DC Comics and Batman #100 Spoilers and Review follows.
Joker War Finale Sees Harley Quinn, Nightwing, Oracle, Punchline, But Where’s Damian Wayne Robin? Plus Enter Ghost-Maker As Grifter Looms?!
This milestone issue has a few more variant covers on top of the above.
Plus the main cover.
Looks like Barbara Gordon will be Batgirl and Oracle for the Batman Family.
Elsewhere, the Joker in Alfred Pennyworth’s idealistic Batman armor is taking on the Batman…
…with the Joker Venomized reanimated corpse of Pennyworth helping out?!
Elsewhere, the Underbroker abandons Punchline as Nightwing confronts her and…
…its Punchline’s clowns vs. Nightwing and the Batman Family with Damian Wayne MIA.
The Joker taunts Batman wondering what his idealized future would have been with Catwoman, but…
…before Joker could do more damage to the Batman, Harley Quinn…
…shoots his eye out and straps bombs tp herself and Joker so Batman has to choose who to save; she wants Gotham City rid of the threat of the Joker.
Batman tells Joker to free himself from the bomb since he was able to hack the new Batman suit; he says he won’t, but Batman goes after Harley Quinn anyway.
A week later, Harley Quinn is recovering in hospitals and she learns Joker did escape and his bomb wasn’t activated.
He’s ready to be a better Batman as…
…the Ghost-Maker debuts.
There are also back-up stories featuring Clownhunter (full spoilers here) and Punchline (full spoilers here); the latter leads into the Punchline #1 one-shot in stores on November 10 / 22, 2020.
The former Clownhunter arc continues in Batman #101 out on October 20 / 21, 2020 also with the Grifter and Ghost-Maker.
Followed by Batman #102 in store on November 3 / 4, 2020 with more Ghost-Maker.
Not as high-octane of an ending as I would have expected, but satisfying. Nice teases of what’s next. Great art. 8 out of 10.
Tags: Batman, Clownhunter, DC Comics, Ghost-Maker, Harley Quinn, Joker, Joker War, Oracle, Punchline, Underbroker