It’s a good time to be a comic book fan right now. Whatever type of book you’re into, there’s bound to be some great ongoing series for you. We’ve got Hawkeye, Saga, Daredevil, Wonder Woman, Harbinger, Batman, the list goes on and on. But at the end of the day, one book stands above the rest. That book? Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Batman.
I’ve loved Snyder’s work since American Vampire, and his all to brief run on Detective Comics before The New 52 was stellar. Luckily, he got to continue it in Batman, and it’s been stellar. In 22 issues, he’s created an interesting new villain, an entire mythology to go wit that villain, taken possibly the best villain ever and done the best story with that villain to date, taken and underrated villain and re-imagined him, and is now in the process of re-imagining the origin of Batman.
The best thing about those four stories is that every single one has been stellar. Batman is a great book for Snyder to exercise his talent at writing horror comics, yet, at the same time, let loose a little. Snyder has a way of getting into character’s heads, and, because of that, every single character is written extraordinarily well.
But the real crown jewel here is Snyder’s Joker. Never before has the Joker been written as well as he was in Death of the Family. As Snyder has done with all of the villains he has explored so far, he explored Joker’s psyche in new, intriguing ways. It’s been the characters that have driven Snyder’s stories, and one of the characters is Gotham City. It’s been such a great run so far, and I really hope it’ll never come to an end.