Batman: Cacophony is the title of a three-issue comic book limited series starring Batman. The series will be
written by Kevin Smith with art by Walt Flanagan and will run November 2008 through January 2009.
As announced at the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con, the series will reportedly feature the villains Onomatopoeia,
Joker and Victor Zsasz. The first issue will ship on November 12 with three different covers - one by Adam Kubert
and two by brother Andy Kubert. Smith confirmed that the mini-series will not be a part of the Elseworlds imprint.
Smith released two covers and five pages of the first issue on his MySpace blog on November 5, 2008. The pages
revealed that Deadshot also appears in the series. The plot reportedly involves a turf war between the Joker and
The first issues has received positive reviews for Smith's depiction of the villain Maxie Zeus. Some have expressed
reservations about depicting the Joker with homosexual and necrophilic leanings.