The Making Of A Punchline For The Joker (Punchline #1 Preview)

Punchline Special #1 is out next week, with the Batman villain getting her one one-off special. We saw her try and get out of being prosecuted for being the Joker's accomplice in The Joker War. The Punchline Special looks like her continuance of that journey, to raise public support, paint herself as a victim of The Joker – and get off. As part of that, we get tp see the first time she met the Joker and the impression he made on her.

The Making Of A Punchline For The Joker (Punchline #1 Preview)
The Making Of A Punchline For The Joker (Punchline #1 Preview)
The Making Of A Punchline For The Joker (Punchline #1 Preview)
The Making Of A Punchline For The Joker (Punchline #1 Preview)

Including a visit to the local TV news stations, as part of a school trip, with the rest of her class. And an opportunity that it presents itself. Apparently life sometimes gives you chances and it's all about whether you take them up or not. And if you don't… well it doesn't always go this badly.

The Making Of A Punchline For The Joker (Punchline #1 Preview)
The Making Of A Punchline For The Joker (Punchline #1 Preview)

Chance. Opportunity. Put them together and, apparently, you get a punchline.

The Making Of A Punchline For The Joker (Punchline #1 Preview)
The Making Of A Punchline For The Joker (Punchline #1 Preview)

This would have been her big moment, if it wasn't for, well, you know…

The Making Of A Punchline For The Joker (Punchline #1 Preview)
The Making Of A Punchline For The Joker (Punchline #1 Preview)

May have saved her life. But took away her opportunity – and it appears to be one that she has spent her life trying to fight back for. And so the manipulation continues.

The Making Of A Punchline For The Joker (Punchline #1 Preview)
The Making Of A Punchline For The Joker (Punchline #1 Preview)

Punchline Special by James Tynion IV, Sam Johns, Mikel Andolfo and Romulo Fajardo Jr is published on Tuesday.

PUNCHLINE #1
DC COMICS
JUL208348
Spinning out of the pages of "The Joker War" comes the first solo book starring the blockbuster new character Punchline. As she faces the consequences for her role in "The Joker War," the story of how Alexis Kaye became Punchline will take Leslie Thompkins, Harper Row, and Cullen Row on a harrowing journey that reveals a fringe teenager's radicalization to the ideology of a madman. It's a terrifying tale so big it demanded an oversize special issue! In Shops: Nov 10, 2020 SRP: $4.99

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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