The Blazing Battle You Never Expected!
AND THEY'RE FIGHTING!
Written by Len Wein and featuring the pretty, pretty art of none other than Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, this was the astonishing epic that could only be contained in the massively oversized treasury format. And needless to say, it is awesome. After all, between the Joker and the Hulk, it features more purple pants than any other comic book you will ever read, and that's even before the Joker gets godlike power and introduces the Hulk and Batman to the exciting world of cubism.
I'd go through it for the usual ISB rundown, but honestly: when it comes to something this awesome, words fail me. Instead, I'll just hit the high point.
Longtime ISB readers will no doubt be aware of the Single Greatest Moment in Comics History, as designated by me at age six, wherein Batman takes out an uzi-toting thug by chucking a car battery at him resulting in a brutal and satisfying "Ka-tunk!" Imagine my joy, then, when the sinister manipulations of the Joker and the Shaper of Worlds force Batman and the Hulk into combat, at which time the Hulk throws a car battery at Batman.
It is, of course, still in the car at the time.
That's right. Batman jumps through the passenger side window, through the car, out the other side window, tackles the frigg'n Hulk, and the rest of us learn a valuable lesson:
Even while dressed as a clown and wearing makeup, Batman is still totally badass. And that's a FACT.
The Many Moods of the Joker
And perhaps the most common, Being Smacked In The Face By Batman:
Man, that guy can draw.