Writer Scott Snyder
Colors David Baron
Letters Sal Cipriano
Variant Cover Greg Capullo & Fransesco Plascencia
Asst. Editor Dave Wielgosz
Editor Katie Kubert
Group Editor Jamie S. Rich
The time is here everybody. After all of the ranting and raving, The Batman Who Laughs gets his own solo series. This time around, he’s still the bad guy, yes. However, in his self-title there’s nothing else he could be except the protagonist of what we can assume is going to be the most brutal thing since The Death Of The Family.
Better yet it’s the same amazingly fiendish writer Scott Snyder. DOTF had me jumping out of my chair, setting down the comic after certain panels just for the purpose of processing what was just read. This new jump of for what happens when Batman becomes the Joker introduced in Dark Knights: Metal is getting some love and an origin story.
The first issue of this comic seems to be my favorite kind of set up, you dip your toes in and suddenly you’re in way over your head. Snyder’s style of telling a story always keeps me absolutely enthralled and this is no different. Launching us into the action immediately with Batman chasing down some smugglers on the freeway in the Batmobile. Meanwhile, Batman has arrived in Arkham. Killing every guard he came across until he came upon the Joker’s cell, all done with the use of guns.
As I do most things, Batman, I like where this is going. The Batman Who Laughs seemed like one of those villains who would do well to be enigmatic to those he interacts with, but not the audience. This series is already delivering on information on the subject that I never really considered. The artwork is great, having a very punisher mixed with a sip of psychopathy really helps bring home the weight of this debut.