Paul Dini is writing the best Batman comic I’ve ever read. Even when the issue hardly has Batman in it, it’s still great. In Detective Comics #826, The Joker takes Robin for a joyride through the streets and the population of Gotham City. The Joker is at his best when he’s just being violently crazy for no apparent reason. And that’s what he is here. The Joker probably just woke up and thought “I think I’ll try and torture Robin a little bit today.” So he did. And he was funny as hell while he was doing it. Is there something wrong with me for thinking that?
Crazy Guy of the Week Runner-Up- Starman
Wow, that new Starman’s bonkers. You don’t see a bonafide insane person as a superhero very often. I guess you’ve got the Creeper, but that’s about it. Oh, and this particular crazy guy likes to spout off potentially prophetic phrases jumbled in within complete nonsense. This should be fun.
Artist of the Week- Tim Sale
Jean-Claude Van Doom mentioned Sale’s art earlier this week, and I’ve got to agree it was pretty spectacular. This image of Superman is easily my favorite panel from the issue, and it just happens to be the one Jean-Claude mentioned in his review.