Punchline Archives

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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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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[...]