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Batman #93: Punchline Knows the Joker's Batman Obsession [Spoilers]

Bleeding Cool talked about reading this week's upcoming Batman #92 earlier. We have also been sent a copy of Batman #93, scheduled two weeks hence. And given that we will all still probably be experiencing the coronavirus lockdown then, it seems opportune that it takes the plot of #92. The Riddler has locked down Gotham […]

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Batman #92 Sees Gotham On Lock Down And No One Able To Leave The House

I'm not entirely sure how but I appear to have found myself with copies of Batman #92, out this week digitally (and maybe more) and of Batman #93, the final chapters of the first James Tynion Batman arc Dark Designs, and kicking off the subsequent Joker War. Now, I know Bleeding Cool is famous for […]

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DC Comics Decisions Spark Retailer Concern Over Coronavirus Plans

While a number of comic book publishers have announced they are suspending or restricting publication, physically and digitally, DC Comics announced last night that they are going to use multiple distribution options to get their comic books out in the world. physically and digitally. Which means a new printer, new distributors, venues that are still […]

DC Officially Rebrands, Dropping Vertigo

DC Publish Selection of Digital Comics, Wednesday April 1st

Bleeding Cool just ran DC's statement to comic book retailers, confirming that they will be seeking alternative distribution (and presumably printing as well) during the current coronavirus pandemic shutdown that has seen Diamond Comic Distributors close, their printers Transcontinental close and thousands of comic book stores and bookstores close. As well as getting certain comics […]

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Harley Quinn/Punchline Fight Tops Advance Reorders

Okay, so retailers may not entirely sure what they are advance reordering for. Of for when. With distributors, printers and stores closed. But they have been doing it anyway. Here are a bunch of advance reorders from this past week… and it all seems to be about Batman, the Punchline/Harley Quinn fight and the Joker […]

Punchline Still Punching Up On Advance Reorders

Punchline Still Punching Up On Advance Reorders

Greetings from the coal face of the direct comics market. Where retailers try to increase their orders of certain comics ahead of sale. Where supply and demand and most accurately reflected, where you can see which books are hot, where new orders are coming in and how retailers are reacting to new, unanticipated desire! And […]

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Punchline Sees Batman #92 Utterly Dominate Advance Reorders

Greetings from the coal face of the direct comics market. Where retailers try to increase their orders of certain comics ahead of sale. Where supply and demand and most accurately reflected, where you can see which books are hot, where new orders are coming in and how retailers are reacting to new, unanticipated desire! And […]

Insanely, Nightwing #70 Hits $50 on eBay – Are We Going to Do This Again?

Yesterday. Bleeding Cool broke the news that Batman #89 and Hell Arisen #3 were getting third printings – we have the artwork below now. But we also pointed out that Nightwing #90 was also getting a second printing ahead of going on sale this coming Wednesday, and that this was rare for DC Comics –  […]

James Tynion IV Confirms That Punchline is Not Master Bruce

James Tynion IV Confirms That No, Punchline is Not Master Bruce

Matthew Warner was a character created by Tom King and Travis Moore, a young boy from a wealthy Gotham family who became obsessed with Bruce Wayne and ordered his butler to murder his parents to be like him. Afterwards, he began calling himself Master Bruce, and scratched the words "Thomas" and "Martha" into his cheeks. […]

DC Pits Harley Quinn Against Punchline in Francesco Mattina Batman Variants

DC Pits Harley Quinn Against Punchline in Francesco Mattina Batman Variants

As a very famous and successful internet personality, of course we're very familiar with the concept of women fighting over us. So we weren't surprised at all to find this pair of dueling variant covers by Francesco Mattina for Batman #93 and #94, depicting a showdown between Harley Quinn and Punchline over the affections of […]

DC Comics Launches Another Batman #9 1:25 Punchline Cover

DC Comics Launches Another Batman #92 1:25 Punchline Cover

DC Comics are offering a new Punchline variant cover for Batman #92, restricted to one copy for every 25 standard copies of the comic retailers order. And all because this weekend is FOC weekend and final orders are due… and featuring the original designs for the characetr. BATMAN #92 1 25 PUNCHLINE VAR ED (W) […]

Sorry, No Punchline in Harley Quinn And The Birds Of Prey #1

Sorry, No Punchline in Harley Quinn And The Birds Of Prey #1

Last week, Bleeding Cool ran the fun idea that Punchline's actual first appearance could have been in Harley Quinn And The Birds Of Prey #1 by Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner. And all the speculators who had been hoarding copies of Batman #89 and Hell Arisen #3, or buying them up for $50 a pop, […]

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Thank FOC It's Friday, 28th February – Guess The Punchline

Welcome to Thank FOC It's Friday, a semi-weekly mailing list, similar to The Daily LITG, but (mostly) every Friday and planned to coincide and cover the demands of Final Order Cut Off. The date when retailers have a last chance to amend their advance orders for comic books without penalty. A final chance for publishers […]




Official: Artgerm's Punchline Cover Switches From Batman #94 to #92

Oh, some people are going to be rather annoyed about this. I'd heard the rumour, but it has now gone official on Diamond's website and retailers are expected to be informed by DC Comics later today. The first Punchline cover, featuring the new girlfriend of The Joker, drawn by Stanley 'Artgerm' Lau, was to have […]


Punchline: DC Comics vs Antarctic Press Vs Bronx Heroes

Punchline is the name of The Joker's new girlfriend, and her first appearances are driving eBay prices to increase levels of madness ahead of Batman #89 this week and Hell Arisen #3 the week afterwards. But she's not the only Punchline in comics and not everyone is happy about it. On February 10th, shortly after […]

Don't Pay $15 For Batman #94

Don't Pay $15 For Batman #94

As everyone realises that The Joker's new girlfriend Punchline is hardly in Batman #89, and speculator attention shifts to Hell Arisen #3 (currently having sold copies on eBay for $40 each), her first cover appearance will be on Batman #94, out in May. And some people have been happy to pay $15 plus shipping for […]