Batman writer Tom King announces “The War of Jokes and Riddles”

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  • “The War of Jokes and Riddles” takes place early in Batman’s career, “Year One plus a year or so.”
  • It begins in Batman #25, which is a deluxe sized anniversary issue, and is an eight-part story arc.
  • The basic premise: the Joker and the Riddler clash, as neither one wants the other to destroy Batman and rob them of the satisfaction.  This causes a “gang war” to erupt with people taking sides, all while Batman is caught in the middle trying to keep the city safe.
  • The arc will be broken up into acts, after a fashion: issues 25-26, 28-29, and 31-32 will be part of the main story, with art by Mikel Janín.
  • Issues 27 and 30 will feature a guest artist he couldn’t announce at the time, and they will take a look at what it means be a bottom-tier villain during one of these big wars.  It may or may not focus on Kite-Man.

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