Bruce Wayne Was a Fan Of The Mr. Smiles Show As A Kid? Joker Sequel, The Smile Killer by Lemire and Sorrentino, Puts Batman In The Chair

Joker: Killer Smile, Godeon Falls and Old Man Logan series creators Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino, the final third issue of which is out next week, will be creating a sequel to the Black Label series, out in May. The Joker: Killer Smile miniseries tells the story of psychotherapist Dr. Ben Arnell, and his study of The Joker.

The Batman: The Smile Killer one-shot will be a Joker sequel and will look at the early years of Bruce Wayne, and his being a fan of the fictional kids TV show, The Mr. Smiles Show. An early sign of The Joker to come? The show might have been watching him back!… not only was young Bruce watching, he was listening … listening as Mr. Smiles spoke across the airwaves only to him. The comic promises to flip "the mythos of the Batman on its head in the most devastating trick The Joker has ever devised!" and deliver one last gut-punch for the story.

Batman: The Smile Killer #1 will be on sale on May 13th for $5.99. Kaare Andrews will have a variant cover. But here is Sorrentino's…

Bruce Wayne Was a Fan Of The Mr. Smiles Show As A Kid? Joker Sequel, The Smile Killer by Lemire and Sorrentino, Puts Batman In The Chair

And a sneak peek inside…

Bruce Wayne Was a Fan Of The Mr. Smiles Show As A Kid? Joker Sequel, The Smile Killer by Lemire and Sorrentino, Puts Batman In The Chair

For now, here's the solicit for Killer Smile #3.

JOKER KILLER SMILE #3 (OF 3) (MR)
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Andrea Sorrentino
DC Black Label Prestige Plus 8.5" x 10.875"
Everything Dr. Ben Arnell knew is wrong. Who can he turn to? The Joker waits with open arms…and all he needs from Ben is open cell doors! The unbelievable psychological thriller from the creators of Gideon Falls hits a fever pitch and crashes to its decisive finale…or does it? In Shops: Feb 19, 2020 SRP: $5.99

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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