Sandra Hope

Batman: Cacophony 3 (March 2009)

And, boom, there goes the series. Smith opens the issue reasonably well with a big fight scene between the Joker, the new supervillain and Batman, but then he decides to do a Killing Joke rip-off instead. I think he even opens the conversation between Batman and the Joker like Moore does in The Killing Joke. […]


Batman: Cacophony 2 (February 2009)

There’s some really problematic art this issue. I feel kind of bad pointing it out (it happens regularly throughout the issue) since this issue is even better than the first. Smith opens it with narration. I can’t remember the last time I read a Batman comic with so much opening narration. It’s wonderful. There’s a […]


Batman: Cacophony 1 (January 2009)

Who knew? Kevin Smith can write one heck of a Batman comic. And his buddy, Walt Flanagan (who spent many years as a punchline in Smith’s films), can draw well enough. I’ve certainly seen far less professional looking Batman comics than Cacophony. I haven’t read a Smith comic in ten plus years–since Daredevil. He does […]