Waste of money! - Wangerman
I bought this TPB because it’s supposed to be a sequel to the modern classic story arc “Hush” by Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee. But this turned out to be a typical example that not everything should be pressed into collected editions for the sake of it. At first, the story starts out quite good. For example, it features an entertaining Team Up with Bats & Green Arrow. But in between something goes terribly wrong. A serious und sane seeming Joker is one of those things. Retelling his origin story from Alan Moore’s “The Killing Joke” in details, repeating those original panels (!) is stupid, lazy and boring. Putting out a collection, which’s story has no actual ending, instead being left still open in a cliffhanger situation (I guess it ties into a crossover there), just to jump into a chapter which is loosely tied into it 11 (eleven!) issues afterwards (!!!!), without any notes where to read the rest of the event is not what the format of Trade Paperbacks was invented for. What a waste of time and money.