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Knight Terrors: The Joker #2 (of 2)

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 12 critic ratings.

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?!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
34 pages
Amazon ASIN

12 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Dark Knight News

    I recommend taking a walk on the humorous side of life. Knight Terrors: The Joker #2 gives us a nightmare that could only spring from a mind made of obsession and chaos. My recommendation? Take this trip.

  • 95


    I had so much fun reading Knight Terrors: The Joker #2. It’s a delight and tops the first issue with entertaining scenes and an interesting character study. This proves the event is a great way of exploring various characters in unique ways.

  • 93

    Comic Watch

    Knight Terrors: The Joker #2 is the perfect kind of tie-in, using the premise of the event to further develop and portray the feelings and mindset of the titular character. The comedy and horror act well in contrast to one another, with the art taking it all to a new level.

  • 90

    Derby Comics

    Rosenberg’s two-part Joker has been one of the clear tie-in standouts for the Knight Terrors event so far, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see it at the top of most readers’ list for favorite Knight Terrors tie-in once the rest have concluded. I’ve happily gobbled it up like Bruce Wayne on a shellfish platter.

  • 90

    Comic Crusaders

    With genuinely funny humor and visual treats left and right, Knight Terrors: The Joker #2 nearly has it all. The only problem is that it doesn’t quite stick the landing. In fact, it just kinda ends. It’s unfortunate because this could’ve been one of the best Joker side stories in recent memory with a proper ending. Instead, it’s a very, very entertaining Joker story. The Joker leading Wayne Enterprises versus Lex Corp in a softball game was the scene I didn’t know I needed in my life until this story came along. While it may not add much to the Knight Terrors overall storyline and leaves a few questions unanswered, this is still a must read for fans of the Clown Prince of Crime.

  • 85

    Graphic Policy

    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.

  • 80

    But Why Tho?

    Knight Terrors: Joker #2 is a chaotic delight. This issue jumps off the idea of parodying one particular text and just goes mad, with multiple threads all centred around the same theme. It proves how Joker cannot function in the normal world because he struggles even to imagine it. The spin on Batman is creepy and extremely creative, wallowing in an excess of violence. I don’t think the issue knew how to end itself after going so deep, but the good news is that the dream concept saves it from having to make a completely functioning conclusion.

  • 70

    Geek Dad

    Rosenberg’s main series even splits the narrative between two different Jokers, and while it does become clear which one we’re following by the end, the character is still a blank slate. He’s a decent lead character when he’s played off against other characters who can take the hero role, but here we’re just inside Joker’s strange mind, and it’s not a very pleasant place.

  • 70

    Knight Terrors as an event overall can be a tad hit or miss when it comes to its tie-ins, but luckily, The Joker’s nightmare is definitely more of the former than the latter. Starting off this issue with a hilarious job interview featuring Mr. J and Mr. Freeze, we are given more of a look into the Joker’s nightmare. Unfortunately, this second issue tends to slip a little bit more than its first, as right when the comic is getting good, readers are ripped out of the proceedings. While the issue, and series, ends with a thud, that doesn’t stop this “Knight Terrors” tie-in from justifying its existence more than a few times over.

  • 55


    Did I mention that the whole Knight Terrors event has been a bust? There was absolutely no reason for DC to use it to interrupt all of its books. Maybe it would be okay if this short arc provided some hilariously memorable comedy for the Joker. While this issue does improve in that area, however, it still isn’t enough to make up for this pointless event.

  • 50

    You Don't Read Comics

    The concept of the Joker with a day job is fun. What Rosenberg is working with feels appealing, like Brett Easton Ellis’ American Psycho in Gotham City, which is much more fun than it SHOULD be. And it would be much more interesting to dive into as a more complete serial. Two issues aren’t enough to explore the concept of the kind of death it needs. Rosenberg needs more room to give the premise enough depth. It’s a fun survey of elements that could extend into a more extended series. As a two-issue series, however, it falls flat.

  • 40

    The Batman Universe

    In the end, you realize that the whole thing was just a nightmare, and it really doesn’t matter or impact the stories that are taking place in the canon right now. This kind of feels like a letdown, as I felt like just shrugging my shoulders and moving on to the next thing, not quite taken or impressed with this little interlude.

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