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Batman: The Man Who Laughs

Batman: The Man Who Laughs

Batman: The Man Who Laughs is a one-shot prestige format comic book by Ed Brubaker and Doug Mahnke, released in February 2005, and intended as a successor to Batman: Year One. It tells the story of Batman's first encounter with the Joker in post-Crisis continuity. The plot is based on the Joker's original introduction in Batman #1. The story "Images" in Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #50, is another, alternate take on the same story. The title is a reference to the novel The Man Who Laughs of Victor Hugo, whose main character, was one of the original inspirations for The Joker. The story has been reprinted, in both hard and softcover, with Detective Comics #784–786—a ... more on Wikipedia

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