This week the War of Jokes and Riddles continues! At this point, the Riddler controls a portion of Gotham, the Joker controls another, and the rest of Gotham is caught in the crossfire. The two warring factions are literally leaving peace days so the Gotham City PD can come in to clean up the bodies.
This is a brutal story, but exactly what you would expect when two villains go head-to-head. Not only are their armies going at it, but there is no regard for citizens.
Finally, we are seeing Batman get into the action. While he has had bits and pieces in the previous issues, now is the time for him to take control. GPD is outmatched, the federal forces are being beaten back, so we need our hero to save the day.
There is a particularly brutal 5-day battle between Deathstroke and Deadshot that Batman finally puts an end to. And it appears he nearly puts it to a final end.
The War of Jokes and Riddles has been one of my favorite ongoing series lately. I would love to see this come to life, probably through an animated movie, but a live action series would be pretty intriguing as well.
If you are not reading this yet, it's time to catch up!