(W) Ed Brubaker (A) Doug Mahnke, Patrick Zircher and Sean Phillips (CA) Doug Mahnke
A mysterious homicidal maniac is killing prominent citizens of Gotham City, each time leaving an unusual calling card: a ghastly rictus grin plastered on the victims? lifeless faces. Batman is on the case, and before long finds himself taking on his eventual archnemesis, The Joker! Plus, Batman teams with the original Green Lantern, Alan Scott, to untangle a murder mystery that stretches back decades. Collects Batman: The Man Who Laughs #1 in a Deluxe Edition hardcover for the first time, along with stories from Detective Comics #784-786 and Batman: Gotham Noir #1, the first team-up of the Eisner Award-winning team of writer Ed Brubaker and artist Sean Phillips.