Have you ever had that feeling—I guess you could call it deja vu—where suddenly, for really no discernible reason, you start to wonder just why and how you got to the place you’re in?
It may be called “The War of Jokes and Riddles,” but this week’s chilling BATMAN #25 was deadly serious.
Set early in Batman’s career, Tom King and Mikel Janin’s new storyline reveals what happens when two of Gotham’s biggest crime bosses turn on each other. But these are no mere gangsters of the sunglasses-and-shirtcuffs variety. These are two of the Dark Knight’s deadliest foes—the Joker and the Riddler.
“There are master magicians performing here. Their names are Tom King and Mitch Gerads. And like the best magic trick, with MISTER MIRACLE, you'll never see it coming.”
—Brad Meltzer (IDENTITY CRISIS, The Tenth Justice)
“MISTER MIRACLE by King and Gerards will stun you so hard it will knock you to the floor. Then tell you to stand.”
—Declan Shalvey (ALL STAR BATMAN, Injection)
Part two of the four-part Rebirth event, “The Button,” dropped this week in THE FLASH #21 and, unsurprisingly considering the titular hero, it hit the ground running...but maybe not where you’d expect.
It’s been a year since Wally West escaped the Speed Force, and the DC Universe is still reeling from the after-effects. Luckily, both Batman and The Flash are on the case! In an epic team-up between the World’s Greatest Detectives comes “The Button,” and we have writers Tom King (BATMAN) and Joshua Williamson (THE FLASH) on hand to talk about the process.
In 2016, writer Tom King concluded spectacular runs on THE OMEGA MEN and Vision, as well as his war-torn crime noir THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON. But he also began the most high profile comics project of his career so far when he took over writing duties for BATMAN, which along with continuing to be one of the most popular books on the stands also made the leap to a twice monthly title.
Look, who doesn’t like a good rematch? And we got an absolutely great one this week in BATMAN #13, the final issue in Tom King and Mikel Janín’s taut “I Am Suicide” storyline. For the past two months, Batman and his own personal Suicide Squad have infiltrated Santa Prisca, the island prison that’s home to Bane—the brilliant, powerful bruiser who is one of the only villains to ever defeat Batman in hand to hand combat.