Writer: Matthew Rosenberg | Artist: Jesus Marino | Colorist: Ulises Arreola

What’s it about?

The Gotham City Police Department has a holding cell full of Gotham’s deadliest foes. Commissioner Jim Gordon and Detective Harvey Bullock are trying to solve a mystery.

They have a dead body on their hands and they need to know how it got that way. No one is talking; not even Killer Moth. No one except… the Joker!

The Good

This book is wild! Seeing the recounting of the night’s prior events through the eyes of the Joker is worth the price of the book alone. Joker’s version of events is both disturbing and hysterical. The story is paced perfectly and, with a cast of characters this vast, each villain is wonderfully written in their own “voice.” The art is kinetic and organic while invoking a Neil Adams-ish quality.

The Bad

Are you experiencing Joker fatigue? It seems like every corner of the DC Universe for the last few years is colored in the Joker’s distinctive green and purple. The Joker is our unreliable narrator throughout this issue. Despite how well written, drawn, and laid out this issue may be, if you’ve met your Joker quota for the month, you may want to skip this. Something else to consider is that the version you pick up on the shelves and the version that is available via DC Universe Infinite are different as the Infinite version contains additional pages called a “Bonus Box” that significantly adds to the story.

SCORE: 8.0

About the Author: Tom Tormey

Tom Tormey

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