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Batman: The Man Who Laughs (2005) - TPB
"Batman: The Man Who Laughs"
DC Comics


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  Writer(s):
Ed Brubaker

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Scott Nybakken

Cover Artist(s):
David Baron
Doug Mahnke
 

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Cover Date: 2008
Cover Price: US $ 14.99

Issue Tagline: None.

Format: Color; Trade Paperback; 144 pages

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Synopsis:
Batman & Jim Gordon thought they were ready for whatever Gotham City threw their way...until a gruesome discovery changes things forever. A giggling, chalk-faced madman dubbed The Joker has appeared & he's killing the rich & powerful off with a deadly poison that leaves them dying laughing. With the police helpless & the city in full-fledged panic mode, Batman must work quickly to figure out the method to The Joker's madness before he murders the entire city.

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Batman: The Man Who Laughs (2005) OGN SC
Detective Comics (1937) #784
Detective Comics (1937) #785
Detective Comics (1937) #786

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ISBN: 978-1-4012-1626-9

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Writer(s):
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Doug Mahnke

Inker(s):
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Colorist(s):
David Baron

Letterer(s):
Rob Leigh

Editor(s):
Michael 'Mike' Carlin
Michael Siglain

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Commissioner Jack Edward Grogan
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Originally published in Batman: The Man Who Laughs (2005) OGN SC.

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