War of jokes and riddles

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war of jokes and riddles

Batman, Volume 4: The War of Jokes and Riddles by Tom King

Early in Batman’s career, the Joker and the Riddler would seemingly be natural allies. But each man determined that he and he alone must be the one to kill the Bat...and either would sooner burn down Gotham than be beaten to the punch line.

Untold until now, one of the darkest chapters in Batman’s history sees all of Gotham’s villains choosing sides in a battle of wits that soon turns into a full-blown war—complete with civilian casualties. In the War of Jokes and Riddles, only one side can claim victory...but the scars it leaves will shape Batman’s future as he makes the most important decision of his life.

From the critically acclaimed, best-selling creative team of Tom King (GRAYSON, The Vision) and Mikel Janin (JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK), the epic graphic tale BATMAN: THE WAR OF JOKES AND RIDDLES has quickly embedded itself as one of the great stories in the Dark Knight’s mythology. Collects issues #25-32.
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Batman "Joker Vs Riddler - War of Jokes and Riddles" - Rebirth Complete Story - Comicstorian

Think he did that in one take? Think again.
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The War of Jokes and Riddles Gets Bloody in BATMAN #29

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In that issue, Batman must stop a damaged plane from crashing into Gotham City. Batman tragically realizes he is outmatched and cannot save the day. Other heroes step in to do the job and the day is saved, but this is far from a happy story. He recruits a ragtag bunch of mercenaries to attack the ruler of an island. It is not about Batman fighting a villain s or good versus evil.

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Batman Rebirth War of Jokes and Riddles Prelude: Joker's Origin

Tons of great comics information was revealed over this past weekend, including the upcoming re-teaming of Snyder and Capullo on Dark Nights: Metal. Tom King himself was present as well, and he revealed lots of details about what he has in store for Batman. He also went into quite a bit of detail about his current run on Batman , and where the title is going in the next few months. It was a great panel with a lot of information. A year after he began, Batman thinks he understands the pain and power of Gotham.

Behind the theatrics and under the superheroic drama, Batman stories are often driven by one pervasive rhetorical question: is the Dark Knight the problem, or the solution? We know how it ends, clearly. So what, exactly, has been haunting the Dark Knight for so long? It turns out that, after a devastating reveal from the Riddler -- that he had been orchestrating the entire war in an attempt to craft a perfect punchline for the Joker -- Batman snapped. This, of course, would later prove useful to Batman, who was able to convince Charles to betray the Joker and help Batman stage a massive final showdown. A pretty absurd and meteoric rise for a D-list gag villain with a lame gimmick, right?

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  1. Aidan G. says:

    Joker, Riddler, Batman Villains. The War of Jokes and Riddles is an eight-part Batman storyline written by Tom King and illustrated by Mikel Janín, featuring the war between the Joker and the Riddler during Batman's second year. Batman anxiously retells the events to Catwoman in.

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