"A Gold Star for the Joker": Dinah Lance meets a strange bus driver calling himself Harry Hack, who apparently has a crush on her. Unfortunately, she later learns that the man is a criminal who stole a bus from Gotham City and has been creating havoc in [[S
Appearing in "A Gold Star for the Joker"
- Hector (Single appearance)
- Dinah Lance
- Star City Police Department
- Star City
- Archway Bridge
Synopsis for "A Gold Star for the Joker"
Dinah Lance meets a strange bus driver calling himself Harry Hack, who apparently has a crush on her. Unfortunately, she later learns that the man is a criminal who stole a bus from Gotham City and has been creating havoc in Star City. The criminal is none other than the Joker and he has apparently become infatuated with Dinah.
The Clown Prince of Crime creates fake news about a disturbance in the city and Oliver Queen changes into Green Arrow, leaving Dinah behind in her flower store. The Joker strikes, kidnapping Dinah and using his trademark Joker Venom on the only customer in the store who witnessed the event. By the time Green Arrow returns, he finds the Joker's victim and realizes Dinah has vanished.
The Joker takes Dinah away on his Jokermobile and he gives her a choice to marry him or be killed. Fortunately, the Joker is distracted as his main plan has been set in motion and soon, the criminal and his henchman take Dinah to the Archway Bridge, where they replace a golden star with their own tampered version in order to create a traffic disturbance in the bridge, which would allow the Joker to steal valuable objects from a nearby museum without police interruptions.
Green Arrow arrives at the bridge in time to save Dinah and stop the Joker's evil scheme. However, during the confrontation, the Joker falls into the river below. Green Arrow doesn't try to save the madman and the police soon take control of the situation, although the Joker is nowhere to be found.
- This issue, along with all nine issues of this volume are reprinted in The Joker: The Clown Prince of Crime. This issue is also reprinted in Green Arrow/Black Canary: For Better or Worse.
- No trivia.
- Joker Recommended Reading
- Joker (Volume 1)
- Batman: The Killing Joke
- Batman: The Man Who Laughs
- "Batman: Lovers and Madmen"
- "Batman: A Death in the Family"
- Joker: Devil's Advocate
- Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth
- "The Joker's Last Laugh"
- "Superman: Emperor Joker"
- "Superman/Batman: With a Vengeance!"
- The Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told
- Joker (graphic novel)
- Green Arrow Recommended Reading
- More Fun Comics (Volume 1): More Fun Comics #73–107
- Adventure Comics (Volume 1): Adventure Comics #246–269
- World's Finest (Volume 1)
- Action Comics (Volume 1)
- Detective Comics (Volume 1): Detective Comics #521–567
- Green Lantern (Volume 2): Green Lantern (Volume 2) #76–124
- The Flash (Volume 1): The Flash #217–219
- Green Arrow (Volume 1)
- Green Arrow (Volume 2)
- Green Arrow (Volume 3)
- Green Arrow (Volume 4)
- Green Arrow (Volume 5)
- Green Arrow (Volume 6)
- Green Arrow and Black Canary (Volume 1)
- Green Arrow: The Wonder Year (Volume 1)
- Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters (Volume 1)
- Green Arrow: Year One (Volume 1)
- Connor Hawke: Dragon's Blood (Volume 1)
- Black Canary (Volume 1)
- Black Canary (Volume 2)
- Black Canary (Volume 3)