The Joker continues his terror upon Gotham City and the Bat-Family! Will the Dark Knight escape the clutches of the Clown Prince of Madness?
"He's chaos, Bruce, what else --?"
Last month's cliffhanger ending left us wanting to find out what fate befell the Dark Knight after being subdued by the Joker. Was he able to triumph and escape The Joker's traps again? After an eerie and terrifying first page in issue 15, readers will discover that not even the most outrageous and deadly weapon from the Joker's arsenal can hold down the Batman. The brilliance of writer Scott Snyder's portrayal of The Joker, is that he just has so many gadgets, that it becomes a game of one-upmanship between these two! It's clear Snyder wants to show a demented yet cunning individual who has carefully planned this rampage all along. However, just when you think the Joker has finally bested our detective, the Dark Knight comes out on top again! Let's call this battle between this two a draw for now.
What more can be said about artist Greg Capullo's wonderful work here again? For me, some of the flashback scenes stood out the most, especially the boat scene leading towards the Batcave tunnel. The beauty of Capullo's work is that even tiny details are amazingly conveyed to the reader! Capullo's use of black colors throughout panels also captures the tension of the scenes and story.
Final Verdict: A
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