Ce que je cherche à?!
While the art was good, it couldn't save the fact that I was bored and felt like absolutely nothing was accomplished. This was the middle of the story, and we don't know the origins of the virus, the villain, why he aimed for both Batman and Joker etc. We are now on issue 3 of 4 and we have another artist switch as Batman and the Joker arrive in Paris to save Nina. Will they find Nina in time before the disease takes them? Lets find out...
We open up the same way as the last two issues; in the middle of the end...which in all honesty was neat in the first issue and alright in the second...but now it feels like the writers ran out of ideas for an opening sequence. Batman is fighting Gargoyle-like creatures on top of Notre Dame while, big shock, Joker stands there and is doing nothing. Soon Batman's cord snaps and he falls...right into the next thing that is repeated, except it is unwanted; Talking about the history of the current city they are in! Because that's what you wanted when you bought a Batman comic! The only difference this time is that the Joker tells the history of how some of Paris' greatest landmarks were considered eyesores at the beginning...and laughs the entire way! Hey Joker remember that detail that you're dying?! Take things seriously!
When we actually get to the story, we find the dynamic duo walking in the sewers of Paris talking about how they are going to save Nina from her kidnapper, known as the Trojan Horse. That's when Joker hears something coming from a wall near the end of the tunnel...and reveals that there is a group of psychos that like to cosplay as the Joker and follow his teachings and has connections that will help them find him. How? No explanation as we cut right to the next sequence where Batman tries to glide into the room where Trojan Horse is when Joker decides to be annoying and mess with his grappling wire which causes him to crash into the room...this wouldn't bother me so much if the stakes weren't so high. YOU ARE DYING! YOU AND BATMAN ARE SUPPOSED TO WORK TOGETHER! That is my biggest problem with this series. The Joker has become so anti-life, he'd try and take the life the man trying to help him!
Batman finds the body of the Trojan horse, the inventor of the clockwork robots last issue. I recognized him because of a swirl that reminded me of his hair...that's all I could see that could remind me of him...lets just say this art really isn't the best for identifying characters. As Batman tries to figure out what happened, Notre Dame's bells rings, signaling the Dynamic Duo to come for the girl.