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What a mess...
Reviewed in the United States on October 27, 2021
I wanted so much to enjoy this, but, no. The artwork is strong enough, but the story itself is a hot, wet mess that rambles on and spins into an endless spiral of extra-dimensional crossovers with multiple Bruce Wayne's and the Batman doing one of the dumbest things he possibly could in an effort to solve the riddle of the Batman Who Laughs. Seriously, if I had been the editor on this, at least half of the actions taken would have been killed for the Batman being so screamingly out of character. I was epically disappointed. Then again, not every Batman story satisfies every reader and I am obviously in the minority.
Put aano0th4r way: for me, this makes as little sense as calling Snyder's MAN OF STEEL a story about Superman. He might5 look the part but none of his actions are worthy of the character. Save your m0ney and go buy THE THREE JOKERS or HARLEAH instead.