This article contains minor spoilers.
If you haven’t been reading “The War of Jokes and Riddles,” you’re missing out on a Batman story for the ages. Tom King has found his sweet storytelling spot and is writing some of the best Dark Knight issues in a long time. His war has divided all of the villains, sent Gotham to Hell, and turned our hero’s world upside down.
As the clash between the Joker and Riddler reaches tipping point and everyone in Gotham City is in peril, it’s up to the Caped Crusader to try and save whoever he can from the clutches of anarchy. But what happens when he can’t save everyone? That’s the question that Batman #28 answers.
Joining King here is the returning Mikel Janín, who made way for Clay Mann in the previous issue. We’ll discuss Janín’s contributions a little later on, but it’s safe to say that it’s his art which is defining this arc. His Joker and Riddler interpretations, in particular, might very well become iconic looks for the characters in the years to follow.
We’ve received our copy of Batman #28 and fell in love with what it adds to the mix and how it furthers this intriguing storyline. In fact, if someone ever tells you that comic books are dying, please hand them a copy of this book and ask them to rethink their statement before they look stupid.
With that being said, let’s celebrate this extraordinary issue by looking at eight of its best moments. Be warned, though: you’re diving deep into spoiler territory now, so if you haven’t read the issue yet, bookmark this page and come back later. We’ll be waiting for you.