One bad day. That’s all Joker said it would take. One bad day, and anyone could be him. And though Batman has done his best to deny it and to fight it, somewhere in the back of his mind, he knows there’s a kernel of truth to his archenemy’s words. And as we’ve learned from Scott Snyder’s and Greg Capullo’s epic ongoing Dark Nights: Metal event, those kernels of fear in Bruce’s mind have manifested into fully-fledged monsters out to claim our world for their own.
In Dark Nights: The Batman Who Laughs #1, we finally discover the origin of the evil Batman army’s ringleader. After the jump, check out Comics Beat’s exclusive preview of the issue where we experience the sheer tragedy behind this Bruce’s one bad day.
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Riley Rossmo
Colorist: Ivan Plascencia
Letterer: Tom Napolitano
As the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL rock the DC Universe, the creatures of the Dark Multiverse stand ready to invade our world! How can the World’s Greatest Heroes stop a horde of deadly beings that appear to be powerful nightmare versions of familiar figures? Find out in these special tie-in issues!
Alex is the New Media Editor of the Comics Beat. He is also a freelance comics editor with previous credits at First Second, Top Cow, and Papercutz. He primarily covers DC Comics and Magic: the Gathering.