Batman and the Joker team up…
This is not a drill.
Batman and the Joker are teaming up.
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In November, DC will release Batman/The Joker: The Deadly Duo from writer/artist/industry giant Marc Silvestri, which is exactly what it sounds like: arguably the most iconic superhero and supervillain adversaries working together in what the publisher is calling a “fragile alliance”
The seven-issue Black Label series debuts with Batman/The Joker: The Deadly Duo #1 on November 1. The second issue goes on sale on December 6. Each issue is 32 pages long with a cover price of $4.99.
“Batman and the Joker are two of the world’s most iconic characters and have been at each other’s throats for over 80 years,” Silvestri says in the DC ad. “I always thought it would be quite entertaining to have them on the same side, so I wrote a story about it. Needless to say, stuff happens.”
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In what the publisher calls a “meticulously crafted” version of a “horrible, suspenseful version of Gotham City,” Harley Quinn has been kidnapped by a strange, mysterious and brash villain, and The Joker will go to any lengths to get it. his back.
Also, mysterious “Joker-like” creatures stalk the streets of Gotham City collecting severed heads, and Jim Gordon is missing. When a package containing a bloodied part of his friend and ally is delivered to the Gotham City Police Department, Batman concludes that he must do anything to save it.
You see where this is going?
Yes, when the Clown Prince of Crime proposes to team up, the Dark Knight feels he has no choice but to accept the offer.
Take a look at some first-look inside pages from Batman/The Joker: The Deadly Duo #1:
Batman/The Joker: The Deadly Duo will feature a plethora of variant covers for its first two issues, including main covers by Silvestri, plus variant covers by Greg Capullo, Kyle Hotz, Jorge Fornes and two by Silvestri, including one from 1 in 250 .”signed relationship variant cover” for issue #1.
Batman/The Joker: The Deadly Duo #2 will feature a main cover by Kelley Jones, with variants by Jim Lee, Yanick Paquette, Christopher Mitten, and a black and white variant by Silvestri.
Check out a gallery of covers from the first two issues:
Look for DC’s completed November 2022 applications later this month on Newsarama.
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