The Ongoing Joke: ‘Joker’ Gets A Monthly Comic Series

Batman‘s Clown Prince of Crime is getting his own monthly title next year. Yes, DC is mixing things up and instead of another Batman or Harley Quinn title, is giving Joker his own series. Here is how DC describes the upcoming title:

After an unthinkable attack on Gotham City, the Clown Prince of Crime has become the most wanted man in the world! The Joker is doing his best to stay several steps ahead of law enforcement overseas, but Jim Gordon, facing retirement, realizes this is the last manhunt of his life and vows to track down Gotham’s worst nemesis, completing his storied career. But there are some mysterious and deadly forces that are also on the hunt for The Joker, and they’re not going to let Gordon slow them down or get in the way.

There will also be a back up story featuring Punchline:

Alexis Kaye, a.k.a. Punchline becomes the newest resident of Blackgate Penitentiary, while on the outside Harper Row resumes her role as Bluebird to prevent her brother from falling under the influence of Punchline and her beguiling brand of anarchy and chaos.

The new title will be written by James Tynion IV with art by Guillem March; the back up is written by Tynion IV and Sam Johns with art by Mirka Andolfo. Variant covers for the first issue will be by Frank Quitely, Francesco Mattina, Riccardo Federici and Mark Brooks. To celebrate the main artist, the title will release starting in March 2021 with a $4.99 pricetag.

Joker #1 cover by Guillem March
Joker #1 variant cover by Frank Quietly
Joker #1 variant cover by Francesco Mattina
Joker #1 variant cover by Riccardo Federici

 

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