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Marc Silvestri gets DC Black Label series 'Batman/The Joker: The Deadly Duo' #1
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Marc Silvestri gets DC Black Label series ‘Batman/The Joker: The Deadly Duo’ #1

The Joker proposes an uneasy alliance with Batman to save Harley Quinn.

DC Comics has revealed comics icon Marc Silvestri will be launching a new DC Black Label series this November with Batman/The Joker: The Deadly Duo. The seven-issue series launches on November 1, with the second issue set to debut on December 6.

“Batman and The Joker are two of the world’s most iconic characters and have been at each other’s throat’s for more than 80 years,” says Silvestri. “I always thought it would be pretty entertaining to have them on the same side, so I wrote a story about it. Needless to say, stuff happens.”

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So what’s Batman/The Joker: The Deadly Duo about?

The Joker will go to any lengths to get Harley Quinn back after a strange and mysterious culprit abducts her. But who would be brazen enough to incur The Joker’s wrath by committing such an unthinkable act?

To compound the terror, mysterious, Joker-like creatures are stalking the streets of Gotham, collecting severed heads, and no one knows why. Furthermore, Jim Gordon is missing, and after receiving a package containing a bloody piece of Gotham’s police commissioner, Batman realizes he must be willing to do anything to save him. But how?

When The Joker proposes an uneasy alliance with Batman, the answers to those questions begin to become clear—and they will shake Gotham City and the Bat-Family to their cores!

Batman/The Joker: The Deadly Duo #1 will feature a main cover by Silvestri, with variant covers by Greg Capullo, a 1 in 25 ratio variant cover by Kyle Hotz, a 1 in 50 black and white ratio variant cover by Marc Silvestri, a 1 in 100 variant cover by Rorschach artist Jorge Fornes, and a 1 in 250 signed ratio variant cover, signed by Silvestri. Check out those covers below.

Marc Silvestri gets DC Black Label series 'Batman/The Joker: The Deadly Duo' #1

Check out a preview of the first issue below.

Marc Silvestri gets DC Black Label series 'Batman/The Joker: The Deadly Duo' #1 Marc Silvestri gets DC Black Label series 'Batman/The Joker: The Deadly Duo' #1 Marc Silvestri gets DC Black Label series 'Batman/The Joker: The Deadly Duo' #1 Marc Silvestri gets DC Black Label series 'Batman/The Joker: The Deadly Duo' #1

So what’s Batman/The Joker: The Deadly Duo #2 about?

Batman and The Joker’s relationship is off to a rocky start, but differences need to be put aside in a hurry, as another piece of Commissioner Gordon is delivered to the Gotham City Police Department. Hopefully, they can work together fast, while there’s something left of Jim Gordon!

Issue #2 also features words, interiors, and cover art by Marc Silvestri, with main variant covers of Batman and The Joker by the incomparable Kelley Jones, plus a variant by fan-favorite artist Jim Lee. This issue also features a 1 in 25 variant cover by Yanick Paquette, with a 1 in 50 black & white ratio variant by Silvestri, and a 1 in 100 ratio variant by Christopher Mitten. And for good measure, check out the covers to  Batman/The Joker: The Deadly Du #2 below.

Marc Silvestri gets DC Black Label series 'Batman/The Joker: The Deadly Duo' #1

For more on this news, read the official press release below.

The conflict between Batman and The Joker has been one of the most storied in all of literature. Always adversaries, they’ve rarely had to work together, but this November iconic storyteller Marc Silvestri tells the ultimate tale of a fragile alliance between The Dark Knight and The Clown Prince of Crime in Batman/The Joker: The Deadly Duo, a seven-issue DC Black Label limited series arriving in comic book stores and participating digital platforms on Tuesday, November 1.

This meticulously crafted take on Batman’s deadliest team introduces readers to a horrifying and suspense-filled version of Gotham City, one that only Silvestri can deliver. “Batman and The Joker are two of the world’s most iconic characters and have been at each other’s throat’s for more than 80 years,” says Silvestri. “I always thought it would be pretty entertaining to have them on the same side so I wrote a story about it. Needless to say, stuff happens.”

The Joker will go to any lengths to get Harley Quinn back after a strange and mysterious culprit abducts her. But who would be brazen enough to incur The Joker’s wrath by committing such an unthinkable act?

To compound the terror, mysterious, Joker-like creatures are stalking the streets of Gotham, collecting severed heads, and no one knows why. Furthermore, Jim Gordon is missing, and after receiving a package containing a bloody piece of Gotham’s police commissioner, Batman realizes he must be willing to do anything to save him. But how?

When The Joker proposes an uneasy alliance with Batman, the answers to those questions begin to become clear—and they will shake Gotham City and the Bat-Family to their cores!

A series featuring two of the most recognizable characters in popular culture deserves powerful cover art, and Batman/The Joker: The Deadly Duo features an incredible selection of cover art for its debut and second issues. In addition to a main cover by Silvestri, issue #1 features variant covers of both Batman and The Joker by the incomparable Greg Capullo (Batman, Dark Nights: Metal, Dark Nights: Death Metal), a 1 in 25 ratio variant cover by Kyle Hotz, a 1 in 50 black and white ratio variant cover by Marc Silvestri, a 1 in 100 variant cover by Rorschach artist Jorge Fornes, and a 1 in 250 signed ratio variant cover, signed by Silvestri. Check out your local comic book stores for additional details and pre-ordering.

In December’s issue #2, Batman and The Joker’s relationship is off to a rocky start, but differences need to be put aside in a hurry, as another piece of Commissioner Gordon is delivered to the Gotham City Police Department. Hopefully, they can work together fast, while there’s something left of Jim Gordon! Issue #2 also features words, interiors, and cover art by Marc Silvestri, with main variant covers of Batman and The Joker by the incomparable Kelley Jones, plus a variant by fan-favorite artist Jim Lee. This issue also features a 1 in 25 variant cover by Yanick Paquette, with a 1 in 50 black & white ratio variant by Silvestri, and a 1 in 100 ratio variant by Christopher Mitten.

All covers for Batman/The Joker: The Deadly Duo #1 and #2 are card stock, and each 32-page issue is priced at $4.99

The all-new DC.com website is your go-to for everything DC related, including, the hottest items featuring Batman and The Joker, including the DC UNIVERSE INFINITE digital subscription service. DC UNIVERSE INFINITE hosts an incredible collection of stories spotlighting not only Batman and The Joker, but can’t miss tales from Marc Silvestri, Greg Capullo, and others. DC UNIVERSE INFINITE is not intended for children and is not available in all countries. For more information and a free trial (where applicable), check out www.dcuniverseinfinite.com. You can also follow @DCComics and @thedcnation on social media for all of the latest breaking DC news.

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