Batman: Cacophony by Kevin Smith
When one of the Spring Book Challenges was to “Read a book by an author who was born in the same month as you”, my mind immediately leapt to Kevin Smith. We’re not just born in the same month, but the same day. Also, I love his comic book writing and have been wanting to read Cacophony since I heard about it before it hit the shelves.
It’s an amazing read as always. I really like how he brought back Onomatopoeia. It’s going to be really interesting to find out what he has planned for that character. The thing that suprised me the most about this one was how much it was really about the Joker. I had been given the impression it was going to be more about Onomatopoeia. But the storyline was just amazing. And I love the last issue. Getting to see what a closer to sane Joker is really like.
The artwork was just as amazing. Walt is very, very talented. His Batman was absolutely perfect. I love his Joker. In the last issue it made me think of Tim Curry and how he would have been a great Joker back in the day. He could probably still do the voice for animation, but he’s in no shape to be the Joker in live action. Although, he could do it if they (idiotically) decide to do a Dark Knight Returns movie.
Spring Book Challenge: Read a book by an author who was born in the same month as you