DC Comics Teases New Batman Villain Punchline’s Origin With The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 Plus Batman #92! (Sans Spoilers)

DC Comics Teases New Batman Villain Punchline’s Origin With The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 Plus Batman #92! (Sans Spoilers)

Via his newsletter James Tynion IV revealed the following.

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      Okay, so let’s get down to business. The Comic Book Machine has been reactivated and I have comics coming out again. Not just yet, but soon. That second week of June is going to be an absolute James Tynion IV juggernaut of a week… The DC Comics will be out on Tuesday, June 9th, and the Boom! books will be out on Wednesday, June 10th. Let me give you the full rundown…

      The first out of the gate is going to be the JOKER: 80TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL, which has its FOC on Monday. This is going to feature a story that reveals Punchline’s secret origin (spoilers: she is an original character, and wasn’t any of the older characters you’ve been tweeting at me asking if she is). Mikel Janin drew the story, and did a fucking phenomenal job, and I am very very excited for you to read it. This whole book is going to be something twisted and special, and highlight the greatest villain in all of comic bookery.

      The next on the docket is BATMAN #92, which I know folks have been waiting for FOR A WHILE. It’s new FOC is coming up, but just to remind you why you all were so excited about it the last time around. This issue is drawn by the incredible Guillem March, and features Punchline meeting Harley Quinn for the first time. It’s the moment I’ve been waiting for as Punchline moves from a character cameoing in the background of Batman and Hell Arisen, and joins the main cast of the book, in the lead-up to Joker war. This issue also features two variant covers… One of them is the knock-out amazing Artgerm cardstock variant… And the other is the Jorge Jimenez design variant, showing off the final design sheet Jorge did when we were creating Punchline. When these were up for FOC last time around the design variant was catching lots of people’s attention, so I think we’re going to line up some more. Stay tuned!

Plus we get further look at Punchline from that anniversary issue.

The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1, with all its variant covers, hits stores on June 10, 2020. Batman #92 arrives on the same day.

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