BATMAN #23.1: THE JOKER
The Joker has FOREVER been the face of EVIL in the DC Universe…but what led him on this devious path of treachery?
• The stunning conclusion to “THE COURT OF OWLS” epic! • All is revealed in “THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF WAYNE.”
Fresh from appearances in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS, the enigmatic Cassandra Cain stars in this six-issue miniseries written by Adam Beechen (COUNTDOWN, ROBIN) with pencils by Jim Calafiore (GOTHAM UNDERGROUND)! Now that Batgirl has finally gained Batman's trust, it's time to conquer her inner demons and prove herself to the rest of the world. This six-issue epic will take Cassandra on an intense, personal journey involving friends, family and foes!
Batgirl, Marque and an unexpected ally cross swords – and daggers, spears and whips – with the deadly Daughters of David Cain! Also, Cassandra's worked hard to keep her private mission of vengeance secret from her allies – but is that enough?
• Bruce Wayne has returned from his worldwide quest to take the law into his own hands!
• New series writer Ann Nocenti takes Catwoman deep under cover!
• Catwoman is the best thief in the world, but stealing another person is a new challenge!
Batgirl's path of vengeance violently crosses that of another young woman raised by David Cain. When a surprising link is found between Cain and Batgirl's other target, Deathstroke the Terminator, will the two missions become one? Also, a member of the Bat-Family discovers just what Batgirl is up to. Will her cover be blown?
Batgirl and company take on the deadly Daughters of David Cain and one of the toughest villains in the DCU – both at the same time! Plus: The identity of David Cain's target is revealed! If you thought life was getting easier for Cassandra, you were wrong!