[CBR] I like the idea of DC producing original graphic novels using elements of their superhero universe. And at $19.99 for a 128-page hardcover by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo, “Joker” hits just the right price point. In theory, an original graphic novel would give writers and artists more freedom to experiment with form and content, and they certainly wouldn’t be bound by any expectations to work in discrete 22-page chunks. Azzarello and Bermejo take advantage of that freedom here, but they seem bound by a far more powerful master here: the ghost of Heath Ledger.

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