DC Spills the Beans on New Batman Villain Punchline Ahead of Joker War

Readers of Batman writer James Tynion IV's newsletter, or readers of Bleeding Cool articles which lift content from Batman writer James Tynion IV's newsletter, know all about the new Batman villain Punchline who is making her debut ahead of the big Joker War storyline kicking off later this year.

But in a press release today, DC Comics shared more details, as well as some new art (and some Tynion's newsletter/Bleeding Cool readers have already seen). Check out the press release below.

Get Ready for Punchline!

Coming Your Way in Batman #89, Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #3, and Beyond!

A brand-new DC villain set to play a major role in Batman's life is already generating buzz and press interest…but who is Punchline? Writer James Tynion IV has teased her appearance in a few upcoming issues, but as of yet we don't know much about the brand-new character! Here's the breakdown of where you'll be seeing her ahead of Batman #95's "Joker War" storyline!

DC Spills the Beans on New Batman Villain Punchline

The mysterious new villain pops up on February 19 in a one-panel cameo in Batman #89; art by Guillem March and Tomeu Morey:

DC Spills the Beans on New Batman Villain Punchline

One week later, Punchline makes her full-on debut as the Joker's latest—and deadliest—henchwoman in Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen#3; art by Steve Epting & Javier Fernandez with color by Nick Filardi:

DC Spills the Beans on New Batman Villain Punchline

For a closer look, check out character designs by Jorge Jiménez! You'll find his artwork in Batman #90 on March 4 ahead of the launch of "Joker War" in May!

DC Spills the Beans on New Batman Villain Punchline

Finally, a sneak peek at Stanley "Artgerm" Lau's variant cover for Batman #94, on shelves May 6!

DC Spills the Beans on New Batman Villain Punchline

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