It's a good time to be bad. Not only because today's Halloween—the day ghouls and goblins, monsters and monsterettes get to roam the streets in search of sweet, sweet candy goodness—but also because in the world of DC Comics, bad guys are pretty much reigning supreme right now.
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.
Welcome to What's New in The New 52 – where you, the fans, get a sneak peek at the stuff that crosses our desks. This little feature is a way to keep you all in the loop about what's new, different and exciting in The New 52 – whether it's a character design, cover, splash page or panel.
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!
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.
DC Entertainment Launches Multi-Faceted DC Comics Super-Villain Campaign To Celebrate The Spookiest Time Of The Year
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 week, we announced the return of one of the most treacherous villains in comic book history: The Joker. And in case you missed it, we revealed the solicit information and cover for The Joker’s first issue back earlier today. Coming back to Gotham City in BATMAN #13, The Joker has got a big, bloody axe to grind with the Bat-family.