After the launch of the New 52 series Batman, the seeds were planted for an epic battle between the Dark Knight and Court of Owls. Throughout those first seven issues Batman’s world was forever rocked after his ordeal with facing off against the Court but it doesn’t end there. The beginning of the story kicked off with Not only did the story continue beyond those first 7 issues, it spawned an all-new crossover that affected the entire Bat-universe. With this all-new collected edition Volume 2 The Night of Owls it collects issues 8-12 to deliver the finale to this epic crossover.
Batman Volume 3: Death of the Family marks the terrifying return of the Joker and he’s more dangerous than ever before. But when Batman is pitted against him in the ultimate showdown it endangers everyone he loves and will change things forever. Some of the best stories ever delivered feature the Joker front and center like the classic Killing Joke. This story might be the best Joker storyline to date and is easily the most disturbing on some level. You would have thought it was going to showcase Joker any more psychotic than cutting off his own face, but the way Snyder has written him and Capullo brought him to disturbing life is like nothing we have seen before. This is the Joker that fans have been waiting for and one that is pure evil. Sure there is a level of the comedic aspect still there, but this Joker comes more at you like a horror flick instead of the clown prince and it works brilliantly. The story builds to a finally that feels like something out Texas Chainsaw Massacre and takes the Batman/Joker mythos to a whole new level. Hopefully this will lead to more dark stories as we haven’t seen many since series like Batman: The Cult.
This beautiful hardcover collection not only features the issues 13-17 of this great series, it also delivers a variant cover gallery from Greg Capullo, FCO Plascencia, Aaron Kuder, Trevor MCarthy, Alex Garner, Tony Daniel, and more. In addition there are some cool layouts and characters designs from Capullo that are awesome as always. You do not want to miss out on what is easily the best Joker story arc in years so be sure to grab your Batman: Volume 3 Death of the Family available now.
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