James Tynion IV And Guillem March Announce ‘The Joker’ Ongoing From DC Comics

by Olly MacNamee

There seems to be no stopping The Batman at the moment. And James Tynion IV’s run on the book has really caught the public’s attention. So much so that both he and Batman artist extraordinaire, Guillem March, are continuing the adventures of the Joker and Punchline in a new series this March.

Main cover by Guillem March

Joining Tynion IV and March on the new ongoing, The Joker, will be Sam Johns and Mirka Andolfo who will continue the story of Punchline, a villain DC Comics are determined to make stick, and who finds herself currently behind bars in a back-up strip by the pair. A strip that also promises to feature Harper Row resuming her role as Bluebird to prevent her brother from falling under the influence of Punchline.

Frank Quietly variant

“After an unthinkable attack on Gotham City, the Clown Prince of Crime has become the most wanted man in the world! The Joker is doing his best to stay several steps ahead of law enforcement overseas, but Jim Gordon, facing retirement, realizes this is the last manhunt of his life and vows to track down Gotham’s worst nemesis, completing his storied career. But there are some mysterious and deadly forces that are also on the hunt for The Joker, and they’re not going to let Gordon slow them down or get in the way.”

variant by Francesco Mattina

But why The Joker ongoing? Tynion IV explains:

“When I was approached by DC about the concept of an ongoing series spotlighting The Joker, I thought, ‘What would that book even look like?’ I’m excited to share this story in a way that honors everything that a series about The Joker can be, while coming at if from an exciting, unexpected angle. 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!”

The Joker is a 40-page $4.99 monthly series and will debut debuting at  on Tuesday, March 9, 2021.Go ask your local store all about now as it’ll be  hard one to grab on the day of release.

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