With the Batman comics about to be hit with “The Joker War” event, it shouldn’t be at all surprising that DC Comics will be releasing a one-shot that tells other tales that go on during the event. What is surprising is the level of talent involved in the one-shot (which was revealed on AIPT).
James Tynion IV, John Ridley, Guillem March, James Stokoe, Joshua Williamson, David Lafuente, and more are promised to tell the war zone tales of certain Bat folk. I mean, this comic already had me at James Stokoe, but then it decides to show this variant cover for the comic by Derrick Chew:
Yes, that is Cassandra Cain back in her Batgirl outfit. Yes, James Tynion IV is teasing like mad on his Twitter that one of the stories in the comic will be featuring perhaps the character (still going by Orphan) maybe redonning her Batgirl costume.
…. Alright Tynion you win this round. You know how to get me to buy copies of this comic. Put yourself, Stokoe, and two characters I very much enjoy in this damn book. Alright, you got me to read the book YOU MAGNIFICENT BASTARD!!!
Here’s the official solicitation for the comic and the other cover by Ben Oliver:
If that wasn’t enough DC also revealed a few pages from the comic that feature delicious Stokoe art, Joker confronting Bane, and Cassandra Cain/Stephanie Brown together again!
Batman: Joker War Zone #1 will be out September 29th.