Connect with us
DC First Look: The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 featuring Punchline, batcave, and more
DC

Comic Books

DC First Look: The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 featuring Punchline, batcave, and more

The Joker gets a full list of great talent like Gary Whitta, James Tynion, Tom Taylor, and more!

Press Release

On June 9, the Joker is having a celebration as The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 releases with some of the most talented names in comic books gathering together to pay tribute to the Clown Prince of Crime in a special 100-page must-have collector’s item. And DC wants to give you a first look at some of the stories that will make up this landmark issue.

3 Stories from The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1

“WHAT COMES AT THE END OF A JOKE?”

Listen to the latest episode of our weekly comics podcast!

Spinning out of the pages of his best-selling run on Batman, series writer James Tynion IV tells the origin story of the sensational new character Punchline! With stellar art from the acclaimed art team of Mikel Janín and Jordie Bellaire.

The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 DC First Look: The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 featuring Punchline, batcave, and more

“BIRTHDAY BUGS”

The Joker turns birthday clown in this tale by Tom Taylor and Eduardo Risso. When The Joker goes to the home of an accomplice that did him wrong, he finds the man’s young son sitting alone picking apart bugs on his stoop. The boy assumes that the Joker is the clown for his birthday party and tells him that no one is coming. The Joker finds this unacceptable and goes around the neighborhood, “convincing” families to attend the birthday party and make it the best day he’s ever had. As for the boy’s father, he’s in for the worst moment of his life!

DC First Look: The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 featuring Punchline, batcave, and more DC First Look: The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 featuring Punchline, batcave, and more

“KILL THE BATMAN”

In a story set in a not-so-distant future the Joker has finally made his dream come true of killing the Batman and we see the all the DC universe in mourning. But this act doesn’t provide the catharsis the Joker thought it would…he needs an encore…something at Batman’s public memorial perhaps? Written by acclaimed screenwriter Gary Whitta, popular writer/podcaster Greg Miller and rising star comic artist Dan Mora.

DC First Look: The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 featuring Punchline, batcave, and more DC First Look: The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 featuring Punchline, batcave, and more

This is a must-have one-shot for any fan of The Joker; this 100-page tribute also includes stories from fan-favorite creators such as Scott Snyder and JOCK (The Batman Who Laughs, Batman: The Black Mirror), Denny O’Neil (Batman) and Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Paul Dini, Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo (Joker), Tony S. Daniel (Batman) and more. The comic book also features a gallery of covers spotlighting key moments in The Joker’s history, along with a gallery of tribute from renowned comic artists such as Kelley Jones, Ivan Reis, Fiona Staples, John Romita Jr. and others. For the ultimate collector, eight variant covers will be available (check stores for details) celebrating eighty years of the Harlequin of Hate.

The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular will be available in open and operating comic book stores and participating digital platforms on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 for $9.99. To find the nearest open and operating store near you, check out DC’s Comic Shop Tracker at www.dccomics.com/comicshoptracker.

Join the AIPT Patreon

Want to take our relationship to the next level? Become a patron today to gain access to exclusive perks, such as:

  • ❌ Remove all ads on the website
  • 💬 Join our Discord community, where we chat about the latest news and releases from everything we cover on AIPT
  • 📗 Access to our monthly book club
  • 📦 Get a physical trade paperback shipped to you every month
  • 💥 And more!
Sign up today
Comments

In Case You Missed It

Marvel Preview: Spider-Woman #6 Marvel Preview: Spider-Woman #6

Marvel Preview: Spider-Woman #6

Comic Books

New ‘Phoenix’ #1 X-Men series to launch with creators Stephanie Phillips and Alessandro Miracolo New ‘Phoenix’ #1 X-Men series to launch with creators Stephanie Phillips and Alessandro Miracolo

New ‘Phoenix’ #1 X-Men series to launch with creators Stephanie Phillips and Alessandro Miracolo

Comic Books

Marvel reveals details for new X-Men series 'NYX' #1 Marvel reveals details for new X-Men series 'NYX' #1

Marvel reveals details for new X-Men series ‘NYX’ #1

Comic Books

Marvel sheds light on Jed MacKay and Ryan Stegman's 'X-Men' #1 Marvel sheds light on Jed MacKay and Ryan Stegman's 'X-Men' #1

Marvel sheds light on Jed MacKay and Ryan Stegman’s ‘X-Men’ #1

Comic Books

Connect
Newsletter Signup