The Source has revealed that the Joker is headed back to The Batman Universe. And not just any series will feature the character. Joker will appear in the next big story arc from Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo.
Snyder had this to say about the Joker's return:
Joker is my favorite villain of all time. 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.
Capullo also shared his thoughts which were corporately edited. According to Twitter, Capullo stated:
I read the quote the took from (and edited) me and I chuckle. Do I seem like a guy who'd ever say, "I couldn't contain my excitement?" They edit me like movies for TV. I'm gonna blow your cheese steak head clean off your mother Theresa shoulders, you duck walking mutha jumpa. Actually, I said that my pants got tight.
The story arc is entitled "Death of a Family" and plenty of murders are coming. The Joker returns to The Batman Universe in October in Batman #13.
Posted by Dustin Fritschel