Writer: Scott Snyder
Colorist: David Baron
Letterer: Sal Cipriano
Through the fire and through the flames the fate of Gotham is coming down to an epic final battle with Batman vs. Batman, the one Who Laughs, the sick and dark twisted perversion.This Batman is from Earth 22 of the Dark Multiverse. He actually crossed that thin red line and snapped the Joker’s neck, releasing the poisonous toxin that made him his worst enemy. See Dark Nights: The Batman Who Laughs #1 by James Tynion. BMWL entered our universe in The Metal event by Scott Snyder, James Tynion and Greg Capullo, just to name a few. See Dark Nights: Metal #1 – 6).
The crippling endgame that is the “Last Laugh” is all but forgotten. The drones that are rigged for contamination must be stopped by James Gordon and his son, rocking some pretty awesome super suits, but that will not stop the Grim Knight. Pay close attention to this fight, it is very crucial to the very last game changing page.
With absolutely no healthy blood cells left, issue six ends with BMWL stabbing Batman through the heart with the serum. The blood flows together in a classic game of red light, green light; Bruce has seconds to fight off this poison or let this suicidal gambit take full fruition. Only one way to shot gun through this issue is to pay very close attention. This issue was an epic ending to one of my favorite Batman stories of all time. Must read for any Batman fan.
A very important lesson can be taken away from this story “knowing is half the battle” not only can you learn from your failures, but the failures of your evil doppelganger from a Dark Multiverse.