DC comics has been doing a few things right recently. Now that NEW 52 is over the world just feels better and one of the new storylines especially looks awesome.
Joker and The Riddler are having an all out war on who has the right to do in Batman for good and Villains are taking sides. It’s like Marvel’s Civil War but with DC villains. Personally, I think this is a brilliant idea seeing as DC’s best characters are the villains and having two of Batman’s greatest foes battling one another for the right to kill Batman seems like an interesting storyline.
The title of the story arc is called Batman: The War of Jokes and Riddles. Which… is less than intimidating. I mean I get it, but The war of jokes and riddles just sounds like two kids arguing about what’s more fun. Jokes or Riddles. The story will focus on the Riddler and Joker but will also have other Batman Villains taking sides in the battle. There have been sneak peeks of Killer Croc vs Solomon Grundy, Deadshot vs Deathstroke, and Poison Ivy vs Mr. Freeze. And all in the middle of it Batman is trying to keep the peace.
In the story, the Joker and the Riddler clash, as neither one wants the other to destroy Batman and rob them of the satisfaction. This causes a gang war to erupt with people taking sides, all while Batman is caught in the middle trying to keep the city safe.
Tom King, who posted a lot of the preview art, is the writer for much of the main story and has been tweeting with lots of images and teasers. One quote he has said about the battle has to do partly with why these two would go against each other.
What’s the difference between a joke and a riddle? A joke is chaos; a riddle is order.
I don’t even like DC comics all that much, but this is one I’m excited to read more about. What do you think? Who do you think should win? Post below.