Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s next arc in Batman has officially been teased.
Not to pat myself on the back (but to pat myself on the back) I called this. Kinda. Back during my reaction to Scott Snyder’s interview for Night of the Owls. The Joker is one of few major characters left largely untouched since DC’s relaunch, only making a brief appearance in Detective Comics #1 where his face was literally cut off.
Which has left us wondering where the heck he is.
And we’ll finally get to find out, starting in Batman #13 the Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo team up will give us the start to what is sure to be one of the most highly anticipated Joker arcs in a long freaking time.
From DC’s blog The Source…
Seriously, that image gives me the creepers.
The last time we saw the Joker playing any extended role in Bat-comics was in Grant Morrison’s Batman and Robin, around summer time of 2010, and before that in Morrison’s Batman R.I.P. in 2008. In both occasions he wasn’t the major villain though, not really, so it’s been awhile since the Joker has been in center stage all by himself.
With Snyder’s penchant for horror the possibilities are endless.
And if Capullo can draw scary owls I hate to think of what he can do with a skinless Joker.
From Scott Snyder [“Joker is my favorite villain of all time. Not just in comics. In everything — film, books, TV. He’s the greatest, hands down. So this story is something extremely important and personal to me — something I’ve been building in my head ever since I started working in Gotham. Basically, this is my big exploration of the Joker, my Arkham Asylum or The Killing Joke, only bigger in scope. Bottom line: it’s the biggest, baddest, most shocking Joker story I could tell,”