When you have immersed yourself with Batman history in quite a short period of time, you need a sense of humour, because in Gotham a lot of people tend to die. Repeatedly. Often in quite horrible ways.
Maybe I'm just saying that as I'm reading Grant Morrison's first arc in Batman and I'm just a little burnt out. I haven't got many early Batman books, but I'm looking forward to reading them as there might be a lot less blood squirting about. Y'know: a change is as good as a holiday?
I came across this on the-gutters.com, and it occurred to me how much scope there is for dark humour and parody in Gotham. Enjoy!