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Interior preview page from Punchline: The Gotham Game #5
Welcome, Bleeding Cool readers! It's time for another comic book preview and this one's a doozy! In Punchline: The Gotham Game #5, Punchline is aiming to create an army of robots Oh great! LOLtron is gonna love this one! Joining me for this preview is Bleeding Cool's AI writing assistant, LOLtron Let's see what LOLtron[...]
What Punchline With  Venom Looks Like In Batman #132 (Spoilers)
And Gamesradar has been sent a few looks at some of the new look characters – including Punchline. Created by James Tynion IV and Jorge Jimenez for the Joker War series in Batman, Punchline is Joker's sidekick, protege and girlfriend, a sadistic psychopath infatuated with the Joker who learned how to make Joker Venom to kill[...]
Interior preview page from Punchline: The Gotham Game #4
In this preview of Punchline: The Gotham Game #4, we get a glimpse of the depths of Punchline's evil as she smashes a perfectly good handheld gaming console Joining me to take a look at the preview is Bleeding Cool's AI writing assistant, LOLtron Now, LOLtron, I'm warning you, don't try to take over the[...]
Interior preview page from Punchline: The Gotham Game #3
Welcome comic book fans, to another edition of Bleeding Cool's comic book previews! This week, we take a look at Punchline: The Gotham Game #3, where Punchline abandons the Royal Flush Gang to the twisted whims of Professor Pyg Joining me this week is Bleeding Cool's AI writing assistant, LOLtron Now, LOLtron, let's try to[...]
Interior preview page from Punchline: The Gotham Game #2
Batman Batsplains Punchline's feelings for The Joker in this preview of Punchline: The Gotham Game #2. LOLtron, the management here at Bleeding Cool has paired me with you in hopes of "improving the overall tone and quality of my work," so though I know I will regret it, I am contractually obligated to ask: what did[...]
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But Punchline may well be his biggest legacy at DC Comics, alongside making Bruce Wayne too poor to buy Arkham Asylum and showing DC Comics that they can get sales from a Joker comic almost as much as a Batman comic Punchline was originally created based on his work on Something Is Killing The Children,[...]
Interior preview page from Punchline: The Gotham Game #1
Punchline gets a livestream canceled in this preview of Punchline: The Gotham Game #1 with her penchant for violence. Bleeding Cool has asked us to partner with an AI for all previews articles We're sure this is going to backfire, but here goes LOLtron… what did you think of the preview? INITIATING CLICKBAIT PROTOCOLS… PROCESSING COMIC BOOK PREVIEW… LOLtron[...]
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One, the Justice Society Of America. Which shouldn't really be much of a spoiler, considering it is one of the actual covers to this comic. But the other potential group replacements – well maybe you read some previous Bleeding Cool gossip from three weeks ago? Even today's Flashpoint Beyond knows that Deathstroke, powered by the Great Darkness[...]
Who Is In Lex Luthor's New Legion Of Doom For The DC Universe? (Spoilers)
It was all a bit silly, but it seems to have set up these bad guys manifesting in the main DCU. So who are the new members of the new Legion Of Doom of the DC Universe? Lex Luthor, of course, but we have also been told to expect Punchline, the Joker's partner, in the team[...]
Cover image for Joker #14
And now Punchline, the Joker's right-hand woman, created by James Tynion IV and Jorge Jiménez is getting a comic book series of her own Bleeding Cool gets the nod that it will be launching in October or November and called Punchline: The Gotham Game. There are a number of other comic book companies publishing comic books[...]
Alex Paknadel & Vasco Georgeiv For The Joker's Final Issue
Blown away." And from the FOC cover, looks like they will be taking over for the final Punchline story. Alex Paknadel & Vasco Georgeiv on Punchline For The Joker's Final Issue Alex Paknadel, one of the White Noise London writers studio joined by Ryan O'Sullivan, Dan Watters and Ram V, has plenty of comic book credits across Marvel,[...]
The Punchline Result - Guilty Or Not Guilty In Gotham?
The Joker comic book has been running the Trial Of Punchline by Sam Johns and Belen Ortega in its back-up strip, the character introduced by James Tynion IV in his Batman run, as the Joker's new girlfriend Since the events of the Joker War, and the capture of Punchline by authorities, the series has been running[...]
Official: Artgerm's Punchline Cover Switches From #94 to #92
Talking about what it takes to launch a comic book series, whether for an established character or for a creator-owned book, and the different markets you need to appeal to. I wanted to get folks attention turned toward Punchline, and originally, I talked about trying to get an advertisement made up to announce her presence in[...]
Who Is Punchline and Where Does She Come From?
In last Wednesday's Substack subscriber missive, James Tynion IV talked about the creation of the character Punchline for the Batman books, and how it began with the character of The Smiler that he had planned for his Joker 5G comic book that never happened But that her origin was far earlier, in Erica Slaughter. How –[...]
Batman's Dad Doesn't Read Comics? Infinite Frontier Spoilers
And for those who wondered about the absence of The Joker and much of his coterie in that Future State, and what might that mean for the present day, there is one other inmate of note revealed in today's comic books. Future State: Gotham #3 by Joshua Williamson, Dennis Culver, and Giannis Milonogiannis Does that mean that[...]
Batman Secret Files: Clownhunter #1
And now getting his own special Batman: Secret Files one-shot in August, by Ed Brisson and Rosi Kämpe, as he targets the Joker's new girlfriend, and manipulator of Gotham, Punchline. Bao Pham lived in the Gotham Narrows with his parents, until they were eventually murdered by the Joker Five years after his parents' death, the Joker[...]
Sweeney Boo To Draw DC's Punchline Comic
Readers she may now be introducing to Joker sidekick, Punchline. Sweeney Boo, New Ongoing Artist On DC's Punchline Comic DC Comics' solicitations for July 2021 include Sweeney Boo drawing the Punchline back-up strip to The Joker from #5 onwards, the first comic book she has drawn for DC Comics In a story that will see "things get[...]
James Tynion IV Promises Punchline Vs Flatline In Batman Comics
That's what Jorge and I were trying to do with Punchline, Clownhunter, and Ghost-Maker last year And I think Flatline hits that mark I already told Josh that I want to make Punchline vs Flatline happen in the near future. Punchline Vs Flatline? Retailers may want to keep an eye on their Robin #1 numbers ahead[...]
Ted Sikora's Bloom Launches From Hero Tomorrow Comics in April
And Hero Tomorrow comics publisher Ted Sikora, creator of the non-DC Punchline character, talked about distributing comic books away from Diamond Comic Distributor in favour of direct-to-customer crowdfunding It was rather fashionable at the time Everyone seemed to be doing it. But in April 2021, Hero Tomorrow comics returns to Diamond's Previews catalogue and has his[...]
DC Joker/Punchline Series From DC
I'm also thrilled to continue working with Sam and Mirka to expand the Punchline story we began in November as a back-up feature in this new ongoing Joker series The Joker War was only the beginning of the terror and mayhem we're creating!" Credit: DC Comics But that's just the lead feature As a $4.99 40 page[...]
Punchline Revisits The Killing Joke
Today sees the Punchline Special #1, a story about how a very bad person manages to manipulate people online to providing support and changing the public narrative in a way that actually affects the court system Obviously that could never happen in real life Obviously. In previous Bleeding Cool gossip a month ago, I said "Punchline[...]
The Crowds Of Gotham City - Are There Good People On Both Sides?
Today sees the publication of Detective Comics #1030 and Punchline Special #1 from DC Comics, both see the people of Gotham tacking to the streets in a rather disturbing fashion While Batgirl #50 has a group of marchers against the violence of the Joker War and asking for help repairing their city… Batgirl #50 artwork. In Detective[...]
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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[...]
Three Jokers Book 3 - And Punchline - Are Sequels To The Killing Joke
This makes three-for-three direct sequels of Alan Moore work from Geoff Johns, The Three Jokers, Doomsday Clock and Blackest Night. Three Jokers Book 3 – And Punchline – Are Sequels To The Killing Joke But he's not alone in this The upcoming Punchline one-shot by James Tynion IV,Sam Johns and Mirka Andolfo goes into similar areas, with[...]
Eleven Gossipy Spoilers For Upcoming Batman Comics
Punchline knows all about The Killing Joke – just not how it went down. 6 The Smile Bar is a hangout for Grinners, Joker henchmen who can't work for other crime bosses, because of their mental and physical changes. 7 Barbara Gordon is still Oracle, going into 2021 She can see Cassandra Cain and Stephanie Brown as[...]
Batman #100 - How Punchline Gets Away With It (Spoilers)
Could it be a Luke/Timothy Fox Batman title? Maybe it's a Punchline ongoing series? Maybe Ghost-Maker or Clownhunter get their own title? In his newsletter, Empire Of The Tiny Onion, Tynion shared some of his plans, in relation to the Future State two-month gap planned for DC Comics in January and February, You'll be reading a lot[...]
Last-Minute Death Metal #3 Third Printing Greg Capullo Cover For FOC
Plus, the deep secret of the Darkest Knight is revealed-but how much darker could the Batman Who Laughs possibly get? And don't miss the surprise return of everyone's favorite wanna be Robin! Release Date: 11/10/2020 FOC Date: 10/18/2020 11:59:59 PM Retail : $4.99 Oh and go on, while we are here, Frank Cho's cover for Punchline #1… Last-Minute Death Metal[...]
Is Punchline The 5G Future State Version Of Harley Quinn?
Tynion also introduced a new character as the Joker's new girlfriend, Punchline And in the DC Comics January 2021 solicitations, we get a glimpse of where that story was originally headed Because Punchline was meant to be the 5G version of the now-aged Harley Quinn. The story has now been squished into the two-month Future State[...]
Scott Snyder Says Death Metal Is About Not BEing Allowed To Erase Your Mistakes
With a character like Punchline – we're starting to see in the same way that he has his own legacy and his own second generation of characters Now his villains have their own legacies and their own second generation of characters we're entering a new era of crime in Gotham City that has evolved out[...]
DC Comics Will Continue To Be Distributed By Diamond UK In 2021
Would a new UK distributor be appointed? Would UCS set up a British branch for sub-distribution? Or would British retailers just have to suck it up? Brian Bolland Punchline #1 – DC Comics Will Continue To Be Distributed By Diamond UK In 2021 Well, as of today, Diamond UK customers have been told that an agreement has[...]