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DC Comics Announces “The Joker: Year One”

DC’s ongoing Dawn of DC publishing initiative is heading toward a thrilling, high-stakes adventure in 2024, and in February, within the pages of Batman, readers will discover a terrifying story featuring the greatest villain in pop culture history! After the current “Mindbomb” story concludes in January’s Batman #141, the Dark Knight will discover the terrible secret behind his greatest enemy! Told in three parts, “The Joker: Year One” will ship weekly in February 2024.

“The Joker: Year One” begins in Batman #142 by Chip Zdarsky, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Stefano Nesi, Andrea Sorrentino, Alejandro Sánchez and Dave Stewart. In part one, the tragic “death” of the leader of the Red Hood Gang in a vat of chemicals has become the subject of myth…but what is the heartbreaking and gruesome tale of the monster who walked away from that violent birth? From the first pages of “The Joker: Year One” onward, eager readers will be questioning everything they know about The Joker!

And how does it affect Batman’s distant future? Within each issue of “The Joker: Year One,” artists Andrea Sorrentino and Dave Stewart illustrate a story juxtaposed to show the far-reaching impact The Joker will have on DC’s Caped Crusader!

Batman #142, written by Chip Zdarsky with art by Giuseppe Camuncoli, Stefano Nesi, Andrea Sorrentino, Alejandro Sánchez and Dave Stewart, will publish on February 6, 2024.

Next, in Batman #143, the terrifying tale of “The Joker: Year One” continues as a mysterious figure from Batman’s past has come into Joker’s orbit, changing the Clown Prince of Crime forever! And what secrets does the re-formed Red Hood Gang have for Batman’s future? Batman #143, written by Chip Zdarsky with art by Giuseppe Camuncoli, Stefano Nesi, Andrea Sorrentino, Alejandro Sánchez and Dave Stewart, will publish on February 13, 2024.

Batman #144 features the climactic, chilling conclusion to “The Joker: Year One,” delivering massive repercussions for the future! The Red Hood Gang is on a rampage and the only man who can stop them…is The Joker! And can Batman stop a devastating new virus in a future where The Joker looms over everything? Batman #144, written by Chip Zdarsky with art by Giuseppe Camuncoli, Stefano Nesi, Andrea Sorrentino, Alejandro Sánchez and Dave Stewart, will publish on February 20, 2024.

And, after “The Joker: Year One” concludes, the previously announced “Dark Prisons” story will run through Batman #145–#148, where Batman will face a terrifying figure from his past in order to survive Zur’s onslaught.

And if Batman survives, a new enemy is waiting in the wings: Amanda Waller and the U.S. military!

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