Title: The Batman Who Laughs (2018-) #7
Words: Scott Snyder
Published: July 31, 2019
Publisher’s Summary: It’s the final showdown between Batman and the Batman Who Laughs…but how do you defeat a foe who knows your every instinct and every move? Bruce Wayne will have to outsmart Bruce Wayne in this ultimate test of good versus evil. You can’t miss this finale to the epic miniseries that will tear up the very foundations of Gotham City!
The first six issues of this mini-series have been intense and thrilling; The Batman Who Laughs #7 is no different. Bruce Wayne, half-embracing the evil that’s pumping through his veins, faces off against the Batman Who Laughs in an epic conclusive battle.
Throughout this short run, writer Scott Snyder has done an excellent job in not only building momentum, but also in creating and maintaining dramatic tension. This writing, has made the series, The Batman Who Laughs #7 especially, thrilling. And, despite leaving me wanting more of the Batman Who Laughs–more Batman vs Batman face-offs–this final chapter provides an ending that is both fitting and satisfying.
Throughout this mini-series, Jock’s artwork has been phenomenal, perhaps even peaking here in this final chapter, as his ‘nightmare-vision’ panels are especially twisted.
Without giving too much away, this issue’s ending makes it clear that the reverberations of the impact made by the Batman Who Laughs will continue to be felt in Gotham City for a long time.
The Batman Who Laughs #7 provides a fitting conclusion to what has been one of the most intense Batman stories ever told.