DC Comics’ 2019 event Year of the Villain is in full effect. With a lot of the focus on Lex Luthor, there is one villain not looking to be left out of the spotlight. We are talking about the character who is probably Batman’s greatest enemy, The Joker. For that DC Comics has has called upon the services of a fan favorite filmmaker that is responsible for films like The Thing, Halloween, They Live and others.
Via comicbook.com we now know that John Carpenter will be making his DC Comics debut along with co-writer Anthony Burch, who wrote video games like Borderlands 2 and League of Legends, in the title The Joker: Year of the Villain #1. This 40 page one-shot comic book will feature artwork by Philip Tan and Marc Deering. Check out the cover by Tan and Deering below!
Here is a description provided by DC:
“Now a human-alien hybrid, Lex Luthor has made his appeal to the world, asking its citizens to embrace doom and give in once and for all to evil, humanity’s true nature. In exchange, he will grant them the tools to ascend to their ultimate selves. While some DC villains (and heroes) are willing to hear what ‘Apex Lex’ has to offer, the Clown Prince of Crime isn’t going to wait around until Lex gets to him. This puts The Joker on a mission to get his swagger back in a world gone bad by out-badding everyone else, proving that the greatest evil is always the one that leaves them laughing.”
This is not the first comic book that Carpenter and Burch have worked on together. as they have previously worked on Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack miniseries over at BOOM! Studios. “The Joker is the greatest villain in comics,” said Carpenter. “I’m proud to be reunited with Anthony on this project.” Burch also commented on the project, ”I’m excited beyond words to be writing for Gotham’s greatest villain,” he said. “I hope the Joker’s exploits make you laugh, shudder, and grow nauseous all at once.”
Hopefully we will get a lot more information about this title at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con 50. Will you be picking up this one shot from DC? Let us know in the comment section below!
DC’s The Joker: Year of the Villain #1 is a 40-page one-shot priced at $4.99 and debuts in comic book stores Wednesday, October 2.
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