Happy Wednesday, folks. Still sipping that cup of coffee? Hoping to get an extra 15 minutes of sleep? Today’s not the day.
This Wednesday, the Joker returns.
But you should know that already, right? If not, here are the basics: The mega-talented BATMAN creative team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo are kicking off “Death of the Family” this week, a crossover affecting the entire Bat-Family and heralding the return of Batman’s main nemesis, the Joker. That’s right – the masterminds behind “The Court of Owls” and so much more bring in the Clown Prince of Crime. Can you say “Instant Batman Classic”?
“Why do we have to wait until Wednesday, though?”
Just in time for New York Comic Con, the Joker will make his explosive return to Gotham City next Wednesday when BATMAN #13 hits stores.
USA TODAY spoke with BATMAN series writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo about “Death of the Family,” the Joker-centric crossover that will be hitting the Bat titles beginning this month.
It’s hard to believe that New York Comic Con is only one week away!
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.
Last month, we told you that in anticipation of “THE DARK KNIGHT RISES” opening in theaters and IMAX ® on Friday, July 20, comic book shops across North America will be distributing a free comic book to celebrate the film’s highly-anticipated arrival. More than 500,000 copies of this free BATMAN comic book will be handed out tomorrow on a first-come, first-served basis.
This October, one of the most notorious villains in comic book history is making his return to DC COMICS-THE NEW 52. In the new storyline, “Death of the Family,” The Joker will come out of the dark in a horrifying, unnerving, and huge way. And the grave consequences of his reemergence will be felt by not only the Bat-family, but by all of Gotham City.
On July 10th, REVOLVER MAGAZINE will be releasing their July/August “Mayhem Festival” issue. The issue’s cover salutes the tour’s headlining bands Slayer and Slipknot. Oh, and did we mention it’s illustrated by BATMAN artist and self-proclaimed metal head Greg Capullo?
The issue also features an in-depth interview with Capullo about his love of both comics and heavy metal. Curious how did he came up with the concept for the issue’s cover?
Exploring the never-before-seen history of the Wayne family and Gotham City itself, BATMAN VOL. 1: THE COURT OF OWLS collects the inaugural story arc of the bestselling and acclaimed series, BATMAN. Written by Scott Snyder and illustrated by Greg Capullo and Jonathan Glapion, BATMAN VOL. 1: THE COURT OF OWLS also includes an exciting array of backup material including various script pages by Snyder as well as layouts and character sketches by Capullo.