The Joker returns in Scott Snyder's Batman #13 from DC Comics in October in Death of the Family!
When we first heard this news, we thought that DC was planning to reprint their classic Death In The Family graphic novel in monthly format, which would fit in nicely with all the nineties reprints they are doing in their nu52 books. However, it seems that the new story will actually be called Death of the Family. Our mistake.
In Death of the Family, the Joker will return with a horrifying plot that will "be felt by not only the Bat-Family but all of Gotham City." This time around, DC will set up a 900 number which will allow fans to vote not on which character will die, but what order they will all be killed in, and how.
On DC's blog The Source, Batman writer Scott Snyder gushed about his man-crush on The Joker:
Joker is my favorite villain of all time. Not just in comics. In everything - film, books, TV. He's the greatest, hands down. So this story is something extremely important and personal to me - something I've been building in my head ever since I started working in Gotham. Basically, this is my big exploration of the Joker, my ARKHAM ASYLUM or THE KILLING JOKE, only bigger in scope. Bottom line: it's the biggest, baddest, most shocking Joker story I could tell. This is Joker completely unleashed. He has been away for a full year planning this revenge, watching, plotting, setting things up. And now he's back. He has his traps set, his knives sharpened... And wait 'til you see him. Greg's sketches literally gave me chills. Point blank: This is Joker like you've never seen him before. He has a mission. He has a secret. And he has a serious axe to grind with Batman. It isn't going to be pretty, but it's going to be a wild ride. Thanks for taking it with us.
It seems that Death in the Family will also tie into DC's new "make every character gay" initiative, as Scott Snyder loves the Joker so much, he is going to marry him.
The story begins in Batman #13, in stores on October 10th.
Source: The Source
Written or Contributed by: Jude Terror
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