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A “Death of the Family” tie-in issue!

As The Joker continues to wreak havoc on The Dark Knight and his allies, Batman is forced to cut a deal with The Penguin…one that will come back to haunt both of them when a new villain interferes!

And in the backup story, Ignatius Ogivly usurps The Penguin’s throne and decides to lead the underworld crimelords in The Penguin’s place!

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Joker's Influence 0

Since John Layman, and Jason Fabok have taken over as creative team on this series it has been much better, and although it's not been quite perfect it hasn't been far off, with one of the issues comic very close.PlotThis issue shows Batman going round different parts of Gotham City, stopping groups that have been influenced by the return of the Joker. Whilst Batman is busy the most organized group the League of Smiles initiate their plans.The back-up story shows Ogilvy making his position as th...

8 out of 8 found this review helpful.

Detective Comics #16 0

Nothin' But SmilesTo this review with images, Click Here.John Layman has taken the reigns of Detective Comics, and he has delivered three good issues. However, the last one left a little something to be desired with the “Death of the Family” cross over feeling extremely forced and undermining the strength of the original narrative. Furthermore, the lack of resolution between Ivy and Clayface was a bit irritating. Still, it was a pretty good issue, and I am eager to see what Layman has in store. ...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Put On A Happy Face 0

THIS is the issue I've been waiting for since Layman took over the series. It's not weighed down by any distractions or awkwardness, and there's a LOT set into motion. Layman also writes Batman's inner monologue brilliantly. He manages to weave a ton of excellent unexpected humor that fits Batman's style and doesn't take away from the darker serious tone.Unlike the rest of the Death of the Family tie-isn, this one isn't about any given Joker situation, it's about Gotham City in the midst of the ...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
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