmares. Find out what’s coming along with the creating teams and be ready to see what goes bump in the night!

Knight Terrors: First Blood #1 from Joshua Williamson and Howard Porter kicks things off with an oversized issue. When Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman find the body of one of their earliest enemies inside the Hall of Justice, their investigation takes them past the land of the living, beyond the land of the dead, and directly to a new villain called Insomnia, who uses his powers to engulf every single hero and villain in their own dark and twisted nightmares. The only way to save the world is to call for the help of an unlikely hero—Deadman!

Knight Terrors: First Blood #1 comes to shops on July 4 and will feature art, a main cover, a 1:666 signed variant, and a Darkest Hour variant cover by Howard Porter. The one-shot special issue will also feature open-to-order variant covers by Jae Lee and Francesco Mattina, a 1:25 variant by Riccardo Federici, a 1:50 by Ejikure, and a 1:100 by Jae Lee.

The main Knight Terrors story will take place over four issues written by Williamson with art by Giuseppe Camuncoli, Stefano Nesi, and Caspar Wijngaard, in which Boston Brand—a.k.a. Deadman—serves as the supernatural tour guide! Following the events of Knight Terrors: First Blood #1, everyone in the world is trapped inside their nightmares, and Batman and Deadman are trying to figure out who Insomnia really is…and why he wants revenge on the heroes of the DC Universe! Knight Terrors #1 is available at comics shops on July 11 with variant covers by Francesco Mattina and Alex Maleev, a 1:25 variant by Evan “Doc” Shaner, a 1:50 by Alex Maleev, a 1:100 by Ivan Reis, and a Darkest Hour cover by Reis.

Knight Terrors #2 continues the terror as it comes to comic shops on July 25. Wesley Dodds, the Sandman, teams up with Batman and Deadman to uncover one of his oldest cases, which haunted him until the day he died. The trio are pointed in the direction of the Nightmare Stone, but Insomnia has unleashed his army, the Sleepless Knights, to hunt them down. Knight Terrors #2 will feature a cover by Ivan Reis and Danny Miki, open-to-order variants by Francesco Mattina and Mahmud Asrar, a 1:25 variant by Jeff Spokes, a 1:50 by Ivan Reis, and a 1:100 by Asrar. Reis is also providing a Darkest Hour variant.

When you’re the Clown Prince of Crime, what kind of nightmare do you have? Working a nine-to-five office job! How will the Joker handle meetings that could have been emails?! Why did management cancel bring-your-child-to-work day?! Who will want to make small talk at the coffee machine?! What is Alexis going to pick for lunch?! And who is the masked madman terrorizing Gotham at night?! Knight Terrors: The Joker #1 is available on July 4, written by Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing author Matthew Rosenberg and featuring art and main cover by Stefano Raffaele. This first of two issues includes open-to-order variants by Francesco Mattina and Simone Bianchi as well as a 1:25 variant by Alan Quah, a 1:50 by Ryan Brown, and a Midnight variant by Dustin Nguyen.

It’s another absolutely gorgeous and serene day in Pamela Isley’s lovely little new neighborhood in Knight Terrors: Poison Ivy #1 by Poison Ivy writer/artist team G. Willow Wilson and Atagun Ilhan! Everything and everyone here is wall-to-wall smiles! Nothing ever goes wrong, everyone is friends, and best of all, it’s made just for Ivy with lots and lots of love. Now, Pammy, don’t frown, don’t fuss, and don’t fret—just because this wasn’t what you thought you wanted, that doesn’t mean it won’t fit you like a glove! Have some pie, dear, don’t think too hard, and just smile. Knight Terrors: Poison Ivy #1 hits comics shops on July 4 with a main cover by Jessica Fong, open-to-order variants by Leirix and Jamie McKelvie, a 1:25 variant by Nimit Malavia, and a 1:50 variant by Jessica Dalva. Dustin Nguyen will also provide a Midnight variant cover.

Catwoman murdered Valmont, the man she loved, in order to save the other man she loved, Batman. She broke Batman’s one rule, and he will never forgive her for it, but Selina prays to Sister Zero for forgiveness and to wake up from the Nightmare Realm. Knight Terrors: Catwoman #1 is available on July 18 from Catwoman series writer Tini Howard and artist Leila Leiz. The first issue features a main cover and a 1:50 variant by Leiz, open-to-order variants by Tula Lotay and Corin Howell, a 1:25 variant by Dani, and a Midnight variant by Dustin Nguyen.

Harley Quinn finds herself in a world beyond both the waking world and that of dreams in Knight Terrors: Harley Quinn #1 from Harley Quinn series writer Tini Howard and artist Hayden Sherman. Harley’s nightmare world is one where her every choice creates a series of infinitely rippling profane reverberations. Plus, Leah Williams and Ben Templesmith help Harley crack a cosmic-mystery night terror in their backup story! Knight Terrors: Harley Quinn #1 is available on July 25 and features a main cover by Sherman, open-to-order variants by Jenny Frison and Tula Lotay, a 1:25 variant by Caspar Wijngaard, a 1:50 variant by Harley Quinn artist Sweeney Boo, and a Midnight variant by Dustin Nguyen.

Black Adam is defending Kahndaq from a border assault when the deadly nightmare wave sweeps the planet, putting all people into the nightmare realm! But what are his deepest, darkest nightmares? What horror can put fear into the heart of Black Adam?! Knight Terrors: Black Adam #1 arrives in comic shops on July 4. It is written and drawn by Jeremy Haun with a main and 1:50 cover by Haun, open-to-order variant covers by Christian Ward and Tiago da Silva, a 1:25 variant by Karl Kerschl, and a Midnight variant by Dustin Nguyen.

Deep in an abandoned Kobra safe house is a device able to access the dream powers of John Dee, a.k.a. Doctor Destiny. As heroes across the world succumb to nightmares, Angel Breaker wants it. Now, to infiltrate a hall of horrors, she’ll need the help of a professional thief—the man known as Raptor. But Angel Breaker and Raptor aren’t exactly friends. Can the mysterious merc trust a man who feels nothing but grudges as the strange pair encounter a horror as old as the Coda Sisterhood and even more dangerous? Written by Tim Seeley, with art by Acky Bright, Knight Terrors: Angel Breaker #1 is available on July 25 with a main cover and 1:50 variant by Matteo Lolli, open-to-order variants by Ivan Tao and Leirix, a 1:25 variant by Chuma Hill, and a Midnight variant by Dustin Nguyen.

Alexis Kaye, a.k.a. Punchline, has no fears…or so she’d have you believe! They will be pried out of her in the nightmare world where she’s being hunted, and she’ll be forced to face her deepest, darkest nightmare in true horror-movie fashion! Knight Terrors: Punchline #1 is available on July 18 from writer Danny Lore and artist Lucas Meyer. It will feature a main cover and 1:50 variant by Gleb Melnikov, open-to-order variants by Ben Oliver and Otto Schmidt, a 1:25 variant by Tony Shasteen, and a Midnight variant by Dustin Nguyen.