The Joker hijacks an on-air game show, posing as its host and threatening to kill the contestants if they don’t answer absurdly difficult questions.
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Best Comic BooksA fine read if ever there was one, Joker’s Asylum 1: The Joker sees the titular character hijack a televised game show. As you would expect, if you lose the Joker’s game, you don’t go home empty handed, you go home in a body bag.
Weekly Comic Book ReviewSadly, I feel consistency may be tough to find in this series since a new creative takes over for the next issue. From the perspective of making deadlines, I get it, but it's almost a sure thing that the overall story will suffer since each team will probably have a new take on The Joker. There's a lot of good work in this issue, for what it's worth, and I'm excited to read more about Arkham's best, seen in the eyes of Arkham's worst.
IGNThe art is equally as troubling as Nelson's writing. Artist Alex Sanchez's rough and sketchy art isn't rough and sketchy in a provocative, stylistic way. It's sloppy, ugly to look at and seems rather rushed. This is not a good comic, and I can only hope the proceeding one-shots offer far more in terms of quality and intelligence than we find here.