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James Tynion IV Talks up Batman to Comic Store Retailers for FOC

Batman writer James Tynion IV joined the ultra-top secret Facebook DC Nation Retailer Forum on Thursday for a discussion of the upcoming Batman #92, which you may have seen teased on Bleeding Cool, and the build-up to The Joker War, detailing how the next few issues lead to the highly anticipated event. He mentioned a […]

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Joker War Zone Announced By DC Comics Tomorrow

We just mentioned the first appearance of Clownhunter in James Tynion IV's newsletter, but there's more, such as this checklist for the Joker War storyline and spinoffs. That amount of titles looks fairly reasonable don't you think? Shouldn't break the bank? We're not talking Secret Wars/Secret Empire/Civil War here or anything. Also, should hopefully be […]

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Clownhunter Joins Punchline in Batman's Upcoming Joker War

I love it when James Tynion IV's newsletter goes out because it means it's basically a) find the bit about Batman b) especially if it involves Punchline c) cut and d) paste. Well, with Batman #92 up for FOC this Monday, (and doing rather well on the advance reorders anyway) he probably won't mind. You […]

Retailers Get Exclusive Covers For Harley Quinn #75 and Joker War.

Retailer Custom Covers For Harley Quinn #75, Punchline and Joker War

Harley Quinn #75 would originally have been solicited for July, but will now be coming out of August. DC Comics will be releasing their August solicitation details on Friday, but we are getting a look ahead at Harley Quinn #75 in order for DC Comics to persuade comic book stores to sign up for exclusive […]

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Full Line-Up for Joker 80th and When Will We Get #Batman #100?

Batman #92 had almost a quarter-of-a-million copies published, but that was in the time before lockdown. Even though it is a comic about lockdown. It didn't get to stores to time and has been sitting in Diamond Comic Distributors warehouses ever since. Now it will be coming to comic stores from Diamond, UCS and Lunar […]

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Detective Comics #1022 Joins DC's Joker War

Lunar Comic Distributors has told comic book retailers that Detective Comics #1022 from DC Comics will now have a "Joker War" logo.  Previously it had not been solicited as being part of the Joker War event at DC Comics, and advance reorders for the comic has passed. Also it doesn't look like DC, Diamond or UCS […]

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Batman #93 Now Gets a 1:25 Designer Design Cover

As anticipation for "The Joker War builds toward its opening chapter in Batman #95 (for those who can get into a comic shop), DC Comics announces that Batman will continue to have 1:25 card stock variant covers on each issue. Following on the well-received 1:25 variant cover featuring Punchline added to issue #92, these new […]


Ric is Dick, Batman Has Knightmares, Batgirl Relives Trauma, and Two-Face May Die in DC's Joker War Solicits for June

In June's Detective Comics #1024… Two-Face May Die!!! [Joker War]

Two-Face may meet his end in June, and not because he's contracted the coronavirus. Well, actually, the solicit doesn't explicitly say he hasn't, so who knows? When will Gotham's supervillains make the reasonable decision to conduct all of their crime from home for the time being?! There's a whole world of cyber-crime out there that […]

Ric is Dick, Batman Has Knightmares, Batgirl Relives Trauma, and Two-Face May Die in DC's Joker War Solicits for June

Batman to Have Knightmares Again Thanks to Joker War in June

Back during Tom King's Batman run, in the good old days of 2019, Batman had what we're pretty sure was a 47-issue arc where he was having "Knightmares," trapped in a fantasy world of endless torture. And we mean that for the readers. For Batman, it was just mildly inconvenient. At least, we're pretty sure […]

Ric is Dick, Batman Has Knightmares, Batgirl Relives Trauma, and Two-Face May Die in DC's Joker War Solicits for June

Ric Grayson Finally Gets His Dick Back in Nightwing #73

DC Comics has released their Bat-family solicits for June ahead of the full solicits later this month as Joker War sweeps across the line. So what's going on? Well, let's start with the most important development: Nightwing is, without qualification, Dick Grayson again. We've known Nightwing's Dick is coming, and fans who have found the […]

Ric is Dick, Batman Has Knightmares, Batgirl Relives Trauma, and Two-Face May Die in DC's Joker War Solicits for June

Batgirl Relives Killing Joke, and All Her Worst Traumas, for Joker War in June

Batgirl will relive her greatest traumas… again… this June as Joker War rolls through Batgirl #48. Kicking off a new storyline called "The Last Joke," Batgirl #48 sees the return of James Gordon Jr., who may or may not be teaming up with the Joker himself. As a result, Barbara Gordon will be "forced to […]


DC Spills the Beans on New Batman Villain Punchline

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, […]

Joker War is Coming to Batman Comics, And it Starts in April

Joker War is Coming to Batman Comics, And it Starts in April

Move over, War of Jokes and Riddles! Step aside, Justice/Doom War. The latest war to ravage the DC Universe is happening in Batman in 2020, and coincidentally coinciding with all those awards nominations, it's the Joker War! Revealed in April's solicits for Batman, the "Their Dark Designs" storyline will be ending, but a new storyline, […]