Im a lifelong Fan, raised on BTAS and classic batman detective stories. However in the new century i've been mostly turned off because DC went away from "streetlevel" Batman, which is what I prefer almost exclusively, to Bruce wayne traveling time and Intergalactic Mumbo-Jumbo. Now I feel the same about the Joker. Going from a homicidal-maniacal-genius clown prince to some Cultish Gorefiend more into fortune telling and dismemberment than doing what he's best at, giving gotham/batman hell.
Now I know the Joker has returned, and I would like to know:
A) what do i need to collect to start the joker's return arc
B) Is it worth my time/money to start reading any Batman books? Is the detective put back in the narrative? Are there good, well written stories out there? Batman #700 was the most recent story I thought was excellent.
Thank you Batman community