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Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity Issue 4 Reviewed

There is a mention of Firefly and the fact that he burnt down Grayson's Flying Circus. Pernicious types lurk. There is a mention of Black Mask and Joker suffered repetitive abuse growing up and was charmless and pernicious and in perpetual combat.

Why is Bruce Wayne, a billionaire, beating up the poor and mentally ill instead of trying to make a difference with his money? Joker has an intrinsic and unchangeable way of being. There is a headline about Bruce Wayne. There is a murder and rats. The Joker confronts Harley. What's he looking for? He's not elusive. This was brilliant and terrible. Why has Joker perpetrated grisly murders in such a celebratory atmosphere Why has he willingness to blame others for his deficiencies?

Joker's high school bully grew up to be a mob boss who married his high school girlfriend to her detriment. Why is Bruce an apologist for the system? Gotham is structurally corrupt and Joker does bad decision making and uses his ferocious intellect for evil. Will there be a moment of truth? Bullying and abuse were incredibly formative for Joker. Will there be a psychological cost for Harley? This was very good.

Best Lines:

“Too much money and not enough purpose.”

“I don't even know your real name.”

“It's only a mimeograph and some sections are illegible.”

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