Writer Tom King
Art & Cover Mikel Janin
Color June Chung
Letters Clayton Cowles
Where We Are Now
With the wedding date set, bachelor party had and excitement throughout Gotham this is one of the biggest celebrity weddings in decades! So far, in other tangents in the universe we have seen other members of the bat family faced with opposition that not only challenges them physically but shakes them to their very cores, and in Batman #48 The Best Man Pt. 1 Bruce is no different. Who would be best to shake Batman to his core? Rhetorical! Its the Joker, and he is very much upset about not getting an invitation. In the tangent series Prelude To The Wedding, we’ve seen how Joker’s jealous anger has forced the League of Assassins and the Riddler to face his indiscriminate wrath.
Immediately we are thrown directly into the drama when we are shown Joker trying to reach catharsis with his lack of invitation by slaughtering an entire wedding. Joker ranting the same phrase over and over as he makes his way through the event one guest at a time, saving the bride and groom for last. As he gets to the couple Batman arrives, but something is different about this encounter. Could the clown prince of crime be getting sloppy while in his feelings? Or is all of this wanton murder a part of a grand scheme?
I personally love this issue, Batman comics recently have been missing their cerebral touch since the last time we saw the Joker in the Death Of The Family arc. This issue gave us our first highly anticipated look at what exactly is going on with the joker since they have been teasing his knowledge of the wedding and anger about not receiving an invitation. The art style we see in this comic is very unconventional, looking like still frames in a CGI environment. With the way the dialogue is used with this art style, it feels almost like watching more Batman lore made by the studio who just released the ninja movie. This arc as a whole has a lot going for it and with the event at hand I doubt DC is going to let anything it slips