This Joker story, which to my knowledge has not been reprinted since it was first published in the early 1980s, was written by Gerry Conway and has art work by the late Don Newton. Gerry Conway is the man who while writing for Spider-man in the early 70s, was responsible for the death of Gwen Stacy. His most notable contributions to Batman during his run as writer was the creation of Jason Todd and Killer Croc. Nowdays he is the creator and executive producer of Law & Order – Criminal Intent.

Don Newton is an artist who doesn’t get a lot of recognition, perhaps because he did not do a great amount of work before his untimely passing in 1984. For those who want to know more about Don Newton, visit the Art of Don Newton tribute site.