This was my first foray into the comic works of Kevin Smith and it did not disappoint. I love the movies he has directed (Clerks, Clerks 2, Chasing Amy, Red State) but these comics are a 180 in tone from those movies. For those who follow Kevin Smith, he is one of the biggest batfans ever and it shows with the depth he brings to the characters. Not many people can carry dialogue between the Joker and Batman when the Joker is medically sane. The ending to Widening Gyre is frustratingly good and I cannot wait for the third and final installment to see the conclusion.