I want to read “Joker: Year of the Villain”. I know it’s a one-shot that is also part of a series of books with the Year of the Villain title. My main question - Is there anything I need to know before reading it? I know that Batman has been dealing with Bane who somehow managed to take over Gotham with Flashpoint-Thomas Wayne (I have no idea how, but ok). But I don’t have the details and don’t know if there is anything else I need to know.
While I’m at it, what exactly is this whole Year of the Villain series supposed to be about? I’m more of a casual reader who picks what I find interesting, but this has my interest.