Comic Review: The Batman Who Laughs: The Grim Knight #1 (DC Comics)

DC writers Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV, with artist Eduardo Risso and colourist Dave Stewart explore Batman’s darker side in more detail, in The Grim Knight #1. It’s part […]

DC writers Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV, with artist Eduardo Risso and colourist Dave Stewart explore Batman’s darker side in more detail, in The Grim Knight #1. It’s part of the Batman Who Laughs saga.

Which is great for those familiar with that storyline; I myself am a newcomer to the BWL tale, so pickings and gleanings are a little slim and uh… Grim.

Anyway, it’s the origin tale of Batman again, but spun around on its axis, and blended with the Joker, Alfred, and Commissioner Gordon. Batman has become a grim and unforgiving soul indeed; he kills with impunity and has little patience for protocol or the letters of the law. Or those who try to uphold it.

It’s verbally gripping and visually captivating. It’s darker than dark, rougher than rough, and less happy than a bank foreclosure. But for those who like their Laughs muffled by screams, this continuing story will float your boat big time!

DC Comics, The Grim Knight #1, $3.99 for 30 pages of content. Rated Teen +

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