Kevin Smith's first Batman epic, Cacophony, is exactly what one might expect from a Kevin Smith story. The Joker sets the tone of the book almost immediately with the heavy use of crude humor. Fans of Smith will likely continue on happily while others may dismiss the book right then and there. However, if you can see past the surface of mature material, there is a truly unique story underneath. Smith successfully portrays a new villain from Batman's rogues gallery while simultaneously exploring the relationship between The Joker and Batman with a refreshing perspective. The combination of Smith's writing and Flanagan's impressive artwork brings everything a Batman fan wants to the table. The closing moments of the book feature an intimate conversation between Batman and The Joker that is sure to stick with any reader for some time. Smith's unique, refreshing outlook on our beloved Caped Crusader should be a welcomed addition to any Bat-fan's library.
A mysterious masked killer known as Onomatopoeia comes to Gotham City and creates chaos in the city, forcing Batman to make a choice between discovering Onomatopoeia's identity or saving The Joker's life. Reprint.