Mopping Up Joker War Clowns With Batgirl, Nightwing and Clownhunter

Spoilers for Bat-titles ahead! In Batman #100, Batman visited Clownhunter, a kid called Bao Pham who took a role of taking down Joker henchmen in the Joker War, in a very permanent way, and looks to be continuing that mission, after the War had finished. As he said, in his Ultimate Universe-lower case.

Mopping Up The Joker War Clowns With Nightwing, Batman and Clownhunter
Batman #100 artwork/

Batman #101 picks up on that, showing them doing just that, hiding their masks, and Clownhunter going to war to find them all. Like a Nazi war criminal hunter, with a Batarang baseball bat.

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Mopping Up Joker War Clowns With Batgirl, Nightwing and Clownhunter – Batman #101

In Nightwing #75, however, they aren't quite so hidden.

Mopping Up Joker War Clowns With Batgirl, Nightwing and Clownhunter
Nightwing #75.

With Batgirl and Nightwing taking them down in one scene…

Mopping Up Joker War Clowns With Batgirl, Nightwing and Clownhunter
Nightwing #75.

ANd Batman and Nightwing doing it in another.

Mopping Up Joker War Clowns With Batgirl, Nightwing and Clownhunter
Nightwing #75.

It does appear that some of the Clowns are better at hiding than the other.

Mopping Up Joker War Clowns With Batgirl, Nightwing and Clownhunter
Nightwing #75.

While as for Catwoman? She may be taking a one year break from Batman and Bruce Wayne... but she still seems to be hanging around Gotham.

Mopping Up The Joker War Clowns With Nightwing, Batman and Clownhunter

That's going to have to be awkward right? If they both end up knocking over the same clowns? Batman living close by in his brownstone, Selina in Alleytown. No Batcave, no butler, no Wayne manor, no Bruce billions – and no Robins. Over in Nightwing #75, Dick says he has refused Bruce's offer of a place at Wayne Manor… but is that even Bruice's offer to make now? How can he afford this hotel now anyway?

Mopping Up The Joker War Clowns With Nightwing, Batman and Clownhunter
Nightwing #75.

While in Teen Titans #46, there is still no sign of Damian Wayne. He's no longer a Robin either and is completely out of the picture. That, it seems, was always the aim of the recent arc.

Mopping Up The Joker War Clowns With Nightwing, Batman and Clownhunter
Teen Titans #46

I mean there is one Robin still around…

Mopping Up Joker War Clowns With Batgirl, Nightwing and Clownhunter

But maybe not. But at least we know in this universe, and maybe others too, that Robin is the official bird of Gotham. You live and learn.

BATMAN #101 JOKER WAR
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(W) James Tynion IV (A/CA) Guillem March
A new day dawns in Gotham and the horrors of "The Joker War" are just being realized. A bold new direction for Batman begins as Bruce Wayne's circumstances are forever changed. How did the Joker's rampage affected the citizens of the city? And why does Cole Cash-a.k.a.-Grifter, now work for Lucius Fox? !In Shops: Oct 20, 2020 SRP: $3.99

CATWOMAN #26
DC COMICS
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(W) Ram V(A) Fernando Blanco
In the aftermath of "The Joker War," Selina Kyle has taken up residence in Alleytown. But when she finds that her old stomping grounds have been taken over by drug-running mobsters, she hatches a plan to take the town back! However, unbeknownst to her, she is being tracked by a terrifying new foe: a hit man in priest's clothing known only as Father Valley, who carries a bag of bibles around as trophies from each of his victims. Will she be able to loosen the mafia's stranglehold on her, new hometown or become another victim to Father Valley's sacred oath?In Shops: Oct 21, 2020
SRP: $3.99

NIGHTWING #75 JOKER WAR
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(W) Dan Jurgens (A) Ronan Cliquet (CA/A) Travis Moore
In the wake of "The Joker War," Nightwing is back-but is he back for good? And does he remember Bea? With the help of Batman, Batgirl, his Teen Titans friends, and even Alfred, Nightwing must decide for himself which path to take. Then, when KGBeast discovers Nightwing is still alive, his street credibility is on the line if he doesn't go to finish the job he started when he tried to kill Nightwing…and missed! Nightwing better watch his back is he wants to be back for good!In Shops: Oct 21, 2020
SRP: $5.99

DEATH METAL ROBIN KING #1
DC COMICS
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With a utility belt filled to the brim with weapons designed to kill every hero in the DCU, Robin King is the most sadistic soldier in the Darkest Knight evil army! Can anyone stop him from laying waste to Earth's last line of defense? And how did he become one of the Batman Who Laugh's groblins in the first place? And in the backup story, can the Robins liberate Gotham City from the Darkest Knight's control?In Shops: Oct 21, 2020

I bought my DC Comics this week from Piranha Comics in Kingston-Upon-Thames. Piranha Comics is a small south London comic store chain with a small south-east store in Kingston-Upon Thames's market centre, which runs Magic The Gathering nights on Fridays, and a larger south-west store in Bromley, which also runs Magic nights and has an extensive back issue collection and online store. If you are in the neighbourhood, check them out.

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Piranha Comics logo.

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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