Batman Vol.1 #251

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The Joker has set himself free from the Mental Hospital for the Criminally Insane Batman had him incarcerated in, and he is out for blood; Before he was sent away, knowing that one member of his previous gang had ratted him out to the police, he had vowed to murder all five of them; And only the Batman is capable of stopping him; Despite Batman's best efforts, the Joker is able to finish off nearly all of his hit list; Batman is only alerted after the first murder, when a grinning corpse is found in the mud just outside of Gotham City, and he goes to each of the former members of the Joker's gang individually to try to protect them.

Printed: Sept 1973
Writers: Denny O'Neil
Art: Neal Adams
Cover: Neal Adams

 

- Classic cover art by Neal Adams
- Issue credited for revitalizing the Joker as a homicidal villain