Well, it may not be "happy," but The Long Halloween may be the best Batman story I have ever read (and thus deserving of a less than witty review title?). This is a year-long case has Batman following the serial killer "Holiday," who strikes on special occasions. It features a large cast of villains, but in a way that feels natural--rather than a super-villain team up (though who can't love the Adam West Batman movie?). The mystery is intriguing and builds into a powerful conclusion. Some highlights are the origin of Two Face, and many appearances by Catwoman. The writing and art are both astounding. I cannot emphasize this enough! And if my opinion isn't enough, Christopher Nolan (of the most recent Batman films) definitely read and appreciated this book as well. And so should you! Seriously, if you like Batman at all, do yourself a favor: Buy this NOW. Best. Book. Ever.