By: Jerry Montgomery
June 25, 2017
“The War of Jokes and Riddles, Pt.1”
Written by: Tom King
Pencils and Inks: Mikel Janin
Why couldn't the cannibal finish eating the comedian?
The Joker can't laugh anymore. He can't enjoy all the things he loves to do. Even
Having already solved the Joker's puzzle, the Riddler
So, why couldn't the cannibal finish eating the comedian?
The cannibal said he tasted funny.
The Verdict: This issue is only the beginning of what I can tell should be an epic storyline in the Batman mythos, reshaping the origins of the past, and in turn, reshaping the future of all those involved. What this means for Bruce Wayne especially since he's decided to find his own slice of happiness, is left to be seen. Especially since he has decided to find some sort of normalcy and be with Selina. As always, Tom King's writing is tip-top and artist Mikel Janin has done a great job in his rendition of two of Batman's iconic villains. If you were disappointed with “The Button” story arc, “The War of Jokes and Riddles” looks like it will be a fine consolation for you. In the DC Rebirth universe, Batman and the Joker have yet to meet and it seems it has been well worth the wait. Both the Joker and Riddler are deadlier than ever and Batman appears to be at a sort of crossroad in his life. Buckle up!