This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. (Learn how and when to remove these template messages) This article does not cite any sources. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.Find sources: "The Further Adventures of The Joker" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (October 2015) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) This article possibly contains original research. Please improve it by verifying the claims made and adding inline citations. Statements consisting only of original research should be removed. (October 2015) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) The topic of this article may not meet Wikipedia's notability guideline for books. Please help to demonstrate the notability of the topic by citing reliable secondary sources that are independent of the topic and provide significant coverage of it beyond a mere trivial mention. If notability cannot be shown, the article is likely to be merged, redirected, or deleted.Find sources: "The Further Adventures of The Joker" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (April 2023) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
The Further Adventures of The Joker
Cover of The Further Adventures of The Joker  (1990), art by Kyle Baker
EditorMartin H. Greenberg
Cover artistKyle Baker
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
GenreAnthology, Superhero fiction
PublisherBantam Books
Publication date
1990
Pages475 pg
ISBN0-553-40246-3

The Further Adventures of The Joker (1990; Bantam Books, 457 pages) is an English paperback anthology of short fiction stories about Batman's archenemy the Joker. The material was written by various authors (see below), and the book was edited by Martin H. Greenberg. It was the follow-up to an earlier Batman anthology, The Further Adventures of Batman, and was followed by two later installments: The Further Adventures of Batman vol. 2 Featuring the Penguin and The Further Adventures of Batman vol. 3 Featuring Catwoman.

The stories in The Further Adventures of The Joker cover a wide range of topics and styles, with the title character, and his complicated relationship with the Batman, as the unifying theme; from tales of the Joker's childhood, to his current crimes, some of which Batman attempts to foil.

All of the works included in this anthology are considered to be "non-canonical", in relation to mainstream DC Comics continuity. Joe R. Lansdale's story "Belly Laugh, or The Joker's Trick or Treat" is notably a sequel to Lansdale's story from The Further Adventures of Batman.

Stories

Title Author
"Belly Laugh, or The Joker's Trick or Treat" Joe R. Lansdale
"Definitive Therapy" F. Paul Wilson
"On a Beautiful Summer's Day, He Was" Robert R. McCammon
"The Man Who Laughs" Stuart M. Kaminsky
"Someone Like You" Sheri S. Tepper
"Help! I Am a Prisoner" Joey Cavalieri
"Bone" Will Murray
"Dying Is Easy, Comedy Is Hard" Edward Bryant and Dan Simmons
"Double Dribble" George Alec Effinger
"The Joker's War" Robert Sheckley
"The Joker Is Mild" Edward D. Hoch
"Happy Birthday" Mark L. Van Name and Jack McDevitt
"Masks" Garfield Reeves-Stevens
"Best of All" Marco Palmieri
"The Joker's Christmas" Karen Haber
"On the Wire" Andrew Helfer
"The Fifty-Third Card" Henry Slesar
"Museum Piece" Mike Resnick
"Balloons" Edward Wellen
"Jangletown" Elizabeth Hand and Paul Witcover

See also