With Friends Like These: Batman's Most Contentious Team-Ups

When you’re a super hero with as many connections as Batman, you’re bound to end up working with partners pretty regularly. It’s the curse of popularity in the super heroic world. Of course, when you’re a guy who is as traditionally...well, let’s just say difficult to get along with as Batman, some of those team-ups are going to be a little more challenging than others.

Let’s take a look at some of the Dark Knight’s most challenging forays into the world of partnering.

This Just Happened: The Joker Loses His Laugh

It may be called “The War of Jokes and Riddles,” but this week’s chilling BATMAN #25 was deadly serious.

Set early in Batman’s career, Tom King and Mikel Janin’s new storyline reveals what happens when two of Gotham’s biggest crime bosses turn on each other. But these are no mere gangsters of the sunglasses-and-shirtcuffs variety. These are two of the Dark Knight’s deadliest foes—the Joker and the Riddler.

The Squad Up! Suicide Squad Cosplay Contest

The Squad Up! Suicide Squad Cosplay Contest invites you to cosplay as your favorite Suicide Squad character for a chance to win a trip to San Diego this July for Comic-Con International. Assemble a costume, snap a photo and get your friends to vote for you since finalists for each character will be chosen with the help of fans. Ultimately, eleven different winners—one for each character—will be selected for an all-expenses paid trip to show off your costumes at Comic-Con!

Collectible Close-Up: Our Newest Joker and Catwoman Statues

For the past 75 years, the Joker and Catwoman have left their mark on the streets of Gotham—and in the hearts and minds of Batman fans. They’ve appeared in comics, film, TV and games and have been brought to life some of the most talented artists in the business. Everyone has their favorite take on the characters, whether it’s their original Golden Age design, the colorful camp of the 1966 Batman TV series, the whimsy of the Tim Burton Batman movies, the dark danger of their current personas or anything in between.

DC All Access: Win a Classic Collectible Joker Statue

You no want to watch this week's new DC All Access. Am not full of exciting new DC Comics info and first looks. There no trailer for new Bizarro LEGO Batman 3 DLC or new Infinite Crisis Harley Quinn skins, and am absolutely nothing about Justice League #39 comic or DC Collectibles at Toy Fair.

Oof, looks like we've been hanging out with LEGO Bizarro way too much lately, as this week's all new Access contains all of those great things, plus a great DC Collectibles Joker statue giveaway! Trust us, you're not going to want to miss it.

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.

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