Today marks the first day of October, which means that the summer months are officially over and fall is in full swing. It means it’s time to start getting ready to dress up for Halloween, stock up on candy corn and sip pumpkin lattes. But in Gotham City, October means one thing: the return of The Joker.
Launching next week, the “Death of the Family” crossover event signifies the first appearance of The Joker in DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 since the criminal mastermind’s face was removed in DETECTIVE COMICS #1. To help commemorate this monumental and game-changing occasion, BATMAN artist Greg Capullo has created a series of die-cut covers that feature some of the Dark Knight’s closest allies and of course his most notorious foe, The Joker.
This morning, these covers were exclusively debuted on COMIC BOOK RESOURCES. The “Death of the Family” die-cut covers available in October will be for BATGIRL #13, BATMAN #13 and CATWOMAN #13. In November, a die-cut cover will be available for SUICIDE SQUAD #14, and in December, die-cut covers will be available for BATMAN AND ROBIN #15, DETECTIVE COMICS #15, NIGHTWING #15, RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #15 and TEEN TITANS #15.
Head on over to COMIC BOOK RESOURCES to take your first look at Capullo’s “Death of the Family” die-cut covers and share your impressions in the comments section below!