Well that was pretty great!
I’ve been jumping in and out of the current Batman series for a while now. Usually picking up specific issues for some certain reason and then bailing again. But with this issue starts the eight-part “War Of Jokes And Riddles” story which seems super intriguing.
Basically, The Riddler tells The Joker that he realizes that if either of them kill Batman, the other would lose out on the satisfaction. It becomes clear that they’d sooner kill each other than let the other kill Batman. And so begins the war.
The story is dark and violent – and evidently a flashback to sometime before the series itself being recounted by Bruce Wayne. I’m definitely settling in to see how this diversion plays out.