First Look: BATMAN: DEATH OF THE FAMILY BOOK AND THE JOKER MASK SET!

Every legendary hero has an opposite number. The other side of the coin. The darkness to their light. These reflections of evil, death and menace bring out the best in our champions – if they can survive the experience.

But none compare to The Joker – the deadliest, most frightening villain ever to grace the comic book page and the bloodthirsty, grinning psychopath who, in his horrifying return to Gotham City, sported a new, disturbing visage: his own face!

Eight of the Joker's Most Hilarious, Terrifying, and Hilariously Terrifying Jokes

All this month on DCComics.com we're celebrating the 75th Anniversary of one of the DC Universe's... no, all of comics... no, all of FICTION's most popular and recognizable characters: the Dark Knight himself, Batman!

It seems like just yesterday that billionaire Bruce Wayne made the totally sane and reasonable decision to avenge his parents' deaths by dressing up as a giant bat and combating the criminals of Gotham City.

Necessary Evil - Necessary Extras - Skinned Alive (Exclusive)

In this exclusive extra scene from Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics, comic book writer and artist Tony S. Daniel (Detective Comics, Superman/Wonder Woman) discusses dramatically reinventing the Joker into an even more disturbed (and disturbing) character.

Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics is an upcoming feature length documentary that examines the villains of the DC Universe. Look for it on Blu-Ray and DVD in stores tomorrow.

Preview of THE JOKER: DEATH OF THE FAMILY

Every legendary hero has an opposite number. The other side of the coin. The darkness to their light. These reflections of evil, death and menace bring out the best in our champions – if they can survive the experience.

But none compare to The Joker – the deadliest, most frightening villain ever to grace the comic book page.

What’s New In The New 52: The Joker

This September, The Joker will once again get the last laugh.

During Villains Month, witness an untold tale of The Joker that takes place before any of the #1 issues in DC COMICS-THE NEW 52. Written by Andy Kubert and illustrated by Andy Clarke, this unique one-shot will not only hint at a possible origin for The Joker, but will also feature the origin of a classic Batman villain who folks might not suspect as having ties to the Clown Prince of Crime.

Above, check out Clarke’s design for The Joker.

Happy 4th of July!
Bob

5.2 Reasons the Bat-Books Wrecked Us

Please ignore the raggedness and puffy eyes. It’s... it’s been a rough 24 hours following the events of yesterday’s BATMAN INCORPORATED #8. For those of you who missed it, we suggest you check it out immediately. We’ll wait right here.

 

Back? Cool. Here are some tissues and ice cream, and yes, that is REM’s “Everybody Hurts” playing in the background.

 

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