Kelley Frank's Reviews > Batman: Europa

Batman by Matteo Casali
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it was amazing

One of the best Batman and Joker team ups I’ve read in years, Batman: Europa gets almost everything right. Batman and Joker are both infected with a mysterious virus, and must work together to track down the cure. Europa takes us to various major cities in Europe, and there’s some great historical discussion from both characters’ perspectives.

As a Joker fan dissatisfied with the character’s current portrayal in comics but a major fan of BTAS and TDK Joker, I found this Joker delightful. He’s funny but murderous, intelligent and ruthless. He can hold his own. In some cases, Batman is delusional from the virus leaving Joker to long-sufferingly put up with his constant insults. It’s great!

The ending is abrupt, and Batman is, as I said, a bit of a jerk to our Clown Prince for no reason (for once) — I prefer my Batman more compassionate towards the mentally ill. But, because these team ups are so rare, I’ll take what I can get.
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April 23, 2019 – Shelved
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Crystal O'Leary-Davidson Thank you! Put on my to-read list!

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