John Carpenter and Anthony Burch are celebrating DC Comics’ “Year of the Villain” by collaborating on a one-shot 40-page Joker comic.
The Joker: Year of the Villain, featuring artwork by Philip Tan and Marc Deering, will hit shelves October 9, 2019 according to Entertainment Weekly.
Carpenter and Burch previously collaborated on Boom! Studio’s Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack miniseries.
DC’s “Year of the Villain” finds Lex Luthor becoming an alien hybrid and convincing humanity that the only way to better themselves is by embracing their darkest urges. Luthor getting all of that attention just doesn’t seem to sit right with the Joker.
Would you really expect anything less?
The Joker: Year of the Villain will naturally find the Clown Prince of Crime setting out to prove he’s still the baddest villain on the planet!
Carpenter said he was proud to be work with Burch again, and especially on a book about the “greatest villain in comics.”
Mark your calendars for October 9, 2019. This will be a must-have for Carpenter fans and fans of the Joker, as well.