That promo art that came out last Monday to announce the return of the Joker was creepy in it’s own right. This cover may be creepier. Words can’t really do justice to it, as Capullo seems to be firing on all cylinders right now, so I’ll just show you. Hit the jump to see the cover and read the solicit info!
We knew today that Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo would be unveiling the villain of the nextBatmanarc today on the DC Comics Blog, but I had no clue they were going to be the ones to bring The Joker back into the fold. I honestly assumedDetective Comicswould eventually be returning to the character for Daniel to wrap up his plot thread, but that being said I am far more excited/happy to see Snyder and Capullo handle it. Hit the jump for the full promo art and all the details.
One of the major selling points for DC’s relaunch of their entire universe with the New 52 was the newly streamlined continuity, a chance to cast off the jumbled mess that was their history and start fresh. They said they wanted to fix continuity, and keep everything running smoothly. Well one character has already thrown a wrench in those plans and events surrounding him have already seriously messed up any continuity or timelines for the books in the Batman family. I speak, of course, of the Joker. Hit the jump to see how he’s wrecking everything, but beware of potential spoilers.
I never learned how to play chess. I regret that a little, and it looks like now is the perfect time to learn. Apparently DC Comics is releasing a full Batman-inspired chess set piece by piece with the first pieces set to ship in January. Hit the jump to check out each piece and learn how to pre-order these.
After almost twenty long years, Mark Hamill has finally bid a fond farewell to voicing the Clown Prince of Crime via Twitter. This isn’t really a surprise, as Hamill has stated at various conventions all year that Arkham City would be his final portrayal of the Joker (and man does he go out with a bang; well done, sir). From myself and those who agree that Mark Hamill’s Joker is the quintessential Joker, thanks for all the years of clinical insanity. Your Joker will be missed, Mark.
With every villain getting their own custom trailer for Batman: Arkham City, it was only a matter of time until the good folks at Rocksteady dropped a Joker-centric version into our laps. Let me tell you, it doesn’t disappoint. Hit the jump to check it out.
One image that’s floated around for a while and become a huge hit is a shot of Heath Ledger in full Joker attire jumping over what is hopefully Christian Bale as Batman on a skateboard during the filming of The Dark Knight. Well it turns out that wasn’t the only time it happened, as the video above shows Ledger rolling around the set in full makeup. What’s sad is that clearly they decided to film it for fun, as identified by the crane camera, and the footage was never released. Maybe on a special 10th anniversary release, who knows?