Hello there, Batman fans! And welcome back to Comic Booked’s longest-running column, Baturday! Make sure you check out the last edition before you read all about the fifth week of September. Here’s what came out this week:
- Batman: Three Jokers #2 (of 3)
- Batman: The Joker War Zone #1 (One-Shot)
- Batman/Superman Ann. #1
- Dark Nights: Death Metal: Multiverse’s End #1 (One-Shot)
- Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey #3 (of 4)
- Justice League Ann. #2
- Red Hood: Outlaw #49
- Wonder Woman #763
And my pick of the week is:
- THREE JOKERS!!!
So there you have it. The Joker War Zone gave us a nice anthology of stories from around the hit storyline, with a special book-ending from event architect James Tynion IV (The Bane story is worth the price of the one-shot alone, featuring some fantastic Joker characterization and a complete redemption for the “not quite sticking the landing” ending of Tom King’s now infamous run.). Red Hood: Outlaw gives us a fitting swan song for all of the great work Scott Lobdell has done over the years with Jason’s ragtag team of misfits, sending off his version of Bizarro in a beautifully tragic (but heroic) way. Wonder Woman gets a new partner in the form of the (probably not) reformed Maxwell Lord in the best run the Amazing Amazon’s had in years. The Multiverse’s End one-shot features some super fun bombastic action with a touch of dark humor and heart in the form of Owlman and Captain Carrot. And Geoff Johns delivers what is easily the best single issue of a comic released so far in the second issue of the Three Jokers Black Label (but hopefully still in-continuity) miniseries. I think it’s pretty safe to say that it was yet another solid release week for the Bat family of books. Let us know what you missed, what you’re looking forward to, and how you’re doing. We’d love to hear from you on social media. See you next Baturday!