Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo Get The Joker in Batman #13
Leave it to Scott Snyder to build up a good tease, which he did quite well over the weekend on Twitter. As we wrap up the year-long Court of Owls storyline this month in the main Batman book, fan speculation started building up as to what Snyder and Greg Capullo have next under their sleeve for the next arc. That was revealed today in the DC blog and I think we have a good one coming:
One may think this may not be a big deal since Joker has been the mainstay villain of Batman’s for decades. But within the context of the New 52 continuity, it’s been almost an year since Batman took him to the slammer and Dollmaker cut his face off. We finally get to see what sadistic plans the Clown Prince of Crime has in store for the Batman family and for Gotham as a result of the incident. And if you know Snyder’s work very well, you know this will not be for the weak of heart.
“Joker is my favorite villain of all time,” Snyder told THE SOURCE. “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.”
October 10th is when the madness starts all over again…