Batman, Volume 4: The War of Jokes and Riddles (Batman (2016) #4)

Batman, Volume 4: The War of Jokes and Riddles (Batman (2016) #4)

Early in Batman?s career, the Joker and the Riddler would seemingly be natural allies. But each man determined that he and he alone must be the one to kill the Bat...and either would sooner burn down Gotham than be beaten to the punch line. Untold until now, one of the darkest chapters in Batman?s history sees all of Gotham?s villains choosing sides in a battle of wits that Early in Batman?s career, the Joker and the Riddler would seemingly be natural allies. But each man determine...

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Title:Batman, Volume 4: The War of Jokes and Riddles (Batman (2016) #4)
Author:Tom King
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:1401273610
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:200 pages pages

Batman, Volume 4: The War of Jokes and Riddles (Batman (2016) #4) Reviews

  • Jon
    Jan 09, 2018

    For anyone out there who has ever wanted to root for a bad guy who eviscerates someone as he asks them ?What walks on four feet in the morning, two in the afternoon and three at night??*?have I got a book for you. Forget Adam West?s biff-sock-pows; this incarnation of Batman...

    The Joker?s lost his sense of humour and he?d kill to get it back - specifically Batman but also anyone standing in his way. Like The Riddler, whose ego won?t allow anyone else to take down Batman but him. And so the two go head to head in all-out war on the Gotham streets, ropin...

    If you asked me to name top 5 villains of Batman both Joker AND Riddler would be on my list. While Joker is insane and his unpredictable tactics make him interesting, Riddler cold calculated, overbearing personality makes him almost as equally interesting. Put them together and at each...

    FINALLY! Finally, a solid, well-done solo Rebirth Batman story! I was not a fan of the first three volumes in this series, but this one really made up for it. Tom King has had some great ideas in this series but until now, they've all been fumbled by messy storytelling. This one was co...

    The Joker and Riddler go to war. We just see windows into the war instead of the war as a whole. While there were parts of this I liked (Kite Man, surprisingly), there was a lot that didn't ring true. For one, all of these villains picking a side. There are way too many egos involved f...

    Tom King is firing on all cylinders with The War of Jokes and Riddles. An incredibly tense, emotional and downright scary story of a mob war between two of Batman's greatest villains, the Joker and the Riddler. I could get a bit nitpicky and say that not every story beat here works wel...

    Pretty good! So The War of Jokes and Riddles has been a pretty good batman arc that's been happening low key while Snyder is doing his METAL story. I think overall I liked this one! So the story is Batman telling Catwoman the story of The War of Jokes and Riddles, which is basically in...

    OK. So I suppose the new D.C. Rebirth is going to do a reboot. They seem to have suckered Tom King into doing it. Batman is caught between two rivals- The Riddler and the Joker. They are battling to kill each other and Batman. To be fair, Batman is mostly reacting to events. It's Jo...

    I received this from Edelweiss and DC Comics in exchange for an honest review. I also received a copy from Netgalley. Another instance with blank pages, with the added bonus of missing the last two issues. An incomplete volume, and that makes this nearly impossible to review. ...

    Most of this volume is an extended flashback. There's a framing sequence set in the present where Bruce is telling Selina about a pivotal adventure from early in his career, what pushed him to the edge, what stopped him from going over, and how the Joker regained his sense of humor. ...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. With unique charisma and a never-before seen story, writer Tom King, alongside artists Mikel Janín, June Chung and Clay Mann, resuscitate the hopes of fans with what will probably go down as one of the most intriguing wars that th...

    I've read a lot of Batman throughout my life. There's been plenty I've had to muscle thru, but also a lot I couldn't put down. This was the latter. You've done it, Tom King, you've made me fall in love with your Batman. An even greater compliment is that this style of story also doesn'...

    I really loved the characterizations of the Joker and the Riddler in this book. They came across as very dangerous and mysterious figures. Also, it explores Batman's insecurities, and a dark secret that he must tell Catwoman before she responds to his proposal. Oh, and we get Catwoman'...

    Really good that is hurt by a choppy issue 3 and 4. World: The art is great, this is the Joker I love, the Riddler that is interesting to me and the splash pages are so good. The art is subtle and brings so much emotions to the story without a single word bubble (just look at Joker ...

    When it comes to Tom Kings Batman run so far i only read Vol 1 I am Gotham.And i wasn't that impressed by it, i thought it was good and entertaining story.I read a couple of issues after that before i got bored and the only reason i came back to read this story was because of issue 24 ...

    You can definitely say that Batman has the greatest rogues gallery in comics for many reasons. Each villain is so distinctive that there have been many stories about these characters that even steal the spotlight away from the Dark Knight, which was a curse during the Tim Burton/Joel S...

    I think King wanted this to be over the top epic, but it just read as really average for me. I mean how much can you really draw out a story centered on two villains pitted against each other before it gets old. Especially the whole dinner scene that was really meh. ...

    After he's lost his sense of humor for some reason the Joker wants to kill Batman, hoping that'll make him smile again. But Riddler can't allow that. He's the one who should kill the Bat. And so starts the war of jokes and riddles. Tom King is one hell of a storyteller. The plot is ...

    I'm not following this Rebirth title. Actually, I'm not following any of the Rebirth titles, but I watched this review of The War of Jokes and Riddles on Youtube the other week and the dude did a good job of convincing me to check it out. So I went out and picked up the run. I liked th...

    Best rebirthed Batman yet. ...

    This is the best Batman comic I've ever read in all my life, and the illustrations are perfect for the story. Questo é in assoluto il miglior numero di Batman che io abbia mai letto e le illustrazioni sono perfette per raccontare questa storia. THANKS TO EDELWEISS FOR THE PREVIE...

    Tom King is a fantastic writer and while he is doing good work with Batman you can't help but feel he could be doing something original. The conflict is interesting and anything with the joker involved is worth the time to read. My only complaint is the arc, as it doesn't have anything...

    A fun story of Gotham's past, and a war between the Joker and the (dark and gritty) nu52 Riddler. It offers a great view of how demented Gotham can be, and even if the Riddler claims that not all stories are about Bats, this story definitely is. It's a good look into Bruce's psyche, so...

    Nothing in King's run on Batman ever matters. Remember when Bane got his back broken, but he was fine the next issue? Or when Bane broke into the bat cave hanged three robins, but no one died? So in this volume we are treated to more things that look "cool" but will once again never ma...

  • Steve
    May 27, 2018

    For anyone out there who has ever wanted to root for a bad guy who eviscerates someone as he asks them ?What walks on four feet in the morning, two in the afternoon and three at night??*?have I got a book for you. Forget Adam West?s biff-sock-pows; this incarnation of Batman...

    The Joker?s lost his sense of humour and he?d kill to get it back - specifically Batman but also anyone standing in his way. Like The Riddler, whose ego won?t allow anyone else to take down Batman but him. And so the two go head to head in all-out war on the Gotham streets, ropin...

    If you asked me to name top 5 villains of Batman both Joker AND Riddler would be on my list. While Joker is insane and his unpredictable tactics make him interesting, Riddler cold calculated, overbearing personality makes him almost as equally interesting. Put them together and at each...

    FINALLY! Finally, a solid, well-done solo Rebirth Batman story! I was not a fan of the first three volumes in this series, but this one really made up for it. Tom King has had some great ideas in this series but until now, they've all been fumbled by messy storytelling. This one was co...

    The Joker and Riddler go to war. We just see windows into the war instead of the war as a whole. While there were parts of this I liked (Kite Man, surprisingly), there was a lot that didn't ring true. For one, all of these villains picking a side. There are way too many egos involved f...

    Tom King is firing on all cylinders with The War of Jokes and Riddles. An incredibly tense, emotional and downright scary story of a mob war between two of Batman's greatest villains, the Joker and the Riddler. I could get a bit nitpicky and say that not every story beat here works wel...

    Pretty good! So The War of Jokes and Riddles has been a pretty good batman arc that's been happening low key while Snyder is doing his METAL story. I think overall I liked this one! So the story is Batman telling Catwoman the story of The War of Jokes and Riddles, which is basically in...

    OK. So I suppose the new D.C. Rebirth is going to do a reboot. They seem to have suckered Tom King into doing it. Batman is caught between two rivals- The Riddler and the Joker. They are battling to kill each other and Batman. To be fair, Batman is mostly reacting to events. It's Jo...

    I received this from Edelweiss and DC Comics in exchange for an honest review. I also received a copy from Netgalley. Another instance with blank pages, with the added bonus of missing the last two issues. An incomplete volume, and that makes this nearly impossible to review. ...

  • GrilledCheeseSamurai
    Nov 07, 2017

    For anyone out there who has ever wanted to root for a bad guy who eviscerates someone as he asks them ?What walks on four feet in the morning, two in the afternoon and three at night??*?have I got a book for you. Forget Adam West?s biff-sock-pows; this incarnation of Batman...

    The Joker?s lost his sense of humour and he?d kill to get it back - specifically Batman but also anyone standing in his way. Like The Riddler, whose ego won?t allow anyone else to take down Batman but him. And so the two go head to head in all-out war on the Gotham streets, ropin...

    If you asked me to name top 5 villains of Batman both Joker AND Riddler would be on my list. While Joker is insane and his unpredictable tactics make him interesting, Riddler cold calculated, overbearing personality makes him almost as equally interesting. Put them together and at each...

    FINALLY! Finally, a solid, well-done solo Rebirth Batman story! I was not a fan of the first three volumes in this series, but this one really made up for it. Tom King has had some great ideas in this series but until now, they've all been fumbled by messy storytelling. This one was co...

    The Joker and Riddler go to war. We just see windows into the war instead of the war as a whole. While there were parts of this I liked (Kite Man, surprisingly), there was a lot that didn't ring true. For one, all of these villains picking a side. There are way too many egos involved f...

    Tom King is firing on all cylinders with The War of Jokes and Riddles. An incredibly tense, emotional and downright scary story of a mob war between two of Batman's greatest villains, the Joker and the Riddler. I could get a bit nitpicky and say that not every story beat here works wel...

    Pretty good! So The War of Jokes and Riddles has been a pretty good batman arc that's been happening low key while Snyder is doing his METAL story. I think overall I liked this one! So the story is Batman telling Catwoman the story of The War of Jokes and Riddles, which is basically in...

    OK. So I suppose the new D.C. Rebirth is going to do a reboot. They seem to have suckered Tom King into doing it. Batman is caught between two rivals- The Riddler and the Joker. They are battling to kill each other and Batman. To be fair, Batman is mostly reacting to events. It's Jo...

    I received this from Edelweiss and DC Comics in exchange for an honest review. I also received a copy from Netgalley. Another instance with blank pages, with the added bonus of missing the last two issues. An incomplete volume, and that makes this nearly impossible to review. ...

    Most of this volume is an extended flashback. There's a framing sequence set in the present where Bruce is telling Selina about a pivotal adventure from early in his career, what pushed him to the edge, what stopped him from going over, and how the Joker regained his sense of humor. ...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. With unique charisma and a never-before seen story, writer Tom King, alongside artists Mikel Janín, June Chung and Clay Mann, resuscitate the hopes of fans with what will probably go down as one of the most intriguing wars that th...

    I've read a lot of Batman throughout my life. There's been plenty I've had to muscle thru, but also a lot I couldn't put down. This was the latter. You've done it, Tom King, you've made me fall in love with your Batman. An even greater compliment is that this style of story also doesn'...

    I really loved the characterizations of the Joker and the Riddler in this book. They came across as very dangerous and mysterious figures. Also, it explores Batman's insecurities, and a dark secret that he must tell Catwoman before she responds to his proposal. Oh, and we get Catwoman'...

    Really good that is hurt by a choppy issue 3 and 4. World: The art is great, this is the Joker I love, the Riddler that is interesting to me and the splash pages are so good. The art is subtle and brings so much emotions to the story without a single word bubble (just look at Joker ...

    When it comes to Tom Kings Batman run so far i only read Vol 1 I am Gotham.And i wasn't that impressed by it, i thought it was good and entertaining story.I read a couple of issues after that before i got bored and the only reason i came back to read this story was because of issue 24 ...

    You can definitely say that Batman has the greatest rogues gallery in comics for many reasons. Each villain is so distinctive that there have been many stories about these characters that even steal the spotlight away from the Dark Knight, which was a curse during the Tim Burton/Joel S...

    I think King wanted this to be over the top epic, but it just read as really average for me. I mean how much can you really draw out a story centered on two villains pitted against each other before it gets old. Especially the whole dinner scene that was really meh. ...

    After he's lost his sense of humor for some reason the Joker wants to kill Batman, hoping that'll make him smile again. But Riddler can't allow that. He's the one who should kill the Bat. And so starts the war of jokes and riddles. Tom King is one hell of a storyteller. The plot is ...

    I'm not following this Rebirth title. Actually, I'm not following any of the Rebirth titles, but I watched this review of The War of Jokes and Riddles on Youtube the other week and the dude did a good job of convincing me to check it out. So I went out and picked up the run. I liked th...

  • Colleen
    May 14, 2018

    For anyone out there who has ever wanted to root for a bad guy who eviscerates someone as he asks them ?What walks on four feet in the morning, two in the afternoon and three at night??*?have I got a book for you. Forget Adam West?s biff-sock-pows; this incarnation of Batman...

    The Joker?s lost his sense of humour and he?d kill to get it back - specifically Batman but also anyone standing in his way. Like The Riddler, whose ego won?t allow anyone else to take down Batman but him. And so the two go head to head in all-out war on the Gotham streets, ropin...

    If you asked me to name top 5 villains of Batman both Joker AND Riddler would be on my list. While Joker is insane and his unpredictable tactics make him interesting, Riddler cold calculated, overbearing personality makes him almost as equally interesting. Put them together and at each...

    FINALLY! Finally, a solid, well-done solo Rebirth Batman story! I was not a fan of the first three volumes in this series, but this one really made up for it. Tom King has had some great ideas in this series but until now, they've all been fumbled by messy storytelling. This one was co...

    The Joker and Riddler go to war. We just see windows into the war instead of the war as a whole. While there were parts of this I liked (Kite Man, surprisingly), there was a lot that didn't ring true. For one, all of these villains picking a side. There are way too many egos involved f...

    Tom King is firing on all cylinders with The War of Jokes and Riddles. An incredibly tense, emotional and downright scary story of a mob war between two of Batman's greatest villains, the Joker and the Riddler. I could get a bit nitpicky and say that not every story beat here works wel...

    Pretty good! So The War of Jokes and Riddles has been a pretty good batman arc that's been happening low key while Snyder is doing his METAL story. I think overall I liked this one! So the story is Batman telling Catwoman the story of The War of Jokes and Riddles, which is basically in...

    OK. So I suppose the new D.C. Rebirth is going to do a reboot. They seem to have suckered Tom King into doing it. Batman is caught between two rivals- The Riddler and the Joker. They are battling to kill each other and Batman. To be fair, Batman is mostly reacting to events. It's Jo...

    I received this from Edelweiss and DC Comics in exchange for an honest review. I also received a copy from Netgalley. Another instance with blank pages, with the added bonus of missing the last two issues. An incomplete volume, and that makes this nearly impossible to review. ...

    Most of this volume is an extended flashback. There's a framing sequence set in the present where Bruce is telling Selina about a pivotal adventure from early in his career, what pushed him to the edge, what stopped him from going over, and how the Joker regained his sense of humor. ...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. With unique charisma and a never-before seen story, writer Tom King, alongside artists Mikel Janín, June Chung and Clay Mann, resuscitate the hopes of fans with what will probably go down as one of the most intriguing wars that th...

    I've read a lot of Batman throughout my life. There's been plenty I've had to muscle thru, but also a lot I couldn't put down. This was the latter. You've done it, Tom King, you've made me fall in love with your Batman. An even greater compliment is that this style of story also doesn'...

    I really loved the characterizations of the Joker and the Riddler in this book. They came across as very dangerous and mysterious figures. Also, it explores Batman's insecurities, and a dark secret that he must tell Catwoman before she responds to his proposal. Oh, and we get Catwoman'...

    Really good that is hurt by a choppy issue 3 and 4. World: The art is great, this is the Joker I love, the Riddler that is interesting to me and the splash pages are so good. The art is subtle and brings so much emotions to the story without a single word bubble (just look at Joker ...

    When it comes to Tom Kings Batman run so far i only read Vol 1 I am Gotham.And i wasn't that impressed by it, i thought it was good and entertaining story.I read a couple of issues after that before i got bored and the only reason i came back to read this story was because of issue 24 ...

    You can definitely say that Batman has the greatest rogues gallery in comics for many reasons. Each villain is so distinctive that there have been many stories about these characters that even steal the spotlight away from the Dark Knight, which was a curse during the Tim Burton/Joel S...

    I think King wanted this to be over the top epic, but it just read as really average for me. I mean how much can you really draw out a story centered on two villains pitted against each other before it gets old. Especially the whole dinner scene that was really meh. ...

    After he's lost his sense of humor for some reason the Joker wants to kill Batman, hoping that'll make him smile again. But Riddler can't allow that. He's the one who should kill the Bat. And so starts the war of jokes and riddles. Tom King is one hell of a storyteller. The plot is ...

    I'm not following this Rebirth title. Actually, I'm not following any of the Rebirth titles, but I watched this review of The War of Jokes and Riddles on Youtube the other week and the dude did a good job of convincing me to check it out. So I went out and picked up the run. I liked th...

    Best rebirthed Batman yet. ...

  • GONZA
    Nov 06, 2017

    For anyone out there who has ever wanted to root for a bad guy who eviscerates someone as he asks them ?What walks on four feet in the morning, two in the afternoon and three at night??*?have I got a book for you. Forget Adam West?s biff-sock-pows; this incarnation of Batman...

    The Joker?s lost his sense of humour and he?d kill to get it back - specifically Batman but also anyone standing in his way. Like The Riddler, whose ego won?t allow anyone else to take down Batman but him. And so the two go head to head in all-out war on the Gotham streets, ropin...

    If you asked me to name top 5 villains of Batman both Joker AND Riddler would be on my list. While Joker is insane and his unpredictable tactics make him interesting, Riddler cold calculated, overbearing personality makes him almost as equally interesting. Put them together and at each...

    FINALLY! Finally, a solid, well-done solo Rebirth Batman story! I was not a fan of the first three volumes in this series, but this one really made up for it. Tom King has had some great ideas in this series but until now, they've all been fumbled by messy storytelling. This one was co...

    The Joker and Riddler go to war. We just see windows into the war instead of the war as a whole. While there were parts of this I liked (Kite Man, surprisingly), there was a lot that didn't ring true. For one, all of these villains picking a side. There are way too many egos involved f...

    Tom King is firing on all cylinders with The War of Jokes and Riddles. An incredibly tense, emotional and downright scary story of a mob war between two of Batman's greatest villains, the Joker and the Riddler. I could get a bit nitpicky and say that not every story beat here works wel...

    Pretty good! So The War of Jokes and Riddles has been a pretty good batman arc that's been happening low key while Snyder is doing his METAL story. I think overall I liked this one! So the story is Batman telling Catwoman the story of The War of Jokes and Riddles, which is basically in...

    OK. So I suppose the new D.C. Rebirth is going to do a reboot. They seem to have suckered Tom King into doing it. Batman is caught between two rivals- The Riddler and the Joker. They are battling to kill each other and Batman. To be fair, Batman is mostly reacting to events. It's Jo...

    I received this from Edelweiss and DC Comics in exchange for an honest review. I also received a copy from Netgalley. Another instance with blank pages, with the added bonus of missing the last two issues. An incomplete volume, and that makes this nearly impossible to review. ...

    Most of this volume is an extended flashback. There's a framing sequence set in the present where Bruce is telling Selina about a pivotal adventure from early in his career, what pushed him to the edge, what stopped him from going over, and how the Joker regained his sense of humor. ...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. With unique charisma and a never-before seen story, writer Tom King, alongside artists Mikel Janín, June Chung and Clay Mann, resuscitate the hopes of fans with what will probably go down as one of the most intriguing wars that th...

    I've read a lot of Batman throughout my life. There's been plenty I've had to muscle thru, but also a lot I couldn't put down. This was the latter. You've done it, Tom King, you've made me fall in love with your Batman. An even greater compliment is that this style of story also doesn'...

    I really loved the characterizations of the Joker and the Riddler in this book. They came across as very dangerous and mysterious figures. Also, it explores Batman's insecurities, and a dark secret that he must tell Catwoman before she responds to his proposal. Oh, and we get Catwoman'...

    Really good that is hurt by a choppy issue 3 and 4. World: The art is great, this is the Joker I love, the Riddler that is interesting to me and the splash pages are so good. The art is subtle and brings so much emotions to the story without a single word bubble (just look at Joker ...

    When it comes to Tom Kings Batman run so far i only read Vol 1 I am Gotham.And i wasn't that impressed by it, i thought it was good and entertaining story.I read a couple of issues after that before i got bored and the only reason i came back to read this story was because of issue 24 ...

    You can definitely say that Batman has the greatest rogues gallery in comics for many reasons. Each villain is so distinctive that there have been many stories about these characters that even steal the spotlight away from the Dark Knight, which was a curse during the Tim Burton/Joel S...

    I think King wanted this to be over the top epic, but it just read as really average for me. I mean how much can you really draw out a story centered on two villains pitted against each other before it gets old. Especially the whole dinner scene that was really meh. ...

    After he's lost his sense of humor for some reason the Joker wants to kill Batman, hoping that'll make him smile again. But Riddler can't allow that. He's the one who should kill the Bat. And so starts the war of jokes and riddles. Tom King is one hell of a storyteller. The plot is ...

    I'm not following this Rebirth title. Actually, I'm not following any of the Rebirth titles, but I watched this review of The War of Jokes and Riddles on Youtube the other week and the dude did a good job of convincing me to check it out. So I went out and picked up the run. I liked th...

    Best rebirthed Batman yet. ...

    This is the best Batman comic I've ever read in all my life, and the illustrations are perfect for the story. Questo é in assoluto il miglior numero di Batman che io abbia mai letto e le illustrazioni sono perfette per raccontare questa storia. THANKS TO EDELWEISS FOR THE PREVIE...

  • Richard
    Nov 30, 2017

    For anyone out there who has ever wanted to root for a bad guy who eviscerates someone as he asks them ?What walks on four feet in the morning, two in the afternoon and three at night??*?have I got a book for you. Forget Adam West?s biff-sock-pows; this incarnation of Batman...

    The Joker?s lost his sense of humour and he?d kill to get it back - specifically Batman but also anyone standing in his way. Like The Riddler, whose ego won?t allow anyone else to take down Batman but him. And so the two go head to head in all-out war on the Gotham streets, ropin...

    If you asked me to name top 5 villains of Batman both Joker AND Riddler would be on my list. While Joker is insane and his unpredictable tactics make him interesting, Riddler cold calculated, overbearing personality makes him almost as equally interesting. Put them together and at each...

    FINALLY! Finally, a solid, well-done solo Rebirth Batman story! I was not a fan of the first three volumes in this series, but this one really made up for it. Tom King has had some great ideas in this series but until now, they've all been fumbled by messy storytelling. This one was co...

  • Sam Quixote
    Nov 14, 2017

    For anyone out there who has ever wanted to root for a bad guy who eviscerates someone as he asks them ?What walks on four feet in the morning, two in the afternoon and three at night??*?have I got a book for you. Forget Adam West?s biff-sock-pows; this incarnation of Batman...

    The Joker?s lost his sense of humour and he?d kill to get it back - specifically Batman but also anyone standing in his way. Like The Riddler, whose ego won?t allow anyone else to take down Batman but him. And so the two go head to head in all-out war on the Gotham streets, ropin...

  • Dan
    Mar 07, 2018

    For anyone out there who has ever wanted to root for a bad guy who eviscerates someone as he asks them ?What walks on four feet in the morning, two in the afternoon and three at night??*?have I got a book for you. Forget Adam West?s biff-sock-pows; this incarnation of Batman...

    The Joker?s lost his sense of humour and he?d kill to get it back - specifically Batman but also anyone standing in his way. Like The Riddler, whose ego won?t allow anyone else to take down Batman but him. And so the two go head to head in all-out war on the Gotham streets, ropin...

    If you asked me to name top 5 villains of Batman both Joker AND Riddler would be on my list. While Joker is insane and his unpredictable tactics make him interesting, Riddler cold calculated, overbearing personality makes him almost as equally interesting. Put them together and at each...

    FINALLY! Finally, a solid, well-done solo Rebirth Batman story! I was not a fan of the first three volumes in this series, but this one really made up for it. Tom King has had some great ideas in this series but until now, they've all been fumbled by messy storytelling. This one was co...

    The Joker and Riddler go to war. We just see windows into the war instead of the war as a whole. While there were parts of this I liked (Kite Man, surprisingly), there was a lot that didn't ring true. For one, all of these villains picking a side. There are way too many egos involved f...

    Tom King is firing on all cylinders with The War of Jokes and Riddles. An incredibly tense, emotional and downright scary story of a mob war between two of Batman's greatest villains, the Joker and the Riddler. I could get a bit nitpicky and say that not every story beat here works wel...

    Pretty good! So The War of Jokes and Riddles has been a pretty good batman arc that's been happening low key while Snyder is doing his METAL story. I think overall I liked this one! So the story is Batman telling Catwoman the story of The War of Jokes and Riddles, which is basically in...

    OK. So I suppose the new D.C. Rebirth is going to do a reboot. They seem to have suckered Tom King into doing it. Batman is caught between two rivals- The Riddler and the Joker. They are battling to kill each other and Batman. To be fair, Batman is mostly reacting to events. It's Jo...

    I received this from Edelweiss and DC Comics in exchange for an honest review. I also received a copy from Netgalley. Another instance with blank pages, with the added bonus of missing the last two issues. An incomplete volume, and that makes this nearly impossible to review. ...

    Most of this volume is an extended flashback. There's a framing sequence set in the present where Bruce is telling Selina about a pivotal adventure from early in his career, what pushed him to the edge, what stopped him from going over, and how the Joker regained his sense of humor. ...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. With unique charisma and a never-before seen story, writer Tom King, alongside artists Mikel Janín, June Chung and Clay Mann, resuscitate the hopes of fans with what will probably go down as one of the most intriguing wars that th...

    I've read a lot of Batman throughout my life. There's been plenty I've had to muscle thru, but also a lot I couldn't put down. This was the latter. You've done it, Tom King, you've made me fall in love with your Batman. An even greater compliment is that this style of story also doesn'...

    I really loved the characterizations of the Joker and the Riddler in this book. They came across as very dangerous and mysterious figures. Also, it explores Batman's insecurities, and a dark secret that he must tell Catwoman before she responds to his proposal. Oh, and we get Catwoman'...

    Really good that is hurt by a choppy issue 3 and 4. World: The art is great, this is the Joker I love, the Riddler that is interesting to me and the splash pages are so good. The art is subtle and brings so much emotions to the story without a single word bubble (just look at Joker ...

    When it comes to Tom Kings Batman run so far i only read Vol 1 I am Gotham.And i wasn't that impressed by it, i thought it was good and entertaining story.I read a couple of issues after that before i got bored and the only reason i came back to read this story was because of issue 24 ...

    You can definitely say that Batman has the greatest rogues gallery in comics for many reasons. Each villain is so distinctive that there have been many stories about these characters that even steal the spotlight away from the Dark Knight, which was a curse during the Tim Burton/Joel S...

    I think King wanted this to be over the top epic, but it just read as really average for me. I mean how much can you really draw out a story centered on two villains pitted against each other before it gets old. Especially the whole dinner scene that was really meh. ...

  • Scott Foley
    Apr 05, 2018

    For anyone out there who has ever wanted to root for a bad guy who eviscerates someone as he asks them ?What walks on four feet in the morning, two in the afternoon and three at night??*?have I got a book for you. Forget Adam West?s biff-sock-pows; this incarnation of Batman...

    The Joker?s lost his sense of humour and he?d kill to get it back - specifically Batman but also anyone standing in his way. Like The Riddler, whose ego won?t allow anyone else to take down Batman but him. And so the two go head to head in all-out war on the Gotham streets, ropin...

    If you asked me to name top 5 villains of Batman both Joker AND Riddler would be on my list. While Joker is insane and his unpredictable tactics make him interesting, Riddler cold calculated, overbearing personality makes him almost as equally interesting. Put them together and at each...

    FINALLY! Finally, a solid, well-done solo Rebirth Batman story! I was not a fan of the first three volumes in this series, but this one really made up for it. Tom King has had some great ideas in this series but until now, they've all been fumbled by messy storytelling. This one was co...

    The Joker and Riddler go to war. We just see windows into the war instead of the war as a whole. While there were parts of this I liked (Kite Man, surprisingly), there was a lot that didn't ring true. For one, all of these villains picking a side. There are way too many egos involved f...

    Tom King is firing on all cylinders with The War of Jokes and Riddles. An incredibly tense, emotional and downright scary story of a mob war between two of Batman's greatest villains, the Joker and the Riddler. I could get a bit nitpicky and say that not every story beat here works wel...

    Pretty good! So The War of Jokes and Riddles has been a pretty good batman arc that's been happening low key while Snyder is doing his METAL story. I think overall I liked this one! So the story is Batman telling Catwoman the story of The War of Jokes and Riddles, which is basically in...

    OK. So I suppose the new D.C. Rebirth is going to do a reboot. They seem to have suckered Tom King into doing it. Batman is caught between two rivals- The Riddler and the Joker. They are battling to kill each other and Batman. To be fair, Batman is mostly reacting to events. It's Jo...

    I received this from Edelweiss and DC Comics in exchange for an honest review. I also received a copy from Netgalley. Another instance with blank pages, with the added bonus of missing the last two issues. An incomplete volume, and that makes this nearly impossible to review. ...

    Most of this volume is an extended flashback. There's a framing sequence set in the present where Bruce is telling Selina about a pivotal adventure from early in his career, what pushed him to the edge, what stopped him from going over, and how the Joker regained his sense of humor. ...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. With unique charisma and a never-before seen story, writer Tom King, alongside artists Mikel Janín, June Chung and Clay Mann, resuscitate the hopes of fans with what will probably go down as one of the most intriguing wars that th...

    I've read a lot of Batman throughout my life. There's been plenty I've had to muscle thru, but also a lot I couldn't put down. This was the latter. You've done it, Tom King, you've made me fall in love with your Batman. An even greater compliment is that this style of story also doesn'...

    I really loved the characterizations of the Joker and the Riddler in this book. They came across as very dangerous and mysterious figures. Also, it explores Batman's insecurities, and a dark secret that he must tell Catwoman before she responds to his proposal. Oh, and we get Catwoman'...

    Really good that is hurt by a choppy issue 3 and 4. World: The art is great, this is the Joker I love, the Riddler that is interesting to me and the splash pages are so good. The art is subtle and brings so much emotions to the story without a single word bubble (just look at Joker ...

    When it comes to Tom Kings Batman run so far i only read Vol 1 I am Gotham.And i wasn't that impressed by it, i thought it was good and entertaining story.I read a couple of issues after that before i got bored and the only reason i came back to read this story was because of issue 24 ...

    You can definitely say that Batman has the greatest rogues gallery in comics for many reasons. Each villain is so distinctive that there have been many stories about these characters that even steal the spotlight away from the Dark Knight, which was a curse during the Tim Burton/Joel S...

    I think King wanted this to be over the top epic, but it just read as really average for me. I mean how much can you really draw out a story centered on two villains pitted against each other before it gets old. Especially the whole dinner scene that was really meh. ...

    After he's lost his sense of humor for some reason the Joker wants to kill Batman, hoping that'll make him smile again. But Riddler can't allow that. He's the one who should kill the Bat. And so starts the war of jokes and riddles. Tom King is one hell of a storyteller. The plot is ...

    I'm not following this Rebirth title. Actually, I'm not following any of the Rebirth titles, but I watched this review of The War of Jokes and Riddles on Youtube the other week and the dude did a good job of convincing me to check it out. So I went out and picked up the run. I liked th...

    Best rebirthed Batman yet. ...

    This is the best Batman comic I've ever read in all my life, and the illustrations are perfect for the story. Questo é in assoluto il miglior numero di Batman che io abbia mai letto e le illustrazioni sono perfette per raccontare questa storia. THANKS TO EDELWEISS FOR THE PREVIE...

    Tom King is a fantastic writer and while he is doing good work with Batman you can't help but feel he could be doing something original. The conflict is interesting and anything with the joker involved is worth the time to read. My only complaint is the arc, as it doesn't have anything...

    A fun story of Gotham's past, and a war between the Joker and the (dark and gritty) nu52 Riddler. It offers a great view of how demented Gotham can be, and even if the Riddler claims that not all stories are about Bats, this story definitely is. It's a good look into Bruce's psyche, so...

    Nothing in King's run on Batman ever matters. Remember when Bane got his back broken, but he was fine the next issue? Or when Bane broke into the bat cave hanged three robins, but no one died? So in this volume we are treated to more things that look "cool" but will once again never ma...

    I had eagerly grabbed Vol. 4: The War of Jokes and Riddles at my library once it hit the new release shelf -- it had been about four months since I had read the previous books. I was curious to see status of Bruce and Selina after some of the prior developments, if nothing else. Wel...

    I think the main problem is that I have quite a specific view of the Riddler, and have problems with how this portrays him. For one thing, he's too muscular! For another I can't see him walking around woth his shirt unbuttoned. For another his actions just read as slightly off to me? ...

    I'd read some pretty terrible reviews for this book so I had no intention of reading it, especially when I really don't like Batman Vol. 2 I am Suicide. But then good old IGN had to say it was "An Instant Classic!" It rivals Dark Knight Returns, Long Halloween, or Year One! Blah blah b...

    I'm not totally on board with Tom King's Batman. Tom King is a good writer, don't misunderstand, but his take on Batman just isn't really doing much for me. In this volume, Bruce Wayne is in bed with Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman. He is baring his soul regarding a horrific moment durin...

  • Shannon Appelcline
    Dec 24, 2017

    For anyone out there who has ever wanted to root for a bad guy who eviscerates someone as he asks them ?What walks on four feet in the morning, two in the afternoon and three at night??*?have I got a book for you. Forget Adam West?s biff-sock-pows; this incarnation of Batman...

    The Joker?s lost his sense of humour and he?d kill to get it back - specifically Batman but also anyone standing in his way. Like The Riddler, whose ego won?t allow anyone else to take down Batman but him. And so the two go head to head in all-out war on the Gotham streets, ropin...

    If you asked me to name top 5 villains of Batman both Joker AND Riddler would be on my list. While Joker is insane and his unpredictable tactics make him interesting, Riddler cold calculated, overbearing personality makes him almost as equally interesting. Put them together and at each...

    FINALLY! Finally, a solid, well-done solo Rebirth Batman story! I was not a fan of the first three volumes in this series, but this one really made up for it. Tom King has had some great ideas in this series but until now, they've all been fumbled by messy storytelling. This one was co...

    The Joker and Riddler go to war. We just see windows into the war instead of the war as a whole. While there were parts of this I liked (Kite Man, surprisingly), there was a lot that didn't ring true. For one, all of these villains picking a side. There are way too many egos involved f...

    Tom King is firing on all cylinders with The War of Jokes and Riddles. An incredibly tense, emotional and downright scary story of a mob war between two of Batman's greatest villains, the Joker and the Riddler. I could get a bit nitpicky and say that not every story beat here works wel...

    Pretty good! So The War of Jokes and Riddles has been a pretty good batman arc that's been happening low key while Snyder is doing his METAL story. I think overall I liked this one! So the story is Batman telling Catwoman the story of The War of Jokes and Riddles, which is basically in...

    OK. So I suppose the new D.C. Rebirth is going to do a reboot. They seem to have suckered Tom King into doing it. Batman is caught between two rivals- The Riddler and the Joker. They are battling to kill each other and Batman. To be fair, Batman is mostly reacting to events. It's Jo...

    I received this from Edelweiss and DC Comics in exchange for an honest review. I also received a copy from Netgalley. Another instance with blank pages, with the added bonus of missing the last two issues. An incomplete volume, and that makes this nearly impossible to review. ...

    Most of this volume is an extended flashback. There's a framing sequence set in the present where Bruce is telling Selina about a pivotal adventure from early in his career, what pushed him to the edge, what stopped him from going over, and how the Joker regained his sense of humor. ...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. With unique charisma and a never-before seen story, writer Tom King, alongside artists Mikel Janín, June Chung and Clay Mann, resuscitate the hopes of fans with what will probably go down as one of the most intriguing wars that th...

    I've read a lot of Batman throughout my life. There's been plenty I've had to muscle thru, but also a lot I couldn't put down. This was the latter. You've done it, Tom King, you've made me fall in love with your Batman. An even greater compliment is that this style of story also doesn'...

    I really loved the characterizations of the Joker and the Riddler in this book. They came across as very dangerous and mysterious figures. Also, it explores Batman's insecurities, and a dark secret that he must tell Catwoman before she responds to his proposal. Oh, and we get Catwoman'...

    Really good that is hurt by a choppy issue 3 and 4. World: The art is great, this is the Joker I love, the Riddler that is interesting to me and the splash pages are so good. The art is subtle and brings so much emotions to the story without a single word bubble (just look at Joker ...

    When it comes to Tom Kings Batman run so far i only read Vol 1 I am Gotham.And i wasn't that impressed by it, i thought it was good and entertaining story.I read a couple of issues after that before i got bored and the only reason i came back to read this story was because of issue 24 ...

    You can definitely say that Batman has the greatest rogues gallery in comics for many reasons. Each villain is so distinctive that there have been many stories about these characters that even steal the spotlight away from the Dark Knight, which was a curse during the Tim Burton/Joel S...

    I think King wanted this to be over the top epic, but it just read as really average for me. I mean how much can you really draw out a story centered on two villains pitted against each other before it gets old. Especially the whole dinner scene that was really meh. ...

    After he's lost his sense of humor for some reason the Joker wants to kill Batman, hoping that'll make him smile again. But Riddler can't allow that. He's the one who should kill the Bat. And so starts the war of jokes and riddles. Tom King is one hell of a storyteller. The plot is ...

    I'm not following this Rebirth title. Actually, I'm not following any of the Rebirth titles, but I watched this review of The War of Jokes and Riddles on Youtube the other week and the dude did a good job of convincing me to check it out. So I went out and picked up the run. I liked th...

    Best rebirthed Batman yet. ...

    This is the best Batman comic I've ever read in all my life, and the illustrations are perfect for the story. Questo é in assoluto il miglior numero di Batman che io abbia mai letto e le illustrazioni sono perfette per raccontare questa storia. THANKS TO EDELWEISS FOR THE PREVIE...

    Tom King is a fantastic writer and while he is doing good work with Batman you can't help but feel he could be doing something original. The conflict is interesting and anything with the joker involved is worth the time to read. My only complaint is the arc, as it doesn't have anything...

    A fun story of Gotham's past, and a war between the Joker and the (dark and gritty) nu52 Riddler. It offers a great view of how demented Gotham can be, and even if the Riddler claims that not all stories are about Bats, this story definitely is. It's a good look into Bruce's psyche, so...

  • James DeSantis
    Oct 06, 2017

    For anyone out there who has ever wanted to root for a bad guy who eviscerates someone as he asks them ?What walks on four feet in the morning, two in the afternoon and three at night??*?have I got a book for you. Forget Adam West?s biff-sock-pows; this incarnation of Batman...

    The Joker?s lost his sense of humour and he?d kill to get it back - specifically Batman but also anyone standing in his way. Like The Riddler, whose ego won?t allow anyone else to take down Batman but him. And so the two go head to head in all-out war on the Gotham streets, ropin...

    If you asked me to name top 5 villains of Batman both Joker AND Riddler would be on my list. While Joker is insane and his unpredictable tactics make him interesting, Riddler cold calculated, overbearing personality makes him almost as equally interesting. Put them together and at each...

  • Rory Wilding
    Dec 19, 2017

    For anyone out there who has ever wanted to root for a bad guy who eviscerates someone as he asks them ?What walks on four feet in the morning, two in the afternoon and three at night??*?have I got a book for you. Forget Adam West?s biff-sock-pows; this incarnation of Batman...

    The Joker?s lost his sense of humour and he?d kill to get it back - specifically Batman but also anyone standing in his way. Like The Riddler, whose ego won?t allow anyone else to take down Batman but him. And so the two go head to head in all-out war on the Gotham streets, ropin...

    If you asked me to name top 5 villains of Batman both Joker AND Riddler would be on my list. While Joker is insane and his unpredictable tactics make him interesting, Riddler cold calculated, overbearing personality makes him almost as equally interesting. Put them together and at each...

    FINALLY! Finally, a solid, well-done solo Rebirth Batman story! I was not a fan of the first three volumes in this series, but this one really made up for it. Tom King has had some great ideas in this series but until now, they've all been fumbled by messy storytelling. This one was co...

    The Joker and Riddler go to war. We just see windows into the war instead of the war as a whole. While there were parts of this I liked (Kite Man, surprisingly), there was a lot that didn't ring true. For one, all of these villains picking a side. There are way too many egos involved f...

    Tom King is firing on all cylinders with The War of Jokes and Riddles. An incredibly tense, emotional and downright scary story of a mob war between two of Batman's greatest villains, the Joker and the Riddler. I could get a bit nitpicky and say that not every story beat here works wel...

    Pretty good! So The War of Jokes and Riddles has been a pretty good batman arc that's been happening low key while Snyder is doing his METAL story. I think overall I liked this one! So the story is Batman telling Catwoman the story of The War of Jokes and Riddles, which is basically in...

    OK. So I suppose the new D.C. Rebirth is going to do a reboot. They seem to have suckered Tom King into doing it. Batman is caught between two rivals- The Riddler and the Joker. They are battling to kill each other and Batman. To be fair, Batman is mostly reacting to events. It's Jo...

    I received this from Edelweiss and DC Comics in exchange for an honest review. I also received a copy from Netgalley. Another instance with blank pages, with the added bonus of missing the last two issues. An incomplete volume, and that makes this nearly impossible to review. ...

    Most of this volume is an extended flashback. There's a framing sequence set in the present where Bruce is telling Selina about a pivotal adventure from early in his career, what pushed him to the edge, what stopped him from going over, and how the Joker regained his sense of humor. ...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. With unique charisma and a never-before seen story, writer Tom King, alongside artists Mikel Janín, June Chung and Clay Mann, resuscitate the hopes of fans with what will probably go down as one of the most intriguing wars that th...

    I've read a lot of Batman throughout my life. There's been plenty I've had to muscle thru, but also a lot I couldn't put down. This was the latter. You've done it, Tom King, you've made me fall in love with your Batman. An even greater compliment is that this style of story also doesn'...

    I really loved the characterizations of the Joker and the Riddler in this book. They came across as very dangerous and mysterious figures. Also, it explores Batman's insecurities, and a dark secret that he must tell Catwoman before she responds to his proposal. Oh, and we get Catwoman'...

    Really good that is hurt by a choppy issue 3 and 4. World: The art is great, this is the Joker I love, the Riddler that is interesting to me and the splash pages are so good. The art is subtle and brings so much emotions to the story without a single word bubble (just look at Joker ...

    When it comes to Tom Kings Batman run so far i only read Vol 1 I am Gotham.And i wasn't that impressed by it, i thought it was good and entertaining story.I read a couple of issues after that before i got bored and the only reason i came back to read this story was because of issue 24 ...

    You can definitely say that Batman has the greatest rogues gallery in comics for many reasons. Each villain is so distinctive that there have been many stories about these characters that even steal the spotlight away from the Dark Knight, which was a curse during the Tim Burton/Joel S...

  • Brendan Nicholls
    Nov 25, 2017

    For anyone out there who has ever wanted to root for a bad guy who eviscerates someone as he asks them ?What walks on four feet in the morning, two in the afternoon and three at night??*?have I got a book for you. Forget Adam West?s biff-sock-pows; this incarnation of Batman...

    The Joker?s lost his sense of humour and he?d kill to get it back - specifically Batman but also anyone standing in his way. Like The Riddler, whose ego won?t allow anyone else to take down Batman but him. And so the two go head to head in all-out war on the Gotham streets, ropin...

    If you asked me to name top 5 villains of Batman both Joker AND Riddler would be on my list. While Joker is insane and his unpredictable tactics make him interesting, Riddler cold calculated, overbearing personality makes him almost as equally interesting. Put them together and at each...

    FINALLY! Finally, a solid, well-done solo Rebirth Batman story! I was not a fan of the first three volumes in this series, but this one really made up for it. Tom King has had some great ideas in this series but until now, they've all been fumbled by messy storytelling. This one was co...

    The Joker and Riddler go to war. We just see windows into the war instead of the war as a whole. While there were parts of this I liked (Kite Man, surprisingly), there was a lot that didn't ring true. For one, all of these villains picking a side. There are way too many egos involved f...

    Tom King is firing on all cylinders with The War of Jokes and Riddles. An incredibly tense, emotional and downright scary story of a mob war between two of Batman's greatest villains, the Joker and the Riddler. I could get a bit nitpicky and say that not every story beat here works wel...

    Pretty good! So The War of Jokes and Riddles has been a pretty good batman arc that's been happening low key while Snyder is doing his METAL story. I think overall I liked this one! So the story is Batman telling Catwoman the story of The War of Jokes and Riddles, which is basically in...

    OK. So I suppose the new D.C. Rebirth is going to do a reboot. They seem to have suckered Tom King into doing it. Batman is caught between two rivals- The Riddler and the Joker. They are battling to kill each other and Batman. To be fair, Batman is mostly reacting to events. It's Jo...

    I received this from Edelweiss and DC Comics in exchange for an honest review. I also received a copy from Netgalley. Another instance with blank pages, with the added bonus of missing the last two issues. An incomplete volume, and that makes this nearly impossible to review. ...

    Most of this volume is an extended flashback. There's a framing sequence set in the present where Bruce is telling Selina about a pivotal adventure from early in his career, what pushed him to the edge, what stopped him from going over, and how the Joker regained his sense of humor. ...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. With unique charisma and a never-before seen story, writer Tom King, alongside artists Mikel Janín, June Chung and Clay Mann, resuscitate the hopes of fans with what will probably go down as one of the most intriguing wars that th...

    I've read a lot of Batman throughout my life. There's been plenty I've had to muscle thru, but also a lot I couldn't put down. This was the latter. You've done it, Tom King, you've made me fall in love with your Batman. An even greater compliment is that this style of story also doesn'...

    I really loved the characterizations of the Joker and the Riddler in this book. They came across as very dangerous and mysterious figures. Also, it explores Batman's insecurities, and a dark secret that he must tell Catwoman before she responds to his proposal. Oh, and we get Catwoman'...

    Really good that is hurt by a choppy issue 3 and 4. World: The art is great, this is the Joker I love, the Riddler that is interesting to me and the splash pages are so good. The art is subtle and brings so much emotions to the story without a single word bubble (just look at Joker ...

    When it comes to Tom Kings Batman run so far i only read Vol 1 I am Gotham.And i wasn't that impressed by it, i thought it was good and entertaining story.I read a couple of issues after that before i got bored and the only reason i came back to read this story was because of issue 24 ...

    You can definitely say that Batman has the greatest rogues gallery in comics for many reasons. Each villain is so distinctive that there have been many stories about these characters that even steal the spotlight away from the Dark Knight, which was a curse during the Tim Burton/Joel S...

    I think King wanted this to be over the top epic, but it just read as really average for me. I mean how much can you really draw out a story centered on two villains pitted against each other before it gets old. Especially the whole dinner scene that was really meh. ...

    After he's lost his sense of humor for some reason the Joker wants to kill Batman, hoping that'll make him smile again. But Riddler can't allow that. He's the one who should kill the Bat. And so starts the war of jokes and riddles. Tom King is one hell of a storyteller. The plot is ...

    I'm not following this Rebirth title. Actually, I'm not following any of the Rebirth titles, but I watched this review of The War of Jokes and Riddles on Youtube the other week and the dude did a good job of convincing me to check it out. So I went out and picked up the run. I liked th...

    Best rebirthed Batman yet. ...

    This is the best Batman comic I've ever read in all my life, and the illustrations are perfect for the story. Questo é in assoluto il miglior numero di Batman che io abbia mai letto e le illustrazioni sono perfette per raccontare questa storia. THANKS TO EDELWEISS FOR THE PREVIE...

    Tom King is a fantastic writer and while he is doing good work with Batman you can't help but feel he could be doing something original. The conflict is interesting and anything with the joker involved is worth the time to read. My only complaint is the arc, as it doesn't have anything...

  • Frédéric
    Mar 26, 2018

    For anyone out there who has ever wanted to root for a bad guy who eviscerates someone as he asks them ?What walks on four feet in the morning, two in the afternoon and three at night??*?have I got a book for you. Forget Adam West?s biff-sock-pows; this incarnation of Batman...

    The Joker?s lost his sense of humour and he?d kill to get it back - specifically Batman but also anyone standing in his way. Like The Riddler, whose ego won?t allow anyone else to take down Batman but him. And so the two go head to head in all-out war on the Gotham streets, ropin...

    If you asked me to name top 5 villains of Batman both Joker AND Riddler would be on my list. While Joker is insane and his unpredictable tactics make him interesting, Riddler cold calculated, overbearing personality makes him almost as equally interesting. Put them together and at each...

    FINALLY! Finally, a solid, well-done solo Rebirth Batman story! I was not a fan of the first three volumes in this series, but this one really made up for it. Tom King has had some great ideas in this series but until now, they've all been fumbled by messy storytelling. This one was co...

    The Joker and Riddler go to war. We just see windows into the war instead of the war as a whole. While there were parts of this I liked (Kite Man, surprisingly), there was a lot that didn't ring true. For one, all of these villains picking a side. There are way too many egos involved f...

    Tom King is firing on all cylinders with The War of Jokes and Riddles. An incredibly tense, emotional and downright scary story of a mob war between two of Batman's greatest villains, the Joker and the Riddler. I could get a bit nitpicky and say that not every story beat here works wel...

    Pretty good! So The War of Jokes and Riddles has been a pretty good batman arc that's been happening low key while Snyder is doing his METAL story. I think overall I liked this one! So the story is Batman telling Catwoman the story of The War of Jokes and Riddles, which is basically in...

    OK. So I suppose the new D.C. Rebirth is going to do a reboot. They seem to have suckered Tom King into doing it. Batman is caught between two rivals- The Riddler and the Joker. They are battling to kill each other and Batman. To be fair, Batman is mostly reacting to events. It's Jo...

    I received this from Edelweiss and DC Comics in exchange for an honest review. I also received a copy from Netgalley. Another instance with blank pages, with the added bonus of missing the last two issues. An incomplete volume, and that makes this nearly impossible to review. ...

    Most of this volume is an extended flashback. There's a framing sequence set in the present where Bruce is telling Selina about a pivotal adventure from early in his career, what pushed him to the edge, what stopped him from going over, and how the Joker regained his sense of humor. ...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. With unique charisma and a never-before seen story, writer Tom King, alongside artists Mikel Janín, June Chung and Clay Mann, resuscitate the hopes of fans with what will probably go down as one of the most intriguing wars that th...

    I've read a lot of Batman throughout my life. There's been plenty I've had to muscle thru, but also a lot I couldn't put down. This was the latter. You've done it, Tom King, you've made me fall in love with your Batman. An even greater compliment is that this style of story also doesn'...

    I really loved the characterizations of the Joker and the Riddler in this book. They came across as very dangerous and mysterious figures. Also, it explores Batman's insecurities, and a dark secret that he must tell Catwoman before she responds to his proposal. Oh, and we get Catwoman'...

    Really good that is hurt by a choppy issue 3 and 4. World: The art is great, this is the Joker I love, the Riddler that is interesting to me and the splash pages are so good. The art is subtle and brings so much emotions to the story without a single word bubble (just look at Joker ...

    When it comes to Tom Kings Batman run so far i only read Vol 1 I am Gotham.And i wasn't that impressed by it, i thought it was good and entertaining story.I read a couple of issues after that before i got bored and the only reason i came back to read this story was because of issue 24 ...

    You can definitely say that Batman has the greatest rogues gallery in comics for many reasons. Each villain is so distinctive that there have been many stories about these characters that even steal the spotlight away from the Dark Knight, which was a curse during the Tim Burton/Joel S...

    I think King wanted this to be over the top epic, but it just read as really average for me. I mean how much can you really draw out a story centered on two villains pitted against each other before it gets old. Especially the whole dinner scene that was really meh. ...

    After he's lost his sense of humor for some reason the Joker wants to kill Batman, hoping that'll make him smile again. But Riddler can't allow that. He's the one who should kill the Bat. And so starts the war of jokes and riddles. Tom King is one hell of a storyteller. The plot is ...

  • Stewart Tame
    Jun 18, 2018

    For anyone out there who has ever wanted to root for a bad guy who eviscerates someone as he asks them ?What walks on four feet in the morning, two in the afternoon and three at night??*?have I got a book for you. Forget Adam West?s biff-sock-pows; this incarnation of Batman...

    The Joker?s lost his sense of humour and he?d kill to get it back - specifically Batman but also anyone standing in his way. Like The Riddler, whose ego won?t allow anyone else to take down Batman but him. And so the two go head to head in all-out war on the Gotham streets, ropin...

    If you asked me to name top 5 villains of Batman both Joker AND Riddler would be on my list. While Joker is insane and his unpredictable tactics make him interesting, Riddler cold calculated, overbearing personality makes him almost as equally interesting. Put them together and at each...

    FINALLY! Finally, a solid, well-done solo Rebirth Batman story! I was not a fan of the first three volumes in this series, but this one really made up for it. Tom King has had some great ideas in this series but until now, they've all been fumbled by messy storytelling. This one was co...

    The Joker and Riddler go to war. We just see windows into the war instead of the war as a whole. While there were parts of this I liked (Kite Man, surprisingly), there was a lot that didn't ring true. For one, all of these villains picking a side. There are way too many egos involved f...

    Tom King is firing on all cylinders with The War of Jokes and Riddles. An incredibly tense, emotional and downright scary story of a mob war between two of Batman's greatest villains, the Joker and the Riddler. I could get a bit nitpicky and say that not every story beat here works wel...

    Pretty good! So The War of Jokes and Riddles has been a pretty good batman arc that's been happening low key while Snyder is doing his METAL story. I think overall I liked this one! So the story is Batman telling Catwoman the story of The War of Jokes and Riddles, which is basically in...

    OK. So I suppose the new D.C. Rebirth is going to do a reboot. They seem to have suckered Tom King into doing it. Batman is caught between two rivals- The Riddler and the Joker. They are battling to kill each other and Batman. To be fair, Batman is mostly reacting to events. It's Jo...

    I received this from Edelweiss and DC Comics in exchange for an honest review. I also received a copy from Netgalley. Another instance with blank pages, with the added bonus of missing the last two issues. An incomplete volume, and that makes this nearly impossible to review. ...

    Most of this volume is an extended flashback. There's a framing sequence set in the present where Bruce is telling Selina about a pivotal adventure from early in his career, what pushed him to the edge, what stopped him from going over, and how the Joker regained his sense of humor. ...

  • Jenny Clark
    Apr 05, 2018

    For anyone out there who has ever wanted to root for a bad guy who eviscerates someone as he asks them ?What walks on four feet in the morning, two in the afternoon and three at night??*?have I got a book for you. Forget Adam West?s biff-sock-pows; this incarnation of Batman...

    The Joker?s lost his sense of humour and he?d kill to get it back - specifically Batman but also anyone standing in his way. Like The Riddler, whose ego won?t allow anyone else to take down Batman but him. And so the two go head to head in all-out war on the Gotham streets, ropin...

    If you asked me to name top 5 villains of Batman both Joker AND Riddler would be on my list. While Joker is insane and his unpredictable tactics make him interesting, Riddler cold calculated, overbearing personality makes him almost as equally interesting. Put them together and at each...

    FINALLY! Finally, a solid, well-done solo Rebirth Batman story! I was not a fan of the first three volumes in this series, but this one really made up for it. Tom King has had some great ideas in this series but until now, they've all been fumbled by messy storytelling. This one was co...

    The Joker and Riddler go to war. We just see windows into the war instead of the war as a whole. While there were parts of this I liked (Kite Man, surprisingly), there was a lot that didn't ring true. For one, all of these villains picking a side. There are way too many egos involved f...

    Tom King is firing on all cylinders with The War of Jokes and Riddles. An incredibly tense, emotional and downright scary story of a mob war between two of Batman's greatest villains, the Joker and the Riddler. I could get a bit nitpicky and say that not every story beat here works wel...

    Pretty good! So The War of Jokes and Riddles has been a pretty good batman arc that's been happening low key while Snyder is doing his METAL story. I think overall I liked this one! So the story is Batman telling Catwoman the story of The War of Jokes and Riddles, which is basically in...

    OK. So I suppose the new D.C. Rebirth is going to do a reboot. They seem to have suckered Tom King into doing it. Batman is caught between two rivals- The Riddler and the Joker. They are battling to kill each other and Batman. To be fair, Batman is mostly reacting to events. It's Jo...

    I received this from Edelweiss and DC Comics in exchange for an honest review. I also received a copy from Netgalley. Another instance with blank pages, with the added bonus of missing the last two issues. An incomplete volume, and that makes this nearly impossible to review. ...

    Most of this volume is an extended flashback. There's a framing sequence set in the present where Bruce is telling Selina about a pivotal adventure from early in his career, what pushed him to the edge, what stopped him from going over, and how the Joker regained his sense of humor. ...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. With unique charisma and a never-before seen story, writer Tom King, alongside artists Mikel Janín, June Chung and Clay Mann, resuscitate the hopes of fans with what will probably go down as one of the most intriguing wars that th...

    I've read a lot of Batman throughout my life. There's been plenty I've had to muscle thru, but also a lot I couldn't put down. This was the latter. You've done it, Tom King, you've made me fall in love with your Batman. An even greater compliment is that this style of story also doesn'...

    I really loved the characterizations of the Joker and the Riddler in this book. They came across as very dangerous and mysterious figures. Also, it explores Batman's insecurities, and a dark secret that he must tell Catwoman before she responds to his proposal. Oh, and we get Catwoman'...

    Really good that is hurt by a choppy issue 3 and 4. World: The art is great, this is the Joker I love, the Riddler that is interesting to me and the splash pages are so good. The art is subtle and brings so much emotions to the story without a single word bubble (just look at Joker ...

    When it comes to Tom Kings Batman run so far i only read Vol 1 I am Gotham.And i wasn't that impressed by it, i thought it was good and entertaining story.I read a couple of issues after that before i got bored and the only reason i came back to read this story was because of issue 24 ...

    You can definitely say that Batman has the greatest rogues gallery in comics for many reasons. Each villain is so distinctive that there have been many stories about these characters that even steal the spotlight away from the Dark Knight, which was a curse during the Tim Burton/Joel S...

    I think King wanted this to be over the top epic, but it just read as really average for me. I mean how much can you really draw out a story centered on two villains pitted against each other before it gets old. Especially the whole dinner scene that was really meh. ...

    After he's lost his sense of humor for some reason the Joker wants to kill Batman, hoping that'll make him smile again. But Riddler can't allow that. He's the one who should kill the Bat. And so starts the war of jokes and riddles. Tom King is one hell of a storyteller. The plot is ...

    I'm not following this Rebirth title. Actually, I'm not following any of the Rebirth titles, but I watched this review of The War of Jokes and Riddles on Youtube the other week and the dude did a good job of convincing me to check it out. So I went out and picked up the run. I liked th...

    Best rebirthed Batman yet. ...

    This is the best Batman comic I've ever read in all my life, and the illustrations are perfect for the story. Questo é in assoluto il miglior numero di Batman che io abbia mai letto e le illustrazioni sono perfette per raccontare questa storia. THANKS TO EDELWEISS FOR THE PREVIE...

    Tom King is a fantastic writer and while he is doing good work with Batman you can't help but feel he could be doing something original. The conflict is interesting and anything with the joker involved is worth the time to read. My only complaint is the arc, as it doesn't have anything...

    A fun story of Gotham's past, and a war between the Joker and the (dark and gritty) nu52 Riddler. It offers a great view of how demented Gotham can be, and even if the Riddler claims that not all stories are about Bats, this story definitely is. It's a good look into Bruce's psyche, so...

    Nothing in King's run on Batman ever matters. Remember when Bane got his back broken, but he was fine the next issue? Or when Bane broke into the bat cave hanged three robins, but no one died? So in this volume we are treated to more things that look "cool" but will once again never ma...

    I had eagerly grabbed Vol. 4: The War of Jokes and Riddles at my library once it hit the new release shelf -- it had been about four months since I had read the previous books. I was curious to see status of Bruce and Selina after some of the prior developments, if nothing else. Wel...

    I think the main problem is that I have quite a specific view of the Riddler, and have problems with how this portrays him. For one thing, he's too muscular! For another I can't see him walking around woth his shirt unbuttoned. For another his actions just read as slightly off to me? ...

    I'd read some pretty terrible reviews for this book so I had no intention of reading it, especially when I really don't like Batman Vol. 2 I am Suicide. But then good old IGN had to say it was "An Instant Classic!" It rivals Dark Knight Returns, Long Halloween, or Year One! Blah blah b...

    I'm not totally on board with Tom King's Batman. Tom King is a good writer, don't misunderstand, but his take on Batman just isn't really doing much for me. In this volume, Bruce Wayne is in bed with Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman. He is baring his soul regarding a horrific moment durin...

    This has to be one of the all time best Batman stories I have ever read. And in most ways, it's not even a Batman story. The focus is more on the Riddler and the Joker. And that, in my opinion, is all for the good. Not that I don't like Batman, but this was a refreshing change of focus...

    The art was pretty good, and this was an interesting plot. Batman is a messed up man, as we learn more and more in this run. I enjoy seeing him as a man, as well as the super hero antics. Joker saving him was interesting but not totally unexpected, as Joker needs him to survive and he ...

  • Sean Gibson
    Feb 22, 2018

    For anyone out there who has ever wanted to root for a bad guy who eviscerates someone as he asks them ?What walks on four feet in the morning, two in the afternoon and three at night??*?have I got a book for you. Forget Adam West?s biff-sock-pows; this incarnation of Batman...

  • Chad
    Dec 18, 2017

    For anyone out there who has ever wanted to root for a bad guy who eviscerates someone as he asks them ?What walks on four feet in the morning, two in the afternoon and three at night??*?have I got a book for you. Forget Adam West?s biff-sock-pows; this incarnation of Batman...

    The Joker?s lost his sense of humour and he?d kill to get it back - specifically Batman but also anyone standing in his way. Like The Riddler, whose ego won?t allow anyone else to take down Batman but him. And so the two go head to head in all-out war on the Gotham streets, ropin...

    If you asked me to name top 5 villains of Batman both Joker AND Riddler would be on my list. While Joker is insane and his unpredictable tactics make him interesting, Riddler cold calculated, overbearing personality makes him almost as equally interesting. Put them together and at each...

    FINALLY! Finally, a solid, well-done solo Rebirth Batman story! I was not a fan of the first three volumes in this series, but this one really made up for it. Tom King has had some great ideas in this series but until now, they've all been fumbled by messy storytelling. This one was co...

    The Joker and Riddler go to war. We just see windows into the war instead of the war as a whole. While there were parts of this I liked (Kite Man, surprisingly), there was a lot that didn't ring true. For one, all of these villains picking a side. There are way too many egos involved f...

  • Wing Kee
    Dec 29, 2017

    For anyone out there who has ever wanted to root for a bad guy who eviscerates someone as he asks them ?What walks on four feet in the morning, two in the afternoon and three at night??*?have I got a book for you. Forget Adam West?s biff-sock-pows; this incarnation of Batman...

    The Joker?s lost his sense of humour and he?d kill to get it back - specifically Batman but also anyone standing in his way. Like The Riddler, whose ego won?t allow anyone else to take down Batman but him. And so the two go head to head in all-out war on the Gotham streets, ropin...

    If you asked me to name top 5 villains of Batman both Joker AND Riddler would be on my list. While Joker is insane and his unpredictable tactics make him interesting, Riddler cold calculated, overbearing personality makes him almost as equally interesting. Put them together and at each...

    FINALLY! Finally, a solid, well-done solo Rebirth Batman story! I was not a fan of the first three volumes in this series, but this one really made up for it. Tom King has had some great ideas in this series but until now, they've all been fumbled by messy storytelling. This one was co...

    The Joker and Riddler go to war. We just see windows into the war instead of the war as a whole. While there were parts of this I liked (Kite Man, surprisingly), there was a lot that didn't ring true. For one, all of these villains picking a side. There are way too many egos involved f...

    Tom King is firing on all cylinders with The War of Jokes and Riddles. An incredibly tense, emotional and downright scary story of a mob war between two of Batman's greatest villains, the Joker and the Riddler. I could get a bit nitpicky and say that not every story beat here works wel...

    Pretty good! So The War of Jokes and Riddles has been a pretty good batman arc that's been happening low key while Snyder is doing his METAL story. I think overall I liked this one! So the story is Batman telling Catwoman the story of The War of Jokes and Riddles, which is basically in...

    OK. So I suppose the new D.C. Rebirth is going to do a reboot. They seem to have suckered Tom King into doing it. Batman is caught between two rivals- The Riddler and the Joker. They are battling to kill each other and Batman. To be fair, Batman is mostly reacting to events. It's Jo...

    I received this from Edelweiss and DC Comics in exchange for an honest review. I also received a copy from Netgalley. Another instance with blank pages, with the added bonus of missing the last two issues. An incomplete volume, and that makes this nearly impossible to review. ...

    Most of this volume is an extended flashback. There's a framing sequence set in the present where Bruce is telling Selina about a pivotal adventure from early in his career, what pushed him to the edge, what stopped him from going over, and how the Joker regained his sense of humor. ...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. With unique charisma and a never-before seen story, writer Tom King, alongside artists Mikel Janín, June Chung and Clay Mann, resuscitate the hopes of fans with what will probably go down as one of the most intriguing wars that th...

    I've read a lot of Batman throughout my life. There's been plenty I've had to muscle thru, but also a lot I couldn't put down. This was the latter. You've done it, Tom King, you've made me fall in love with your Batman. An even greater compliment is that this style of story also doesn'...

    I really loved the characterizations of the Joker and the Riddler in this book. They came across as very dangerous and mysterious figures. Also, it explores Batman's insecurities, and a dark secret that he must tell Catwoman before she responds to his proposal. Oh, and we get Catwoman'...

    Really good that is hurt by a choppy issue 3 and 4. World: The art is great, this is the Joker I love, the Riddler that is interesting to me and the splash pages are so good. The art is subtle and brings so much emotions to the story without a single word bubble (just look at Joker ...

  • Scott
    Feb 13, 2018

    For anyone out there who has ever wanted to root for a bad guy who eviscerates someone as he asks them ?What walks on four feet in the morning, two in the afternoon and three at night??*?have I got a book for you. Forget Adam West?s biff-sock-pows; this incarnation of Batman...

    The Joker?s lost his sense of humour and he?d kill to get it back - specifically Batman but also anyone standing in his way. Like The Riddler, whose ego won?t allow anyone else to take down Batman but him. And so the two go head to head in all-out war on the Gotham streets, ropin...

    If you asked me to name top 5 villains of Batman both Joker AND Riddler would be on my list. While Joker is insane and his unpredictable tactics make him interesting, Riddler cold calculated, overbearing personality makes him almost as equally interesting. Put them together and at each...

    FINALLY! Finally, a solid, well-done solo Rebirth Batman story! I was not a fan of the first three volumes in this series, but this one really made up for it. Tom King has had some great ideas in this series but until now, they've all been fumbled by messy storytelling. This one was co...

    The Joker and Riddler go to war. We just see windows into the war instead of the war as a whole. While there were parts of this I liked (Kite Man, surprisingly), there was a lot that didn't ring true. For one, all of these villains picking a side. There are way too many egos involved f...

    Tom King is firing on all cylinders with The War of Jokes and Riddles. An incredibly tense, emotional and downright scary story of a mob war between two of Batman's greatest villains, the Joker and the Riddler. I could get a bit nitpicky and say that not every story beat here works wel...

    Pretty good! So The War of Jokes and Riddles has been a pretty good batman arc that's been happening low key while Snyder is doing his METAL story. I think overall I liked this one! So the story is Batman telling Catwoman the story of The War of Jokes and Riddles, which is basically in...

    OK. So I suppose the new D.C. Rebirth is going to do a reboot. They seem to have suckered Tom King into doing it. Batman is caught between two rivals- The Riddler and the Joker. They are battling to kill each other and Batman. To be fair, Batman is mostly reacting to events. It's Jo...

    I received this from Edelweiss and DC Comics in exchange for an honest review. I also received a copy from Netgalley. Another instance with blank pages, with the added bonus of missing the last two issues. An incomplete volume, and that makes this nearly impossible to review. ...

    Most of this volume is an extended flashback. There's a framing sequence set in the present where Bruce is telling Selina about a pivotal adventure from early in his career, what pushed him to the edge, what stopped him from going over, and how the Joker regained his sense of humor. ...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. With unique charisma and a never-before seen story, writer Tom King, alongside artists Mikel Janín, June Chung and Clay Mann, resuscitate the hopes of fans with what will probably go down as one of the most intriguing wars that th...

    I've read a lot of Batman throughout my life. There's been plenty I've had to muscle thru, but also a lot I couldn't put down. This was the latter. You've done it, Tom King, you've made me fall in love with your Batman. An even greater compliment is that this style of story also doesn'...

    I really loved the characterizations of the Joker and the Riddler in this book. They came across as very dangerous and mysterious figures. Also, it explores Batman's insecurities, and a dark secret that he must tell Catwoman before she responds to his proposal. Oh, and we get Catwoman'...

    Really good that is hurt by a choppy issue 3 and 4. World: The art is great, this is the Joker I love, the Riddler that is interesting to me and the splash pages are so good. The art is subtle and brings so much emotions to the story without a single word bubble (just look at Joker ...

    When it comes to Tom Kings Batman run so far i only read Vol 1 I am Gotham.And i wasn't that impressed by it, i thought it was good and entertaining story.I read a couple of issues after that before i got bored and the only reason i came back to read this story was because of issue 24 ...

    You can definitely say that Batman has the greatest rogues gallery in comics for many reasons. Each villain is so distinctive that there have been many stories about these characters that even steal the spotlight away from the Dark Knight, which was a curse during the Tim Burton/Joel S...

    I think King wanted this to be over the top epic, but it just read as really average for me. I mean how much can you really draw out a story centered on two villains pitted against each other before it gets old. Especially the whole dinner scene that was really meh. ...

    After he's lost his sense of humor for some reason the Joker wants to kill Batman, hoping that'll make him smile again. But Riddler can't allow that. He's the one who should kill the Bat. And so starts the war of jokes and riddles. Tom King is one hell of a storyteller. The plot is ...

    I'm not following this Rebirth title. Actually, I'm not following any of the Rebirth titles, but I watched this review of The War of Jokes and Riddles on Youtube the other week and the dude did a good job of convincing me to check it out. So I went out and picked up the run. I liked th...

    Best rebirthed Batman yet. ...

    This is the best Batman comic I've ever read in all my life, and the illustrations are perfect for the story. Questo é in assoluto il miglior numero di Batman che io abbia mai letto e le illustrazioni sono perfette per raccontare questa storia. THANKS TO EDELWEISS FOR THE PREVIE...

    Tom King is a fantastic writer and while he is doing good work with Batman you can't help but feel he could be doing something original. The conflict is interesting and anything with the joker involved is worth the time to read. My only complaint is the arc, as it doesn't have anything...

    A fun story of Gotham's past, and a war between the Joker and the (dark and gritty) nu52 Riddler. It offers a great view of how demented Gotham can be, and even if the Riddler claims that not all stories are about Bats, this story definitely is. It's a good look into Bruce's psyche, so...

    Nothing in King's run on Batman ever matters. Remember when Bane got his back broken, but he was fine the next issue? Or when Bane broke into the bat cave hanged three robins, but no one died? So in this volume we are treated to more things that look "cool" but will once again never ma...

    I had eagerly grabbed Vol. 4: The War of Jokes and Riddles at my library once it hit the new release shelf -- it had been about four months since I had read the previous books. I was curious to see status of Bruce and Selina after some of the prior developments, if nothing else. Wel...

  • Jeff
    Dec 04, 2017

    For anyone out there who has ever wanted to root for a bad guy who eviscerates someone as he asks them ?What walks on four feet in the morning, two in the afternoon and three at night??*?have I got a book for you. Forget Adam West?s biff-sock-pows; this incarnation of Batman...

    The Joker?s lost his sense of humour and he?d kill to get it back - specifically Batman but also anyone standing in his way. Like The Riddler, whose ego won?t allow anyone else to take down Batman but him. And so the two go head to head in all-out war on the Gotham streets, ropin...

    If you asked me to name top 5 villains of Batman both Joker AND Riddler would be on my list. While Joker is insane and his unpredictable tactics make him interesting, Riddler cold calculated, overbearing personality makes him almost as equally interesting. Put them together and at each...

    FINALLY! Finally, a solid, well-done solo Rebirth Batman story! I was not a fan of the first three volumes in this series, but this one really made up for it. Tom King has had some great ideas in this series but until now, they've all been fumbled by messy storytelling. This one was co...

    The Joker and Riddler go to war. We just see windows into the war instead of the war as a whole. While there were parts of this I liked (Kite Man, surprisingly), there was a lot that didn't ring true. For one, all of these villains picking a side. There are way too many egos involved f...

    Tom King is firing on all cylinders with The War of Jokes and Riddles. An incredibly tense, emotional and downright scary story of a mob war between two of Batman's greatest villains, the Joker and the Riddler. I could get a bit nitpicky and say that not every story beat here works wel...

    Pretty good! So The War of Jokes and Riddles has been a pretty good batman arc that's been happening low key while Snyder is doing his METAL story. I think overall I liked this one! So the story is Batman telling Catwoman the story of The War of Jokes and Riddles, which is basically in...

    OK. So I suppose the new D.C. Rebirth is going to do a reboot. They seem to have suckered Tom King into doing it. Batman is caught between two rivals- The Riddler and the Joker. They are battling to kill each other and Batman. To be fair, Batman is mostly reacting to events. It's Jo...

    I received this from Edelweiss and DC Comics in exchange for an honest review. I also received a copy from Netgalley. Another instance with blank pages, with the added bonus of missing the last two issues. An incomplete volume, and that makes this nearly impossible to review. ...

    Most of this volume is an extended flashback. There's a framing sequence set in the present where Bruce is telling Selina about a pivotal adventure from early in his career, what pushed him to the edge, what stopped him from going over, and how the Joker regained his sense of humor. ...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. With unique charisma and a never-before seen story, writer Tom King, alongside artists Mikel Janín, June Chung and Clay Mann, resuscitate the hopes of fans with what will probably go down as one of the most intriguing wars that th...

    I've read a lot of Batman throughout my life. There's been plenty I've had to muscle thru, but also a lot I couldn't put down. This was the latter. You've done it, Tom King, you've made me fall in love with your Batman. An even greater compliment is that this style of story also doesn'...

    I really loved the characterizations of the Joker and the Riddler in this book. They came across as very dangerous and mysterious figures. Also, it explores Batman's insecurities, and a dark secret that he must tell Catwoman before she responds to his proposal. Oh, and we get Catwoman'...

    Really good that is hurt by a choppy issue 3 and 4. World: The art is great, this is the Joker I love, the Riddler that is interesting to me and the splash pages are so good. The art is subtle and brings so much emotions to the story without a single word bubble (just look at Joker ...

    When it comes to Tom Kings Batman run so far i only read Vol 1 I am Gotham.And i wasn't that impressed by it, i thought it was good and entertaining story.I read a couple of issues after that before i got bored and the only reason i came back to read this story was because of issue 24 ...

    You can definitely say that Batman has the greatest rogues gallery in comics for many reasons. Each villain is so distinctive that there have been many stories about these characters that even steal the spotlight away from the Dark Knight, which was a curse during the Tim Burton/Joel S...

    I think King wanted this to be over the top epic, but it just read as really average for me. I mean how much can you really draw out a story centered on two villains pitted against each other before it gets old. Especially the whole dinner scene that was really meh. ...

    After he's lost his sense of humor for some reason the Joker wants to kill Batman, hoping that'll make him smile again. But Riddler can't allow that. He's the one who should kill the Bat. And so starts the war of jokes and riddles. Tom King is one hell of a storyteller. The plot is ...

    I'm not following this Rebirth title. Actually, I'm not following any of the Rebirth titles, but I watched this review of The War of Jokes and Riddles on Youtube the other week and the dude did a good job of convincing me to check it out. So I went out and picked up the run. I liked th...

    Best rebirthed Batman yet. ...

    This is the best Batman comic I've ever read in all my life, and the illustrations are perfect for the story. Questo é in assoluto il miglior numero di Batman che io abbia mai letto e le illustrazioni sono perfette per raccontare questa storia. THANKS TO EDELWEISS FOR THE PREVIE...

    Tom King is a fantastic writer and while he is doing good work with Batman you can't help but feel he could be doing something original. The conflict is interesting and anything with the joker involved is worth the time to read. My only complaint is the arc, as it doesn't have anything...

    A fun story of Gotham's past, and a war between the Joker and the (dark and gritty) nu52 Riddler. It offers a great view of how demented Gotham can be, and even if the Riddler claims that not all stories are about Bats, this story definitely is. It's a good look into Bruce's psyche, so...

    Nothing in King's run on Batman ever matters. Remember when Bane got his back broken, but he was fine the next issue? Or when Bane broke into the bat cave hanged three robins, but no one died? So in this volume we are treated to more things that look "cool" but will once again never ma...

    I had eagerly grabbed Vol. 4: The War of Jokes and Riddles at my library once it hit the new release shelf -- it had been about four months since I had read the previous books. I was curious to see status of Bruce and Selina after some of the prior developments, if nothing else. Wel...

    I think the main problem is that I have quite a specific view of the Riddler, and have problems with how this portrays him. For one thing, he's too muscular! For another I can't see him walking around woth his shirt unbuttoned. For another his actions just read as slightly off to me? ...

    I'd read some pretty terrible reviews for this book so I had no intention of reading it, especially when I really don't like Batman Vol. 2 I am Suicide. But then good old IGN had to say it was "An Instant Classic!" It rivals Dark Knight Returns, Long Halloween, or Year One! Blah blah b...

    I'm not totally on board with Tom King's Batman. Tom King is a good writer, don't misunderstand, but his take on Batman just isn't really doing much for me. In this volume, Bruce Wayne is in bed with Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman. He is baring his soul regarding a horrific moment durin...

    This has to be one of the all time best Batman stories I have ever read. And in most ways, it's not even a Batman story. The focus is more on the Riddler and the Joker. And that, in my opinion, is all for the good. Not that I don't like Batman, but this was a refreshing change of focus...

  • Logan
    Nov 06, 2017

    For anyone out there who has ever wanted to root for a bad guy who eviscerates someone as he asks them ?What walks on four feet in the morning, two in the afternoon and three at night??*?have I got a book for you. Forget Adam West?s biff-sock-pows; this incarnation of Batman...

    The Joker?s lost his sense of humour and he?d kill to get it back - specifically Batman but also anyone standing in his way. Like The Riddler, whose ego won?t allow anyone else to take down Batman but him. And so the two go head to head in all-out war on the Gotham streets, ropin...

    If you asked me to name top 5 villains of Batman both Joker AND Riddler would be on my list. While Joker is insane and his unpredictable tactics make him interesting, Riddler cold calculated, overbearing personality makes him almost as equally interesting. Put them together and at each...

    FINALLY! Finally, a solid, well-done solo Rebirth Batman story! I was not a fan of the first three volumes in this series, but this one really made up for it. Tom King has had some great ideas in this series but until now, they've all been fumbled by messy storytelling. This one was co...

    The Joker and Riddler go to war. We just see windows into the war instead of the war as a whole. While there were parts of this I liked (Kite Man, surprisingly), there was a lot that didn't ring true. For one, all of these villains picking a side. There are way too many egos involved f...

    Tom King is firing on all cylinders with The War of Jokes and Riddles. An incredibly tense, emotional and downright scary story of a mob war between two of Batman's greatest villains, the Joker and the Riddler. I could get a bit nitpicky and say that not every story beat here works wel...

    Pretty good! So The War of Jokes and Riddles has been a pretty good batman arc that's been happening low key while Snyder is doing his METAL story. I think overall I liked this one! So the story is Batman telling Catwoman the story of The War of Jokes and Riddles, which is basically in...

  • Siobhan Johnson
    Aug 27, 2017

    For anyone out there who has ever wanted to root for a bad guy who eviscerates someone as he asks them ?What walks on four feet in the morning, two in the afternoon and three at night??*?have I got a book for you. Forget Adam West?s biff-sock-pows; this incarnation of Batman...

    The Joker?s lost his sense of humour and he?d kill to get it back - specifically Batman but also anyone standing in his way. Like The Riddler, whose ego won?t allow anyone else to take down Batman but him. And so the two go head to head in all-out war on the Gotham streets, ropin...

    If you asked me to name top 5 villains of Batman both Joker AND Riddler would be on my list. While Joker is insane and his unpredictable tactics make him interesting, Riddler cold calculated, overbearing personality makes him almost as equally interesting. Put them together and at each...

    FINALLY! Finally, a solid, well-done solo Rebirth Batman story! I was not a fan of the first three volumes in this series, but this one really made up for it. Tom King has had some great ideas in this series but until now, they've all been fumbled by messy storytelling. This one was co...

    The Joker and Riddler go to war. We just see windows into the war instead of the war as a whole. While there were parts of this I liked (Kite Man, surprisingly), there was a lot that didn't ring true. For one, all of these villains picking a side. There are way too many egos involved f...

    Tom King is firing on all cylinders with The War of Jokes and Riddles. An incredibly tense, emotional and downright scary story of a mob war between two of Batman's greatest villains, the Joker and the Riddler. I could get a bit nitpicky and say that not every story beat here works wel...

    Pretty good! So The War of Jokes and Riddles has been a pretty good batman arc that's been happening low key while Snyder is doing his METAL story. I think overall I liked this one! So the story is Batman telling Catwoman the story of The War of Jokes and Riddles, which is basically in...

    OK. So I suppose the new D.C. Rebirth is going to do a reboot. They seem to have suckered Tom King into doing it. Batman is caught between two rivals- The Riddler and the Joker. They are battling to kill each other and Batman. To be fair, Batman is mostly reacting to events. It's Jo...

    I received this from Edelweiss and DC Comics in exchange for an honest review. I also received a copy from Netgalley. Another instance with blank pages, with the added bonus of missing the last two issues. An incomplete volume, and that makes this nearly impossible to review. ...

    Most of this volume is an extended flashback. There's a framing sequence set in the present where Bruce is telling Selina about a pivotal adventure from early in his career, what pushed him to the edge, what stopped him from going over, and how the Joker regained his sense of humor. ...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. With unique charisma and a never-before seen story, writer Tom King, alongside artists Mikel Janín, June Chung and Clay Mann, resuscitate the hopes of fans with what will probably go down as one of the most intriguing wars that th...

    I've read a lot of Batman throughout my life. There's been plenty I've had to muscle thru, but also a lot I couldn't put down. This was the latter. You've done it, Tom King, you've made me fall in love with your Batman. An even greater compliment is that this style of story also doesn'...

    I really loved the characterizations of the Joker and the Riddler in this book. They came across as very dangerous and mysterious figures. Also, it explores Batman's insecurities, and a dark secret that he must tell Catwoman before she responds to his proposal. Oh, and we get Catwoman'...

    Really good that is hurt by a choppy issue 3 and 4. World: The art is great, this is the Joker I love, the Riddler that is interesting to me and the splash pages are so good. The art is subtle and brings so much emotions to the story without a single word bubble (just look at Joker ...

    When it comes to Tom Kings Batman run so far i only read Vol 1 I am Gotham.And i wasn't that impressed by it, i thought it was good and entertaining story.I read a couple of issues after that before i got bored and the only reason i came back to read this story was because of issue 24 ...

    You can definitely say that Batman has the greatest rogues gallery in comics for many reasons. Each villain is so distinctive that there have been many stories about these characters that even steal the spotlight away from the Dark Knight, which was a curse during the Tim Burton/Joel S...

    I think King wanted this to be over the top epic, but it just read as really average for me. I mean how much can you really draw out a story centered on two villains pitted against each other before it gets old. Especially the whole dinner scene that was really meh. ...

    After he's lost his sense of humor for some reason the Joker wants to kill Batman, hoping that'll make him smile again. But Riddler can't allow that. He's the one who should kill the Bat. And so starts the war of jokes and riddles. Tom King is one hell of a storyteller. The plot is ...

    I'm not following this Rebirth title. Actually, I'm not following any of the Rebirth titles, but I watched this review of The War of Jokes and Riddles on Youtube the other week and the dude did a good job of convincing me to check it out. So I went out and picked up the run. I liked th...

    Best rebirthed Batman yet. ...

    This is the best Batman comic I've ever read in all my life, and the illustrations are perfect for the story. Questo é in assoluto il miglior numero di Batman che io abbia mai letto e le illustrazioni sono perfette per raccontare questa storia. THANKS TO EDELWEISS FOR THE PREVIE...

    Tom King is a fantastic writer and while he is doing good work with Batman you can't help but feel he could be doing something original. The conflict is interesting and anything with the joker involved is worth the time to read. My only complaint is the arc, as it doesn't have anything...

    A fun story of Gotham's past, and a war between the Joker and the (dark and gritty) nu52 Riddler. It offers a great view of how demented Gotham can be, and even if the Riddler claims that not all stories are about Bats, this story definitely is. It's a good look into Bruce's psyche, so...

    Nothing in King's run on Batman ever matters. Remember when Bane got his back broken, but he was fine the next issue? Or when Bane broke into the bat cave hanged three robins, but no one died? So in this volume we are treated to more things that look "cool" but will once again never ma...

    I had eagerly grabbed Vol. 4: The War of Jokes and Riddles at my library once it hit the new release shelf -- it had been about four months since I had read the previous books. I was curious to see status of Bruce and Selina after some of the prior developments, if nothing else. Wel...

    I think the main problem is that I have quite a specific view of the Riddler, and have problems with how this portrays him. For one thing, he's too muscular! For another I can't see him walking around woth his shirt unbuttoned. For another his actions just read as slightly off to me? ...

  • Diz
    Jan 04, 2018

    For anyone out there who has ever wanted to root for a bad guy who eviscerates someone as he asks them ?What walks on four feet in the morning, two in the afternoon and three at night??*?have I got a book for you. Forget Adam West?s biff-sock-pows; this incarnation of Batman...

    The Joker?s lost his sense of humour and he?d kill to get it back - specifically Batman but also anyone standing in his way. Like The Riddler, whose ego won?t allow anyone else to take down Batman but him. And so the two go head to head in all-out war on the Gotham streets, ropin...

    If you asked me to name top 5 villains of Batman both Joker AND Riddler would be on my list. While Joker is insane and his unpredictable tactics make him interesting, Riddler cold calculated, overbearing personality makes him almost as equally interesting. Put them together and at each...

    FINALLY! Finally, a solid, well-done solo Rebirth Batman story! I was not a fan of the first three volumes in this series, but this one really made up for it. Tom King has had some great ideas in this series but until now, they've all been fumbled by messy storytelling. This one was co...

    The Joker and Riddler go to war. We just see windows into the war instead of the war as a whole. While there were parts of this I liked (Kite Man, surprisingly), there was a lot that didn't ring true. For one, all of these villains picking a side. There are way too many egos involved f...

    Tom King is firing on all cylinders with The War of Jokes and Riddles. An incredibly tense, emotional and downright scary story of a mob war between two of Batman's greatest villains, the Joker and the Riddler. I could get a bit nitpicky and say that not every story beat here works wel...

    Pretty good! So The War of Jokes and Riddles has been a pretty good batman arc that's been happening low key while Snyder is doing his METAL story. I think overall I liked this one! So the story is Batman telling Catwoman the story of The War of Jokes and Riddles, which is basically in...

    OK. So I suppose the new D.C. Rebirth is going to do a reboot. They seem to have suckered Tom King into doing it. Batman is caught between two rivals- The Riddler and the Joker. They are battling to kill each other and Batman. To be fair, Batman is mostly reacting to events. It's Jo...

    I received this from Edelweiss and DC Comics in exchange for an honest review. I also received a copy from Netgalley. Another instance with blank pages, with the added bonus of missing the last two issues. An incomplete volume, and that makes this nearly impossible to review. ...

    Most of this volume is an extended flashback. There's a framing sequence set in the present where Bruce is telling Selina about a pivotal adventure from early in his career, what pushed him to the edge, what stopped him from going over, and how the Joker regained his sense of humor. ...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. With unique charisma and a never-before seen story, writer Tom King, alongside artists Mikel Janín, June Chung and Clay Mann, resuscitate the hopes of fans with what will probably go down as one of the most intriguing wars that th...

    I've read a lot of Batman throughout my life. There's been plenty I've had to muscle thru, but also a lot I couldn't put down. This was the latter. You've done it, Tom King, you've made me fall in love with your Batman. An even greater compliment is that this style of story also doesn'...

    I really loved the characterizations of the Joker and the Riddler in this book. They came across as very dangerous and mysterious figures. Also, it explores Batman's insecurities, and a dark secret that he must tell Catwoman before she responds to his proposal. Oh, and we get Catwoman'...

  • Artemy
    Dec 07, 2017

    For anyone out there who has ever wanted to root for a bad guy who eviscerates someone as he asks them ?What walks on four feet in the morning, two in the afternoon and three at night??*?have I got a book for you. Forget Adam West?s biff-sock-pows; this incarnation of Batman...

    The Joker?s lost his sense of humour and he?d kill to get it back - specifically Batman but also anyone standing in his way. Like The Riddler, whose ego won?t allow anyone else to take down Batman but him. And so the two go head to head in all-out war on the Gotham streets, ropin...

    If you asked me to name top 5 villains of Batman both Joker AND Riddler would be on my list. While Joker is insane and his unpredictable tactics make him interesting, Riddler cold calculated, overbearing personality makes him almost as equally interesting. Put them together and at each...

    FINALLY! Finally, a solid, well-done solo Rebirth Batman story! I was not a fan of the first three volumes in this series, but this one really made up for it. Tom King has had some great ideas in this series but until now, they've all been fumbled by messy storytelling. This one was co...

    The Joker and Riddler go to war. We just see windows into the war instead of the war as a whole. While there were parts of this I liked (Kite Man, surprisingly), there was a lot that didn't ring true. For one, all of these villains picking a side. There are way too many egos involved f...

    Tom King is firing on all cylinders with The War of Jokes and Riddles. An incredibly tense, emotional and downright scary story of a mob war between two of Batman's greatest villains, the Joker and the Riddler. I could get a bit nitpicky and say that not every story beat here works wel...

  • Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)
    Nov 04, 2017

    For anyone out there who has ever wanted to root for a bad guy who eviscerates someone as he asks them ?What walks on four feet in the morning, two in the afternoon and three at night??*?have I got a book for you. Forget Adam West?s biff-sock-pows; this incarnation of Batman...

    The Joker?s lost his sense of humour and he?d kill to get it back - specifically Batman but also anyone standing in his way. Like The Riddler, whose ego won?t allow anyone else to take down Batman but him. And so the two go head to head in all-out war on the Gotham streets, ropin...

    If you asked me to name top 5 villains of Batman both Joker AND Riddler would be on my list. While Joker is insane and his unpredictable tactics make him interesting, Riddler cold calculated, overbearing personality makes him almost as equally interesting. Put them together and at each...

    FINALLY! Finally, a solid, well-done solo Rebirth Batman story! I was not a fan of the first three volumes in this series, but this one really made up for it. Tom King has had some great ideas in this series but until now, they've all been fumbled by messy storytelling. This one was co...

    The Joker and Riddler go to war. We just see windows into the war instead of the war as a whole. While there were parts of this I liked (Kite Man, surprisingly), there was a lot that didn't ring true. For one, all of these villains picking a side. There are way too many egos involved f...

    Tom King is firing on all cylinders with The War of Jokes and Riddles. An incredibly tense, emotional and downright scary story of a mob war between two of Batman's greatest villains, the Joker and the Riddler. I could get a bit nitpicky and say that not every story beat here works wel...

    Pretty good! So The War of Jokes and Riddles has been a pretty good batman arc that's been happening low key while Snyder is doing his METAL story. I think overall I liked this one! So the story is Batman telling Catwoman the story of The War of Jokes and Riddles, which is basically in...

    OK. So I suppose the new D.C. Rebirth is going to do a reboot. They seem to have suckered Tom King into doing it. Batman is caught between two rivals- The Riddler and the Joker. They are battling to kill each other and Batman. To be fair, Batman is mostly reacting to events. It's Jo...

    I received this from Edelweiss and DC Comics in exchange for an honest review. I also received a copy from Netgalley. Another instance with blank pages, with the added bonus of missing the last two issues. An incomplete volume, and that makes this nearly impossible to review. ...

    Most of this volume is an extended flashback. There's a framing sequence set in the present where Bruce is telling Selina about a pivotal adventure from early in his career, what pushed him to the edge, what stopped him from going over, and how the Joker regained his sense of humor. ...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. With unique charisma and a never-before seen story, writer Tom King, alongside artists Mikel Janín, June Chung and Clay Mann, resuscitate the hopes of fans with what will probably go down as one of the most intriguing wars that th...

  • Jay
    Dec 25, 2017

    For anyone out there who has ever wanted to root for a bad guy who eviscerates someone as he asks them ?What walks on four feet in the morning, two in the afternoon and three at night??*?have I got a book for you. Forget Adam West?s biff-sock-pows; this incarnation of Batman...

    The Joker?s lost his sense of humour and he?d kill to get it back - specifically Batman but also anyone standing in his way. Like The Riddler, whose ego won?t allow anyone else to take down Batman but him. And so the two go head to head in all-out war on the Gotham streets, ropin...

    If you asked me to name top 5 villains of Batman both Joker AND Riddler would be on my list. While Joker is insane and his unpredictable tactics make him interesting, Riddler cold calculated, overbearing personality makes him almost as equally interesting. Put them together and at each...

    FINALLY! Finally, a solid, well-done solo Rebirth Batman story! I was not a fan of the first three volumes in this series, but this one really made up for it. Tom King has had some great ideas in this series but until now, they've all been fumbled by messy storytelling. This one was co...

    The Joker and Riddler go to war. We just see windows into the war instead of the war as a whole. While there were parts of this I liked (Kite Man, surprisingly), there was a lot that didn't ring true. For one, all of these villains picking a side. There are way too many egos involved f...

    Tom King is firing on all cylinders with The War of Jokes and Riddles. An incredibly tense, emotional and downright scary story of a mob war between two of Batman's greatest villains, the Joker and the Riddler. I could get a bit nitpicky and say that not every story beat here works wel...

    Pretty good! So The War of Jokes and Riddles has been a pretty good batman arc that's been happening low key while Snyder is doing his METAL story. I think overall I liked this one! So the story is Batman telling Catwoman the story of The War of Jokes and Riddles, which is basically in...

    OK. So I suppose the new D.C. Rebirth is going to do a reboot. They seem to have suckered Tom King into doing it. Batman is caught between two rivals- The Riddler and the Joker. They are battling to kill each other and Batman. To be fair, Batman is mostly reacting to events. It's Jo...

    I received this from Edelweiss and DC Comics in exchange for an honest review. I also received a copy from Netgalley. Another instance with blank pages, with the added bonus of missing the last two issues. An incomplete volume, and that makes this nearly impossible to review. ...

    Most of this volume is an extended flashback. There's a framing sequence set in the present where Bruce is telling Selina about a pivotal adventure from early in his career, what pushed him to the edge, what stopped him from going over, and how the Joker regained his sense of humor. ...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. With unique charisma and a never-before seen story, writer Tom King, alongside artists Mikel Janín, June Chung and Clay Mann, resuscitate the hopes of fans with what will probably go down as one of the most intriguing wars that th...

    I've read a lot of Batman throughout my life. There's been plenty I've had to muscle thru, but also a lot I couldn't put down. This was the latter. You've done it, Tom King, you've made me fall in love with your Batman. An even greater compliment is that this style of story also doesn'...

  • Max's Comic Reviews and Lists
    May 13, 2018

    For anyone out there who has ever wanted to root for a bad guy who eviscerates someone as he asks them ?What walks on four feet in the morning, two in the afternoon and three at night??*?have I got a book for you. Forget Adam West?s biff-sock-pows; this incarnation of Batman...

    The Joker?s lost his sense of humour and he?d kill to get it back - specifically Batman but also anyone standing in his way. Like The Riddler, whose ego won?t allow anyone else to take down Batman but him. And so the two go head to head in all-out war on the Gotham streets, ropin...

    If you asked me to name top 5 villains of Batman both Joker AND Riddler would be on my list. While Joker is insane and his unpredictable tactics make him interesting, Riddler cold calculated, overbearing personality makes him almost as equally interesting. Put them together and at each...

    FINALLY! Finally, a solid, well-done solo Rebirth Batman story! I was not a fan of the first three volumes in this series, but this one really made up for it. Tom King has had some great ideas in this series but until now, they've all been fumbled by messy storytelling. This one was co...

    The Joker and Riddler go to war. We just see windows into the war instead of the war as a whole. While there were parts of this I liked (Kite Man, surprisingly), there was a lot that didn't ring true. For one, all of these villains picking a side. There are way too many egos involved f...

    Tom King is firing on all cylinders with The War of Jokes and Riddles. An incredibly tense, emotional and downright scary story of a mob war between two of Batman's greatest villains, the Joker and the Riddler. I could get a bit nitpicky and say that not every story beat here works wel...

    Pretty good! So The War of Jokes and Riddles has been a pretty good batman arc that's been happening low key while Snyder is doing his METAL story. I think overall I liked this one! So the story is Batman telling Catwoman the story of The War of Jokes and Riddles, which is basically in...

    OK. So I suppose the new D.C. Rebirth is going to do a reboot. They seem to have suckered Tom King into doing it. Batman is caught between two rivals- The Riddler and the Joker. They are battling to kill each other and Batman. To be fair, Batman is mostly reacting to events. It's Jo...

    I received this from Edelweiss and DC Comics in exchange for an honest review. I also received a copy from Netgalley. Another instance with blank pages, with the added bonus of missing the last two issues. An incomplete volume, and that makes this nearly impossible to review. ...

    Most of this volume is an extended flashback. There's a framing sequence set in the present where Bruce is telling Selina about a pivotal adventure from early in his career, what pushed him to the edge, what stopped him from going over, and how the Joker regained his sense of humor. ...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. With unique charisma and a never-before seen story, writer Tom King, alongside artists Mikel Janín, June Chung and Clay Mann, resuscitate the hopes of fans with what will probably go down as one of the most intriguing wars that th...

    I've read a lot of Batman throughout my life. There's been plenty I've had to muscle thru, but also a lot I couldn't put down. This was the latter. You've done it, Tom King, you've made me fall in love with your Batman. An even greater compliment is that this style of story also doesn'...

    I really loved the characterizations of the Joker and the Riddler in this book. They came across as very dangerous and mysterious figures. Also, it explores Batman's insecurities, and a dark secret that he must tell Catwoman before she responds to his proposal. Oh, and we get Catwoman'...

    Really good that is hurt by a choppy issue 3 and 4. World: The art is great, this is the Joker I love, the Riddler that is interesting to me and the splash pages are so good. The art is subtle and brings so much emotions to the story without a single word bubble (just look at Joker ...

    When it comes to Tom Kings Batman run so far i only read Vol 1 I am Gotham.And i wasn't that impressed by it, i thought it was good and entertaining story.I read a couple of issues after that before i got bored and the only reason i came back to read this story was because of issue 24 ...

    You can definitely say that Batman has the greatest rogues gallery in comics for many reasons. Each villain is so distinctive that there have been many stories about these characters that even steal the spotlight away from the Dark Knight, which was a curse during the Tim Burton/Joel S...

    I think King wanted this to be over the top epic, but it just read as really average for me. I mean how much can you really draw out a story centered on two villains pitted against each other before it gets old. Especially the whole dinner scene that was really meh. ...

    After he's lost his sense of humor for some reason the Joker wants to kill Batman, hoping that'll make him smile again. But Riddler can't allow that. He's the one who should kill the Bat. And so starts the war of jokes and riddles. Tom King is one hell of a storyteller. The plot is ...

    I'm not following this Rebirth title. Actually, I'm not following any of the Rebirth titles, but I watched this review of The War of Jokes and Riddles on Youtube the other week and the dude did a good job of convincing me to check it out. So I went out and picked up the run. I liked th...

    Best rebirthed Batman yet. ...

    This is the best Batman comic I've ever read in all my life, and the illustrations are perfect for the story. Questo é in assoluto il miglior numero di Batman che io abbia mai letto e le illustrazioni sono perfette per raccontare questa storia. THANKS TO EDELWEISS FOR THE PREVIE...

    Tom King is a fantastic writer and while he is doing good work with Batman you can't help but feel he could be doing something original. The conflict is interesting and anything with the joker involved is worth the time to read. My only complaint is the arc, as it doesn't have anything...

    A fun story of Gotham's past, and a war between the Joker and the (dark and gritty) nu52 Riddler. It offers a great view of how demented Gotham can be, and even if the Riddler claims that not all stories are about Bats, this story definitely is. It's a good look into Bruce's psyche, so...

    Nothing in King's run on Batman ever matters. Remember when Bane got his back broken, but he was fine the next issue? Or when Bane broke into the bat cave hanged three robins, but no one died? So in this volume we are treated to more things that look "cool" but will once again never ma...

    I had eagerly grabbed Vol. 4: The War of Jokes and Riddles at my library once it hit the new release shelf -- it had been about four months since I had read the previous books. I was curious to see status of Bruce and Selina after some of the prior developments, if nothing else. Wel...

    I think the main problem is that I have quite a specific view of the Riddler, and have problems with how this portrays him. For one thing, he's too muscular! For another I can't see him walking around woth his shirt unbuttoned. For another his actions just read as slightly off to me? ...

    I'd read some pretty terrible reviews for this book so I had no intention of reading it, especially when I really don't like Batman Vol. 2 I am Suicide. But then good old IGN had to say it was "An Instant Classic!" It rivals Dark Knight Returns, Long Halloween, or Year One! Blah blah b...

  • Mladen
    Oct 03, 2017

    For anyone out there who has ever wanted to root for a bad guy who eviscerates someone as he asks them ?What walks on four feet in the morning, two in the afternoon and three at night??*?have I got a book for you. Forget Adam West?s biff-sock-pows; this incarnation of Batman...

    The Joker?s lost his sense of humour and he?d kill to get it back - specifically Batman but also anyone standing in his way. Like The Riddler, whose ego won?t allow anyone else to take down Batman but him. And so the two go head to head in all-out war on the Gotham streets, ropin...

    If you asked me to name top 5 villains of Batman both Joker AND Riddler would be on my list. While Joker is insane and his unpredictable tactics make him interesting, Riddler cold calculated, overbearing personality makes him almost as equally interesting. Put them together and at each...

    FINALLY! Finally, a solid, well-done solo Rebirth Batman story! I was not a fan of the first three volumes in this series, but this one really made up for it. Tom King has had some great ideas in this series but until now, they've all been fumbled by messy storytelling. This one was co...

    The Joker and Riddler go to war. We just see windows into the war instead of the war as a whole. While there were parts of this I liked (Kite Man, surprisingly), there was a lot that didn't ring true. For one, all of these villains picking a side. There are way too many egos involved f...

    Tom King is firing on all cylinders with The War of Jokes and Riddles. An incredibly tense, emotional and downright scary story of a mob war between two of Batman's greatest villains, the Joker and the Riddler. I could get a bit nitpicky and say that not every story beat here works wel...

    Pretty good! So The War of Jokes and Riddles has been a pretty good batman arc that's been happening low key while Snyder is doing his METAL story. I think overall I liked this one! So the story is Batman telling Catwoman the story of The War of Jokes and Riddles, which is basically in...

    OK. So I suppose the new D.C. Rebirth is going to do a reboot. They seem to have suckered Tom King into doing it. Batman is caught between two rivals- The Riddler and the Joker. They are battling to kill each other and Batman. To be fair, Batman is mostly reacting to events. It's Jo...

    I received this from Edelweiss and DC Comics in exchange for an honest review. I also received a copy from Netgalley. Another instance with blank pages, with the added bonus of missing the last two issues. An incomplete volume, and that makes this nearly impossible to review. ...

    Most of this volume is an extended flashback. There's a framing sequence set in the present where Bruce is telling Selina about a pivotal adventure from early in his career, what pushed him to the edge, what stopped him from going over, and how the Joker regained his sense of humor. ...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. With unique charisma and a never-before seen story, writer Tom King, alongside artists Mikel Janín, June Chung and Clay Mann, resuscitate the hopes of fans with what will probably go down as one of the most intriguing wars that th...

    I've read a lot of Batman throughout my life. There's been plenty I've had to muscle thru, but also a lot I couldn't put down. This was the latter. You've done it, Tom King, you've made me fall in love with your Batman. An even greater compliment is that this style of story also doesn'...

    I really loved the characterizations of the Joker and the Riddler in this book. They came across as very dangerous and mysterious figures. Also, it explores Batman's insecurities, and a dark secret that he must tell Catwoman before she responds to his proposal. Oh, and we get Catwoman'...

    Really good that is hurt by a choppy issue 3 and 4. World: The art is great, this is the Joker I love, the Riddler that is interesting to me and the splash pages are so good. The art is subtle and brings so much emotions to the story without a single word bubble (just look at Joker ...

    When it comes to Tom Kings Batman run so far i only read Vol 1 I am Gotham.And i wasn't that impressed by it, i thought it was good and entertaining story.I read a couple of issues after that before i got bored and the only reason i came back to read this story was because of issue 24 ...

  • Sud666
    Jul 14, 2018

    For anyone out there who has ever wanted to root for a bad guy who eviscerates someone as he asks them ?What walks on four feet in the morning, two in the afternoon and three at night??*?have I got a book for you. Forget Adam West?s biff-sock-pows; this incarnation of Batman...

    The Joker?s lost his sense of humour and he?d kill to get it back - specifically Batman but also anyone standing in his way. Like The Riddler, whose ego won?t allow anyone else to take down Batman but him. And so the two go head to head in all-out war on the Gotham streets, ropin...

    If you asked me to name top 5 villains of Batman both Joker AND Riddler would be on my list. While Joker is insane and his unpredictable tactics make him interesting, Riddler cold calculated, overbearing personality makes him almost as equally interesting. Put them together and at each...

    FINALLY! Finally, a solid, well-done solo Rebirth Batman story! I was not a fan of the first three volumes in this series, but this one really made up for it. Tom King has had some great ideas in this series but until now, they've all been fumbled by messy storytelling. This one was co...

    The Joker and Riddler go to war. We just see windows into the war instead of the war as a whole. While there were parts of this I liked (Kite Man, surprisingly), there was a lot that didn't ring true. For one, all of these villains picking a side. There are way too many egos involved f...

    Tom King is firing on all cylinders with The War of Jokes and Riddles. An incredibly tense, emotional and downright scary story of a mob war between two of Batman's greatest villains, the Joker and the Riddler. I could get a bit nitpicky and say that not every story beat here works wel...

    Pretty good! So The War of Jokes and Riddles has been a pretty good batman arc that's been happening low key while Snyder is doing his METAL story. I think overall I liked this one! So the story is Batman telling Catwoman the story of The War of Jokes and Riddles, which is basically in...

    OK. So I suppose the new D.C. Rebirth is going to do a reboot. They seem to have suckered Tom King into doing it. Batman is caught between two rivals- The Riddler and the Joker. They are battling to kill each other and Batman. To be fair, Batman is mostly reacting to events. It's Jo...