Review by: GS

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Avg Rating: 4.7
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Story by Scott Snyder
Art by Greg Capullo & Jonathan Glapion
Colors by FCO Placencia
Letters by Richard Starkings & Jimmy Betancourt
Cover by Greg Capullo

Size: 40 pages
Price: 3.99

Excellent issue. This comic has quickly become my favorite title. Scott Snyder’s writing is tremendous. He has captured the soul of Batman and revealed it to readers in what is shaping up to be the greatest joker story of all time. Snyder’s run on Batman which began in Detective Comics 871-881 and continued in to the New 52, is shaping up to be one of the classic Batman runs in the history of the character. Snyder’s writing is arguably the best treatment of the character in the history of the comic. This is a mature read and not for the faint of heart, but it is incredibly enjoyable. The events in Death of the Family (“DOTF”) have already changed the characters forever and it is unclear how much more the characters will change before this arc is over. If you are not reading this story, do yourself a favor and buy all of the relevant issues and catch up immediately. If you a casual “investor”, I would also encourage you to pick up all of Snyder’s issues and to stick away a stack of the key DOTF issues. It’s a safe bet that this comic will only increase in value as time goes on. At the very least, your money is safe because fans of Batman will always be looking to read this story. I couldn’t recommend this issue more.

Story: 5 - Excellent
Art: 5 - Excellent


  1. Nobody seems to narrow down why I should like this so much, or why strangely enough, I’m not.

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