Todd & Joe Have Issues 04/13/17: Joker’s Asylum: Penguin #1
Back in the salad days of 2008, whenever there was five Wednesdays in a month, the big two publishers would schedule an event, sometimes self contained, other times not so they weren’t shipping little to no books on the last week of a month. Joker’s Asylum is one of those such events.
The Joker narrates tales of the origins of other Bat villains, Poison Ivy, Scarecrow, Two-Face, Penguin and himself. The event did well enough to see a sequel, but not featuring many ‘big name’ creators, except for one guy, Jason Aaron.
At the time, Aaron was writing the successful Vertigo book, Scalped (currently being turned into a television series) and was being courted by Marvel as well. He made the decision to leave DC, ending his run on Scapled a few years later, this would end up being his only DCU penned story.
And it’s really good.
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