I like these collections. These are the best issued of all of the series that the story crosses over. This book if I am being honest didn't do as good of a job at being one big story as Joker: Death of the Family. I was so fortunate to be allowed the chance to read and review this by DC Comics and Edelwiess. I enjoyed it but not as much as I had hoped. The ending was also a little less than awesome, but that's all I'm going to say on that one.
The Joker is back with a fresh face and a plan to wipe out everyone in Gotham. Batman is struggling with the toxin Scarecrow hit him with in earlier issues causing him to live his death in different ways over and over again. Batman is going to need al the help he can get and he will find it in some of the oddest places.
Most of the issues that are pulled from different Batman series involve a small group of Arkham escapees who are sharing there Joker origin stories. This for me dragged on and I could have really done with out this. I understand the purpose behind this little interlude I just didn't care for it and I felt it kind of took away from the main story a little. I wanted more Joker and more Batman. The best part of this book was the issued written by Scott Snyder. I am anxious to read Batman vol 7 to have all of these back to back and see if there were other issues not included in this collection.
I also want to mention that a good portion of the art work was pretty good. There were a few issues that I wasn't all that impressed with but over all there is a lot of detail to the panels and The Batgirl issue had the story told all in pictures with a few little text items thrown in. It was actually a pretty good issue. Over all this was a pretty good book but I had higher expectations. I give this book 3 out of 5 stars.