After last issues big (spoiled) ending, we get Batman telling us/Catwoman a story. It seems he made an error in his early days of being Batman. This thing waswhat lead up to the War Of Jokes And Riddles. It’s an interesting read and the lationship between Riddler and Joker is a well told one. Joker seems less one-note and Riddler is built on. He recognises his weakness and does something to deal with it. We also get a more physically aggressive version of the Riddler too.
This is a ‘part 1’ but it really deals with the build up and reasons of this ‘war’ rather than the war itself – that seems to be coming next though.
There was minimal Batman in this issue, but it worked really well.