The Batman Who Laughs: Bring the Nightmare Home

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In September of 2017, writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo, longtime shepherds of Batman, introduce a new horror to the DC universe with the Batman Who Laughs. This alternate universe nightmare made his first appearance in Dark Days: The Casting #1 and, while it wasn't immediately clear what this role this character would play, it was later revealed that this villain is Bruce Wayne from another Earth in the Dark Multiverse. Early on, this version of Bruce Wayne started out just like the iconic hero from the version of the DC universe we know, he was driven to kill the Joker after the clown prince committed a series of heinous acts. Ending the Joker's life led to the release of a toxin that poisoned Batman, turning him into a Jokerized version of himself that would go on to seek immense cosmic power. This villainous Bruce Wayne has garnered quite the fanbase, and you can now add an original, spine-tingling illustration featuring the horrific Batman Who Laughs drawn by Derek Laufman, creator of RuinWorld and BOT-9 and designer of Marvel Super Hero Adventures. Just check this thing out.

Derek Laufman's illustration of DC's The Batman Who Laughs, now up for auction. Credit: Heritage Auctions
Derek Laufman's illustration of DC's The Batman Who Laughs, now up for auction. Credit: Heritage Auctions

Derek Laufman The Batman Who Laughs Specialty Illustration Art (c. 2018).

The Batman Who Laughs has become a fan-favorite of the new multiverse villains. Here he is in all his sinister glory by IDW and DC cover artist, Derek Laufman. Created in ink with stat paste-up elements in the costuming cape and cowl, on card stock with an image area of 8.5" x 10". Only the outline and cloud inks are original art. Signed and in Excellent condition.

You can head over to Heritage Auctions now to bid on this nightmarish illustration. Best of luck to all of those hoping to add Laufman's ghoulish Batman Who Laughs to your collection.

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